Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team: Players to watch for
By Reuben Gasee
Seahawks offensive line
When someone is attempting to attack you, protection is put in place to prevent the attack and that’s what the offensive line is for in football.
This week, the Seahawks offensive line protecting Wilson will be crucial in getting a win as Washington heavily relies on their defensive line to slow down the opposing team’s offensive output.
The left side of the offensive line will need to give more protection than the right side as Young is placed on the left edge of the line. If Young is called off for a snap for resting purposes, Kerrigan will take his place who’s just as dangerous as Young although in an older version.
This means that left tackle Duane Brown and left guard Mike Iupati will have to be at the top of their games this week. Luckily for the Seahawks, Brown is one of the best tackles in the game who will provide plenty of protection on the edge whether it be Young or Kerrigan coming at him.
Despite Washington being stronger on the left side, the right side of the offensive line can’t be ignored either. Right guard Damien Lewis, right tackle Brandon Shell and even center Ethan Pocic will also have to protect Wilson to the highest of their capabilities as it takes the whole offensive line to protect the quarterback.
The offensive line will also have to be aware of blitzes as Washington does so occasionally with their defense. In total, they have blitzed the quarterback 161 times this year on 32.5% of defensive snaps. That also includes getting the quarterback to hurry 49 times and 32 knockdowns.
The offensive line will have to be top-notch for an outcome of a Seahawks win.