One of Pete Carroll’s biggest weaknesses is his inability to put together good offensive lines. With the shift of focus on offense to passing the ball, you would think Seattle would have invested more into the offensive line.
They did sign RT Brandon Shell, who put together a solid year, and they did draft G Damien Lewis who has a bright future in this league. But, in the biggest game of the season, the offensive line collapsed way too often.
Believe it or not, this was the best pass-blocking offensive line Russell Wilson has had in his career. While they were above average for the first half of the season, they fell to below average in the last month and a half. The consistent pressure applied on Wilson led to many sacks and even some turnovers.
The consistent pressure applied on Wilson knocked him out of rhythm and really hurt this offense in big games. Overall, the offensive line was an improvement from last year and we can only hope that they can get better next year. LT Duane Brown put together a great year and we hope he returns next year. The biggest need on this offensive line is fixing that LG spot.