Geno Smith or Shane Waldron: A look at who may be at fault for the Seahawks struggles

  • O-line issues
  • Where Waldron goes wrong
  • QB1 issue

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The Seattle Seahawks are one game through a brutal four-week stretch. During this stretch, they play these teams in order: 49ers, Cowboys, 49ers, and Eagles. While they currently sit at 6-5 on the season, with the way they've been playing the past two weeks, it's easy to see a way for them to be 6-8 and fighting for their playoff lives at the end of it all.

The Seahawks have felt lifeless these past two weeks. And the biggest reason for this is undoubtedly the offense. On paper, they're one of the most talented offenses in the entire NFL - at least skill position-wise. Two early-round running backs in Zach Charbonnet and Kenneth Walker, and three great wide receivers in DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Metcalf and Lockett have been Pro Bowlers and JSN was a first-round pick. Despite all of this talent, the offense continues to disappoint. To put it in perspective, they've put up 24 or fewer points in eight out of 11 games this season.

Who is most at fault for the Seattle Seahawks offensive issues?

When you have all this weaponry and continue to struggle, there are usually two parts of the offense that get blamed quickly - the offensive coordinator and the quarterback. In Seattle's case, both parties have gotten equal amounts of blame from the 12s. However, this is a very black-and-white way of looking at the situation.

It doesn't have to be one or the other, and frankly, it's not. It's a mix of multiple components that are failing the Seahawks right now. And there's nothing failing the Seahawks more than the big guys up front - the offensive line.