3 burning questions Seattle Seahawks fans are asking ahead of Week 2 vs. Lions

  • More three tight end sets?
  • Is the DC bad?
  • Is Seattle as bad as they showed in Week 1?
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Seahawks could involve the tight ends more

How the offensive line will look with the injuries? Maybe 3 tight end sets coming. - Mike M.

The scary part is we still aren't completely sure what the Seahawks offensive line will look like at tackle in Week 2. Both left Charles Cross (toe) and right tackle Abraham Lucas (knee) are going to miss the game. Lucas is out for four more games after being placed on the injured reserve list after Week 1. Seattle signed aged veteran Jason Peters (he is 41 years old) this week to replace Cross eventually.

But that eventually might be as soon as Week 2. Peters will only have practiced a few times so how well he knows the offensive line calls is a mystery. While he is a future Hall of Fame player, he is also 41 years old and did not have any kind of training camp or preseason this year. He is basically getting off his couch and stepping in as a starter after only a handful of practices.

For much of the second half of Week 1, tackles Stone Forsythe and Jake Curhan replaced Cross and Lucas and they appeared to have gotten worse as the game went on. Seattle gained just 12 total yards in the second half - 9 coming on the final meaningless play of the game - and some of that blame comes with how poorly Forsythe and Curhan played.

So going with more three tight end sets makes sense, especially as one of those tight ends, Will Dissly, is a fantastic blocker. Colby Parkinson is an underrated blocker while Noah Fant, who clearly wasn't 100 percent and got zero pass targets against the Rams, could be an excellent target for Geno Smith. In fact, if offensive coordinator Shane Waldron is ultra-creative against the Lions, three tight end sets makes complete sense.