Seattle Seahawks Need a Big Game in the Trenches

Seattle Seahawks - Russell Okung

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Seattle Seahawks need to do better in the trenches on both sides of the ball if they want the results to be better than their 20-16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The offensive line of the Seahawks did not do enough in the first game of the season giving up three sacks in the game. With a rookie quarterback leading the team, the line needs to give Russell Wilson the protection to allow him to develop rhythm with his receivers and the confidence to sit in the pocket.

Wilson needs to thrive in the pocket and focus on the throw before he goes to who his feet.  Wilson ran eight times against the Cardinals and has the ability to gain yards on the ground but has to look for the throw first.

The Dallas Cowboys have an excellent pass rush with DeMarcus Ware leading the way which means the Seahawks offensive line will have their hands full protecting their young quarterback. If the Seahawks are going to score enough points to beat the Cowboys, the offensive line will have to be at full force.

Seattle Seahawks - Chris Clemons

Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

On the defensive side of the ball, the Seahawks will be up against a powerful back in Demarco Murray, who has the speed to out run an opponent or the strength to run through them. The defensive line will have to look to defensive end Chris Clemons and defensive tackle Red Bryant to stop the run game of Dallas.

The line will have to contain Murry and the speed of Felix Jones to keep the offensive of Dallas out of the end zone and give the offense the chances to score. Along with the run game Seattle will face a talented quarterback in Tony Romo who has proven he can throw the ball successfully. The defensive line only recorded one sack in the last game and has to attack the quarterback to get him out of his routine.

The Seahawks can earn a victory at home over the Cowboys as long as the offensive line gives Wilson time, and the defensive line contains Dallas’ run game and puts pressure on Romo.


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