Russell Wilson may or may not be the best sophomore quarterback in the NFL, but he’s dealing with something that Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts have not — spotty offensive line play. The Seattle Seahawks may have mowed down the struggling Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, yet one glaring weakness was put on display during this game.
Seattle went into this season hanging its hat on excellent defensive backs, a potent defensive line and a stout offensive line. While the first two are surely living up to expectations; the Seahawks’ offensive line has plenty of holes. First off, Russell Okung is easily Seattle’s best offensive lineman and he has only played one game this season and won’t return to action until at least the middle of November.
Therefore, teams with a solid pass rush will have the ability to get Wilson on the run, which might seem like a bad idea, but the more he’s out of the pocket the more likely he is to get injured.