Stacking the Deck
As it stands right now, the Seattle Seahawks starting offensive line will be anchored by Justin Britt at center. The interior line has guards, Ethan Pocic (left) and Fluker (right), opening inside holes for the inside running game. On the outside of the line, German Ifedi is at right tackle, while Duane Brown watches Russel Wilson’s blind side at left tackle.
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The line appears to be improved this season due to the above-mentioned acquisitions. Not having converted tight ends and/or players with little to no NFL experience on the line of scrimmage is huge. Wilson will spend less time scrambling for his life and more time executing plays.
One of the most exciting things about the Hawks new O-line acquisitions is that they now have some decent backups to plug and chug when the yearly injury strikes the men up front. Rees Odhiambo will back up at left guard behind Pocic. Odhiambo has appeared in 15 games with Seattle over his first two years in the NFL. George Fant, even though very young, showed a ton of promise even despite his injury last year. He’ll back up Ifedi and Duane Brown at tackle.
The offense line will have bench depth with a decent amount of experience for the first time in what seems like a century this year.
These exciting acquisitions coupled with returners Justin Britt, Duane Brown, Germaine Ifedi, and Ethan Pocic, means this new offensive line could arguably be the most improved in the NFL. With a quarterback like Russell Wilson, who threw 32 touchdown passes and ran for two more, imagine what he could do with a solid offensive line! The way things are coming together up front, he has one.