The Seahawks have the youngest offensive line fielded by any team in 16 years, according to our Seahawks sleuth Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.
It’s no surprise that the group struggled in the season opener against San Francisco. The team installed a new scheme under offensive line coach Tom Cable and hired a new offensive coordinator.
“It’s going to take us some time to get comfortable in all settings,” coach Pete Carroll said. “I think we just weren’t quite there.”
Rookies James Carpenter and John Moffitt struggled against the 49ers. Now they have to play a Steelers front that was pushed around in Week One by Baltimore. Pittsburgh will be told all week how old they looked.
In Sunday’s battle of experience versus youth, we’d expect the Seahawks young guys to learn another painful lesson.