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Seahawks again shuffling offensive line after loss


The Seahawks might suddenly have problems bigger than the end of their impressive home winning streak.

They might have to once again adjust an offensive line that has been in flux all year.

According to Terry Blount of, Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung left yesterday’s game in the second half with what was described as soreness in his big toe.

That’s the same toe he had ligament damage in, which cost him eight games earlier this season.

Without him, they threw rookie Alvin Bailey in at left tackle. Rookie Michael Bowie was playing right guard in place of J.R. Sweezy, who was out with a concussion.

The problems up front have been perpetual, and were manifest yesterday.

Russell Wilson threw for just 108 yards against the steady Cardinals pressure, and though Marshawn Lynch ran for 71 yards, only 11 came in the second half.

Now they’ll need to figure out how to adjust against the Rams in the finale, in hopes of getting a bye week and getting some guys well.

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23 Responses to “Seahawks again shuffling offensive line after loss”
  1. negativten says: Dec 23, 2013 9:10 AM


  2. bru308 says: Dec 23, 2013 9:16 AM

    best team ever

  3. n0hopeleft says: Dec 23, 2013 9:20 AM

    Wrong time to have O line issues.

    Past Superbowl Champions prove that a good DLine will wreck the Seahawks game plan – even though most people call the Giants, Packers, etc. LUCKY.

    Panthers look tough.

  4. hazelmn says: Dec 23, 2013 9:21 AM

    Where is Percy? The Seahawks have paid him $14 million so far, and he has played exactly one game.

  5. sfniners4life says: Dec 23, 2013 9:33 AM

    Only going get funnier when rams come up and whoop them next week. Niners got at the right team and riding the longest winning streak in the nfl.

  6. 49erstim says: Dec 23, 2013 9:51 AM

    2 things happen here: either this lights a fire under them or they fold. We’ll see next weekend as they host the Rams. Don’t overlook another divisional opponent or you’ll lose the NFC West title that your fans crowned you with 6 weeks ago.

  7. 6ball says: Dec 23, 2013 9:57 AM


    The Seahawks had been playing so well I was ready to “Denny Green” them.


  8. iloveagoodnap says: Dec 23, 2013 10:14 AM

    Remember when, despite having lost just days prior, the Seahawks were referred to as unbeatable and it was said no one could beat them at home? Cart before the horse.

    Go Bengals.

  9. zam0854 says: Dec 23, 2013 10:19 AM

    Seahawks are going to have trouble come playoff time. I always thought this team played good together but they lack skill on the offensive side of the ball

  10. stoptrippn says: Dec 23, 2013 10:34 AM

    Pete, this isn’t USC. Can’t lie your way out

  11. denverdude7 says: Dec 23, 2013 10:46 AM

    Go Rams…

    Do the league a favor and beat on the Seahawks.

  12. schmitty2 says: Dec 23, 2013 10:52 AM

    This is the wrong time to have O-line issues with the Rams coming to town. Their defensive front 4 is no joke and the team has given the Hawks fits the last few years.

  13. fdugrad says: Dec 23, 2013 11:30 AM

    I am not a fan or a detractor of Seattle. It’s not just the OL. Hawks have NOBODY who can stretch the field and mediocre TE play. If Harvin cannot be a fear-factor in the playoffs, Hawks are in BIG trouble. With his long layoff, it does not seem likely that Percy will be that factor, so it appears that “wait ’til next year” will be the slogan from The Great Pacific Northwest.

  14. peehergriphon says: Dec 23, 2013 12:21 PM

    Wilson cannot do it alone. The way O line is playing, he will have a short career. Wilson deserves better!

  15. fumblenuts says: Dec 23, 2013 12:24 PM

    Bottom Line: Hawk’s need to draft O-Line and fast WR’s in next years NFL draft.

  16. dennisatunity says: Dec 23, 2013 12:43 PM

    Nobody knows what the next few games will bring. Nobody. But one thing we can completely control is dumping Okung in the offseason. He is talented but that means exactly zero if he is always hurt–and he is always hurt. I was talking to my wife last night and said, “Guess who got hurt last night?” and without even having to think about it she said, “Let me guess. Okung.” Exactly.

  17. joetoronto says: Dec 23, 2013 1:42 PM

    Everybody jumped on the Russell Wilson bandwagon, the guy isn’t a real NFL QB.

    Take away his rollouts, especially to his right, and he’s a lost puppy.

  18. meatcarroll says: Dec 23, 2013 2:16 PM

    Okung returned to the game.

  19. chawk12thman says: Dec 23, 2013 2:49 PM

    Amazing how two days ago everyone in the press and fan bases were so sure that the Hawks were going to win a tough game and secure their roadway to the SB. Now after a tough game and loss they are so sure that the Hawks are going to fold and lose the Division.

    The O-Line issues are going to be fixed and adjustments have been on-going all season. This isn’t a bigger issue than any other week, thus far. Overstating and overreacting by so many. The Hawks are not the first team to lose a home game this year, nor do they need help to get into the playoffs or win their Division. This season is not lost and there is plenty of reason to feel good about the team.

    Another tough NFC West Team to play, but I like the Hawks’ position and chances.

    Go Hawks!

  20. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 23, 2013 3:11 PM

    Russell Okung was back in the game after going to the locker. He was out there to finish the game off and haven’t heard any word from Seahawks that he’s not fine.

    I don’t know what has been the issue but for 4 or 5 weeks we haven’t been able to create the holes for Beast Mode. We didn’t have Sweezy this game and Michael Bowie got his start and still no improvement in run blocking.

  21. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 23, 2013 5:27 PM

    A few weeks ago, haters kept saying that the fact that the Seahawks had the best record meant that they were doomed in the playoffs because in the past few years, the teams with the best records didn’t win the SB. Now that they’ve lost a couple games, the haters think they’re crap and are doomed for the playoffs because they’ve lost a couple games against divisional opponents in MUST win scenarios while the Seahawks have been playing conservative. So basically, no matter what, haters gon’ hate.

    I’m not saying the Seahawks will win it all, because their offense has the opposite of momentum and now injuries on the line. But, they’re not dead in the water just yet. Even if they lose next week, they still have a good shot because their defense will keep them in games.

  22. realitycheckbaby says: Dec 23, 2013 7:16 PM

    I believe NO lost the last 4 regular season games during their SB year.

    And last year the Ravens were 1-4 over their last 5 games.

    Just saying.

  23. cri33 says: Dec 24, 2013 12:31 AM

    This is what makes games so unpredictable and exciting. Seahawks lose at home even after Arizona turns the ball over 4 times. Makes me wonder what the score would have been if Palmer didn’t throw those INT’s. And also the Ravens get clobbered by NE.

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