Doug Baldwin: We have the talent to correct offensive line issues

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Concerns about the Seahawks offensive line are nothing new and they didn’t go away after the season opener against the Packers last Sunday.

Russell Wilson was pressured often and sacked three times, the team’s running backs ran 15 times for 53 yards and the Seahawks lost 17-9. That led to a question for wide receiver Doug Baldwin about whether the play of the line was high on the list of issues the team has to tackle when he joined Steve Torre on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio on Tuesday.

Baldwin didn’t argue with putting the line on that list, but did say that he felt the team has the pieces on hand to make the group less problematic as the season unfolds.

“Yeah, I would say so.  And that’s not, again, like you said, not to take a shot at them.  You know, just the reality of what it is.  We had some issues offensive line-wise.  Not to take anything away from the Packers defensive line, they did a heck of a job and Dom Capers did a great job of having a scheme for us.  But, like you said, we have to get those things corrected, and I think we will.  We have the talent.  We have the guys who are resilient enough to go back to work and put it together for us and so I’m not really concerned about it.”

Baldwin added that he worries about Wilson getting injured “to some degree” and it would be strange not to think about that after watching Wilson deal with injuries all of last season. That makes it all the more important for the Seahawks that Baldwin’s right about the ability to fix the problems this time around.

We’ll hear more from Baldwin about the state of the Seahawks when he joins us as a guest on PFT Live Wednesday.

27 responses to “Doug Baldwin: We have the talent to correct offensive line issues

  1. Wilson ain’t scared. He’s trying to create something outta nothing. The line is worse than last year. Some analysts saying we have been drafting linemen lately, but none are starters.

  2. Either the Seahawks’ scouting department cannot evaluate offensive linemen or the line coach is unable to bring together a cohesive unit. Or the offensive coordinator cannot game plan to bring this all together. This has gone on too long.

  3. scmems07 says:
    September 12, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    Aaron Rodgers was pressured the whole game as well, taking 4 sacks. Elite QBs make it work.

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    Are you seriously going to compare the pressure rogers faced to the pressure Wilson faced?

    Also going to point out the packers coaching staff had a game plan on offense that matched their personnel and the Seahawks didn’t.

  4. Some analysts saying we have been drafting linemen lately, but none are starters.
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    1 1st
    2 2nds
    1 3rd
    1 4th
    1 former #2 overall pick

    .. why the h@ll isn’t that a respectable group?

    Personnel. Scheme. Coaching… something is seriously wrong there!

  5. Time for the…..hurry up/stand in place/huddle at the LOS and call plays according to what you are seeing. Yeah, I know Peyton was miles better at this but I’m sure Wilson could implement some simpler version.

  6. While a lot of the issues were due to the O-Line, Bevell’s play calling has to be questioned just as much. There was hardly any play-action in the first 3 quarters and expecting Wilson to do a 5-7 drop every passing play is entirely unreasonable. Also, when Lacy was in, GB knew it was a run with him. Just way to predictable play calling. I am surprised Bevell wasn’t criticized more after that game.

  7. Seagags cant fix whats between your ears! Enough of the twelve man. Just go away like you did ten years ago
    when the NFL didnt know Seattle even had a NFL team. You guys can go back to rooting for your lame MSL Sounders!

    Niner Nation

  8. Seattle doesn’t have talent to correct the O-Line issues… but… Seattle has an owner who will fix the problem.

    Unlike Bengals owner mike brown who gets rid of the team’s two best offensive linemen and replaces them with cheap, untalented marshmallows.

  9. Also going to point out the packers coaching staff had a game plan on offense that matched their personnel and the Seahawks didn’t.
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    Not sure I agree with that.

    Can’t do much of anything on offense when you’re stuck in 3rd-and-long. Its hard to say what their gameplan was.

    And I wouldn’t say Green Bay won with their gameplan as much as they won simply through attrition. If anything, I would credit Carroll for holding Rodgers down once again. Few are able to do that so well.

  10. When you lament the fact that you lose your starting left tackle in the pre season, and that guy is George Fant, your O line stinks.

    When you bring in Luke Joeckl, by all measures a bust at plug him in at guard hoping he’ll be OK there, your O line stinks.

    When you spend the least on a group that is charged with protecting your most important asset, your team building philosophy stinks.

  11. pantherpro says:
    September 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm
    Seagags cant fix whats between your ears! Enough of the twelve man. Just go away like you did ten years ago
    when the NFL didnt know Seattle even had a NFL team. You guys can go back to rooting for your lame MSL Sounders!

    Niner Nation
    ………………….
    Is this a joke? The laughing stalk of the league Clara Sunburns should be annexed to the CFL and have an expansion team placed back in San Diego as their replacement.

  12. doctorrustbelt says:
    September 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    Seattle doesn’t have talent to correct the O-Line issues… but… Seattle has an owner who will fix the problem.
    Unlike Bengals owner mike brown who gets rid of the team’s two best offensive linemen and replaces them with cheap, untalented marshmallows.
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    Paul Allen is as hands off as they come, while he has no qualms about paying whatever it costs he has football people he trusts in place to make those decisions. A smart man knows what he doesn’t know, Allen isn’t ‘fixing’ anything himself No one will ever disagree Mike Brown is cheap but there isn’t an owner in the game with deeper pockets than Allen so comparing them is pointless.

  13. bzingha says:

    Either the Seahawks’ scouting department cannot evaluate offensive linemen or the line coach is unable to bring together a cohesive unit. Or the offensive coordinator cannot game plan to bring this all together. This has gone on too long.
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    I’ll take what’s behind door #3 Monty…

  14. One. Year. Dynasty.

    Karma owns this, The O-Line won’t get any better until loudmouth 2012’s learn a little humility. You would think that humiliating Super Bowl loss would have done it. Or maybe the playoff beat down from the Panthers. Or the playoff beat down from the Falcons.

    Get ready to blame the refs a lot as the losses pile up this season.

  15. The 2012s love trolling other team pages hard (ex: comments celebrating David Johnson’s injury today) and pretending that their team never gets the benefit of ridiculous calls (see the noncall of PI that cost the Falcons their regular season game in Seattle last year). However, they are the first to whine about any bad calls and the first to whine about any negative comments on their pages. You reap what you sow!

    Maybe Seattle should learn how to stop giving up huge games to Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Carson Palmer; and learn how to score more than 10 points for a change.

  16. Seattle have lost OL starters Breno Giacomini, Russell Okung, James Carpenter, Max Unger and JR Sweezey since 2013. All of them got multi-million dollar per year contracts from other teams. The front office has replaced most of them with players making about half a million a year. The exceptions were first round pick Germain Ifedi and $8 million man Luke Joeckel. Joeckel couldn’t block Green Bay DT Daniels. That is why their O line is so awful.

  17. Yea Rodgers was pressured in the first half and GB scored 0 pts. Not so much the 2nd half. He was pressured on 20% of his drop backs for the game. Wilson was pressuredon 43% of his drop backs. So no Rpdgers wasn’t under the same pressure as Wilson for the game. As noted early when he was under pressure in the 1st half GB didn’tscore a point.

  18. “The Cards trolling the Seahawks…that’s rich. Get a freaking Head Coach, then talk to us.”

    FACT: Bruce Arians has a much higher career winning percentage as a head coach than Pete Carroll. Arians is also 3-0 in Seattle with a healthy starting quarterback.

    Maybe Seattle should learn how to stop giving up huge games to Carson Palmer.

    Thanks for trolling/celebrating David Johnson’s injury! Stay classy 2012s!

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