Pete Carroll “disappointed” with lack of progress from offensive line

AP

Maybe it was wishful thinking this offseason, or just denial.

But for whatever reason the Seahawks felt like their offensive line was making progress this offseason, it came crashing down in the opener agains the Packers.

“Yeah. That’s what I am saying. I am disappointed in that,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune. “I am disappointed we are talking about that today. I thought we were moving in the right direction. I’ve seen us move in the right direction.

“But in this game, we weren’t as sharp.”

Of course, there are mitigating factors beyond delusion at play. They lost anticipated starting left tackle George Fant to a season-ending knee injury in the preseason, leaving Rees Odhiambo to make his first career start there. He allowed Packers pass-rusher Nick Perry to blow by him early and often, setting the stage for a rough day for the Seahawks offense.

“Right out of the chutes, we just missed a couple opportunities to do things and made a couple mistakes, really the errors that we had,” Carroll said. “Then also, I give it to [Packers defensive tackle Mike] Daniels, he played a heck of a football game. He gave us some problems and we didn’t deal with him as well as we thought we would.”

The disruptions weren’t limited to Daniels, as the Seahawks gained just 225 yards, their lowest total in three years. And since it’s a little late for personnel fixes, the Seahawks are going to have to work with the guys on hand to try to keep Wilson from getting killed.

30 responses to “Pete Carroll “disappointed” with lack of progress from offensive line

  1. And you still would have won if not for the stripes. Not a huge accomplishment, but when you have to always play a team and the officials, it’s hard to overcome.

  2. It is definitely wishful think to think that they have a better line than last season. Pete Carroll is deluding himself and the fans when he was praising his O line in the offseason. They signed a free agent guard who was a failed left tackle and who played guard for less than 1 season before landing on IR. That was all that they did to try to improve the O line. Not surprisingly, it did not work. Tom Cable is a very good O line coach, but he cannot walk on water.

  3. Whatever happened to coaches knowing when their OL stinks and keeping a FB in the backfield to help protect the QB?

  4. ad28bestever says:
    September 12, 2017 at 8:27 am
    And you still would have won if not for the stripes. Not a huge accomplishment, but when you have to always play a team and the officials, it’s hard to overcome.
    ——————————
    Just stop. Green Bay’s Defense DOMINATED that game, and the offense rose up in the 2nd half. Green Bay was the better team. PERIOD. So, was it the “stripes” that kept Seattle to under 150 yards passing? Was it the stripes who held Seattle without an offensive TD? Don’t say yes – it just makes you look more delusional and tinfoil hat crazy. Which… actually for a Vikings fan… makes you normal.

    I apologize. Carry on. But first, do you want some cheese? I just thought I’d offer. Cause the whine you guys spew daily is so ubiquitous.

  5. Seahawk fan will have to get used to that O-line play costing them games this year.

    Blaming the refs for losing is like pissing your pants Seahawk fan. It may give you some relief and feel warm for a minute or two, but the rest of us look at you and hold our noses because it stinks and your pants are dripping.

  6. Jeez, Pete doesn’t seem to know what the average fan knows, which is that his offensive line stinks. This is going to be another year where the Seahawks fail to score 10 points in at least 3-5 games.

  7. “And you still would have won if not for the stripes. Not a huge accomplishment, but when you have to always play a team and the officials, it’s hard to overcome.”

    It’s hard to win when the other team’s quarterback easily outruns Kam Chancellor, who is a key cog in an aging, slower defense. It’s hard to win when you are depending on Luke Joeckel, who wasn’t good enough for the lowly Jaguars.

    As far as the officials, it was nice to see Green Bay overcome the officials. God knows the Seahawks have been the recipient of tons of unusual gift calls against the Pack, the Lions, the Falcons, and at least 5-6 more. Don’t complain about the officiating when your defensive strategy is to hold on every play just “because they can’t call it on every play.”

  8. Teams are going to be drooling to play the SheHawks. Great way to pad your sack totals. Maybe instead of spendimg all your loot on broken leg guys and over rated cornerbacks they should have dropped a couple of dimes on the offensive line. Wonder how long it will be before Sherman starts running his mouth.

    So awesome just to think about Sheattle missing the playoffs….lol

  9. If young spend most of your $ on your 4 or 5 stars then you must invest in other positions in the draft and have success doing it. The Seahawks didn’t re-sign Okung and they’ve lost a few other OL they drafted and they traded away Max Unger for Jimmy Graham, which hasn’t worked out as well as they had hoped because Wilson isn’t the timing qb that Drew Brees is.

    Since they lost those 2 or 3 starting OL they should have been drafting an OL early and an OL in the mid to late rounds of each of the last two drafts. Yes, they drafted Britt in 2014 and he’s been ok, Ifedi in 16 but he’s been up and down and then Pocic this past year but to me losing Unger and then Okung really set them back and they’ve yet to replace the talent they had there with those two guys.

    They drafted 4 DBs this past draft and anyone who watched one of their games knew that they needed young talented depth and competition in the OL. I of course like the Pocic pick but I feel one of those DBs or 2 should have been an OT. You don’t generally want to draft on solely need alone, but OL was clearly the weakest part of the Seahawks by far last year and not drafting an OT in the mid rounds and an OT late to develop was a major, major mistake.

  10. Lol packers fans…

    It’s hilarious how you can all point out the one time a call went against your team.

    Every game the packers get help from the refs and it’s always “what about the fail Mary”.

    Must be nice to only have one game in history when there was a bad call against your team.

    And the other thing that is hilarious is packers fans telling Hawks fans not to complain by complaining about a call 5 years ago.

  11. Tom Cable is a very good O line coach, but he cannot walk on water.
    =====

    They’ve invested heavily in the line.

    2017 2nd C Ethan Pocic
    2017 6th T Justin Senior
    2016 1st G Jermain Ifedi
    2016 3rd G Rees Odhiambo
    2016 6th C Joey Hunt
    2015 4th G Terry Poole
    2015 4th G Mark Glowinski
    2014 2nd T Justin Britt

    They’ve tried value lineman (Tobin, Sowell, Webb, Aboushi..)

    And they gave Joeckel a big deal.

    Something isn’t working here… but there’s no way it can be said Cable hasn’t been given PLENTY of options.

  12. Even though I’m a Packers fan, even I can admit there were a some terrible calls. Didn’t really understand why Lane was ejected, and the block in the back wasn’t much. I believe there was a pass in the end zone to someone on Seattle (Jimmie Graham?) where he was basically being hugged by two guys that wasn’t called as well. Only thing I can think of there is that they thought the ball wasn’t catchable, and while he probably would have been shoved out if he jumped up for it, there was still a chance.

    All that being said, Seattle was still literally gifted a game by the refs with the Fail Mary. Hopefully now this will all balance out, and the that can stop being referenced every time these teams play, since in my eyes, we’re even now with the officiating yesterday.

  13. The Seahawks didn’t re-sign Okung and they’ve lost a few other OL they drafted and they traded away Max Unger for Jimmy Graham, which hasn’t worked out
    =====

    Every NFL team would have traded their center for Jimmy Graham. Every single one of them. Yes, he’s a bad fit in Seattle. But I don’t know why anyone would criticize Schneider and Carroll for acquiring one of the games elite talents.

    Unger and Okung weren’t healthy in the Seahawks Super Bowl seasons. The line across the board was better those years, Okung and Unger were only a small part of that.

  14. PFT just threw a big juicy steak to the Seahawks haters. I thought play calling was just as bad if not worse than the o line play. They’re better run blockers than pass blockers, so why did every damn drive start with a pass play? Line up…start Carson…hand the ball off. I guarantee you the next play is second and seven or better. And you protect Wilson from unnecessary hits. Come on Bevell, get your head out.

  15. They drafted 4 DBs this past draft and anyone who watched one of their games knew that they needed young talented depth and competition in the OL.
    =====

    Shaq Griffin is clearly a player.

    For a rookie to hold up against a near-lock HOF QB and a pretty good corps of WRs.. I’d be thrilled with that pick! Regardless of what lineman they passed on.

    .. Green Bay got alot less out of Kenny King, a 1st rounder.

  16. I like how someone tried to blame seahawks fans for complaining about refs. The poster ad28bestever is clearly a vikings fan. That said, seattle held Green Bay scoreless at green bay half way through the third quarter. I saw somewhere it was the first time Rodgers had been held scoreless at home for a half in a lot of years. Seattle’s defense is ridiculous. The O-line will get better as the season progresses, they play more together, and get their communication worked out. Everyone in vegas is loving the newly released Seattle NFC Champ odds.

  17. why do people bring up the fail marry as if that is relevant to non-replacement refs making bad calls? Get over it Green Bay. We have all moved on. OH BTW Rodgers is already limping around in Game 1. Good luck getting through the entire season with old man rodgers.

  18. Both Cable and Bevell are not the answer. It actually looks like Bevell designs his game plan with the intention of making Cable look bad. He surely doesn’t design a game plan around a poor offensive line. Too many empty backfield formations and 5-6 step drops for Wilson. How about quick drops, play action to slow the pass rush a little and make the LBs stay home instead of instantly dropping back into coverage?

  19. I am looking forward to Cable doing just enough to make the line serviceable enough to get into the playoffs, which will save his job for another year.

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

    Right now the team doesn’t have the personnel they need to be the “Power run/Deep ball” team Carroll prefers. But they have been effective in hurry-up and with quick timing passes. Perhaps going to a more uptempo style at times would be useful in masking some of the deficiencies.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!