The Seattle Seahawks have had somewhat of an up-and-down pre-season, to say the very least.
The Seahawks managed to tie down quarterback Russell Wilson and Bruce Irvin to new contracts, but fellow stars Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett are unhappy at not receiving theirs.
And then there is the sorry state of the Seahawks offensive line, which at the moment has absolutely no cohesion and is full of players that have no idea what position they will be playing come the season opener.
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After what was a far-from-ideal preseason opener, Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable said that he “did not like the pass protection at all." And change is coming.
Justin Britt played at right tackle as a rookie for the entirety of last season, but is now taking snaps with the first-team offense at left guard during practice on Monday.
Britt is the fifth different player to take snaps with the first team at left guard since the start of training camp three weeks ago. Alvin Bailey, Keavon Milton and rookies Mark Glowinski and Kristjan Sokoli have all taken snaps at left guard.
“We’re trying to get the best guys out there in the huddle and then find out where they fit,” Cable said.
In Britt’s place, Garry Gilliam was with the first-team at right tackle. There is still an ongoing battle for the starting center job between Drew Nowak and Lemuel Jeanpierre as well.
The only constants have been Russell Okung at left tackle and J.R. Sweezy at right guard. Pete Carroll and co. will be praying for an injury-less pre-season.
Things are not looking good for the Seahawks right now. They need to be set on an offensive line and stick with it, because not even Marshawn Lynch can turn 'Beast Mode' on with blockers in front of him that don't know what they're doing.
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