Seahawks' Early Struggles Proving Russell Wilson Was Right

The Seattle Seahawks' early struggles prove that Russell Wilson was right.
The Seattle Seahawks' early struggles prove that Russell Wilson was right. / Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made his concerns about the team clear this offseason during several media appearances. Chief among the things he wanted improved was the offensive line, because he was "frustrated at getting hit too much."

Well, the Seahawks' early struggles seem to prove the quarterback's point.

Seattle's offensive line turned out to be a turnstile on Sunday, allowing 17 pressures, 12 hurries and three sacks on 38 pass-blocking snaps. It's hard for any QB, even one as talented as Wilson, to have a productive day when he's facing some type of pass-rushing threat seemingly every other play.

The Seahawks' 8 sacks allowed rank in the top half of the league to begin the year. It's had an obvious impact on the team's offensive flow across the first three games and played a part in their 1-2 record so far.

Starting center Kyle Fuller has left much to be desired, earning an abysmal 29.4 pass-blocking grade from ProFootballFocus. Offseason addition Gabe Jackson (55.2 pass-blocking grade) hasn't had the impact the team was hoping for either.

Injuries have already made this unit thin, and their overall play is a serious cause for concern, both for the season and Wilson's future in Seattle.

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