It took the Seattle Seahawks nearly 113 minutes to score their first touchdown of the 2017 NFL season, and that’s a problem.
There’s no denying it. The Seahawks offensive line got off to a slow start, managing only one touchdown and 21 points in their first two games. The O-Line has struggled in pass protection and the running game, but the panic button hasn’t been reached quite yet.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said on Thursday he believes that the offensive line is a lot closer to making big plays than it’d appear.
“I think we’re a few plays away,” Wilson said in a press conference. “You go back to the Green Bay game we had a few plays we could have made there. We had in this past game, we could have been up pretty quickly. And I have all the confidence in the world in our players, in our coaches and what we’re trying to do.”
Wilson continued: “I think that we can score more touchdowns. Everybody’s talking about we’re not scoring and everything like that. We’ve been down there several times and we’re getting down there and finding ways.”
Wilson’s not wrong in his reasoning. In Seattle’s 12-9 win over San Francisco last week, there were several dropped passes, two coming in the red zone, that would have led the Seahawks to score more than 12 points in the contest.
The good news is that early offensive struggles have been an issue for the Seahawks before, which means they can be fixed. How easily they can be patched up is another conversation.
The Seahawks will continue searching for their offense this week at Nissan Stadium in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans.
“I’m looking forward to this week and seeing what we can try to do,” Wilson said. “We have to stay steadfast and remain with our heads down just working really hard.”
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