Originally posted by Protoman:
They also cut Lynch's lead blocker this weekend too. Their OL is ok, but I don't see Lynch having another 1,500+ yard season (although I have been wrong before), especially if they start having issues at TE. You can only run angry for so long before it takes its toll on you.
The Seahawks are going to be going against defenses that are no slouch either: SF x 2, STL x 2, Texans to name a few.
Preseason or not, when your first-team OL lets Green Bay (of all defenses) sack Wilson 4 times, that's not saying much for your pass protection.
He did get sacked a lot in preseason and he threw a few interceptions. Kaepernick took 40 snaps, didn't get sacked once and didn't throw one interception. And that Niner pass rush will be loaded, healthy and ready in the second week with a few new tricks. That will be one of the most interesting aspects of that 2nd week. As far as Lynch is concerned, I think he's due for one of his meltdowns. The other thing these prognosticators seem to have ignored is that the Seahawks have serious issues with their defensive front. They didn't put Clemons on their PUP, but they don't expect him to be at full strength for the first few games. They don't have Irvin for the first four games. Avril, Mebane and Bennett have injuries they're working through. I've been predicting that they're going to fade a little for months now and I'm standing by that.
[ Edited by GNielsen on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:07 PM ]