A lot of the focus has been on the defensive line, with two starters missing for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks are dealing with a new defensive line coach and a second rookie, as well as a slew of injuries on offense.
But a lot of attention has been paid to the offense.
It’s been a pretty rough season, and the offense has failed to produce a winning record.
We’ve got to start asking why it’s taken this long.
Here are some reasons the Seahawks have been so bad: 1.
They’ve had too many bad days.
Seattle’s offense has been the reason the Seahawks haven’t won a game in a row.
In fact, it has been a disaster from the start.
After a Week 6 bye, Seattle went 2-5 and was outscored by 17 points.
Seattle was 9-of-22 on third downs against Carolina and 5-of, including three interceptions, against Houston.
The gameplan has been to take the run game away from the defense and run the ball at them.
The offense has to run out the clock, and it’s been running out the final two quarters.
The defense has played poorly.
The Hawks have given up 28 points or more in four straight games and have given their opponents a combined seven touchdowns on the season.
The team has been playing without Russell Okung, who is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a concussion.
If he’s out for a significant chunk of the game, then this will be another problem for the offense to overcome.
The coaches haven’t been as effective as expected.
There’s been some talk of how the Seahawks need to play better under new defensive coordinator Mike Singletary, and that has been in part due to how the defense has performed in the last few weeks.
The defensive line has struggled mightily against the run.
The two starters, Ryan Pickett and DeForest Buckner, have been held under 200 rushing yards per game, the third-highest total in the NFL.
It seems like the Seahawks’ defensive line is playing poorly because they are giving up so many yards on the ground.
The starters have also struggled to get pressure on quarterbacks.
They have been sacked 21 times, the most in the league.
The pass rush hasn’t been good.
The offensive line has been held to only four sacks.
The worst of those came in Week 9 against Atlanta, when Russell Okumwo was held to just one sack and five pressures.
The secondary has also struggled, allowing more than 25 points in three of its past four games.
The safety tandem of Bradley McDougald and Brandon Browner has also been ineffective, as has the cornerback position.
The linebackers haven’t played well either, as they’ve combined for only three tackles for loss and three interceptions.
The running game hasn’t worked.
There have been a number of injuries to the running game this season.
Last week, fullback Jermaine Eluemunor tore his ACL and is out for the year.
The Seattle running game has struggled to run the football, and Russell Wilson has been sacked 16 times, tied for the fourth-most in the League.
The other big injury has been fullback Marcus Lattimore, who has missed the past three games with a knee injury.
The receivers haven’t performed as well.
Seattle has one of the league’s worst receiving corps.
The first-round pick, Tyler Lockett, has struggled as a receiver.
Lockett had just 12 catches for 151 yards last week against Atlanta.
Locketts lack of size has been an issue as well, as he has had trouble getting separation in the open field.
He’s only caught a touchdown in five games, and he’s a free-agent acquisition.
This has hurt his value, as the Seahawks will need to add to the receiving corps to help fill the holes left by Lockett.
The run defense hasn’t played as well despite playing a few more snaps.
Russell Wilson is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry, which is fourth-lowest in the NBA.
He hasn’t even been able to get past the first level.
Russell has been hit by five passes in his past two games, the second-most by a Seahawks running back.
He also has been blocked on five of those seven receptions.
He had only one sack in the past four weeks.
The special teams haven’t done much.
The biggest knock on the special teams has been that they have allowed the second fewest points per game in the entire NFL.
They are a minus-11, and they’ve only allowed one field goal and one punt.
The kickoff coverage has been pretty bad, too.
They allow a league-high 13.8 points per kickoff, the seventh-highest mark in the NHL.
The return game has been good enough to win the last three games, but it hasn’t really shown much ability to beat the run or get after the quarterback.
The quarterback has