After the offensive line paved the way for 198 rushing yards and prevented
Upon further review, line coach Tom Cable was more reserved in his assessment.
“There was some improvement, yeah,” Cable said as the Seahawks continue to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Falcons in Atlanta. “But it’s just a start. We have to play better this week.”
And the Seahawks likely will do it without three of their best linemen. Pro Bowl left tackle
That leaves a starting unit of – from left tackle to right –
Not ideal, but that’s life in the NFL. It’s next man up.
Still, just having Okung and Giacomini back on the practice field is enough to make quarterback Russell Wilson smile.
“I think the guys who have stepped up in terms of Paul McQuistan and Michael Bowie; you think about Michael Bowie, he’s a rookie player but he’s gone against some of the best defenses you could possibly face. So I think he’s done a tremendous job. Same thing with Paul McQuistan, from playing guard to left tackle. He’s just a guy who battles. So you respect that. You love that about them, and they’ve done a great job so far.”
But Okung and Giacomini were the starters for a reason, and will be again once they’re healthy.
“I’m looking forward to it, yes,” Cable said. “But right now we have to stay the course and keep trying to do better each week with who we’re playing with. They’re getting better, which helps.”
The positive to this situation is big picture and long range.
“In the big picture, we’re developing some really cool depth,” Cable said.