The Seattle Seahawks are a mess up front. They start one of the worst offensive lines in football. They should neither be able to establish the run nor provide Russell Wilson adequate protection to complete passes. Period.
Franchises decide where their strengths will be. Let's make a spot comparison. Seattle has invested 8,597,413 dollars in their offensive line. Not in a player- in the line (spotrac.) They are 32nd in the league in spending- the next lowest is Chicago at 13.5 mil. Put another way, Seattle's Oline earns 5.85 % of its team's collective salary.
Miami's Dline, on the other hand, makes 42.7 million dollars and occupies almost 30% of our cap space. The team's philosophy is clear. We will beat you on the line of scrimmage. Ok- fine- now do it.
put another way: If you lose this battle, you discredit our whole operational philosophy.
Our offense is going to have a hard time against Seattle's legion of probowl. But our defense should have its best opportunity of the season. A terrible Oline matched up against our organizational strength? Wilson should be running for his life. Their running backs should average fewer than 3.5 per carry. They should be three and out and turnovers throughout the day. They should be sub 17 points unless their defense and special teams score.
If not, our Dline is essentially an overpaid retirement community. Man up- win the trenches- and no excuses. Your fans love you- earn it boys. Phins UP!!