The Seattle Seahawks making changes along the offensive line has not been too uncommon in the last few seasons, and that will apparently continue on Sunday in Tennessee against the Titans, with sources reporting that they will bench right guard Mark Glowinski in favor of Oday Aboushi.
Change coming to the embattled #Seahawks offensive line: Oday Aboushi is in at RG, source said, while Mark Glowinski goes to the bench.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 24, 2017
The Seahawks have stuck with basically the same starting five they opened with in training camp, with the exception of replacing the injured George Fant. Last season saw shuffling at the tackle spots between Fant, Bradley Sowell, J’Marcus Webb, and Garry Gilliam. The only offensive lineman to start all 16 games: Glowinski.
That apparently won’t happen in 2017, with Glowinski struggling mightily, even in comparison to some of his Seattle o-linemen teammates.
Russ didn’t really have time because Buckner was doing mean and nasty things to Mark Glowinski pic.twitter.com/j5p5hMdvkw
— Ben Baldwin (@guga31bb) September 21, 2017
Deforest Buckner vs the fighting Tom Cable’s. pic.twitter.com/yDVeUAuAgR
— KP (@KP_Show) September 20, 2017
OK so I think we’re all in agreement that Mark Glowinski had the worst game right? Like a whole different level of bad.
— Jacob Stevens (@jacobstevens) September 18, 2017
Seahawks have way bigger problems than Jimmy Graham. Mark Glowinski is dreadful.
— Cameron (@Camorooni) September 18, 2017
Mark Glowinski starting over Oday Aboushi has to be for athleticism. Glowinski looked like a camp body in the pre-season, Aboushi was solid.
— Matty Brown (@mattyfbrown) September 11, 2017
— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) September 10, 2017
Glowinski, a fourth round pick in 2015, may not have a bunch of time left with the Seahawks if he does indeed get benched and is unable to make it back onto the field. Players in this same position — Sowell, Gilliam, Webb, Drew Nowak, Patrick Lewis, Alvin Bailey — were either dropped midseason or not retained the following year.
Aboushi was signed to a one-year, $975,000 deal in the offseason after spending time with the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He was a fifth round pick out of Virginia in 2013, but the most important thing for him right now is that he’s not Glowinski, therefore he has yet to prove he can’t handle the job.
We’ll see soon what he can prove he’s capable of. It would be hard to be downgrade, but I think it’s smart to be prepared for anything.