Earlier this week, our own Kenneth Arthur shared some of the pressure statistics from Sunday’s Seahawks-Jaguars game. Here are the relevant pieces:
Seattle’s offensive line allowed 11 pressures against the Jags, including nine total by Germain Ifedi and Ethan Pocic […] Ifedi has been very disappointing. The right guard position, which has included Oday Aboushi, Mark Glowinski, and Pocic, is perhaps as poor off as we expected, if not worse; in all honesty, we have to entertain the thought that Pocic might be one of the worst starting right guards in the league right now. (Pocic’s seven pressures allowed in Week 14 was the most of any guard and came on just 35 pass block snaps.)
Counting pressures is an inexact science, especially when Russell Wilson is on the field, so if you are skeptical of the numbers above (which are compiled by Pro Football Focus) or just want to see the film, please find below a cutup of every Russell Wilson dropback against the Jaguars.
As I predicted last week, Pocic was rarely left with 1 on 1 assignments, and when he did, he struggled mightily. When the Rams come to town on Sunday, the Seahawks need to do everything in their power to make sure Pocic is never left alone trying to block Aaron Donald.
On the other hand, Duane Brown continued to look dominant and as a whole, the offensive line played well enough for the Seahawks to win. If you had told me before the game that the Seahawks would score 24 points and that Russell Wilson would only be sacked two times, I would have thought the Seahawks would have a solid chance of winning. However, a series of costly mistakes allowed the Jaguars to score 30 points and win the game.