RENTON -- The Seahawks aren't panicking over the rough start to the season for the offensive line Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
While the poor showing up front caught both head coach Pete Carroll and offensive line coach Tom Cable by surprise, they still have confidence that the group is capable of accomplishing its tasks at a competent level this season.
"We've only played one game. There's time," Carroll said. "We're going to do really well, we're going to have a really good season and I hope it shows sooner than later. I don't have any hesitation in telling you that, I love our club. It's just unfortunate that it didn't start better, that's it."
That doesn't mean they were happy with the game against the Packers. Both Carroll and Cable acknowledged they were disappointed with the performances.
"That's why we're all kind of disappointed," Cable said. "We hadn't really seen that at all in the preseason. Expectations are very high, which they should be for this group."
The same starting five will be in place for this week's home opener against the San Francisco 49ers. That five remains Rees Odhiambo, Luke Joeckel, Justin Britt, Mark Glowinski and Germain Ifedi.
The Seahawks managed just 90 yards on 18 carries on the ground against the Packers.. However, those numbers are somewhat misleading. Of Seattle's 90 rushing yards, 59 of them came on a 29-yard scramble by Wilson and a 30-yard run from Chris Carson. They averaged just 1.9 yards per carry on their remaining 16 attempts of the game.
Additionally, Russell Wilson was sacked three times and hit eight times. He was under siege on several other pass attempts as well where he had to run from pressure.
"Not good enough. Too inconsistent and not good enough," Cable said.
Cable and Carroll both said they felt there were stretches where the line improved throughout the game. Cable specifically mentioned Ifedi as one player that played well against the Packers. However, it's a lack of consistency that is the biggest issue.
"We were able to do some things there at the end of the first half in terms of some tempo and rhythm and runs," Cable said. "Really, by in large, the one bad series was the early part of the second half where we had two out of three sacks on the same drive. Two-minute wise, all that was pretty good stuff.
"It’s just their ability to go put plays together. It’s like, you do it right once, let that play have no bearing on the next one. It’s the next most important thing, so whether it’s good or bad, don’t be on the rollercoaster."
Photo Credit: GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 10: Nick Perry #53 of the Green Bay Packers attempts to tackle Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at Lambeau Field on September 10, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)