2012 was a special year for the Seahawks, being led by rookie Russell Wilson who later on became a top dual threat QB, Marshawn Lynch, the man they called Beastmode, Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin, the Tight End, pro blocking TE Zach Miller, and then the OLine, a top unit in the league, this is how it fell apart, and this is, a moment of history.
The OLine was
Breno Giacomini T61
Paul McQuistan G74
John Moffitt G76
Russell Okung T *65
Frank Omiyale G75
Mike Person T64
Max Unger C *
All were part of the special 2012 season, as Unger and Okung were Pro Bowl selections in that Oline. But the OLine centered around vet Max Unger, rookie JR Sweezy, Tackle Breno Giacomini and Russell Okung and Paul McQuistan.
Lynch tore through the run game since that OLine was so good, running for 1590 yards and 11 Touchdowns, which led to a Wild Card birth wear they won against 1st overall pick RG3. Later losing to the Matt Ryan led Falcons.
The 2013 Seahawks looked not so different as this was the Super Bowl year adding Alvin Baley to the mix. Leading Lynch to a 1200 yard season and 12 TD’s on the ground while allowing Russ to run all over the team.
In 2014 the Seahawks lost Paul McQuistan to the Browns for 2 years 23 Mil where he retired after 1 year of that contract. And adding Justin Britt, who played Tackle at the time. The Seahawks did the same old same old and headed to the Superbowl losing of course, at the 1 yard line. Where this was the last year you could’ve considered this OLine “Elite”
The Seahawks over the offseason ended up trading Max Unger for Tight End Jimmy Graham, which ended up being a dud trade since Jimmy barely produced. As the OLine fell flat and the Seahawks went from Superbowl foes to Wildcard dwellers winning a lucky one in Minnesota to the Blair Walsh shank later losing to the 15-1 Panthers. Where more OLinemen were let go by Seattle after that season.
The Seahawks lost Okung to the Broncos and Sweezy to the Buccs, as the Seahawks lost all of the original OLine from the 2012 Season. And replacing that with now we can say bust Germaine Ifedi with the first round selection. That Season was also a dud as Seattle went
10-5-1 as Russell Wilson became the offense after Lynch’s retirement. And the Seahawks showed the OLine was a trouble as Britt had to switch to Center.
2017 was a scary year for the OLine signing bust Luke Joeckel and picking up Joey Hunt in the draft as the Seahawks went on the couches in January for the first time in 6 years. And the Seahawks showed as they had the worst OLine in the league that year.
2018, was the year of the Fanthom, former basketball player George Fant found his way on the team and helped the OLine improved where they signed Fluker and Former Seahawk JR Sweezy as they went from the worst to best in the matter of weeks. Yet falling short in Dallas.
2019 was a special year, a lot of improvements for the OLine but still made Russ run around in the pocket, 2020 is a do or die year as they MUST draft solid OLinemen or pick up good OLinemen in FA, the only thing we need to do is fix the OLine. So Russ won’t have to run for his life out there