Advice for Hawks' O-line
Mark Schlereth gives the Seahawks five ways to stop the Steelers' 3-4 zone blitz.
The Seahawks' offensive line definitely has the talent to defeat this aggressive 3-4 scheme, but it's going to be tough. As a former offensive lineman I feel I have to at least try to show them a couple ways to beat this defense. Here's my five pieces of advice:
Great offensive lines communicate like an old married couple with a series of moans, clicks, looks, grunts and whistles. They are tied together and know exactly what they are supposed to do at all times. For instance, if I were walking up to the line of scrimmage with my center and tackle, and I saw someone in the secondary moving around, I just needed to casually glance at my guys and we immediately saw the same thing and knew what we were going to do. There was no need to talk or explain it, because it was all there. That's a result of having continuity, and unlike the other teams the Steelers faced in the playoffs this season, the Seahawks have it in spades. These guys have played together and know each other exceptionally well.
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