Winning in the trenches

The coaches have been raving about two main elements from Sunday’s game, and both deal with the trenches.

The play of the offensive line and the defense’s pressure on the Bears are two shining achievements from the 23-20 win in Chicago. The offensive line paved the way for 111 rushing yards and exceptionally protected the quarterback, allowing zero sacks and only one quarterback hit.

“The coolest thing is that we’re just getting started,” Coach Pete Carroll said in this morning’s team meeting. “You’ve played together in one full game once. That’s the truth. You’re just getting going.”

Coaches also love the Seahawks’ blitz attack from Sunday. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley called more than 40 pressures in the Bears’ 59 plays, disrupting the Chicago offense to the tune of six sacks and an 0-for-12 third-down conversion mark.

“The execution of the pressures was amazing,” Carroll said.

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