Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said Wednesday he thinks Sunday's loss to the Rams was just an aberration.
The performance of Seattle’s offensive line in Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams might cause some Seahawks’ fans to worry that the group is reverting to some of the issues that caused it to struggle earlier in the season.
One person not similarly worried, though, is offensive line coach Tom Cable.
The Seahawks gave up four sacks and allowed a season-high 13 quarterback hits while rushing for a season-low 60 yards.
But like head coach Pete Carroll, Cable said Wednesday he considers what happened against the Rams is “an aberration.’’
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“I would like to think that we have really broken down a bunch of walls and a bunch of hurdles an moving forward I would expect us to be on it this weekend.’’
Cable said the breakdowns against the Rams were team-wide.
“Our goal every week is to be the best us and we missed it last week,’’ he said. “So, no excuses. It wasn’t good enough.’’
Cabe said he thought the offense “settled down’’ with about 4-5 minutes to play in the first half. But by that point the Rams led 16-0 which changed the gameplan.
“It’s a little bit of everything on every one,’’ Cable said. “So you don’t put the blame on any one thing that way.We just missed it.’’
Two personnel issues did stand out in the game: the two wayward snaps of Patrick Lewis, and the absence of Russell Okung, who was replaced by Alvin Bailey at left tackle.
Cable noted that Lewis had had no issues with snaps until Sunday and is confident that also is an aberration.
“He’s responded the way you’d hope he would,’’ Cable said. “They all took it hard.And so I think that our place here is to make sure we go back to work and press into what makes us be who we are. And I thiknk he’s done a really good job of that.’’
As for Bailey, Cable said: “He can do better. He knows that. I think he’s accountable for everything,as (Lewis) would be or J.R. (Sweezy) or Justin (Britt).We are all in it together, definitely.’’
Cable said injuries — such as that of Okung and tight end Luke Willson — can’t be used as excuses.
“This time of year, every team is going through that,’’ he said. “It’s just where we are in our seasons and the next man up has got to be prepared, which is what’s it’s all about.’’