Charlie Whitehurst, Seattle Seahawks Face Huge Challenge on Sunday

November 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Matt Hasselbeck out due to a concussion he suffered against the Oakland "Block-Me-Not's," Charlie Whitehurst will get his first official NFL start on Sunday at home against the Giants.
For many fans, a Whitehurst promotion has been long-awaited. For realists like me, it has been long-dreaded. And I’m not changing my tone. No sense trying to put a pretty spin on an ugly situation.
My pessimism actually has less to do with Whitehurst and more to do with the Seahawks O-line which will, in theory, face an even greater challenge than the debacle that was Oakland last week.
Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck, the starting DE’s for New York, have a combined 12 sacks (eight for Umenyiora, four for Tuck), and inside tackles Barry Cofield (3.0) and Chris Canty (1.5) have combined for another 4.5, to give the Giants the No. 3 sacking defense in the league.

Oh, and Mathias Kiwanuka had racked up four sacks of his own b...

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