At long last, the Seahawks will be playing their first game of the regular season tomorrow. Here’s a few things to keep in mind as they take on the Cardinals:
1) The offensive line is Arizona’s weakest unit.
With their starting left tackle Levi Brown and best backup tackle (and former starting right tackle) Jeremy Bridges on injured reserve, the Cardinals will be forced to rely on D’Anthony Batiste and Bobby Massie to keep their quarterback upright. Massie, a fourth-round rookie and the team’s new starting right tackle, will likely have his share of problems, but the guy who should really have the Seahawks’ new crop of pass rushers licking their chops is Batiste at the left tackle spot.
Batiste is a 30 year old player with minimal regular season experience. After going undrafted in 2004, he spent two years playing in the AF2 and being rejected by CFL teams, then spent the next few seasons bouncing between various teams’ practice squads and 53-man rosters before landing this st...