We might not like it, but Hawks have their plan

WebbIt’s easy to see why so many people are scratching their heads over the Seahawks’ underwhelming offensive line moves this week, especially when everyone seems to have a different opinion of where J’Marcus Webb will play.

But there is a method to Seattle’s madness — even if we might not agree with it.

First of all, remember that the Seahawks run a zone blocking scheme, which emphasizes mobility and teamwork over talent. Like it or not, that is the approach the Seahawks have taken the last four years — and apparently the approach they continue to take.

John Schneider said it himself at the Combine: “In terms of our philosophy, we are going to keep attacking it the same way we always have.’’

The Seahawks love size and versatility — and they got both in Webb and Bradley Sowell, the guys who ostensibly replace J.R. Sweezy and Alvin Bailey. Both are huge (Webb is 6-7, 335; Sowell 6-7, 315) and have played every position but center. The problem is neither is that talented.

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Here are reactions to Seattle’s signing of J’Marcus Webb and the team’s overall approach to the offensive line this week:

Brady Henderson: The Seahawks paid Webb like a starter, at around $3 million a year.

Bob Condotta: Webb was called a tackle in the Seahawks’ press release, but he could play guard as well.

Rob Rang: The 6-foot-7 Webb is built more for tackle than guard.

Rob Staton: There’s no need to panic about the offensive line. (This is really good.)

John Clayton: The Hawks gave Webb right-guard money so expect him to start there.

Pro Football Talk: Russell Okung is seeking more than $11 million per year.

Over The Cap: The additions of Bradley Sowell and Webb knock the Seahawks down to one 2017 comp pick, for now. That could change if the Hawks lose more players.