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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



August 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Starting over again up front

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Turnover is rarely a good thing in football. That applies not only to fumbles and interceptions, but frequent changes in the starting lineup. To look at the number of different starters Seattle has used at each position over the previous five seasons is to identify this team's sore spots.

No position has had more turnover than left guard, the spot that opene up when Steve Hutchinson signed a free-agent offer sheet with Minnesota and left Seattle sucking on a poison pill.

Here are the five positions with the highest number of different starters over the previous five seasons. It shouldn't be surprising that the three spots with the most starters are located on the offensive line, which is the position where the team has had so much trouble establishing continuity:

POSITION DIFFERENT STARTERS, 2006-'10   POSITION DIFFERENT STARTERS, 2006-'10
LEFT GUARD 10   LEFT TACKLE 9
Rob Sims 33 starts   Walter Jones 43 starts
Floyd Womack 14 starts   Sean Locklear 12 starts
Mike Wahle 10 starts   Russell Okung 10 starts
Ben Hamilton 6 starts   Tyler Polumbus 5 starts
Chris Spencer 5 starts   Kyle Williams 3 starts
Mike Gibson 5 starts   Brandon Frye 3 starts
Chester Pitts 4 starts   Damion McIntosh 2 starts
Mansfield Wrotto 1 start   Floyd Womack 1 start
Steve Vallos 1 start   Chester Pitts 1 start
Tyler Polumbus 1 start      
POSITION DIFFERENT STARTERS, 2006-'10   POSITION DIFFERENT STARTERS, 2006-'10
RIGHT GUARD 9   RIGHT DEFENSIVE END 7
Chris Gray 31 starts   Darryl Tapp 23 starts
Max Unger 14 starts   Lawrence Jackson 20 starts
Stacy Andrews 12 starts   Grant Wistrom 16 starts
Floyd Womack 9 starts   Kentwan Balmer 8 starts
Mansfield Wrotto 4 starts   Red Bryant 7 starts
Ray Willis 3 starts   Patrick Kerney 5 starts
Chris Spencer 3 starts   Junior Siavii 1 start
Mike Gibson 3 starts      
Rob Sims 1 start      
POSITION DIFFERENT STARTERS, 2006-'10      
RIGHT CORNERBACK 7      
Kelly Jennings 36 starts      
Josh Wilson 18 starts      
Marcus Trufant 15 starts      
Ken Lucas 6 starts      
Jordan Babineaux 1 start      
Walter Thurmond 1 start      
Nate Ness 1 start      

 

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