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December 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Seahawks’ rookie Britt to get tested Sunday

Another Seattle player who would be challenged greatly Sunday by Arizona’s defense is rookie right tackle Justin Britt.

I wrote today about Arizona’s pass rush and the troubles it gave Seattle in the first game.

Britt was far from the only one who had some issues in that game. But as a tackle, the spotlight often finds him a little more greatly than others on the offensive line. And that he has been forced to learn on the job this season as a rookie has been obvious — Pro Football Focus rates Britt 78th of 79 tackles in pass blocking, with a season grade of minus-20.6 (interestingly, he had only a ¬†onus-0.1 for the first Arizona game).

Britt said Wednesday he hopes a little experience going against Arizona will pay off the second time around.

“They blitz more than any other team,” Britt said. “They bring it inside or outside or both. So it’s just keying on what’s going on and moving the protection that way.”

Britt said another key for him is “just doing what I’ve been coached. Not making anything up. Just doing the technique.”

Britt was take in the second round out of Missouri, expected to compete with Michael Bowie for the spot vacated when Breno Giacomini signed with the Jets as a free agent.

But Bowie’s injury and then surprise waiver claim by the Browns basically gave the job to Britt (Seattle also signed veteran Eric Winston, if you recall, but released him at the cutdown to 53 giving the job to Britt).

“I’ve come a long way,” Britt said. “I still have a long way to go, but Ive come a long way. There’s been rough times, but there’s been a lot of things that I have done really well. So I’m just going to focus on the positive and work on getting better every day.”

 

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