We can debate the who why or what, and especially the who we are missing. But when you look at the stats the offensive line play has been really deplorable. And I think it speaks a lot to Russell's tenacity that the team is 6 and 1.
Russell is the third most sacked QB in the league at 20 sacks. Now if you include how many times he's had to scramble because of pressures, it really could be so much worse. An example of this, here are the other most sacked QB's in the league.
Ryan Tannehill - 24 Sacks - 3-2 Record
Geno Smith - 21 Sacks - 3-3 Record
Carson Palmer - 20 Sacks - 3-4 Record
Terrelle Pryor - 20 Sacks - 2-4 Record
Joe Flacco - 19 Sacks - 3-3 Record
The argument being that the reason we are 6-1 is because of one Russell Wilson and the grinding mentality of our run game. Though I would say in games like Texas it was Russell that was grinding out the critical first down with his feet.
Manning has only been sacked 5 times, Alex Smith 16, Drew Brees 14.
Not trying to make any point here, just commenting on Russell Wilson and his ability to win these games under constant pressure. Not a lot of quarterbacks have the poise and athletic ability to keep there teams on top. So any of those folks in the back of your mind wondering of Tavaris may be a better option, I would think again.
And, I'm going to be really happy to get Okung back, and god forbid, Breno.