The salaries of each OL playing SundayLT - Russell Okung - $11,240,000LG - James Carpenter - $2,431,364C- Max Unger - $6,100,000RG - J.R. Sweezy - $584,212RT - Justin Britt - $628,533Seahawks OL - $20,984,109LT - Byron Bell - $2,187.000LG - Andrew Norwell - $420,000C - Ryan Kalil - $7,284,000RG - Fernando Valesco - $635,000RT - Nate Chandler - $770,000Panthers OL - $11,296,000$9,688,109 - DifferenceIn terms of the numbers presented above, the pressure stats look similar if not better for Cam so perhaps our OL could be worse (Seattle's O-Line).
Almost no one on this forum will admit it, but Carolina's offensive line has been average in pass protection. There are quite a number of teams with worse pass blocking. My God, have none of you seen a Jags game this year, for instance???
In terms of run-blocking, the Panthers are definitely below average, but since the running backs have been so banged up it is really hard to judge where they actually stand.
Gettleman has put together a serviceable offensive line while spending very, very little money.
Many people will never admit that this O-line is not the dumpster fire so many claim it to be...
It's too easy of a scapegoat.