5 burning questions for the Seahawks this training camp
By Dan Viens
WHO REPLACES BRUCE IRVIN AT OLB?
Carroll says they have a plan to mix and match at the position, using a variety of diverse body-types and skill sets depending on the situation. Frank Clark dropped some weight in anticipation of getting some run at linebacker, a process Cassius Marsh began last training camp. Mike Morgan is the presumed starter if the season started today, but while he’s a solid program guy, I don’t think anyone would feel particularly confident having him as the primary strong side OLB. And then there’s 2014 4th round pick Kevin Pierre-Louis. He’s gifted athletically, but hasn’t yet shown the durability or necessary aptitude to be much more than a spot contributor.
The wild card here may be another 2014 draftee, Erik Pinkins. Drafted as a defensive back, he’s bulked up some and seen some action as a linebacker while spending the last two years on the practice squad or IR. The staff loves his potential. This is his opportunity to show he belongs.
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