Quandre Diggs was brought in by the Seahawks in a midseason trade to help sure up the secondary. But he did more than that in the games he was able to play. Diggs showed he could hit and hit hard and changed the physicality of Seattle’s defense. Diggs played more like a safety from the 2014 Seattle defense than the 2019 version.
After missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, Diggs will return to be Seattle’s free safety. There is a reason since Diggs came to Seattle that the Seahawks are 4-1 in the games he plays. He is fast and covers more ground than any other Seattle safety since Earl Thomas last played for the Seahawks.
Diggs was a full participant in practice on Thursday. Coach Pete Carroll makes it sound like Diggs will play without any issues. Diggs will make the cornerbacks better and Bradley McDougald has played his best at strong safety when Diggs has been his partner.
The Eagles do not really have any downfield threats, so Diggs should be able to cheat and play the run more. With one or two big hits early in the game, Diggs would put the juice back into Seattle’s defense and help set the tone for a Seattle victory.