No young pass rushers step up
Ultimately, the Seahawks were doomed by a lack of consistent pass rush in 2019. Good quarterbacks, like Aaron Rodgers, used this to their advantage and Seattle’s season ended in the playoffs on the road in a loss to Green Bay. Keeping quarterbacks a little antsy is important in today’s NFL and Seattle rarely did that.
But don’t worry, 12s. The definition that insanity is trying to do the same thing over and over again with different results will not apply to the 2020 Seahawks. Why? Because the pass rush could actually be worse. At least last season Seattle signed Jadeveon Clowney in an attempt to make the pass rush good. Seattle doesn’t even have Clowney this year, so far.
Sure, Seattle did sign Bruce Irvin to help the pass rush but Irvin was a secondary member of a team that had good pass rushers. Seattle doesn’t have that so much. And if none of the young guys, like L.J. Collier and Darrell Taylor, step up to make a big impact, Seattle’s secondary will face the same fate as 2019.
That is Shaquill Griffin and company trying to keep pace with opposing receivers for seconds upon seconds upon seconds. Griffin is good but no cornerback can stay with receivers play after play with no help from the pass rush.