Seattle Seahawks: 5 takeaways from win versus Dolphins

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Seahawks LB K.J. Wright was all over the field in Sunday’s win

The Seahawks defense has been getting a lot of heat as of late. Pete Carroll, known as a defensive-minded head coach has shifted gears to the offensive side this year, in allowing Russ “to cook”. Don’t get it twisted, the media creates the narrative. Coach Carroll has always allowed a tremendous amount of passing yards as he loves his cover 3 defense. That coverage leads to the defense to be vulnerable to slants and hitches.

In yesterday’s game, KJ Wright was well prepared for those slants and hitches as he was in the perfect position for two interceptions. Now, he dropped both, but the coverage was perfect. KJ Wright is one of the very few remaining from the 2013 Super Bowl team and yesterday, his veteran status emerged as he was all over the field.

People often forget that Wagner and Wright are one of the best linebacker duos in the entire NFL. They are a large part why the Seattle Seahawks have the 2nd best rushing defense in the NFL.

They will also serve as great mentors to the younger guys, such as Cody Barton, who saw a ton of playing time yesterday, as well as Jordyn Brooks.

I know 12s were really pleased with the performance by our linebacking core and hope they continue the good play next week as they will be facing one of the best running backs in the league, Dalvin Cook.