Seahawks can pressure Tannehill as well as the Cards did
Let’s not bury the lede here. The biggest takeaway for me, and the one most applicable to the upcoming Seahawks – Titans contest, is the fact that Tannehill was punished in their season opener. The Tennessee QB was sacked six times and hit another nine times. We can’t overlook that Chandler Jones had five of those sacks and six of the QB hits.
Jones is a special talent, no doubt, but the Titans line is vulnerable to attack. The Hawks got exceptional pressure on Carson Wentz last week against an O-line that has consistently graded as one of the league’s best. Advantage, Seattle.
Another point made by Mr. Burd was the solid performance of the Cards secondary. They easily contained the Titans passing attack, limiting them to just 212 yards and one score to go with one pick. No one, let alone the 12s, thinks those pesky little roadrunners have a better secondary than the Seahawks. That’s another clear advantage for the men in college navy and wolf grey.
On the flip side, the Titans rarely got to Kyler Murray. Tennesse got two sacks, but only managed three other QB hits. Arizona’s offensive line performed admirably, for sure, but I see this as at least as strong a function of the Titans’ lack of pressure as the Cards’ protection.
Now I don’t think we’ll see another huge performance from Rasheem Green – I mean, the guy isn’t going to finish the season with 34 sacks, right – but I’m comfortable with penciling in five sacks and twice as many QB hits. Advantage Seahawks, again.