The Seahawks win with their defense playing great
12s have learned or re-learned a few things about the Seahawks defense this season. One is that defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. still doesn’t need to be a DC in the NFL. Sadly, we seem to re-learn this fact with every passing week. A second bit is that Jamal Adams cannot catch the ball.
Before Jamal Adams came to Seattle in a trade with the Jets before the 2020 season, the All-Pro safety had just two interceptions in three seasons. Some 12s might have wondered why a play-maker like Adams had just two interceptions in his career? Maybe it was that quarterbacks simply didn’t throw towards Adams?
But now we know the truth. In fact, any coach that ever has Adams on their good-hands team on onside kicks should immediately be fired and never allowed to coach football again. In a year-plus with the Seahawks, 12s have seen Adams have several chances to pick passes off but has gotten hit in the face by a pass twice and hit directly in the chest twice. I don’t know if Adams simply doesn’t pay attention to the ball and is playing the receiver or what.
Yet, on Monday Night Football all we have learned about Norton, Jr. and Adams won’t matter. Adams isn’t going to have one interception in week 7 but he will have two. He will return one for a touchdown.
Norton, Jr.’s defense will be a lot more aggressive and get a bunch of hits on Winston. Carlos Dunlap will get his first sack of the year and so will Adams. Darrell Taylor will get two more. And Seattle will win the game 17-13.