Impressive defensive play continues
“It’s our turn” were the words Bobby Wagner uttered when the Seahawks found out that Russell Wilson would be sidelined for a couple of weeks. Wagner was putting the onus on the defense to carry the team to success without their star quarterback. Despite the 1-2 record without Russell Wilson, this Seattle Seahawks defense has been really impressive.
Once again on pace to be historically bad, Seattle somehow manages to flip the switch at the perfect time. Nearly everyone was calling for the head of defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., after the Week 3 defeat suffered in Minnesota. Now, he should be getting the praise he deserves. In Week 8, the Seahawks never allowed Trevor Lawerence to get into any flow.
Even though Seattle finished the game with 3 sacks, they were constantly getting pressure on Trevor Lawerence. The rookie CB Tre Brown got his first start at left cornerback and did a very solid job. DB Ryan Neal saw an increase in playing time and he continues to turn heads with his outstanding play. He was flying all over the place throughout and early on in the game, he landed a sack on a scrambling Lawerence.
Quandre Diggs intercepted Lawerence early in the 1st half, making history as the only player to record at least three interceptions in five straight seasons. Jamal Adams finished the game with 10 total tackles. Bobby Wagner finished the game with 14 total tackles. The third down defense was impressive once more, holding Jacksonville to 5-14 on conversions. Even more impressive was the fourth down defense, holding Jacksonville to 1-4 on conversions.
The Seattle Seahawks defensive potential has been on display for the last month and 12s are hoping to see more of it as we approach the second half of the season.