Solid defensive play
The Seattle Seahawks defense continues to show glimpses of their own potential. Say what you want about total yards allowed, this defense plays with a lot of energy and they make their presence known. No defense has faced more plays from an offense than Seattle’s and yet, they continue to grind. Even when they are exhausted, they give their best effort. In fact, that gritty defense almost helped Seattle complete the comeback late in the fourth quarter.
The 4th and goal stop by Jamal Adams allowed the Seahawks offense to get the ball back. Despite the outcome, there is reason to believe in this defense. I know many are now saying that the Jamal Adams trade wasn’t warranted because of where the Jets currently stand in the draft order. But, let’s not jump the gun. Jamal Adams’ playmaking ability alone forces defensive stops. On 4th and 1, his physical presence at setting the line of scrimmage forced a holding penalty, resulting in a Washington punt. Adams is a young player in this league and will continually grow in this Seahawks defense.
Another young player with a lot of promise is Jordyn Brooks. He finished the game with 14 total tackles and in doing so, got over 100 tackles on the season. This kid has really solid speed and can deliver hard hits. He was a crucial factor in the screen game last night. He has mentioned in the past that he needs to get better and he showed some improvement guarding the screens. Having two linebackers with over 100 tackles is a pretty sight and something that they can build on moving forward.
With the injury to rookie CB Tre Brown, Sidney Jones has really stepped up. Over the last two weeks, he has made some plays on the ball and has done a solid job in coverage. He is earning his field time and maybe a permanent spot on the roster moving forward. I know fans are frustrated right now, but I actually believe this defense has many good players who can serve as building blocks moving forward.