Seahawks coaches expect new defense to unleash the dogs of war
The Seahawks will need a boost to overcome the departures of Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner. The new aggressive defensive scheme is exactly what they need.
News flash for those who’ve been hiding under several tons of rock: the Seahawks are going to be a very different team in 2022 than what we 12s have seen for the past decade. Okay, maybe not that different. With the leaders on offense and defense gone, the Hawks will certainly have some differences.
But change isn’t always a bad thing, 12s. You have to change your oil, after all. Wait too long, and it gets old, sludgy, and simply can’t do its job anymore. Kind of like the Seahawks defense under Ken Norton Jr. Although I think he actually poured the oil in the trunk, as awful as some of his schemes were. Clint Hurtt, backed by Pete Carroll, looks like he’s bringing the swagger back to the Hawks D.
Seahawks defense will attack much more this year
Courtesy of Michael-Shawn Dugar on the Twitter machine, we have these clips of Clint Hurtt and Pete Carroll praising the Seahawks new defense:
When Clint Hurtt says that “If you take that shot in practice and they complete that ball, I’m not gonna rip you because they got a completion. I’m gonna be pi***d off if you don’t take an opportunity to go get it your damn self.” That is exactly how the Seahawks secondary has played in the past, and how they need to play today.
Pete Carroll adds, “the coverage stuff that we’re doing is smart, aggressive, it’s physical…they’re not gonna know what we’re playing or when we’re playing it…so we can be as aggressive as we’ve ever been.” That is a vast improvement over what we’ve seen from the Hawks for the past few years, doesn’t it? I mean, with the exception of dropping Poona Ford into coverage; no one saw that coming, either, I’m sure.
There’s no doubt that most 12s have been waiting for the Seahawks to return to the aggressive attacking style they remember from the days of the Legion of Boom. While the defense did improve toward the end of last season, this defense needs to be great. That’s how the Seahawks won in the past, and it’s how they’ll win in the future.