Does the Seahawks defense have any chance of getting better?
I don’t think that any 12 would disagree with me here, but this defense is obviously in a hard rebuild. After letting Shaq Griffin walk last offseason, as well as Bobby Wagner walk this offseason, AND hiring a first-year defensive coordinator in Clint Hurtt, using “rebuild” to describe the defense is pretty fair.
After holding the Broncos offense (which was thought to be high-powered) and Russel Wilson to just 16 points in the week 1 Monday night game, most, if not all, of us thought that the defense may be competitive, if not even (dare I say) good.
Well, turns out the Broncos offense is just bad, and so is our defense. Seattle has struggled to stop any offense since the Week 1 showdown, giving up 27 to the 49ers, 27 to the Falcons, and a whopping 45 to the Lions.
Our defense has some nice young pieces that are getting valuable reps and playing time such as Tariq Woolen, Coby Bryant, and Boye Mafe, which will pay dividends in the future. But, right now as a whole, the defense is just not there, which is okay, because I don’t think anyone expected it to be.
Needless to say, our identity on this side of the ball is definitely a defense in rebuild, and we won’t be winning any games with our defense any time soon.