4 false narratives surrounding the Seattle Seahawks in 2023

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False narrative No. 4: Seahawks didn't do enough to make the defensive line better

Even after free agency and the draft, I read a lot about how the Seahawks didn't do much to address their defensive line this offseason. To which my answer is, Seattle did a nearly complete makeover of the defensive line this offseason so not sure what else people would expect. Gone are Poona Ford, Al Woods, Shelby Harris, Quinton Jefferson (who wasn't bad in 2022), and L.J. Collier. In are layers like Jarran Reed and Dre'Mont Jones.

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Here's the thing, if nose guard is the reason people see as the team not being good in 2023 than there are other concerns that the guy who eats up blocks in the middle of the defensive line. And those concerns were addressed. If the defensive line underperforms this year, it isn't because the Seahawks didn't try to fix the issue from 2022 when Seattle couldn't stop the run.

Dre'Mont Jones is the highest-priced free agent John Schneider and Pete Carroll ever brought in. He should help against the run but be a beast helping get pressure against opposing quarterbacks. Jarran Reed should be fine against the run as well, and also get occassional interior pressure on QBs. Mario Edwards should be fantastic on early downs against the run. All three of those players were brought in as free agents.

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Cam Young is a rookie who has already gained size in hopes of making a run at starting at nose tackle. Seattle could also probably pick up a veteran in free agency or through a trade. But do they have to? No. The defensive line was addressed this offseason and should be pretty good.