4 winners and losers (hint, mostly losers) from Seattle Seahawks Week 12 loss

  • The head coach did not have his team prepared
  • A surprisingly player stood out
  • A position group could be more productive

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Derick Hall
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Loser No. 2 - Edge rusher Derick Hall

Hopefully, in 2024 Hall will make the same kind of jump that Boye Mafe took from 2022 to 2023 because so far as a rookie Hall simply has not been very good. He was spectacularly bad in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers. Hall only played 16 snaps because he was so ineffective against the 49ers running the ball and Hall's only productivity this year has been in run defense.

Hall was simply unprepared for the change of direction that the 49ers like to do. He was often run out of position and had no impact. He missed one of his four tackle attempts so an edge rusher missing 25 percent of his tackles can cause an explosive play and cause a team to get beat. Several times the 49ers exposed Hall and gained runs of 10-plus yards running toward his side.

So far this year, Hall has just 1 tackle for loss, 4 quarterback hits, 0 sacks in 222 snaps. That is certainly enough snaps to have created more productivty than what we have seen from Hall so far. I am not going to call him a draft bust because he is a rookie, but he definitely needs to be better beginning in 2024. Otherwise, there is a decent chance Hall might not ever been a productive part of the edge rush group for the Seahawks.