Looking Into The Hawks’ Position Battles
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(1090 The Fan) — As we’ve said before — and Justin Onslow of the Bleacher Report agrees — Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll went to work this offseason, leaving no stone unturned throughout the process.
The Hawks got substantially better with the several moves they made in the offseason.
When it comes the depth of the defensive line, Seattle’s pack is unique. Here is what Onslow says:“With Bruce Irvin transitioning to linebacker (on top of his four-game suspension) and Chris Clemons recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the playoffs against theWashington Redskins last season, both starting defensive end positions of a year ago will be up for grabs. By adding Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril—two of the best pass-rushers on the market this offseason—Seattle shored up those positions, but it also faces a situation in which getting its best players on the field at once won’t be an easy task. Assuming Clemons makes it back to the field this year, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will have to find time for the team’s leading pass-rusher of a year ago, while also mixing in a tremendous group of defensive tackles who can also slide to the outside in various pass-rushing situations.”
Read Onslow’s entire breakdown: Examining Seattle Seahawks’ Offseason and Key Preseason Positional Battles
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