No helmets, no music, no fans. It was a weird feeling watching Wednesday’s light Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. The players essentially ran half-speed plays with no contact, and no fans allowed in to watch the session.
The Seahawks were thrown back into the headlines for the wrong reasons when defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended earlier this month for using a banned substance. Irvin, Seattle’s first-round draft pick in 2012, will miss the first four games of the regular season.
The Seahawks won’t have a significant defensive weapon for the first four games of the 2013 season thanks to a suspension issued to Bruce Irvin by the NFL. Irvin has been suspended without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.
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With leading sacker Chris Clemons out for the rest of the playoffs, the Seahawks need Irvin, their first-round pick, to step up and bring Matt Ryan down.
Seattle needs to pressure Matt Ryan, stop his star receiving duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, run the ball like they have all season and score touchdowns in the red zone.
Seattle’s defensive coordinator seemingly hates to blitz on the road — the Hawks rarely do it. But if they are going to get some pressure on Ryan, he is going to have to pull the trigger.
Ryan Longwell reportedly will take over kicking duties for the injured Steven Hauschka, and the Hawks have replaced Chris Clemons for now. But they need to address kicker and the pass rush more permanently after the season.
The loss of Clemons against Washington means Irvin, the team’s surprise first-round pick, must step up against Atlanta.
The Seattle Seahawks overcame a 14-0 deficit and a poor performance in the red zone to knock off the Washington Redskins and move on to play the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.