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.
The loss of Clemons against Washington means Irvin, the team’s surprise first-round pick, must step up against Atlanta.
With Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner facing possible suspensions next week, the Hawks also might lose Red Bryant to plantar fasciitis and/or Leroy Hill to a bum ankle.
K.J. Wright will be the first starter to miss a game, while left guard James Carpenter also will miss the game against the Jets.