If you didn’t know, late season matchups featuring the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Arizona Cardinals have a funny way of playing themselves out. In the latest installment of this enduring classic, replete with the former shooting itself in the foot with sloppy play and bizarre mishaps, the Seahawks snapped their three year streak of losing … Continue reading On Pass Rush: Sacking the Memory of Bruce Arians
Swelling like an over-pumped balloon and failing to burst with pressure until the fourth quarter, the Seattle Seahawks' defensive line mimicked its performance against the Nick-Mullens-quarterbacked-49ers just two weeks prior. Jarran Reed led the way yet again, deconstructing San Francisco’s interior line with Frank Clark close behind in impact. In total, the team ended the … Continue reading On Pass Rush: Maybe Block Jarran Reed?
The Vikings visited Seattle this week with their offense burdened by one of the league’s worst offensive lines. This happens to be a terrible marriage for a quarterback who, save for that one time in week 9 of the 2017 season, wilts under pressure. On Monday night, the Seahawks didn’t quite put the hurt on … Continue reading On Pass Rush: Getting Other Coaches Fired Edition
The reunion between Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks had the former’s teammates flying back to San Francisco with their tails between their legs. This had a lot to do with the pressure brought on the 49ers quarterback du jour, Nick Mullens. A three-sack day is a respectable total, but nothing to write home about … Continue reading On Pass Rush: Nick Mullens is Sore
Slim sackings this week. The Chargers came in having only surrendered ten quarterback takedowns all year. The Seahawks managed two. Play-action, jet-motion, and only twenty-six pass attempts limited clean pass rush opportunities for the defensive line to really get after it. Los Angeles was also selective in using a tight-end to chip Frank Clark, obstructing … Continue reading On Pass Rush: A River(s) Passes Through It
The Seahawks' defensive line got an extra week to bask in the glory of avenging the Tom Cable-scorned Seahawks Fandom, delivering Derek Carr to the turf six times. It was a coveted breakout performance and a sign of things to come to be sure, but a statline difficult to replicate weekly. This week saw three … Continue reading On Pass Rush: Good-Bye Week, Hello Detroit
It happened. Sacks. Lots of them. Seattle's defensive line finally registered the sackimonious day Seahawks fans had been yearning for. The pressure vacuum resultant of the mass exodus of talent last offseason placed a call to action on the remainders’ shoulders. They have answered. The group tallied six sacks in this week’s game with two … Continue reading On Pass Rush: The Sacking of London