The duo of Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin is what Seattle relies upon to generate the heat up front and pressure opposing quarterbacks, but in this game they were both kept relatively quiet. The pair combined for 75 pass-rushes in the game and ended up with two knockdowns (both from Clemons) and four additional hurries, which probably flatters their performances as most of them came either from pursuing plays or after a long time trying to fight off the blocks of the Lions’ tackles. Clemons brought what was probably the biggest pass-rushing play of the pair, as he beat the attempted cut-block of Jeff Backus immediately before chasing down Stafford and hitting him as he threw, before he drove him into the turf with a hit that left the quarterback feeling the affects for a few plays.
But on a positive note....
Okung was pass protecting for 38 snaps in this game and he didn’t allow a single pressure, which was critical to allowing his young quarterback to stand up and make plays when it counted. Okung also earned himself a positive grade for his work in the run game, driving DRE Kyle Vanden Bosch into the line of scrimmage with 6.05 to go in the fourth quarter to give his running back the edge.
EDIT: And the people who got the best grades for the game are....
- A heartbreaking loss but we’ll try to cheer up a few Seahawks players this morning. Naturally those will be the guys who got the highest grades, so step forward Russell Wilson (+3.9), Russell Okung (+3.6) and Earl Thomas (+1..
More here: https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2 ... og-week-8/
Man, I hope we can attribute the problem to Jason Jones being out.