Where are they green exactly, besides CB?I do believe the defense will be improved this season, but if they're going to the play offs it will be a team effort that is needed. There just to green to make it rigth now.
Thanks for the chuckle. Nothing about our D this year says championship. We are absolutely in a rebuild, as we should be, after losing the 2 best players on the team.
Brooks didn't outplay Bobby last year, that is false. Wagner was still playing good football, true it was not up to his norms -- but he still wasn't bad. Brooks was great in run defense but a huge liability in pass protection. Brooks sometimes ran himself out of plays as well. Very much still a green player, and that is okay -- he's young but coming along and becoming a good linebacker. Also worth noting that Brooks was playing OLB, he's going to be playing a different role entirely this season.Brooks outplayed Bobby last year. And Barton looked faster when he was in than Bobby did. Bobby is. HoFer, but past his prime.
Russ... better that Denver has him. Not to say the guys we have will be as spectacular, but they don't have to be.
So if the calculus is merely ' we suck because we lost 2, aging and past their primes, franchise guys', that's fine. But it ignores literally everything else happening on the team right now.
Brooks didn't outplay Bobby last year, that is false. Wagner was still playing good football, true it was not up to his norms -- but he still wasn't bad. Brooks was great in run defense but a huge liability in pass protection. Brooks sometimes ran himself out of plays as well. Very much still a green player, and that is okay -- he's young but coming along and becoming a good linebacker. Also worth noting that Brooks was playing OLB, he's going to be playing a different role entirely this season.
This is also backed up by pff scores. Bobby was significantly higher than Brooks on the PFF scores, not that this is a perfect measurement -- but it is worth mentioning. Wagner was NOT bad last season and he was still our best linebacker and among one of the best linebackers in the league. He was a cap casualty because of age, and the amount he was getting paid. We had to cut fat somewhere to get Adams and Diggs under contract. Having that much tied up in two safeties and a linebacker wouldn't have been a smart play.
QB, DE and OLWhere are they green exactly, besides CB?
And even there, all the reports are that A Burns is playing well above Where they thought he would. M Blair is back and looks good. Coleman is a vet and has been here before.
Safety - tons of experience.
LB- Brooks almost led the league in tackles playing a position that was new to him. Now he's back in the middle. Nwosu? Vet. Barton, vet.
We have probably about the same number of fresh faces as the average defense. They are younger, but not inexperienced.
And by all accounts, they are all over the scheme adjustment, and applauding the move.
Just saying - the idea that these guys are going to be like deer in headlights... I just don't see it.
I'm absolutely feeling early LOB vibes from these guys. And even morese now that the word out of camp is that the CB group might be the most talented and impressive on the team.
It's not that they can't do better than that. Or even that they could be good (really unlikely, but possible).
But if you're looking at a team with two castaways/washouts from other teams competing for the QB job along with all the other holes that exist and don't think it's most likely they are among the worst in the league (and have to play in a seemingly very difficult division) and you think "this is disrespectful"? You're probably going to be very disappointed.
This years crop of rookies have talent but, again rookies are prone to mistakes even Brant and Mafe. After week 6 they'll be settled in. Offense has there own set of issues too. The passrush has been a issue for two years now.The thread was about the D.
But neither of our QBs are green, nor DE's and it looks like we'll be starting one rookie on the OL.
Therein lies the huge hole of 2022 Seahawks. They have bad QBs. This is the main reason why even with an improved defense, the team will struggle to win games.An elite QB could not single handedly win games, but a bad QB can certainly single handedly lose games, especially when the defense played well and scores were tight.
Bill Walsh emphasized poised under pressure for his QBs, lacking of that will led to cracking under pressure.
We shall see! Toffee the homer is basing his homerism on Geno's 5TDs - 1 INT turnover ratio of 2021, hoping that he could come close to that ratio over a season.Therein lies the huge hole of 2022 Seahawks. They have bad QBs. This main reason why even with an improved defense the team will struggle to win games.
I think a lot of us like what the team has, especially on D. Unfortunately 8-9 wins in the NFL, is purgatory. We need a QB still.I think this post is a good discussion that this team is better than the Haters like to preach. A good D will keep the Hawks in many games that an average game manager QB will be able to turn into a win.
The sky isn't falling in Seattle as many here would have you believe. This is not a "TOTAL REBUILD" regardless of how many times people need to say it.
This year will be a return to what made the Hawks great initially after Pete got here. The new QB will be had next year and he does not have to be from the first round.
The Hawks just needed to get off the RW merry-go-round and back to what made them good in the first place. The D will surprise many I bet.
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