Ever since the Seattle Seahawks brought in No. 5 overall pick Devon Witherspoon of Illinois at cornerback, the team’s secondary has been the mainstay of defense throughout training camp. But when it comes to Seattle Sports, Michael Bumpassthe Seahawks’ deepest position may be the abundance of edge rushers at their coaching staff’s disposal.
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“We’ve been talking about the secondary all season and it’s going to be great, but it’s time to start focusing more on the edge,” said Bumpus, a former NFL wide receiver and current Pac-12 Network and Seahawks analyst. He said. radio network. “Some people think so, but I haven’t read much about what’s going on at the Edge.”
One season away from the record of 45 sacks, which is tied for 7th place in the league as a team, Dremont Jones and Mario Edwards Jr., who were acquired as free agents, joined Uchenna Nuwos and others, Darrell Taylor and Boi Maffe in Seattle. Nwos and Taylor led the Seahawks with 9.5 sacks last season, while Maffet had three sacks, three tackles allowed, four QB hits and 41 tackles in 17 games (three starts).
“Uchenna Nuwos is solid and he’s going to be a starter, but we have Darrell Taylor who’s the best shot at quarterback,” Bumpass said. “He’s not very good at running, but he could and will be better at running. They’re both good at stopping the run and getting back into coverage, you have Mike Morris making the buzz (fifth round rookie) and you have Derrick Hall making the buzz (second round rookie).”
In addition to adding a defensive line, there is also the hiring of BT Jordan, a pass rushing specialist at Michigan State University. He was only in the program for a year before being lured by the pros. Von Miller, TJ Watt, Chandler Jones, Jadeveon Clowney and Cameron Hayward are some of the NFL stars who trained under Jordan.
“There’s going to be a great rotation going in there, and players will have a chance to play,” Bumpus continued. “The only person who should feel completely safe and comfortable in his place on the edge of the cliff is Uchenna Nuwos. “Some players won’t get as much time as they think they deserve.” And that’s probably a good thing. That means you have four or five guys who can chase the quarterback.”
The Seattle Seahawks’ third and final preseason game is Saturday at 10 a.m. against the Green Bay Packers. Full coverage will air with Bumpass on the pre-game show at 7:10am on Seattle Sports and at 8am on the Seattle Sports app. Click here for more information on how to stream Seahawks radio broadcasts.
You can listen to Bump and Stacy’s entire Fourdown Territory segment on Tuesday in the podcast at this link, or in the player near the top of this post.
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