Crunching the numbers: Seattle Seahawks’ Defense

Published on August 26, 2010 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

That Seahawks defense look familiar out there on Saturday against Green Bay?

The results certainly did as Seattle gave up a touchdown drive on the opponent’s first possession for the second consecutive week.

Of course, any conclusions have to be tempered by the fact that Lofa Tatupu has not been on the field, the performances have been very reminiscent of a secondary that allowed the third-most pass yards in the league last season.

Seattle still hasn’t settled on a starting right cornerback as Josh Wilson and Kelly Jennings have alternated daily who’s working with the first-unit defense.

Lawyer Milloy and Earl Thomas are lined up as the starting safeties, but behind that duo is a logjam of players that includes former starter Jordan Babineaux, a fifth-round pick in Kam Chancellor the team probably doesn’t want to cut and free-agent addition Kevin Ellison, who has a bad knee, but all he did last year was start nine games for the San Diego Chargers.

Here’s a breakdown of how the competition for a roster spot is shaping up:

Defensive ends Average kept 2002-’09: 4.75
Locks: Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, E.J. Wilson
Looks safe: Nick Reed, Kentwan Balmer
Uphill climb: Ricky Foley, Rob Rose
Defensive tackles Average kept 2002-’09: 4.75
Locks: Brandon Mebane, Colin Cole, Kevin Vickerson
Looks safe: Craig Terrill
On the bubble: Quinn Pitcock
Uphill climb: Jonathan Lewis, Amon Gordon
Linebackers Average kept 2002-’09: 6.875
Locks: Lofa Tatupu, Aaron Curry, David Hawthorne, Will Herring
Looks safe: Dexter Davis
On the bubble: Matt McCoy, Leroy Hill, Tyjuan Hagler
Uphill climb: Joe Pawalek
Cornerbacks Average kept 2002-’09: 4.125
Locks: Marcus Trufant, Josh Wilson, Kelly Jennings
Looks safe: Walter Thurmond
On the bubble: Roy Lewis
Uphill climb: Marcus Brown, Cord Parks, Kennard Cox, Josh Pinkard
Safeties Average kept 2002-’09: 4
Locks: Lawyer Milloy, Earl Thomas
Looks safe: Jordan Babineaux
On the bubble: Kam Chancellor, Kevin Ellison, Jamar Adams

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