Seattle Seahawks Defense Is Ready To Do an Elephant Dance on Foes

May 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Casey Bradley is returning as the Seahawks defensive coordinator and many fans have been clamoring for the team to switch to the 3-4 defense because of the talented linebackers on the squad.
Bradley's teams have played the 4-3 defense and the team's personnel is set up for that system.
The talent is definitely there at linebacker with Lofa Tatupu, Aaron Curry, Leroy Hill, David Hawthorne, Will Herring, Ricky Foley, Matt McCoy and Anthony Heygood.
The 3-4 takes advantage of excellent linebackers, but needs defensive linemen with specific talents as the engine to make it go.
The Seahawks confounded many during the draft when they didn't pick a pass rushing defensive end.
The current defensive linemen are: Chris Clemons, Lawrence Jackson, E.J. Wilson, Brandon Mebane, Colin Cole, Nick Reed, Robert Henderson, Dexter Davis, Craig Terrill, Red Bryant, and Kevin Vickerson.
The first piece of a successful 3-4 defense is a 360 pound, zero technique, nose tackle,...

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