Seattle Seahawks: Where Have Lofa Tatupu and the Linebackers Gone?

October 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Through the first six games of Pete Carroll’s first season, we’ve seen the impact he has had on the Seahawks defense.
We’ve seen new end Chris Clemons sack opposing quarterbacks 5.5 times. We’ve seen rookie safety Earl Thomas intercept four passes. We’ve seen 36-year-old safety Lawyer Milloy lead the team in tackles, including three sacks. We’ve seen the Seahawks shut down the run better than all but one team in the league, and we’ve seen them become one of the five stingiest scoring defenses.
They’ve had some issues defending the pass, but otherwise the Hawks have been pretty darn good on defense.
So what’s missing?
How about the linebackers?
Just a year ago, Lofa Tatupu, Aaron Curry, Leroy Hill and David Hawthorne were considered the stars—past, present and future—of the defense.
Now Hill’s out, and the rest are just role players in Carroll’s defense, which has thus far depende...

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