The Seattle Seahawks defensive backfield is set to receive some much-needed reinforcements with the return of Safety Quandre Diggs from an ankle injury suffered late in the first half in the Seahawks Week 14 30-24 win over the Carolina Panther. Without Diggs in the lineup, the Seahawks defense has been unable to get off the field when needed and the team is on a two-game losing streak. The Seahawks acquired Diggs from the Detroit Lions on October 27th but he was inactive due to an ankle injury until the November 11th game at San Francisco.
Diggs made an immediate impact registering two sacks and snagged a 44-yard interception that was cashed in by the offense for a touchdown. Diggs continued his stellar performance play with two interceptions, one which was a pick-six against the Los Angeles Rams on December 8th then injured his ankle in the Seahawks game at Carolina.
HEALTHY AND READY TO HELP
After being inactive the last two games Diggs has been given the go-ahead to participate and he is ready to get back on the field and make a difference.
Despite missing the last two games due to injuries and being a member of the Seahawks team since Week 10 Diggs is tied for the team lead for interceptions with three. For Diggs, the Seahawks playoff game at Philadelphia is an opportunity that is not to be taken for granted.
ABILITY TO COVER FIELD
Diggs’s ability to cover the field from the Safety position makes it difficult for opposing quarterbacks to throw the deep ball against the Seahawks secondary. Diggs’s ability to cover the field means he can also help out cornerbacks Tre Flowers and Shaquill Griffin two players who are playing their best football. With Diggs helping out Flowers and Griffin can play a tighter man to man coverage. Diggs’s quickness allows for Bradley McDougald to cover the short passes behind linebacker Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright.