Seahawks DC Clint Hurtt: “Better tackling would fix a lot of things”

After two games the Seahawk’s defense is ranked no. 24 overall. The Hawk’s defense is giving up an average of 146 yards on the ground ( 25th) and another whopping 257 passing( 24th) yards per game. That is a total of 403 yards per game. The one bright spot for the defense has been its red zone play. The team is yielding just 15pts per game good enough for a number 15th ranking.


Before the season started it was a known fact that the Seahawks were going to be young and learn each and every game. The team is starting two rookie cornerbacks Tariq Woolen, and Coby Bryant, and a first-time everyday starter in Cody Barton. Jamal Adam’s season-ending injury has opened the door for strong safety Josh Jones. The young defense has committed three drive-extending players. According to defensive coordinator, Clint Hurtt the number one ailment of the young defense is good fundamental tackling.


The Seahawks run fits defense will severely test this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons who have the 7th ranked rushing offense.  Dual-threat quarterback Marcus Mariota has passed for 411 yards two touchdowns,  two interceptions, and rushed for 97yards on 18 carries. Running back Cordarrelle Patterson has rushed for 161 on 32 carries and scored one touchdown. The Falcon’s offense is ranked no.9 in scoring.

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