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Seahawks Position Battle: Defensive Line

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL





In order for a team to succeed on both sides of the ball, they have to get after the QB.

The Seahawk's DL played a factor in the teams decline in overall productivity. They finished with only 35 sacks, a drop off of 10 from 2007. Thirteen of those sacks (over one third) came in two games against the San Francisco 49ers. Pro Bowl DE Patrick Kerney missed nine games. His presence was sorely missed, he drew constant double teams and opened up the rest of the DL to make plays. He was on pace to finish with 12 sacks at the time he got injured.

First round pick DE Lawrence Jackson was a disappointment, only tal...

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