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The Key to Functionality: Importance of the D-Line in Seattle

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

The importance of the defensive line to the Seahawks' prospects in 2009 cannot be under estimated.

The Jim Mora led defense will rely on the defensive line to generate a pass rush and take up blocks, freeing the linebackers to make instinctive plays and taking pressure away from the previously over worked secondary.

Let's look at how the line will function including rotation policies, individual roles and the key personnel involved.

 

Defensive Tackles

In recent years Seattle has used a rotation policy with it's defensive tackles.

This is likely to increase in the future, so don't expect the DT's to feature in more than 30 snaps per game.

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