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Seahawks 2013 first quarter stats: The defense

The D

This is really part two of two.

Just posted a little while ago on NWSB I did a rundown of the Seahawks offensive players and their stats.

Red Bryant – 8 tackles (on pace 32) 5 solo (20) 1 quarterback hit (4) 1 pass def. (4) 2 missed tackles (8)

Red Bryant is on pace to have 4 pass def. which would be a career high and tie his career high in tackles.

Chris Clemons – 5 tackles (20) 3 solo (12) 1 sack (4) 4 quarterback hits (16) 1 tackle for loss (4) 1 missed tackle (4)

After missing two of the first four games recovering from off-season knee surgery Chris Clemons numbers are way down this season. I expect them to go up quickly.

Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the QB.  he has not disappointed.

Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the QB. he has not disappointed.

Michael Bennett – 8 tackles (32) 3 solo (12) 2.5 sacks (10) 9 quarterback hits (36) 3 tackles for loss (12) 6 missed tackles

Michael Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the quarterback.  Bennett has not disappointed.  Currently he is on pace to best his sack total from 2012 which was his career high.

Cliff Avril – 4 tackles (16) 3 solo (12) 2 sacks (8) 2 quarterback hits (8) 1 tackle for loss (4) 3 pass defenses (12) 1 forced fumble (4)

Cliff Avril‘s numbers are down, no doubt about it.  He is on pace to have a career low in tackles and his least amount of sacks since 2009.  Some of that has to do with missing the first game of the season but I suspect a lot has to do with his snap count.

O’Brien Schofield – 4 tackles (16) 3 solo (12) 1 sack (4) 2 quarterback hits (8) 2 tackles for loss (8)

Benson Mayowa – 2 tackles (8) 1 solo (4) 2 missed tackles (8)

Tony McDaniel – 15 tackles (60) 6 solo (24) 1 sack (4) 1 quarterback hit (4) 2 tackles for loss (8) 2 missed tackles (8)

Tony McDaniel is on pace to have a career year in tackles and sacks.

Clinton McDonald – 10 tackles (40) 7 solo (28) 2.5 sacks (10) 4 quarterback hits (16) 3 tackles for loss (12)

You may remember Clinton McDonald did not make the Seahawks 53 man roster coming out of camp.  However, on the Friday before the teams second game they released right tackle Mike Person and signed McDonald.

Clinton repaid the Seahawks by hitting Colin Kaepernick and pressuring him a couple more time.  The following week he had his first career sack and is now on pace to becoming a double digit sack master.

Brandon Mebane – 11 tackles (44) 6 solo (24) 2 tackles for loss (8) 1 missed tackle (4)

Brandon Mebane is one of those players that the numbers always lie.  I know Richards Sherman says “Numbers don’t lie” but they do.  It is impossible to quantify Brandon’s production based on a tackle or sack.

 

KJ Wright – 18 tackles (72) 11 solo (44) 1 sack (4) 2 quarterback hit (8) 1 tackle for loss (4) 2 pass def. (8) 1 fumble recovery (4) 3 missed tackles (12)

Playing thru injuries. Stud.

Bobby Wagner – 32 tackles (128) 15 solo (60) 1 quarterback hit (4) 1 tackle for loss (4) 2 pass def. (8) 1 interception (4) 1 fumble recovery (4) 2 missed tackles (8)

Bobby Wagner is on pace to duplicate his amazing rookie season.

Heath Farwell – 2 tackles (8) 1 solo (4) 1 missed tackle (4)

Malcolm Smith – 12 tackles (48) 9 solo (36) 1 tackle for loss (4)

Malcolm Smith is on pace to shatter his career high of 22 tackles set last season.  Of course he spent most of last season backing up LeRoy Hill.  Smith may find himself back on the bench when Bruce Irvin is back on the field.

Mike Morgan – 4 tackles (12) 2 solo (8)

Richard Sherman – 8 tackles (32) 8 solo (32) 4 passes def. (16) 2 interceptions (8) 1 touchdown (4) 2 missed tackles (8)

Richard Sherman may have been named NFC Defensive player of the month but his numbers are down from last season.  Sherman is on pace to set a career low in tackles and passes def..

He is on pace to tie his career high in interceptions and his next TD he will set a career high.

Brandon Browner – 7 tackles (28) 6 solo (24) 4 passes def. (16)

After missing the first two games of the season Brandon Browner‘s numbers are down significantly. He made a couple VERY nice plays vs. Houston.

Byron Maxwell – 5 tackles (20) 5 solo (20) 1 pass def. (4) 1 forced fumble (4) 1 fumble recovery (4) 1 missed tackle (4)

Byron Maxwell is on pace to having a career year in tackles, passes def. and forced fumbles.

Walter Thurmond - 11 tackles (44) 7 solo (28) 3 passes def. (12) 1 missed tackle (4)

Jeremy Lane – 4 tackles (16) 4 solo (16)

Adding to Jeremy Lanes defensive stats are his stats as a kick returner where he has 2 returns for 48 yards and a fumble. He was also named to the SI.com’s Week 1-4 ALL PRO team on special teams.

Richard Sherman

Sherman is on pace to set a career low in tackles and passes defensed.

Earl Thomas - 27 (108) 23 (92) 3 pass def. (12) 2 interceptions (8) 1 forced fumble (4) 1 missed tackle (4)

I’m not saying that Earl Thomas is playing for a new contract, but Earl Thomas is playing for a new contract.  Next season Earl Thomas will enter the final year of his contract.

Generally the Seahawks front office look to extend their core players before they have a chance to reach free agency.

Thomas is on pace to have by far the best year of his young career.  He is a great player every season every season.  Based on statements Earl made this offseason about Dashon Goldson’s contract situation lead me to believe he is definitely motivated by the money.

Chris Maragos – 2 tackles (8) 1 solo (4) 1 fumble recovery (4)

Kam Chancellor – 21 tackles (84) 16 solo (64) 1 quarterback hit (4) 1 tackle for loss (4) 2 pass def. (8) 2 interceptions (8) 1 forced fumble (4) 1 missed tackle (4)

Kam Chancellor‘s tackles are a bit lower than his typical 4 game average and his interceptions are up.  I’ll take interceptions over tackles any day, especially when players along the defensive line are picking up extra tackles.

That means less running backs are getting past the first level of the defense.

Steven Hauschka – 8/8 field goals (32/32) 11/11 extra points (44/44) 35 points (140)

Steven Hauschka has always been a very accurate kicker however there has also always been questions about his leg strength.  His lack of leg strength has been an issue for him kicking the ball off in the past.

This season Hauschka has had 24 kickoffs and 18 of them have been touchbacks.  I’m not sure where that ranks in the league but I’ll take that average.

You get the feeling he’s AUTOMATIC lining up for a FG this year don’t you?

This week he also earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Jon Ryan – 18 punts (72) 786 yards (3,144) 43.6 yard average 8 inside the 20 (32)

Everyone’s favorite Canadian. Sorry Luke.

What a great start to the season it has been.  I’m sure there are some players looking to step up a bit more over the next 4 games, but like I said before, the wins are the most important stat there is.

Go Hawks!

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