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Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 13 – Defensive Line Battles: Defensive Tackles &

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Hawks Playbook Podcast Episode 13 – Defensive Line Battles: Defensive Tackles & Defensive Ends

Open: Welcome to The Hawks Playbook Podcast

This week in the News:

•The passing of Seahawks legend Cortez Kennedy DT from 1990-2000 / Ring of Honor / Hall of Famer.

•Seahawks started their OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) on Tuesday. 

•Kaepernick came in for a visit. The mutual interest is real, but no contract yet.


Featured Segment: Defensive Line Battles. DT’s and DE’s

Bill and Keith breakdown both the defensive end and defensive tackle position in our featured segment.  We take a deep dive into the primary starters in Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett as well as key contributor Frank Clark at the end position.  Will this be the year that age and injury catch of to our pro bowl caliber defensive ends?  

As we switch to topic over to our defensive tackle group we highlight the improvement we are likely to see in our interior pass rush from this position.  This will come primarily from 2nd year pro Quinton Jefferson who spent the bulk of 2016 on injured reserve, and newly drafted defensive tackle, Malik “Leek” McDowell.  Bill and Keith and quickly imagine a greatly improved front 7 for Seattle that is keyed off of the improvement we are likely to see from being able to generate pressure and disruption up the middle this season.  



Question:  Did they ever determine from the league just what too much contact means in preseason practices?  And what is the remedy?

How will they avoid this "gotcha" nit picking fine in the future?  Just how is this illegal practice reported to the league in the first place?  Who does it?


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