Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/1/13
Sack Attack The Seattle Seahawks‘ defensive line has had some trouble getting to the quarterback in recent years. In fact, 2007 was their last decent year in the sack category. Ever since the then, however, the Seahawks have been unable to crack the top-10 in total sacks. And though that was partially due to Seattle’s defense being less than stellar in some of those campaigns, last year’s sack numbers seem very perplexing. The Seahawks were one of the top defenses in the league last year. Allowing just 306.2 yards per game, 5.1 yards per play, 15.3 points per game, 103.1 rushing yards per game, and 203.1 passing yards per game, you’d think Seattle would have managed to get to the quarterback more often than not. But that wasn’t really the case, as the Seahawks’ defensive line amassed just 36 sacks in 2012, a number that put them in a tie with the Buffalo Bills for the 18th most total sacks in the league. Now, that isn’t an awful number, but it’s not ideal. Especially for a team like...
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