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The Film Room: Cliff Avril is still underrated after all these years

While Cliff Avril does not produce double-digit sacks, he is a playmaker on the Seahawks defensive line both in the run and in the pass game. Avril has totaled at least eight sacks in five of the last six seasons, and has forced 24 fumbles in his eight-year career since being selected in the third round of the 2008 draft out of Purdue. In this video breakdown, I discuss Avril's...
Via Field Gulls
2 days ago

Marshawn Lynch building homes in Haiti

Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch has always been involved in the community. The work he’s done in his hometown of Oakland, CA. is by now well known to the local citizens. The same can be said for Seattle, where he suited up as a football player for five-plus seasons before retiring in February. Lynch is now extending his humanitarian efforts to outside of the United States...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Incredulous Seahawks DE Cliff Avril doesn't believe the NFL banned chop blocks

Believe it, Cliff Avril.NFL owners voted on Tuesday to approve the competition committee's proposal to outlaw chop blocks and punish violators with a 15-yard personal foul penalty. A chop block occurs when an offensive player is engaged with a defender above the waist and another offensive player attempts to take out the defender's legs.The chop block is a dangerous play that can...
Via Fox Sports
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril trolls Rams punter after receiving cheap shot

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril isn’t the type of player that will just sit idle and remain quiet after opposing players attempt to get one over on him. No, Avril is the type of guy that gets his revenge. That’s exactly what happened to St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker, who came up behind Avril toward the end of one particular play in Sunday’s game and shoved...
Via The Sports Daily
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle DL Cliff Avril Has Sack-Fumble NO. 22 Against Cardinals

When people talk about the defensive line in Seattle the first name that comes to mind is Michael Bennett, but there is another guy that is pretty darn good as well--Cliff Avril. He has been known to be disruptive from time to time, and is in fact one of the better in the league when it comes to the sack-fumble.He got No. 22 in the second half Sunday night that for a moment appeared...
Via FatManWriting
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril may be the Seahawks MVP this year

It hasn’t been pretty for the Seattle Seahawks through the first two weeks of the 2015 season, but there’s plenty to be hopeful about. Kam Chancellor has finally ended his holdout, the hardest part of the schedule is over, and defensive end Cliff Avril is playing at such a high level that he may be the team’s most valuable player this year. While he has not recorded a sack...
Via cover32
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Why cornerback is still a need

After signing Cary Williams, the Seattle Seahawks have their four starting defensive backs in place. With that being said, cornerback is still a need for many reasons. I pointed that out in my previous article on the Cary Williams signing, but I’ll go into more detail in this article. To begin, it’s important to mention that teams don’t only play two or three cornerbacks. Most...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks must prepare for the 2015 contract hit

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril played only half the snaps last season, but still racked up 33 QB hurries, five forced fumbles and eight sacks and was a crucial weapon for Seattle’s 1# ranked defense. Two years ago Avril turned down a $30 million deal from the Detroit Lions to try his luck in free agency. Things didn’t work out so hot on that front, so Avril decided...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril: From winless to Super Bowl contender

Six years ago, Cliff Avril was a rookie on arguably the worst team in NFL history: the 0-16 Detroit Lions. It’s amazing how much it has all come full circle for the defensive end, as he and the Seattle Seahawks are now just one win away from being a Super Bowl champion. Avril, a third-round pick by the Lions in 2008, has quickly developed into one of the league’s best pass rushers...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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