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Seahawks Position Battle: Defensive Line

Article By on 22nd July, 2009

... the ball, they have to get after the quarterback.

The Seahawk's defensive line played a factor in the team's decline in overall productivity. Last season, they finished with only 35 sacks, 10 fewer than the amassed in 2007. Thirteen of those sacks (more than one-third) came in two games against the San Francisco 49ers.

Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney missed nine games in 2008. His presence was sorely missed, as he is known for drawing constant double teams and opened up the rest of the defensive line to make plays. He was on pace to finish with 12 sacks before he was injured.

Former first-round pick Lawrence Jackson was a disappointment at defensive end last season for the 'Hawks, only tallying two sacks in 14 starts. The...

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