Rookie Cornerback Marcus Trufant sees playing time and makes an
Truant signed his contract and
was ready for the teams first day of training camp.
Seahawks secondary can be as good as any other in the league when everyone comes
Cornerback Shawn Springs should rebound from an injury-plagued year, Right
Lucas improves each year, free agent acquisition Free
safety Damien Robinson should be a good complement to safety Reggie Tongue
another, a solid non-sense player.” I can’t imagine us being any worse than last
year , we have the capability to be one of the best secondary ‘s in the league.” Ken Lucas said of the
teams defensive back
Defensive players quickly pick up the Ray Rhodes system and the
team gels as a unit.
Free agent signees, DT Norm Hand, DE Chike Okeafor, S
Damien Robinson, rookies C Marcus Trufant, S Ken Hamlin and others will be
learning a new defensive scheme from defensive guru Ray Rhodes. “ We are all
motivated, everyone is working hard and we are ready to get it done”, Linebacker
Anthony Simmons said of the team’s attitude after several days of training
Simmons was a must resign free agent for the Seahawks and
is expected to provide veteran leadership.
Defensive Line performs as expected and stays injury
The Hawks picked up DE Chike Okeafor and DT Norman Hand
to bolster the much-maligned defensive line. Okeafor played for the Niners last
season and recorded career-high six sacks.
Okeafor will play the right and Antonio Cochran moves to
the left side of the line. Hand was acquired via a draft day trade with New
Hand is expected to back up veterans John Randell and
Chad Eaton. Cedric Woodard and Rocky Bernard figure to be in the picture.
are all their and the question now is how will they fit together.
If the newly acquired players and incumbents come
together , the team could dramatically improve it’s presence in the middle of
the defense meaning run stops and sacks.