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Audio: Brock breaks it down, vol. 8

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 22, 2006 at 3:39 pm with 7 Comments »
November 22, 2006 3:39 pm

BROCK.jpgFormer Seahawks QB Brock Huard is back with his eighth audio analysis for Seahawks Insider. Click here to listen.

Brock thinks the Seahawks’ problems in run defense have a lot to do with Marcus Tubbs’ absence. He said the Chiefs and 49ers both thought Tubbs’ absence was pivotal in letting them pound away. The key is for Seattle to start quickly on offense so opponents don’t get a chance to get the ground game going. Brock also noted that during the team’s 11-game win streak last season, the average halftime score was 17-7, Seahawks. That meant opponents couldn’t run as much.

Note: Be sure to check in with Brock through the Fone Zone postgame show on Northwest Cable News.

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  1. D_Master says:

    Off topic but I am interested in your (Sando) thoughts about this column ..

    I’m interested in your perspective as a reporter. Do you think the hawks should be better? Is is the coaches fault? There’s a lot of interesting points. After all, the hawks are loaded with talent, with a weak conference. There are injuries on every team, there were injuries last year. Sure it’s not that same, but the Hawks haven’t proven anything this year. The NY game was about it.

  2. Doc_Bucket says:

    Hmm. The good doc bucket might be full of poo some times, but Brock seems to agree with me. (Tubbs).

  3. Mike,

    What is the status of Tubbs? Thanks.

  4. I had huge hopes for the Hawks this year. At the moment our run defense is preventing us from even beating the 49ers let alone the elite teams

  5. It’s interesting how Brock seems to focus on Tubbs. While I’m sure Tubbs is a decent player, I don’t recall hearing his name that much last year as a dominating force or as a candidate for the pro-bowl or whatever. Certainly I know who he is, but I just don’t recall hearing anything nationally in 2005(or even locally) about how he was dominating games and shutting down running teams, or even making a big difference from 2004. We beat Arizona without Tubbs, and kicked the tar out of the Giants for 3 quarters without him as well.

    According to his profile, he’s 6’3″ and 320 lbs. Davis is 6’4″, 306 and Rocky is 6’3″ 293 lbs. Is Marcus that much better than these guys, and does that extra 20 lbs make that much of a difference? This is an honest question, and I don’t know the answer. Certainly from up in the stands and watching on TV, along with stats of sacks and tackles I can’t tell the difference.

    If you look at the Stats from 2005, Rocky has better numbers.

    Brock is a smart guy, and I respect his opinion, but he seems to be the only one giving Tubbs this much credit.

  6. Good questions lordtd, I’m wondering the same thing. I also wonder how close their listed weights are to their real weights. It seems like a lot of guys get weighed at the combines and whatever that number is, it becomes their official NFL weight for the rest of their carreer. Do we really have a good idea of how big those guys are or is it something team keeps under wraps?

  7. PapaHawk says:

    Tubbs is bigger than listed, and he is not “Tubby”. He is a man mountain who is pretty quick at the point of attack. I would imagine if he could stay healthy for 16 games, that he would be among the best tackles in the NFC. With Shaun Rogers, Tommie Harris, Pat Williams, etc. Maybe not pro-bowl player himself, but somebody you need to account for with an extra man. He can be a beast. Last year, if you breakdown the games he played in, our rush D was better in those games. DT numbers don’t tell the whole story…sacks and tackles are usually made by guys who get singled up because “better” players are occupying multiple blockers. That being said, Rocky B is a nice pass rusher from the DT position…but not a great run stuffer.

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