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Clemons earns NFC defensive player of the week

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 26, 2012 at 9:46 am with 15 Comments »
September 26, 2012 9:46 am
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons, left, sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons was the obvious choice for this week’s NFC defensive player of the week, which was announced by the league today.

Clemons finished with four sacks, all in the first half in Seattle’s 14-12 win over Green Bay.

The Seahawks had eight sacks in all in the first half, with rookie defensive end Bruce Irvin and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane notching two each.

The four sacks in the first half tied a league record established by former Kansas City outside linebacker Derrick Thomas in 1992.

Clemons also tied a franchise record for sacks in a game held by Jacob Green, Michael Sinclair, Michael McCrary and Darryl Tapp.

Clemons won the award last year for his effort against the St. Louis Rams in Week 11. Clemons totaled three sacks that game.

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Congratulations and very deserved.

  2. bird_spit says:

    Congrats to the entire DL. Team effort, true true..

    Prior to the season, I thought Clemons would get the contract and relax. So glad I was wrong. His effort was very deserving of this award, and validates the confidence the organization has in him.

  3. mindnbrad says:

    If I may…on A FEW of those sacks, AR had plenty of time to throw it, but had no where to throw it. Corners and safeties were equally amazing Monday night.

  4. mojjonation says:

    Yes some of our sacks were coverage sacks, but the D line has to run to the whistle. Guys with a lesser motor would have stopped after their initial attempt to pass rush was stymied. Funny how he earned it with essentially one quarter of play (and was held sackless in the second half). The only reason there weren’t 20 sacks in this game was because the refs stopped the holding calls in the second half. Probably because Vegas was going to lose its shirt if Seattle won.

  5. Overshadowed by the game ending controversy was how magnificent our D was in the first half. Shutting down that potent offense would have been unthinkable last year. But they haven’t been the same this year, and we put a smackdown on ‘em for 2 quarters. Steve Young stated during the MNF broadcast that he had never seen 4 DL physically maul an opposing OL that badly before without additional blitzing pass rushers. That’s the key, we got heavy pressure on Rodgers mostly without blitzing. The reason we didn’t get more sacks in the second half was because GB went with heavier run personnel, and started doubling Clemons. I think Pete Carroll was probably the happiest person on earth during that first half, watching his guys wreak havoc and create chaos, just like he envisioned it when he put this D together.

  6. jchawks08 says:

    I’m not sure why I never really noticed this before this season, but Clemons’ speed in beyond exceptional. I mean is Irvin even faster then CC?
    So yea, after signing the nice contract, props to him for not getting fat and happy.
    Speaking of, Where in the hell is Shaun Alexander? Does anyone care?

  7. OregonHawk says:

    I briefly recall after a Clemons sack that Bruce went over to celebrate with him and it looked like Clemons ignored him.

  8. PugetHawk says:

    I wonder how many times a Seahawk will win this award during this season?

  9. Like we didn’t expect him to win this award!!! He had one heck of a game and its nice seeing the Hawk defense come together to make things easy for him. Cannot wait to see what they do against St Louis…they have a weak offensive line and Bradford is going to be laying on his back all game!

  10. sluggo42 says:

    D #1

    After we play the Rams, we might even improve our 13 ppg, but AZ has an easy game and they might get a shutout, so we need to BRING it again.

    A good thing about the nation crying and giving us no respect is that it just HAS to piss the boys off, and I almost feel sorry for what they are going to bring down on the Rams, just to drive the point home…

  11. The real story of the game was the Seahawks D but the refs stole that. Hope the DB’s start getting more interceptions off the pass rush.

  12. bbnate420 says:

    Strange that we haven’t heard much from the “Clemons isn’t worth that much money” contingent lately. :-)

    Bruce was maybe just as good Monday. He would’ve had one of Clemons’ sacks if he hadn’t been held, and also GB slid their protection over to help Bulaga out after he was trounced a few times. Clemons even said so himself.

  13. HeinieHunter says:

    No matter how well we play we will never get nation ink because we’re not a media darling. We sack Rogers 8 times, hold them to 12 points and the national media screams “GB was robbed”. We beat Dallas in every aspect of he game and the media cries “what’s wrong with Dallas”. When we lose another game it will be “we always knew they weren’t really good”. No matter what the Seahawks do they will NEVER be a media darling. Ie Giants, Jets, Dallas, Green Bay, NE, Steelers.

  14. bbnate420 says:

    I’m not so sure about the Giants. They aren’t even the most talked about team in their own city, and they’re the defending champs. The rest I agree with.

  15. HeinieHunter says:

    We got talked about more the year we went to the playoffs @ 7-9 than the year we went to the freaking Super Bowl. ESPN rated this years draft as the lowest of the 32 teams. Oh, really. It looks pretty freakin good to me so far.

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