ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha is the latest national football writer to give props to the Seattle Seahawks’ suffocating defense.
Chadiha points to Seattle’s performance in the second preseason game against Denver’s Peyton Manning as an example of what to expect from the Seahawks once the regular season begins.
Chadiha: “The Seahawks’ starters forced two turnovers, stifled the Broncos’ running game, harassed quarterback Peyton Manning and did everything to back up ESPN.com’s assessment of their unit. No team produced more talents in this year’s rankings of the top 100 defensive players than the eight Seattle totaled. What’s even scarier is that most of those players haven’t even reached their primes. We could be looking at a unit that someday rivals the best to ever line up in the NFL.”
Here’s my story on Seattle’s cuts from Saturday. Practice squad players should be announced today.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com delves inside Seattle’s roster moves here.
ESPN’s Terry Blount breaks down Seattle’s final roster.
Curtis Crabtree of KJR-AM offers his assessment of the Seahawks’ final roster.
Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer writes that the Panthers are looking forward to a rematch with the Seahawks.
John McClain of The Houston Chronicle ranks the Seahawks No. 3 in his NFL power rankings.
Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star writes that University of Washington product Caesar Rayford is excited about making the Colts final roster.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated writes in his 20 bold predictions for 2013 that the Seahawks won’t succumb to the SI cover jinx, returning to the playoffs again this season.
Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, has South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney at No.1 on his big board. No surprise there.