Lofa Tatupu, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker (2005-2010) and assistant linebackers coach (2015-2016), joins the latest episode of the Field Gulls podcast to take a look back on the 2020 season and talk about ways the offense can improve next year under new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.
With Chris Carson, Shaquill Griffin and K.J. Wright all set to be free agents this offseason, Tatupu makes the case for why K.J. Wright deserves to return to the team. He says he may be the most likely to return by possibility taking an incentive-laden contract. Considering Thomas Davis just retired after coming into the NFL in 2005 along with Tatupu, fans may be underestimating how many more seasons Wright could offer the Seahawks.
Did the Seahawks defense improve in the second half of the season or was it merely a case of playing less dynamic offenses down the stretch? Coach Pete Carroll said he believed it was an improvement and Lofa, as a former coach under Carroll, talks about the areas of improvement. However, he says their ability to stop the run down the stretch was a surprise and diagnoses where some teams were able to find a way to take advantage of the defense.
As the NFL season is coming to a close, Tatupu looks back at some of the past playoff moments from his career. He details the final moments leading up to the long overtime field goal by the Chicago Bears to end the Seahawks 2006 season. Plus, we get his pick for who he expects to win between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tatupu hosts Bleav in Seahawks on the Bleav Podcast Network and is the co-founder of ZoneIn CBD. Tune in and check out the latest episode!
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