May 31, 2011, 8:03am PDT
February 3, 2014
Just be yourselves
Pete Carroll's cultural & schematic philosophies apparent in Seattle's Playoffs run.
January 29, 2014
The Seahawks' L.O.B., the cover-3 & man-free
The NFL is a passing league. It's stated so often these days that it's almost a cliche.
January 6, 2014
The Seahawks' versatile & athletic front-seven
Breaking down how Seattle stifled a high-octane Saints' offense.
December 6, 2013
Earl Thomas, the Seahawks and the Cover-3 scheme
Does the player make the scheme, or does the scheme make the player?
October 24, 2013
The Seahawks' NASCAR package
Detailing how the Seahawks used the NASCAR package against the Cardinals, and the advantages the scheme creates.
June 4, 2013
Defining the Seahawks' D: The Defensive Line pt II
The LEO and the 5-Techique.
May 31, 2013
The Seahawks & the 4-3 Under: Winds of change?
The over-front vs. the under-front.
May 20, 2013
Defining the Seahawks' D: The Defensive Line, Pt 1
Meat and Potatoes.
May 16, 2013
Defining the Seahawks' D: Pete Carroll's Journey
From Arkansas to Minnesota to New York to San Francisco to Boston to Los Angeles.
May 13, 2013
Defining the Seahawks' Defense: An Introduction
When Pete Carroll was first hired by the Seahawks in 2010, he preached that the team would (eventually) field an aggressive, fast, but most of all unique defense on the field that would surprise a lot of teams.
March 22, 2013
Bruce Irvin & the 'spinner' role in the Hawks' D
The 'spinner' in Seattle's defense.
January 12, 2013
The Seahawks & the Cover-3
"We play man to man or Cover-3 -- not much more than that. It's not a secret." - Kam Chancellor
January 4, 2013
An alien on the loose
The Seahawks and the A-gap blitz.
October 10, 2012
Bobby Wagner with that sideline-to-sideline speed
Bobby Wagner's closing speed saves what would have been, most likely, a huge gain against this defense last season.
September 6, 2012
What Can We Expect From The Seahawks Defense?
It's tough to describe the Seahawks' 'brand' of defense.
July 19, 2012
On Sideline-to-Sideline Speed at Linebacker
One of the main things that the Seahawks' front office talked about upgrading over this offseason was 'team speed,' particularly at the linebacker position.
July 11, 2012
I wanted to piggyback onto an article that Charlie wrote prior to the Seahawks' catastrophic Week 7 matchup with the Browns last season that explored the Seahawks' limited use of a quasi-amoeba look out of some Bandit personnel groupings.
July 9, 2012
On the NFL 'Chess Match'
A look at the issues faced by D-Coordinators in the modern NFL.
May 21, 2012
More Notes on 4-3 Under/Over & the 3-4
We've been talking about the 4-3 Under/Over and propensities for the 3-4, the Defensive Front Seven (PART I, PART II), and just in general, player types and schemes to watch for on the Seahawks defense in 2012 a lot recently, so I thought I'd share a few more notes on the subject.
May 7, 2012
The Seahawks' defensive scheme versatility
"Our defense is a 4-3 scheme with 3-4 personnel. It's just utilizing the special talents of our guys." - Pete Carroll
May 1, 2012
Breakding down Seahawks' defensive sub-packages
"The later you go in the draft the more holes, limitations, flaws a player has. Success becomes a function of how he's utilized."
March 12, 2012
The Seahawks & the modern hybrid front
A look at modern hybrid schemes and the Mario Williams fit in Seattle.
July 20, 2011
Seahawks 4-3 Player Types: Defensive Line
The defensive line is very important. In any defense. Like every other defense, the defensive line in the 4-3 defense is very, very important. Let's talk about how Pete Carroll views each position in his basic 4-3 Under scheme.
July 12, 2011
Seahawks 4-3 Player Types: Linebackers
I've broken down, the best that I can, the different player types in the Seahawks 4-3 Under defense run by Pete Carroll. We've looked at cornerbacks and safeties, after breaking down the assignments in general, and now I'm going to give you a quick and simple look at the linebacker position.
June 27, 2011
Seahawks' 4-3 Under Player Types: Safeties
The safeties are very important players in the Seahawks' 4-3 Under defense. I attempt to explain why.