August 26, 2005

Seattle's Top Tier Secondary: Seattle has the best secondary in football

Many defensive secondaries are known across the NFL as elite. The 2004 Ravens had Ed Reed at strong safety, Gary Baxter and Chris McAlister at the cornerback positions, and Will Demps at free safety. The Pittsburgh secondary was reminiscent of the Steel-Curtain days. The Patriots makeshift secondary turned out to be one of the best big play stopping defenses in the league. But by far the best and most-loaded with talent will be the Seattle Seahawk's secondary. At their starting corner back position they have Marcus Trufant who had 5 picks and defensed 20 passes. At right corner the Seahawk's have Andre Dyson who had 6 interceptions and defensed 15 passes. Their strong safety is a man known as Michael Boulware, who has had five picks and 65 tackles his ROOKIE year. He is a hard-hitting safety, with an ability close to that of Rodney Harrison. Ken Hamlin is the Seahawk's starting free safety who had 4 interceptions and 2 sacks. The oldest member of the starting secondary is Andre Dyson who is only 26 years old. I expect improvement for an already elite secondary. New veteran additions will help the defense mature. The hard hitting secondary is the most intimidating defensives any offense will face. From a fantasy standpoint I see the Seahawks having close to the top of the league in takeaways. Sadly the front defensive line is not as strong especially with the loss of Chike Okeafor. Their linebacking corp is also extremely weak but has been strengthned with the addition of Jamie Sharper, a standout at small linebacker position. I expect the Seattle Seahawks to ranks within the top ten of fantasy defenses.

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