Seattle Seahawks defense struggles under KNJ in spite of investments
Fans of the Seattle Seahawks entered the offseason with hopes that the team could improve in 2021 and progress deep into the playoffs for the first time since 2014. This was particularly true for many fans hoping the improvement on the defensive side of the ball, where opponent scoring dropped significantly in the second half of 2020, would continue, while the offense could recover to perform at first half levels. Unfortunately, neither has truly transpired.
However, what has transpired is that a defense that has received significant investment in recent seasons has regressed back to its first half of 2020 performance levels, while an already struggling offense now faces its first stretch of Russell Wilson-less games in nearly a decade.
The Seattle defense currently ranks 22nd in points allowed per …
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