Clayton: Timing is off for Seahawks going into Week 2 matchup vs Steelers

September 13, 2019

Timing is everything, and timing is off for the Seattle Seahawks.

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On paper, the Seahawks have the feel of a 10- or 11-win team, particularly after the trade for Jadeveon Clowney. But the Seahawks have made enough changes that it’s going to take time to get everyone working together well on offense and defense.

And when it comes to timing, the Seahawks are having to work through those changes during a tough two-week stretch in which they travel to Pittsburgh then come back home to face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Pete Carroll has his hands full right now sorting out Seattle’s defensive line, safety position, and youth at wide receiver and on the offensive line.

Here is what to look for in Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.

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• Lano Hill is expected to return to the starting lineup at safety. Tedric Thompson, who struggled last week, is battling a hamstring injury and doubtful for Sunday.

Hill was going to finish last year as the Seahawks’ starting strong safety until he suffered a late-season hip injury. The injury required surgery, forcing Hill to spend three months of the offseason bedridden and unable to do much, so he’s been playing catch-up. He didn’t practice until the final couple weeks of training camp and it took time for him to get his weight back. On Sunday, he should get a chance to test where he is.

• This will be an interesting game for the defensive line. Ziggy Ansah is expected to make his debut. Naturally, he will be under some kind of a snap count in what would not only be his first game with the Seahawks but also his first game since shoulder surgery ended his tenure last year with the Detroit …read more

Source:: MyNorthwest.com – Sports

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