Jadeveon Clowney has been ‘positively good’ for Seahawks says Pete Carroll
The Seattle Seahawks knew they were getting one of the NFL’s best pass rushers when they traded for Jadeveon Clowney. Despite being with the team for a short amount of time, Pete Carroll said that Clowney has been ‘positively good‘ so far.
This past Sunday, Clowney made his debut for the Seahawks against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. The former No. 1 pick made his presence felt by tallying a sack, two tackles, and a pass deflection versus the Bengals.
The Seahawks were able to land Clowney for a fairly cheap price for a premier edge-defender. Seattle surrendered a third-round pick, Jacob Martin, and Barkevious Mingo to bring in the former Houston Texans pass rusher.
While with the Texans, Clowney was able to begin his ascension into the group of elite pass rushers in the NFL. Over the past two seasons, the edge rusher combined for 18.5 sacks, 37 tackles for loss, and 42 hits on the quarterback.
Since his arrival in Seattle, Clowney has been putting in the extra time to get acclimated to his new team. The scary thing about the Seahawks is that they don’t have their entire group of pass-rushers on the field yet.
Aside from Clowney, the Seahawks are anxious to see Ezekiel Ansah and rookie L.J. Collier coming off of the edge of the defense. Additionally, Jarran Reed will miss the first six games of the season due to a suspension.
With all of that considered, teams are going to have a tough time keeping the Seahawks front seven out of their backfield.