One of the keys for the Seahawks this season will be improving their run defense, which ranked 23rd last season, allowing 4.48 per carry, which was also last in the NFC West.
And a key to that will be getting a better season out of defensive end Red Bryant, who battled injuries a year ago, as detailed in this story.
In an interview Tuesday after practice, Bryant talked about wanting to show that the Seahawks are a better team defending the run than it appeared a year ago:
“We pride ourselves on being a physical team and stopping the run,’’ Bryant said. “That’s the first goal we have as a defense. … so you just take it personal from that standpoint. I didn’t think it was my fault that teams were able to run, but you’ve got to be critical and if you are perceived to be a dominating run-stopping team and myself in particular, you take it personal when teams are able to run on you.’’
Here also is our look at day 11 of training camp;
In other news this morning. …
— ESPN.com’s Mike Sando looks at running back issues around the NFC West in his daily review of the division;
— Sando also recaps some of Russell Wilson’s advice for the team’s young receivers;
— NFL.com says the Seahawks have enough time to get past the loss of Percy Harvin;
— The Chargers got the blackout lifted for Thursday’s game;
— Chargers.com offers a scouting report for the game;
— The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has a feature on Max Unger;
— J.R. Sweezy is selling T-shirts to help fight Alzheimer’s.