Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn met the media today in advance of Friday’s game at Green Bay and said one task for this week is to further sort out who will start at the defensive tackle three-technique spot (the position that lines up shifted towards the guard and where Tony McDaniel is listed as the starter.
Quinn said it’s still too early to know who will start there.
“We are anxious to see Tony [McDaniel] in here this weekend,” he said. “We have been waiting for him to get in and get a chance to show what he can do. So we are really fired up to see what he can do. We’ve gotten a chance to see Jesse [Williams] some, and Jordan [Hill] some, and now Tony [McDaniel] some and we will get a chance to see Jaye Howard in there some. We have a sense of where we are heading. As far as locking down for the starter spot, we don’t know yet; due to the injuries and that type of thing.”
Quinn also said he had a good first impression of tackle Sealver Siliga, acquired from Denver on Tuesday.
“You know what my first thought was? A good work ethic,” Quinn said. “A first impression means something to me. They all do for all of us. So for him, I like the way he came out to work. You can see his strength and it transferred right on to the grass. We had him in on 9 on7 in the first period.”
Siliga will also initially be tried at the three-technique spot and nose tackle (where Brandon Mebane is the starter).
“Yeah base three and base nose,” Quinn said. “So we are going to try and train these guys inside and out and figure out, ‘Okay what does he do best? Is he better at three or is he better at nose?’ So that’s kind of our way of getting to learn him and know him as well as we can in a short amount of time.”
Here’s some video of Quinn’s session with the media today: