Follow us:

Seahawks Blog

The latest news and analysis from all angles on the Seahawks.

September 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Bryant proving true to his word

redrutz

Defensive end Red Bryant told anyone who would listen during training camp that he intended to have a much better season in 2013 than he did in 2012, when he was bothered by a foot injury and, by his own admission, at times simply didn’t play well.

Through two games, Bryant (above in a Dean Rutz photo) has been true to his word.

Bryant and tackle Brandon Mebane are entrusted with being the primary early-down run stuffers for the Seahawks.

And they have rarely done their job better than Sunday night, when the Seahawks allowed San Francisco tailbacks just 13 yards on 11 carries, including holding Frank Gore to 16 on nine.

Pro Football Focus today detailed just how well Bryant is playing, writing:

Last year Red Bryant had one of the worst Run Stop Percentages in the league for 4-3 defensive ends at 4.4%. This year he is leading the league at 14.8%.

Coach Pete Carroll on Monday also gushed over the play of Bryant so far, saying he is playing “very well” and that:

“Red has come out of the chutes playing great technique, he’s hard to move, he’s been very consistent. He’s doing the things that we’re counting on him to do. We’re really happy with the progress we made through camp. If Red lines up and just gets in your face, he’s really hard to do anything about. So he’s doing a great job so far getting started and we’ve had terrific results with him.”

0 Comments

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►