The Seattle Seahawks may have a few concerns in the secondary as cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman are currently facing four game suspensions for violating the NFL’s Performance-Enhancing-Drug (PED) policy.
The Seahawks have prided themselves on having big strong cornerbacks that are able to fight for positions against top receivers. After a defensive collapse on the road against the Miami Dolphins, suspensions are the last thing this Seattle defense needs.
Together, Browner and Sherman have recorded 77 tackles, six interceptions and five forced fumbles for the Seahawks and have helped them to have one of the better defenses in the league.
These two corners have been some of the best players on Seattle’s roster and their absence could cost the Seahawks a chance at finishing the season above .500.
If these two are out of the lineup for four games this defense will continue to struggle especially on the road and will have a difficult time finding replacements while the starters are unable to play.
Both players are currently appealing these suspensions and will try to have the league drop the chargers as the Seahawks are still trying to fight for a wild card position this post season.
However, if Browner and Sherman are unable to get their appeals, it will be a long day for the Seahawks secondary and for head coach Pete Carroll who is trying to get his team back to the playoffs.
The NFL’s decision should come soon whether or not these two talented corners will be in Seattle’s lineup next week.