Seattle Seahawks Hoping Travis Jones Can Whip Defensive Line into Shape

By Michael Terrill
Seattle Seahawks Hoping Travis Jones Can Whip Defensive Line into Shape
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Seattle Seahawks first-year defensive coordinator Dan Quinn wanted someone with experience to coach his defensive line. There is no question he achieved that by hiring Travis Jones to whip the defensive linemen into shape for the 2013 season.

“Travis really gets it when it comes to the defensive line,” Quinn said, according to “We’re really fortunate to have him here. For us to have worked so closely together and then to have stayed in touch through the years and talked about guys, I couldn’t be more thrilled knowing here’s a guy who sees it exactly like I do.”

The chemistry between the two gentlemen is something the Seahawks are hoping rubs off on the defense. It is no secret Seattle is one of the favorites to compete for a Super Bowl this upcoming season. With that being said, it will not come easy, as everyone in the organization will have to work flawlessly together over the next few months if they want to achieve the ultimate goal.

The Seahawks held opponents to a league-best 15.3 points per game last season. Seattle also held opponents to 306.2 total yards, which was good for fourth in the NFL. A huge reason for that was the outstanding play of the defensive line.

As good as those numbers are the Seahawks know they will have to improve if they want to run the table. One area in particular that Quinn wants to see get better is the sack numbers. The hope is that Jones will be able to inspire the defensive linemen to create more opportunities for their teammates as well as themselves to get to the quarterback.

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