Which Seahawks player can fill ‘intimidation’ void left by Kam Chancellor?
Kam Chancellor was an integral part of the Seahawks’ record-setting defense, and without him Seattle won’t just be missing a reliable veteran but also a player who embodied the hard-hitting and intimidating persona of the Legion of Boom.
After Chancellor appeared to announce his retirement Sunday, 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard was asked which defensive player can help to fill the physical intimidation void left by the All-Pro safety. His answer?
Defensive end Frank Clark.
“Man, I have pointed to this guy an awful lot in a lot of these questions throughout the offseason. It’s Frank Clark,” Huard said. “Frank Clark has got to be the guy, from a physical intimidation standpoint, that whenever and wherever he lines up on the field … assumes some of that role. And frankly, he can. He has shown you in spurts over the last few years that he will absolutely flat-back offensive linemen. He will destroy tight ends. He’ll run through running backs and then he’ll knock the oxygen out of a quarterback’s lungs. He is capable of doing all of those things.
“(Linebacker) Bobby (Wagner) is established. I think people know how physical and gifted he is. That speaks for itself. But if there’s one guy who can take his game to the next level as far as that physical intimidation standpoint, series in and series out, it’s Frank Clark.”
Listen to Huard’s entire explanation in the audio clip embedded above, in which he’s also asked about the upside (and downside) to Seattle potentially signing guard J.R. Sweezy and who could be the Seahawks’ 2018 free agent bust.