Two factors will be key to Seahawks’ pass rush

Jun 22, 2012, 2:34 PM | Updated: 2:45 pm

By Brady Henderson

The Seahawks finished in a tie for 19th in the league last season with 33 sacks, a deficiency they tried to address by signing Jason Jones to a one-year deal and drafting Bruce Irvin in the first round.

More sacks is the ultimate goal. Earlier pressure, according to defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, will be the key.

“What we’ve addressed is trying to get more pressure on first and second down where we can affect the quarterback,” he told “Brock and Salk” on Friday. “That’s where we see Jason Jones coming in, where we’ve got to find a way to get him on the field, not only on third down, but first and second down so we can get more pressure.”

As Brock Huard and Mike Salk explain in Friday’s Wrap Up video, getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks must be a group effort for the Seahawks’ defense.

You can download Friday’s podcast here.

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