Audio: A former teammate’s take on Cortez Kennedy
By Brady Henderson
For three seasons, Dave Wyman had a front-row view of Cortez Kennedy’s dominance.
Wyman, a former Seahawks linebacker who was teammates with Kennedy from 1990-92, watched as Kennedy got to the quarterback at a rate uncommon for a defensive tackle.
As Wyman and John Clayton discussed during Friday’s editon of Cold Hard Facts, Kennedy racked up 58 sacks in 11 seasons despite playing in a defense that often called for Kennedy to take on multiple blockers.
“He wasn’t lining up in gaps. He wasn’t hiding. They were triple-teaming him,” Wyman said. “It was just amazing to watch.”
Clayton noted that Kennedy has more sacks than any other defensive tackle in the Hall of Fame (though some HOF defensive tackles predate the NFL’s recognition of sacks as an official stat).
Clayton is among the selectors who will decide this weekend whether or not Kennedy and 16 other finalists will make the Hall of Fame.
You can listen to the conversation here.