Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said Wednesday he didn’t think he would be able to change the way his team is playing when he saw the coverage on the Seahawks on Sunday.
“The first thing that comes to my mind is the safety, and that was a safety,” Norton told FOXSports.com.
“You can’t change that.
You can’t make it go away.
I’ve watched a lot of film, and I know it’s not just a one-off.
It can happen all the time.
But you have to understand that if you don’t have a guy who can make that change in the way that we want to do it, you’re going to lose the game.”
Norton said that the Seahawks will be playing a lot more man coverage this season, and will be looking to play in different looks.
“I think we’re going play man a lot this year,” Norton said.
“We’ll be running a lot man coverage, and then I think we’ll probably play some zone a little bit more this year.
It just depends on how you want to play it.”
The Seahawks were able to keep the Falcons out of the end zone on Sunday because of a pass interference call, but they also were able find the end zones with the help of the defense’s ability to defend the pass.
Seattle has been able to find the middle of the field on occasion with the Seahawks, but it was an area that the Falcons struggled to exploit.
The Seahawks have to get better at the quarterback position this season.
The Falcons have to figure out how to make the defense more of a threat in the red zone and give the offense more opportunities.
The Falcons are going to have to improve their tackling, but Norton said that will happen as they get older.
“There are some guys in there, some of the older guys, they’re going get better and better, and we’ll see,” Norton added.
“I think in this league, you just try to get smarter.
We’re going for a long season and it’s going to take a long time.”