Jadeveon Clowney

Podcast: The Seahawks pass rush showed up at a bad time for the Niners... sorry not sorry

Podcast: The Seahawks pass rush showed up at a bad time for the Niners... sorry not sorry

In a game that featured one of the best if not the best defensive line in the NFL, Monday Night Football showcased a dominant performance from the d-line you did not expect.

The Seattle Seahawks (8-2) finally saw their pass rush excel on one of the biggest stages in the league and against the last remaining undefeated team, the San Francisco 49ers (8-1). Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finally got a taste of the medicine their d-line has been dishing out through the first eight games of this season.

And it all started for Seattle with Jadeveon Clowney. The Seahawks traded for Clowney 74 days ago and has been worth every penny since. On Monday, he absolutely lit up the stat sheet: five tackles, five QB hits, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one touchdown.

Pro Football Focus credited Clowney with 11 pressures and a 90.7 overall grade against SF.

“If I’m being honest, that seems low. What’s a perfect pro football focus grade because that’s what it felt like you were seeing from Jadeveon Clowney. He was absolutely fantastic,” said our Seahawks Insider Joe Fann on the lates Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast.

It was finally the pass rush Seattle has been waiting for this season. Seattle’s defense, who had given up huge yards in the previous weeks to Atlanta’s Matt Schaub and Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston, came through against one of the best in Garoppolo.

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Talkin' Seahawks Podcast: Takeaways from the Seahawks' thrilling OT win against the 49ers

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One of the best Monday Night Football games to date. One for the ages. An instant classic.

These were just some of the thoughts and feelings from the NFL world following an epic 27-24 overtime Seattle victory over rival San Francisco on Monday night.

Coming into the game, the big story was the 49ers defensive front who has been absolutely tormenting opposing offenses this season. But the story quickly flipped onto Seattle's defensive line lead by one stellar performance from Jadeveon Clowney: five tackles, one sack, five QB hits, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one touchdown.

"What's crazy to me is this performance from the defense came out of nowhere," said our Insider Joe Fann.  From locker room sound to the sights and sounds from the game he's got all the stories you want to hear from the big win.

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Trailing 10-0 and in danger of going down more, the Seahawks needed their defense to get a huge stop against the 49ers offense. They did more than just get the stop, they changed the game. 

Jarran Reed blasted through the 49ers offensive line, sacked quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and forced a fumble. Before the 49ers could even react, Jadeveon Clowney swooped in, scooped the ball up, and ran it in for the score. 

The Seahawks could have been down 17-0, instead, it was 10-7, and the Seahawks were right back in the game. 

Social media reacts as Seahawks acquire star pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney

Social media reacts as Seahawks acquire star pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney

The Seattle Seahawks have landed Jadeveon Clowney. Yes, you read that right. If you were like me, sleeping into the wee hours of Saturday morning, it’s time to wake up.

The Seahawks and Texans reportedly agreed to a deal to send Clowney to Seattle in exchange for a third-round pick, linebacker Jacob Martin and pass-rusher Barkevious Mingo.

Before Seahawks Insider Joe Fann breaks down the trade, as well as what this means for Seattle's chances to contol the division, let's take a look at how fans, media and players reacted to the blockbuster trade which sent the three-time Pro Bowler to Seattle.

Check back to NBC Sports Northwest for more on this trade and what it means for Seattle with the first game of the season upon us.

Fans divided on Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle Seahawks

Fans divided on Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle Seahawks

Could the Seattle Seahawks make a trade for Houston Texans star Jadeveon Clowney?

It’s an intriguing thought.

Houston is reportedly looking to trade its star edge rusher and according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Seattle is on Clowney’s short list of potential destinations.

Seattle’s pass-rush has been an area of concern since trading top sack man Frank Clark to the Chiefs in April. Trading for Clowney, who has been named to the last three Pro Bowls, will certainly come at a price, but is it one the Seahawks are willing to pay?

Seahawks Insider Joe Fann ran a poll on Twitter to see if fans would want Seattle to pull the trigger on a Clowney trade if it would cost the Seahawks a 2020 first-round pick, or a 2020 second-round pick, plus a player like Germain Ifedi or Rashaad Penny. Fans were well, divided. 

59 percent of the people who voted as of Wednesday evening did think the Seahawks should go all in on acquiring Clowney, 41 percent did not. 

Fans also had some strong opinions on the possibility of this trade. Here’s a few:

Clowney is certainly a desired player. The 26-year-old pass-rusher finished the 2018 season with 47 tackles, nine sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He has a total of 53 tackles for loss over the past three seasons, third in the NFL.

Clowney digs the Seahawks and the Seahawks could use a new pass-rusher. Is Clowney their man? We will discover his next landing spot soon enough.

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