Seahawks looking for Shaquem Griffin to have a “great year”

AP

While Shaquill Griffin has lost 12 pounds, down to 194 pounds, his twin, Shaquem, is seeking to add to his listed weight of 227 pounds.

The linebacker wants more bulk to adapt to playing more on the edge and closer to the line of scrimmage in pass-rushing situations, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.

“Now you get to see his speed on the edge like he did in college,’’ Shaquill Griffin said of his brother, via Condotta. “. . .He’s a little rusty so when we are going back home, we are talking about he’s got to work back on his pass rush. He’s definitely not the same. But to see him back into it, he’s loving it. Definitely enjoying that part of that he gets to rush again back like he did in college.’’

Shaquem Griffin still is working at weakside linebacker, with some snaps at strongside linebacker.

Special teams coordinator Brian Schneider expects Shaquem Griffin to “be great this year.”

“I have already seen the improvement,” Schneider said. “He was a flash player last year because he has that natural ability, and I just think he is going to be really, really consistent in terms of how he does it consistently [this year].”

Shaquem Griffin, a fifth-round pick last year, played all 16 games with one start. He made 11 tackles.

7 responses to “Seahawks looking for Shaquem Griffin to have a “great year”

  1. Great story but he really was a liability last year and actually cost the Seahawks dearly a couple of times.

    if there’s any coach that knows how to take a guy and put him in a position to be successful that is Pete Carroll though so here’s hoping that happens.

  2. Sorry to say, but it was such a good story last year that just never produced. I feel if he doesn’t improve, he could be a roster cut casualty this year. I hope he lays it all out! Good luck! I’m rooting for ya!

  3. If Shaquem Griffin makes it as a solid special teams player and can provide relief at outside linebacker it is a success for the spot he was drafted. Because of his story and combine some fans seem to want him to be a Pro Bowl player. He looked lost on the field last year and the game was going too fast for him.

    Now his brother hopefully bounces back from his slump. Him and Tre Flowers have potential to be the top level CB tandem with Pete Carroll guiding them.

  4. His few starts were brutal at LB as his limits vs the run were exposed. Teams just sent lead blockers at him and physics took over.

    Set him off the edge in an over/under front or get him going in sub packages as a rover/joker/ss that plays the flat zone and can make a play vs the RPO offense that is making its way into the league.

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