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Joey Hunt Is Seattle Seahawks’ Best Pass Protector Says Pete Carroll

Seattle Seahawks Joey Hunt

The Seattle Seahawks are sitting at 6-2 at the midway point in the NFL season. That is a great reason to be optimistic about the year, but there are some daunting things we must take into consideration. First, the Seahawks do play the toughest remaining schedule in the entire NFL. Secondly, the Seahawks lost their starting center Justin Britt to an ACL tear on Sunday…

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While the Seahawks decided to stay put at the trade deadline, that told us that they will stick with our backup center, Joey Hunt, who filled in for Britt on Sunday. While at first that may concern some (it concerned me), we are talking about someone who has been in the system for a decent amount of time. Hunt has been with the Seahawks since 2016, when the team made him a sixth-round pick out of Texas Christian University. On top of that, Pete Carroll seems to have nothing but confidence in Hunt.

“He has always been there, he’s always been the smartest guy in the group, he’s got a great ability to control what’s going on up there so you don’t lose a trick in that regard,” Carroll said on 710 ESPN Monday morning. “He’s a totally different package, he’s much smaller than Britt is [but] he’s still around 300 pounds. He’s very, very stout, strong player. Plays with great leverage, he’s got great hands.”

“Really good pass protector,” Carroll continued. “He is by far the winningest pass pro guy in our drills forever, he always has been. So, we’re fortunate to have Joey coming off the bench. Joey has been there the whole time. He has been such a great team member, he’s always looked for his opportunities when he’s had them, he’s jumped in. But this is a big deal for him. Really excited for him to take over this spot.”

Carroll is known to be optimistic but no trades being made at the deadline tells us that they truly do believe going with Hunt can be the solution for the remainder fo 2019-20 season for the Seahawks. I guess we will find out soon. Up Next: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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