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Seattle must prevent big plays

Ray Rhodes finally has the type of players who fit into his aggressive style of defense.

Updated: August 17, 2004, 12:11 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com Insider
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Seattle needs to dramatically improve its defense in order to improve its playoff chances. Under Ray Rhodes last season, the Seahawks gave up too many big pass plays. They worked hard in the offseason to upgrade the personnel.

Bobby Taylor joins Marcus Trufant and Ken Lucas to form the NFC West's best cornerback trio. Grant Wistrom and Chike Okeafor should combine for at least 15 sacks from the defensive end position. Marcus Tubbs, the team's first-round choice, should add punch to the interior of the defensive line.

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