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Michael Silver
August 17, 1998
Outside linebackers Darrin Smith and Chad Brown are the keys to a promising defense. Signed away from the Eagles as a free agent, Smith is noted for his speed. Brown, who lined up solely on the right side last season, will be better utilized in a scheme called "Okie," a version of the 3-4 that moves him around....
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August 17, 1998

Inside Slant

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Outside linebackers Darrin Smith and Chad Brown are the keys to a promising defense. Signed away from the Eagles as a free agent, Smith is noted for his speed. Brown, who lined up solely on the right side last season, will be better utilized in a scheme called "Okie," a version of the 3-4 that moves him around....

The Seahawks are high on Ahman Green, whose speed has been a revelation. A third-round pick out of Nebraska, Green carried 14 times for 63 yards and a score in the preseason opener, a 20-19 win over the Cowboys....

By virtue of his 12 sacks last year, defensive end Michael Sinclair became the first Seahawk since Jacob Green in 1985 and '86 to have double-digit sack totals in consecutive seasons. Sinclair had 13 in '96.

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