The Seahawks’ secondary might be the best in the NFL, and they showed why in the first quarter on Sunday.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub dropped back at the Seahawks’ 18-yard line midway through the first, looking toward his tight end Owen Daniels for a potential first down. Instead, linebacker K.J. Wright jumped the route and tipped the ball up in the air. Five other Seahawks defenders were in the vicinity and each made a run at the ball, with at least two of them tipping it as if it were a beach ball at a baseball stadium.
The ball ended up getting batted back by safety Kam Chancellor and fellow safety Earl Thomas laid out to make a diving catch. It was a pretty incredible show of focus and teamwork.
Check out the Seattle tip drill in the GIF below. Courtesy of the good people at Kissing Suzy Kolber for this one.