Watching the Seahawks in recent seasons, that's not how they played defense.
"If you watch the game and there's a pass 5, 10 yards in the flat, you'll see a couple of D-linemen getting into the picture," Tongue said.
The flip side is, if it's a run, you'll see D-backs in the picture, not just offering run support but forcing the run.
The Seahawks work on this in practice every day. In fact, it's the first thing new coordinator Ray Rhodes has them do -- run to the sideline and back, as a group. It helps with conditioning. But it also helps hone that run-to-the-ball mentality.
"It becomes contagious," cornerback Willie Williams said.
So, "Seattle Swarm" it is?
No, said the look of mock disgust that washed across the face of veteran tackle John Randle.
"The only thing we need to be concerned with is just keep playing," he said. "We do that -- week in, week out -- things will fall into place and people will give us nicknames."
Godfrey? "Nah," he said. "We just have to keep playing aggressively, getting off blocks and helping each other. But a nickname? Not right now."
So, what then? Surely these guys deserve a nickname.
"I do think they deserve one," quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. "I'm just not creative enough to come up with one."
There was only one person who could help me on this quest: Shawn Springs. Sure, the veteran cornerback is sidelined with a broken shoulder blade. But this stuff comes so easily to Springs.
"Not yet," he said. "We've got to really tighten up. Give us eight games."
Hum. I'll keep working on it, and get back to you.