Lofa Tatupu: Can He Be Replaced?

Kyle MooreContributor IOctober 20, 2009

RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  David Hawthorne #57 of the Seattle Seahawks runs drills during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

When the Seahawks played the Cardinals, the Seahawks fans heard the heartbreaking news that Lofa Tatupu is out for the season.

 It was bad enough that Leroy Hill and Marcus Trufant is hurt.The good news is, Leroy Hill and Marcus Turfant is coming back Nov1 against Dallas.So the Seahawks defense will be much better with Hill and Trufant back. 

The question now is can any body replace Tatupu? The best option to replace Tatupu is David Hawthorne.When David Hawthorne started, his first game he racked up 16 tackles and 1 interception against Chicago. David has only played 3 games this year and he has 27 tackles. I think that's very good for a backup linebacker. He should be the starting linebacker for this year.

David Hawthorne hopefully will be a succesful replacement for Lofa Tatupu. If it's not Hawthorne it will probably be D.D Lewis. The last thing is that, hopefully Leroy Hill, and Trufant will be %100 when they come back. One more thing Jim Mora needs to show the real Jim Mora.