Isaiah Simmons has team-high 10 tackles for Cardinals vs. Seahawks

Nov 19, 2020, 11:24 PM

Linebacker Isaiah Simmons #48 of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the field during the Red & Whi...

Linebacker Isaiah Simmons #48 of the Arizona Cardinals stands on the field during the Red & White Practice at State Farm Stadium on August 28, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

In what was a disjointed and sloppy 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Arizona Cardinals had few bright spots.

One of them on Thursday, though, was rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

As Simmons continues to get more opportunities and snaps each week, he finally had his breakthrough game on Thursday.

Simmons recorded a team-high 10 tackles and two for loss, showing off that speed that made him a first-round pick for the Cardinals in the 2020 NFL Draft.

“I definitely saw him flash and felt like he was out there making plays,” head coach Kliff Kingsbury said of Simmons.

Simmons also picked up his first career sack.

The 22-year-old made a few key plays in the game, including that sack on Russell Wilson and a tackle in space on the difficult to bring down D.K. Metcalf.

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Tuesday that he’s seen a lot of improvement in Simmons and wanted to see him now take advantage of the extra chances.

“He’s been patient, and it’s time,” Joseph said.

Cardinals fans were excited to see things starting to come together for Simmons.

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