Visiting team provides motivation in commotion before the game
By Josh Mayers | The Seattle Times, Nov. 27, 2011
“I can remember going up there last year and almost fighting at the coin toss so they don’t like us and we don’t like them. It’s going to be a heck of a game.”
— Washington CB DeAngelo Hall to 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. this week
There’s a little bit of history between Seattle and Washington, and not just because Seattle has won two playoff games against Washington in the previous seven years.
Before the two teams played on Nov. 27 last year in a regular-season game at CenturyLink Field, players from the two teams had to be separated before the coin toss. After the game, Washington’s players said it was because they had stomped on the Seahawks logo before leaving the field during warm-ups.
On Thursday, fullback Michael Robinson — who was one of the Seahawks who had to be held back last year — indicated it had more to do with something Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall said prior to the coin toss.
“You got a little girl out there, you got to watch your mouth, man,” Robinson said. “You’re not going to come in our stadium and disrespect us like that. That’s kind of how it was. It went from there.”
There was a child at midfield before the coin toss, and she was ushered away by one of the team’s photographers after tempers flared.
Will there be an emotional carryover to this game?
“You kind of got to see what happens on Sunday, man,” Robinson said. “I look forward to it.”