When the Red Sox beat the Cardinals in the World Series last night, it assured that there will be a Game 5 Monday night in St. Louis running opposite of the Seahawks-Rams game at the Edward Jones Dome.
And that means there could be a pretty subdued crowd on hand for the game in a venue where Seattle has had uncommon success (though not last season, when the Rams won 19-13, breaking a string of six wins in seven years there for the Seahawks).
Seattle players Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman met the media today and each said the lack of a crowd won’t be an issue.
Sherman, as might be expected, made the point in a rather colorful manner, noting that “we have a great time at practice every day and no one is there.”
In a few other notes from their meetings with the media:
— Wilson, listed at 206 pounds, said he is playing this season at about 210 and that he is holding up fine physically despite taking a few more hits than desired. He said his bigger issue is making sure he doesn’t get mentally tired during games. He also talked of needing to make sure he balances the fine line between wanting to make plays and taking care of the ball.
— Wilson also made an interesting point about being good on the road, saying the key is often the second and third quarters. He said teams usually come out ready in the first quarter, and that teams are also usually hyped up in the fourth quarter when games are on the line. But he said it’s keeping that same sort of focus through the middle of the game that has helped the Seahawks of late.
— Sherman, asked about the play of Earl Thomas, noted that Thomas is tackling better than ever after having received some criticism for his tackling last season. He said “the last thing you want to do is tell Earl Thomas what he didn’t or can’t do.”
— Sherman, asked what the defense can improve on, most specifically noted limiting explosive plays.
Here’s some video of Wilson’s meeting with the media today: