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October 26, 2014 at 5:07 PM

NFL Network notes and quotes on Seahawks

The Seahawks were the topic of a lot of discussion on the pregame shows this morning.

Straight from the NFL Network, here are Seahawks-related quotes from today’s editions of NFL Network’s NFL GameDay First and NFL GameDay Morning.

First off, here is a link to NFL Media’s Michael Silver’s piece on the Seahawks locker room and a followup discussion with Silver, Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin on NFL GameDay Morning.


Quotes from NFL Network’s NFL GameDay First

“There’s nothing going on in that locker room. Those guys are very focused. I’ve talked to guys this week. They want to move forward. They want to get past all this stuff from last week. I talked to coach [Pete] Carroll last night; he talked about how excited the guys were. Personally, I think this team is going through a little bit of a transition. Some of the voices like Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, guys that they’ve heard all the time in certain situations — they’re hearing new voices now. Those new voices have to step up: Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Marshawn Lynch to a degree, Russell Wilson. That’s where they are. They’re having new leaders step up and they’re working through some issues right now, but they’ll be fine.” – Michael Robinson on the state of the Seattle Seahawks locker room

“They have to win. If you’re talking about what’s going on in the locker room, you’re losing football games. That’s why we’re talking about the off-the-field stuff. As players, we found this to be true after we won the Super Bowl. When we came back the next year, it’s a lot harder to win football games. When teams are gunning for you, you’re getting everyone’s A-game. Nobody’s looking past you.” – Shaun O’Hara on why the Seattle Seahawks are struggling

“The core group of guys in this locker room, they haven’t encountered much adversity. One thing Pete Carroll always preaches when you first come in that locker room [is]: how you deal with adversity will be your measuring stick of success in this league. You have to be able to deal with adversity.” – Michael Robinson on the new dynamic in the Seattle Seahawks locker room

“Russell Wilson is the guy to lead this team out of the darkness.” – Michael Robinson on the leadership of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

“Right now, that locker room is upset. Right now, they want to rise to the occasion. [Marshawn Lynch] is upset; he wants the ball, and I think they’re going to use him a lot. Expect some surprises.” – Michael Robinson on why the Seattle Seahawks are ready to end their losing streak

“I know personally from talking to him that he wants to be known as a receiver. He wants to be able to go downfield. He wants to be able to make those splash plays down the field like a No. 1 receiver can do. He puts Eric Decker back to where he naturally wants to be: a No. 2 receiver [and] a complement to the No. 1 receiver.” – Michael Robinson on Percy Harvin’s new start with the New York Jets

Video: State of the Seattle Seahawks Locker Room – Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson discusses the current state of the Seahawks locker room with Sterling Sharpe and Shaun O’Hara


Quotes from NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning

“There’s not anything going on in the Seahawks’ locker room. This team is built to deal with adversity.” – Michael Robinson on the Seattle Seahawks

“Absolutely. Russell Wilson has taken the reins. He is the leader. He is the guy that you want.” – Michael Robinson on if Russell Wilson is the leader of the Seattle Seahawks

“Sources close to [Marshawn] Lynch say he harbors bitterness towards the Seahawks Commander in Chief, Pete Carroll, the residual effects of a training camp holdout and organizational proclamations his workload would be reduced.” – Michael Silver on Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch


NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On how the New York Jets plan to use Percy Harvin in his debut with the team:

“The short answer is: everywhere. I talked to Jets receiver Eric Decker this week about Percy Harvin, the newest addition, a player that clearly has the locker room buzzing. What Decker told me is: you will see him on handoffs, reverses, crossing routes – anything to get Percy Harvin the ball in his hands. As Decker said, he can take a 5-yard catch and take it 70. We know Percy Harvin is fast. We also know that he has impressed his new teammates with that speed; as Decker told me, we have some track guys on the team, we have some guys who think they are fast and they turned to me and they said, ‘Damn, he is fast.’ He makes everything look so easy, they really can’t believe it, seeing it in person. Decker told me this is something we definitely need on offense to open things up for everyone.”

On the state of the Seattle Seahawks:

“Mike Robinson really hit it right on the head talking about the transition in the locker room. So many of the old voices from last year, including Red Bryant, are no longer there. What you are seeing now is the Seahawks transition to Russell Wilson as the sole leader of the locker room. There certainly are some players in that room who believe he is more part of management than part of the actual team, which is really not a change from a lot of the other quarterbacks in the NFL; guys like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning more closely associate with the coach and general manager than they do with players. One person I would not be surprised if he is no longer with the team after this year: Marshawn Lynch. Certainly appears to be a part of the old guard of the Seahawks locker room. He has a tense relationship with coach Pete Carroll, that much we know; does not communicate with Carroll, does not communicate with general manager John Schneider, really just keeps to himself and keeps to his teammates. We knew he held out earlier this year trying to get more money. That’s why, based on what I know now, I would not be surprised if the Seahawks took a running back very early in the draft and essentially replace Beast Mode on their roster.”


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