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November 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Seahawks’ linebacker K.J. Wright says defense “showing ourselves this is how good we can be”

The task for the Seahawks this week against the Giants will be to continue the momentum of the past two games, especially on defense as Seattle has forced five turnovers and allowed just two offensive touchdowns in wins over Carolina and Oakland.

Linebacker K.J. Wright said  this week the game against Oakland, featuring three turnovers which led directly to 10 points, felt especially like a step in returning to being like the Seattle defense of 2013.

“We didn’t lose confidence,” Wright said. “But we are gaining confidence and really, really reminding ourselves how good we are. Now these turnovers are coming, these wins are coming. Just keep showing ourselves this is how good we can be.”

Also getting a little affirmation was Wright himself as he led the Seahawks with a season-high 13 tackles after returning to weakside linebacker after playing the previous two games at middle linebacker following an injury to Bobby Wagner.

Coach Pete Carroll said he thought Wright looked a little more comfortable being back on the weakside, an alignment that may continue this week with Brock Coyle playing in the middle.

The Seahawks took some of the pressure off of Coyle to handle everything inside, though, by continuing to have Wright help with calling  signals and getting everybody aligned.

Wright said safety Earl Thomas also pitched in with some added help last seek getting the front seven aligned.

“We was just doing a lot of stuff we didn’t do in the past, being more in the details,” Wright said, explaining that at times it was assumed everyone knew where to go. With new linebackers playing  more, though, the team has to make sure everyone on the defense know who is covering which player or which area in a zone.

As for seeming more comfortable at weakside, Wright said he simply came to the Oakland game with a little different mindset than previous weeks.

“Coach (Ken Norton) just told me to just let it go,” Wright said. “Just go out there and have fun. Go out there and play football. It didn’t matter if it was at the (middle) or the (weakside).”

 

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