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November 16, 2014 at 9:58 PM

What the TV shows said about the Seahawks, opponents

There was lots of interesting talk about the Seahawks, and their opponents this week and next, on some of th TV talk shows today.

First are some quotes from the NFL Network, and then some stuff from NBC.

Quotes from NFL Network’s NFL GameDay First

“If Seattle loses this game, I don’t think they make the playoffs.” – Shaun O’Hara on why the Seattle Seahawks must beat the Kansas City Chiefs

 “I really don’t think they ever lost [their swagger]. I just think they needed to find their identity and win a couple of games.” – Michael Robinson on if the Seattle Seahawks are back on track

“When I look at this team and ask if they have their championship swagger back, absolutely not…This defense no longer dictates [to] the offense anymore. They no longer intimidate offenses.” – Sterling Sharpe on the Seattle Seahawks

 Quotes from NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning

 “What we watched last year with Seattle was we will find a way to win a football game. What we’re watching with Seattle right now is we’re going to find a way to win a football game. It’s not going to be Peyton Manning-esque, it’s not going to be Tom Brady-esque. It’s we’re going to do what we need to do to win these games.” – Michael Irvin on the Seattle Seahawks

“If you are looking for the big contract and you’re coming off a Super Bowl season, you want to win this game because that quarterback on the other side looks like you…Alex Smith looks just like Russell Wilson if you think about how they play, how they manage the game, how they use their legs to help their team.” – Marshall Faulk on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson facing Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith

“I don’t see the same confidence. I don’t see the same air about this football team.” – Kurt Warner on the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport

On if the Seattle Seahawks will part ways with running back Marshawn Lynch at the end of the season:

“The short answer is yes and everything I’m being told by people involved in the situation, nothing has changed with the Seahawks’ plans to part ways with Marshawn Lynch after the season. They have tried to replace him in the draft bringing in competition for him on several levels [with Christine Michael and Robert Turbin] – neither of those guys have turned into franchise backs. This is a value issue. First of all, they need Marshawn Lynch’s salary for other salaries including Russell Wilson. I would expect them to target a running back high in the draft. Pay attention to Melvin Gordon.”

And here is some stuff from NBC’s Football Night in America:

Following are highlights from Football Night in America:


Collinsworth: “Be careful about the Kansas City Chiefs right now, too. They can play defense and run the ball — pretty good formula come a little cold weather.”

Ward on Jamaal Charles: “Right now, he’s the best all-around running back in the game. What was so impressive about that game: Kansas City has no wide receivers, so Seattle played eight guys in the box and they still couldn’t stop him.”

Dungy: “Kansas City is playing the best ball in that division (AFC West), and Denver still has to go to Kansas City.”


Dungy on loss to Chiefs: “They weren’t able to run the ball effectively when they needed to.”

Patrick on Earl Thomas: “You brought up the great point that with Earl Thomas, it’s feast or famine. He’s either going to force a fumble or, if he (the opposing player) gets behind you, it’s going to be a touchdown.”

Harrison on Thomas: “He’s the free safety for a reason. He’s the last line of defense. He has to make the sure tackle.”


Collinsworth: “It’s not a fluke. It’s time we all start paying attention to this football team.”

Dungy on Cardinals defense: “It is great.”


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