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November 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor gave emotional pregame speech

RENTON — Normally, pregame speeches are handled by defensive lineman Michael Bennett and quarterback Russell Wilson.

But before Sunday’s game against Arizona, safety Kam Chancellor, one of the team’s more reserved leaders, took his turn for the first time.

“It was probably the best one I’ve ever heard in my life,” linebacker K.J. Wright said. “Usually guys are just talking to talk, but I actually felt him and he just spoke from the heart.”

Added Wright, “We needed that.”

Chancellor said Bennett asked him to speak when he got to the stadium.

“I just started thinking about everything that I always wanted to say,” Chancellor said. “The night before I wanted to say more things to the team where we were talking also so I just grabbed that and ran with that and just said what was in my heart. I just said what I thought was needed, and it just came out the right way.”

Chancellor’s overall message?

“Just about trusting one another, playing for one another,” he said. “Just every snap, everything you do out there, always thinking about the man beside you, your brother on the field.”

Added Chancellor: “It was real. I could just feel the connection from everybody. I could feel everybody’s alertness. I could feel everybody’s energy.”

 

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