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December 4, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Video and quotes: Seattle safety Kam Chancellor

One of the most-oft questions of this Seattle season has been this — how is Kam Chancellor feeling?

Today he answered it as directly as the path he often takes to ball carries.

“I feel good,” he said with a smile as he met Seattle media today. Chancellor said that when asked specifically if this is as good as he has felt physically since the Super Bowl, having earlier said that the two weeks he had off while resting a groin injury also helped further heal his hip.

“It’s just one of those things when you’re feeling good, you just play free,” he said of how being healthier has helped his performance on the field. “You know your assignments, you know the preparation and you’re feeling good – you can let free and go out there and have fun with your brothers.”

You can see some more of what Chancellor had to say in the video below, and following that are some transcribed quotes.

Seattle’s Kam Chancellor talks to the media Thursday.

(On if he looks at this game like a playoff game this weekend) No, we’re looking at it as the next game. We look at every game as the next game. Every game has the same proportions. We don’t look at it as a playoff game.

(On if there are any unique challenges with their offense at all especially at his position) Well, they run a certain scheme that they like. They run the same plays over and over but they stay true to who they are. That’s what makes their offense special. We have to line-up – know your assignments, know your fits and make your hits.

(On what he has noticed about Richard Sherman and how he has worked on making tackles in the run game) Sherm has completed his game. He’s definitely a great cover corner. He definitely a great tackler – open field tackler – he comes in and fills the gap where needed. Sometimes we need them on the edges; sometimes we need them on the B-gap, C-gap. Sherm is a team player. He goes out there and handles his business like a professional and gets it done.

(On what the two games he didn’t play in did for him) Gave me some extra rest, some extra rest for my hip because I had hip surgery in the offseason – just extra rest on that, my ankles, anything else that was bothering me – just gave me a little extra rest on it and I’m back, ready to go.

(On how he and Earl Thomas have seemed to play with more energy the past two games) It’s just one of those things when you’re feeling good, you just play free. You know your assignments, you know the preparation and you’re feeling good – you can let free and go out there and have fun with your brothers.

(On if physically this is the best he has felt since the Super Bowl) I feel good.

(On what is the biggest challenge about the game this weekend) The next game – that’s the biggest challenge – the next game. We want to focus on going out there and improving as a team, as a unit and lifting one another up on the field. The biggest focus is improving as a team, getting better at the things we need to get better at.

(On why the defense has had some of their best games against teams that run the fast pace, no huddle type offense) I really don’t know why. But I guess when a team is going fast pace, you know they have to stick to certain things, they can’t run but so many different things because I mean, they have to run the plays also and on defense, it’s the same way. We sit out there and we play. It’s like a chess match – like they say – offense, defense. The same guys that are on the offense out there running the plays, there out there at the same time, they don’t switch personnel and defense, we don’t switch personnel, so it’s a battle of who is going to go the longest.

(On how big of a factor it is to have so many great athletes on defense) I think that’s big for us. It shows our depth, the size, and the athletes we do have in our depth. We can adapt. We do a good job of adapting with different personnel, with different teams.

 

 

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