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January 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Quotes and video: Seattle safety Kam Chancellor

Seattle safety Kam Chancellor met the media after practice today.

Here’s some video, with some quotes below:

(On Greg Olsen) He’s an athletic tight end—he’s a guy that’s been in the league for a while so he’s definitely advanced, he’s experienced, and he knows what he’s going to get out there. He’s a guy that just gives maximum effort—another premier tight end.

(On is he looking for Greg Olsen on 3rd down) I’m looking for whoever has the ball on 3rd down.

(On does it help being familiar in this situation) No—not for real. The way I look at it, that was the past. Their team was in the past and our team was in the past—it’s a whole different ball game, a whole different team, and we’re looking to take a step forward and keep pushing.

(On how he feels now vs. how he felt the first time the two teams played this season) I feel real good—felt good then, felt good now. It don’t change.

(On how they approach the game being the favorites) I don’t think we pay attention to the favorites—we just focus on what we have to do at hand and that’s going out there running and hitting; that’s football at the end of the day — running and hitting.

(On what’s different about the Panthers) Just more experience throughout the season—I think every game you gain experience, you gain an edge. So that’s what I mean by a different team—it’s not the same team from back when we played them.

(On the variety of their run offensive package) Yes—that’s one thing I can say about their offense is that they’re very exotic. Anybody can get the ball—the whole quarterback power, the zone read, they have all types of plays, but you just have to be disciplined in your gap and in your coverage.

(On discipline being the key to containing Cam Newton) Yes—being discipline, the guys upfront getting pressure on him, disrupting him, and quarterback hurries. I think things like that can get him duress and get him in a hurry back there.

(On Cam Newton’s commitment to running) Yes—you can see that he’s either running to get the touchdown or get the first down and that’s what I mean by a quarterback that can extend the play, who is definitely capable of running the ball, and somebody that’s not accounted for most of the time so he can definitely hurt you with that.

(On Seahawks defense) I feel like we’re playing at a higher level this year—I believe that’s through experience and more trust—experience and trusting one another out there.

(On how he works on tackling this late in the season) With tackling, I always say, it’s ‘want to’. The first part is technique—you have to come out here every day and practice your craft at practice. You have to know how to get there and how to set it up and the rest of it is want to. You have to want to put a body on that guy, feel that contact, and get that guy down.

(On other guys shying away from contact with Cam Newton) No—I don’t see that from anybody on our team. Our team—we embrace the contact, we want the contact so that’s not something that we shy away from.



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