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What the Seahawks are saying – Patriots

What the Seahawks are saying – Patriots

nfllogo3On the Patriots…
“Nobody’s done it better than they have. Of course I’ve watched them intensely over the years, and I really admire the job that they have done, the consistency that they’ve found. It’s a great tribute to the coaching, because Bill [Belichick] has been the constant, he and Tom [Brady] have been the constants to that. The coaches have changed under him and the players have changed but the consistency of their performance and the level and style of performance has always stayed at the top level. We’ve admired that for a long time.”
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll

On the game...
“Obviously going to New England it’ll be a great football game. Two great football teams going after it and we’re looking forward to the challenge. We’re just trying to prepare at the highest level and that’s our goal.”
– Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson
On Tom Brady…
“He looks great. He’s on fire. He hasn’t thrown an interception yet, he’s completed 70-something percent of his passes, he’s on fire. He’s even taken off and run a couple times just to show that he can and he looks good moving around. You see no wear at all, he’s fresh and ready to go.”
Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll 

On the challenge the Patriots offense presents…
“It’s everything. It’s really everything that they do. The system is one where they’re really smart and they do the right things against their opponents and they make you really have to work and they tax you. They know what they’re doing as well as anybody playing the game and Tom [Brady] can carry it out and execute it and utilize the calls and the matchups and all that. It’s really impressive.”
– Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll
On the difficulties of facing Tom Brady…
“You just have to tackle well. You have to be ready for quick passes and the occasional shot. He’s very creative in the way he manipulates a defense, he does a great job with his eyes. Obviously staying off of him, they’ve got several rules to protect him in various situations, so you’ve got to be careful with how you sack him.”
Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman 
On what stands out on the Patriots defense...
“What stands out the most is how well they’re coached. It’s probably cliché to say but they are a very well coached defense. They do their assignments very well. They have a specific package for each team they play. There may be something that we’ll have to adjust on the fly because they’re doing it for us. They match up their personnel very well and they use it the exact way they feel they need too. It’s been a very successful formula for them. Were ready for what we think we’re going to see and then we’ll need to adjust as well.”
Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell 

 

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