cheap boston celtics jerseys ‘Don’t sleep’ on wounded Seahawks
Wright believes media and fans across the country aren’t paying the proper respect to his team ahead of a showdown with the 10 1 Philadelphia Eagles.(Photo: Kirby Lee USA TODAY Sports)RENTON The Seahawks aren the NFL chic birds anymore.
They have lost two of three games in November, a month they used to own. Three of their biggest stars are out for the season because of major injuries: Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril. They have no running game. At 7 4, they would not make the playoffs if the season ended today.
Most believe they have no chance Sunday night against the league trendy new darling birds, the soaring Philadelphia Eagles (10 1). Seattle is a 6 point underdog against Philadelphia, the largest home underdog the Seahawks have been since 2011. That was back when the franchise was still in the middle of its Pete Carroll John Schneider housecleaning to greatness.
The league consensus seems to be the Seahawks, after five consecutive playoff appearances and two Super Bowls in the previous four seasons, are done. Wright has a message for all that.
sleep on us, man, Seattle Pro Bowl linebacker said.
team, he said Wednesday from his locker before practice, really good. We are still talented. We can beat the best of the best.
know, we ARE the best of the best. And so, just because we have injuries doesn mean that things will change. We are going to be OK.
sleep on us. But Wright not feeling a ton of love.
already know why,” he said. “Our record,
for one; we are not (currently) in the playoffs, for two; we lost some guys .
human nature. I not mad when people do that. I understand. I get it. However, in this building, we just got to know who we are, stay true to what we do and believe in ourselves. Doesn matter whether those are perceived or real slights, these guys seek them, are fueled by them.
The football nation is bringing slights right to them this week.
The Eagles are what the Seahawks were at this time in 2013: 10 1, routing everyone as a sudden Super Bowl favorite. When Seattle was 10 1 four years ago it ended up winning its first Super Bowl.
Wright said the Eagles look similar to how he remembers the Seahawks playing and feeling in November 2013.
Wright said. was watching a play you saw the play versus the Bears (last weekend) where the guy (running back Jay Ajayi) was running, he fumbled and the guy (Eagles teammate Nelson Agholor) recovered in the end zone? Just certain stuff, the ball bouncing their way. Getting those lucky plays, but at the same time playing really good.
it looks like it (the Seahawks in 2013), Wright said. that doesn matter. We just have to make sure we come out here, play good football and get the win.