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In honor of Poop Your Pants Thursday, and George Brett being named the new KC Royals hitting coach, we give you this gem from 2008
By Miles Liatos Sports Radio KJR
Red Bryant is more of a right tackle kind of guy. That is, Bryant likes to line up against the right tackle.
Or at least that’s how he put it as he joined Mitch this morning to talk about his role on the Seahawks defense this season. With Dan Quinn assuming the role of the new defensive coordinator, Bryant figures to line up differently this year on defense. He said instead of lining up against the tight end, he will now line up over the right tackle. Bryant had success in this alignment in 2010, his best season as a pro.
“I feel like Coach Quinn is going to put me in more situations [similar] to how I was in 2010,” he said. “I’m going to have more opportunity to be a little bit more disruptive, where if I’m not making the play, at least I’m in the backfield.”
Bryant credited Gus Bradley with being a tremendous defensive coordinator, but said he didn’t feel comfortable being placed over the tight end under Bradley’s system.
“A tight end is not like a right tackle,” Bryant said. “He’s not going to really enforce the aggressions, whereas a right tackle you have to have your mindset right all the time, and you gotta be in attack mode. So I feel like I’ll be in a better position to be in attack mode a little more this year than I was last year.”
49ers tight end Vernon Davis gave Bryant particular difficulty last year. As a tight end, he has the quickness to combat the lumbering Bryant from his defensive end position. Bryant said Davis was able to get good positioning on him in 2012.
There will be two games next year in which Bryant will be concerned with stopping Frank Gore, so Bryant will have to be ready to face the imposing ‘Niners offensive line in week two and week 14.
But he will need to be effective in those games the same way he is effective the rest of the year.
“The biggest key in stopping the 49ers running game in my opinion is getting penetration, being able to knock guys back,” Bryant said. “I know that’s easier said than done, but I know I have the ability to do it. I just gotta do it.”
It looks like Bryant will be doing it against the right tackle this year.
Check out the interview here:
By Miles Liatos Sports Radio KJR
There are a lot of players who have stood out at Seahawks’ OTAs, but none stood out more than cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner.
Not many have stood much taller either.
“It was really tough for any of these quarterbacks to make plays down the field,” Millen said as he joined Mitch this morning.
Millen said Sherman has looked “phenomenal” in OTAs. He referred to a play where Russell Wilson was airing a ball down the sideline, but Sherman was in “perfect” position to make an over-the-shoulder interception. Millen said Sherman looks poised to enter the prime of his career over the next few seasons.
Those years will be critical to Sherman getting a big-budget contract. Another big defensive name in the NFL recently signed a contract too; his name is Darrelle Revis. His contract calls for $96 million over the next six years.
If Sherman continues to play as arguably the best cornerback in the NFL, like he did last season, there is no telling how much money his contract will call for. As the shutdown cornerback on the left side of the Seahawks’ defense, it’s sure to be a truckload.
Millen doesn’t see Sherman’s performance dipping anytime soon.
“You cannot complete passes against this guy,” Millen said.
Browner is another important cog in the secondary. His height of 6’4” is so towering, Millen said, that “Essentially it equates to catch-up speed.” Millen compared Browner to a 7-foot NBA center who won’t allow passes into his zone.
Browner and Sherman haven’t just been standing out at Seahawks OTAs. They’ve been standing tall.
Listen to the full interview with Hugh Millen below:
Country singer Kenny Chesney performed on Saturday night at Century Link Field, but something tells me that wasn't the highlight of his weekend in the great North West. Chesney enjoyed a tour around the VMAC during a practice on Friday, and get this, he suited up with a helmet and got to make routes for Russell Wilson. Check out this video of him running routes and catching balls, and some what looking like Wes Welker out there.