TNT columnist Dave Boling talked with Seahawks rookie linebacker Aaron Curry about his recent struggles on the field.
Curry told Boling that at times he’s been overanalyzing his play on the field.
Curry’s blend of speed, athleticism and instincts flashed at times this season, and big plays were the result. And often, he’d erupt in arm waving and crowd inciting afterward.
The excitement made it hard to focus on mere gap control or back-side pursuit angles on the next play.
“I got to the point where I was chasing down big plays and doing too much over-analyzing,” he said. “I was doing too much (beyond) my responsibilities. It’s been a mental thing as far as me being eager to make big plays and forgetting about exactly what my responsibility is.”
At times, you’ll see him race to make the big play only to lose the proper inside-out positioning, and have to watch the ballcarrier or receiver cut back inside him.
Linebacker Leroy Hill said it’s a common mistake by the young and hyper-enthused. “You want to make the play so bad and have fans start screaming your name that you get out of position,” Hill said. “With all that excitement and adrenaline, there’s some things that can go wrong pretty quickly.”
Ryan Divish of the TNT reports that safety Deon Grant plans on playing Sunday’s game with the wrist injury.
UW freshman cornerback Desmond Trufant, the younger brother of Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant, will try to bring home family’s first Apple Cup victory. Marcus Trufant lost all four games against UW while at Washington State.
Jim Moore of the Seattlpi.com says GM Tim Ruskell should go, but doesn’t want the team to bring back Mike Holmgren.
Earlier this week, Steve Kelly from the Seattle Times wrote that the team should bring back Holmgren.
Gregg Bell of the Associated Press says Seahawks head coach Jim Mora, in the first year of a four-year deal worth almost $5 million per year, is in uncharted territory with the losing he’s experiencing this season.
Greg Johns of the Seattlepi.com talks to linebacker Aaron Curry, who tells Johns that he’s been bottling up his passion.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that running back Steven Jackson is shouldering the load offensively for the Rams.
Dave Boling of the TNT joins KJR-AM’s Seahawk Roundtable in this audio link.
I talked with Dick Fein, filling in for KJR’s Ian Furness in our weekly visit in this audio link.