Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson said his injury isn’t as sore today, and that he will participate in more reps in practice today than he did on Wednesday, switching around his workout regimen.
Last week, Jackson practiced hard on Wednesday and took it light on Thursday before taking most of the snaps with the first unit on Friday. So we’ll see how the change helps prepare Jackson as he tries to manage the pectoral injury for the rest of the season.
“It’s really taking it day by day,” Jackson said. “I don’t really know exactly how it’s going to feel each day. I guess it’s kind of got a mind of its own. Sometimes I feel like it feels good one day, but I’ll wake up the next morning without doing much and it’s sore. So I just come in every day and try to do what I can each day.”
Jackson also talked about facing a traditionally physical team like the Baltimore Ravens, saying he looks forward to a smash-mouth football game on Sunday.
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“That’s what you expect from those guys,” Jackson said. “They try to bully you, come try and hit you in your mouth. And like my coaches said the whole week, what more can you ask for? You know what you’re going to get, so you just have to be prepared for it.
“It’s going to be fun. It’s football, so that’s what you expect – guys try to hit you in the mouth, guys trying to bully you. It’s a collision sport, and we’re going to have some collisions on Sunday, I can promise you that.”
Jackson said that the Seahawks still will have to account for one of the best safeties in the game in Baltimore’s Ed Reed and his ability to make plays.
“He’s still the factor back there,” Jackson said. “He’s still making plays all over the field. You see him jumping out of the middle of the field making plays all the time, so you’ve just got to make sure you’re aware of where he’s at all times because you don’t want to be on the highlight reel.”