Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor told reporters after practice that he did indeed receive his second fine in two weeks from the league for his hit on St. Louis tight end Lance Kendricks on Sunday.
“I was kind of mad,” Chancellor said, when asked about his reaction to the penalty in the Rams game. “Because I mean it’s my second one back-to-back. I mean none of it is intentionally trying to hit a guy in the helmet.”
Chancellor said on the hit against Kendricks he worked to get his head out of the contact, but the receiver went down to get the ball, changing his aiming point.
“Being a tall DB like I am, I was aiming for the guy’s chest,” Chancellor said. “While he was falling on the way down, I turned my head to the side like they asked me to do from the previous week and led with my shoulder. And when he fell down his head went into my shoulder, and that’s the call. And they were looking for that call, so that’s what happened.”
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It’s the second time in two weeks that Chancellor has been fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
Chancellor was fined $20,000 for a helmet-to-helmet collision with Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin two weeks ago that left the Seattle safety with a concussion.
Chancellor would not divulge how much he was fined, but said he planned on appealing both fines by the league.
Chancellor also said the fines will not change the way he plays the game.
“They ask me to compete,” Chancellor said. “They tell me to stay in the middle of the field and protect the middle. So I’m going to compete like I know how to. Try to hit it as correctly as they want me to, and just play the game like I know how to.”
Chancellor has been called for four personal fouls on helmet-to-helmet hits so far this season.
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about the maturation of his offense, with the continued development of the running game.
Of course, now the Seattle is running the ball well, Bevell is getting questions about his team’s lack of a passing attack in the past, couple weeks.
But overall, Bevell believes his offense is finally developing an identity that they sought to build starting at the beginning of the season.
“We’ve gone all the way from no-huddle and throwing it all the time to now we’re running it 40 times,” Bevell said. “But we feel like we kind of found what we want to be.
“Our identity from Day 1 was running the ball. With myself and Coach (Tom) Cable coming in from two places that ran the ball really well, that’s where we wanted to start – be a physical team. Then the other stuff will start coming off of it, the explosive plays.”
Defensive tackle Alan Branch (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle), receiver Ben Obomanu (knee/ankle) and Sidney Rice (knee) did not participate in practice.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) was a limited participant in practice.
Safety Atari Bigby (hamstring) and defensive end Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) were full participants.
For Washington, linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) and receiver Niles Paul (toe) did not practice.
Offensive tackle Jammal Brown (groin), safety DJon Gomes (knee), offensive guard Maurice Hurt (knee), offensive tackle Sean Locklear (ankle), offensive tackle Trent Williams (knee) and cornerback Josh Wilson (hamstring) were limited participants.
Linebacker Keyaron Fox (infection), safety Laron Landry (Achilles), receiver Santana Moss (hand) and receiver Donte Stalworth (foot) were full participants.