Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jay Richardson chronicles his twisting path to Seattle in this journal entry for footballnewsnow.com, a journey that wound its way from Oakland, to Las Vegas to Seattle, with him finding a home in Seattle’s defensive line rotation.
The Ohio State product has played in five games for Seattle as backup, strong-side defensive end behind Kentwan Balmer.Richardson:
It all happened so fast I couldn’t really process it. I was on the practice field and in a stance before I could blink. I just did the best I could.
Now, I’m basically thinking that they just need my as a practice guy and I’ll wear a baseball cap on game day and wave a fresh towel. I figured they’d work me in slowly and use me if the absolutely needed me… I figured wrong.
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I was told I’d be active by my coach on Friday and that I’d be backing up the starting end. This came as a shock to say the least. I’m basically going from the couch to playing against the New York Giants in four days! That’s not everyday stuff, but God never puts you in a situation you can’t handle.
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