Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck talked to reporters today and said he’s feeling much better this week than he did the previous week heading into the Jacksonville game in terms of his rib injury. You can check out some of the conversation in the above video.
Here’s the injury report for today.
For Seattle, LB Leroy Hill (groin), T Walter Jones (knee), T Sean Locklear (ankle), G Rob Sims (ankle) and S C.J. Wallace (hamstring) are out.
CB Ken Lucas did not participate in practice due to personal reasons.
WR Nate Burleson (back) was a limited participant in practice.
And QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib), DE Lawrence Jackson (rib), DE Cory Redding (shoulder), G Mansfield Wrotto (ankle), CB Travis Fisher (pelvis) and DE Patrick Kerney (groin) were full participants in practice.
For Arizona, TE Stephen Spach (ankle) did not practice.
WR Steve Breaston (knee), CB Bryant McFadden (ankle), DE Kenny Iwebema (ankle), RB Jason Wright (back), and LB Ali Highsmith (thigh) were limited participants in practice.
And DT Darnell Dockett (ankle), CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie (finger) and G Reggie Wells (thumb were full participants in practice.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has a healthy dose of respect for Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, and says it will be important to get some pressure on the 38-year-old Cardinals quarterback.
“I think that’s everybody’s model,” Bradley said. “Especially ours. We’ve got to get to him, whether it’s four-man pressure. We’ve talked about being an aggressive defense from the start, and sometimes that’s not always blitzing. You saw that last week. We got four-man pressure, and we need to do that this week.”
Listen to a snippet of the conversation with Bradley here.
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Linebacker Lofa Tatupu agreed with Bradley, saying it’s important to get some hits on Warner to disrupt his timing offensively.
As far as the Arizona Cardinals winning the NFC West division title and making it all the way to the Super Bowl, Tatupu said what happened in the past doesn’t matter.
“We don’t care about that,” Tatupu said. “It’s a new year. I mean why would we care about that? They didn’t care about it when we went there, and they had came back and beat us.
“Honestly, I was happy for them when they went to the Super Bowl. I mean you don’t want to see anybody in the Super Bowl but yourself. But for all the stuff, all the trash we’ve been taking it showed that the NFC West actually wasn’t so terrible. We got a team to represent in the Super Bowl, so it was good to kind of kill a little bit of that talk.”
Tatupu also said he views this game and all the other games against NFC West opponents as rivalry games.
“Absolutely, and if you ask them they’ll say the same,” Tatupu said. “Everybody looks forward to a divisional opponent. And they got it marked on their calendars just like we do. And it’s just that much bigger.”
Finally, Marcus Trufant continues to make progress to getting back on the field. After practice Trufant worked against wide receivers Deion Branch and Ben Obomanu covering routes, and seemed to hold up pretty well.