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Jackson ready for bullying Ravens

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm with 7 Comments »
November 10, 2011 1:38 pm

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.

“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.”

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  1. (I went to bed before the end of the Ravens-SteAlers game last week, as it was expected that the Ravens would lose after the Flacco INT w/about 5 min remaining)

    If ever there was a game we could easily win against a superior opponent, this is the week. The Ravens hate the SteAlers and just won the season series against them. If ever there was a letdown for them, this is it. They are traveling three time zones. They are playing against a noisy crowd. And they probably are still giddy about beating a team they hate TWICE. Plus, they are probably playing someone they don’t respect (three losing seasons in a row and counting…).

  2. well, let’s not count them out just yet. they’re likely the class of the AFC and I’m expecting a pretty substantial loss, sunday.

    My real prayer is that no players of value get injured.

  3. PixelDummy says:

    Actually, I hope the Ravens bring their A game and 100% of their physicality. It will mean a pretty severe loss of one game, but a chance for our young guys to experience a level of ball that they need to work towards achieving on consistant basis. A 20+ point loss wouldn’t bother me as long as they remain fighting all 4 quarters and give the bullies a couple of shots to the mouth while they’re at it. Win or lose, there can be alot of growth gained in this game.

  4. Everyone keeps referring to last year as a “losing season,” but they WON the division and WON a playoff game, so it’s hard for me to view it like that. “Three losing seasons in a row” doesn’t seem right to me. Just the way I feel.

  5. agzactly says:

    A 7&9 season is a losing season. The only reason they won their division is because it was so weak.

  6. Yeah, I know it’s technically a losing season. And if they had been thumped by the Saints in the playoffs, maybe I would have thought of it as a losing season. But I don’t.

  7. mojjonation says:

    I have to second the idea of punching a team in the mouth. The softness with which Seattle played while Holmgren was around was annoying. The guys here now want to hit. The guys here now want to play. They want to earn a paycheck, for the most part. If we lose a game by 20+ but knock a few guys silly in the process, then it isn’t a total loss. If we lose by 20+ and look like we rolled over to expose a soft underbelly (ala Holmgren), release the lot of them.

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