Like Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman had effusive praise for former teammate Andrew Luck.
“He’s incredibly intelligent at the line of scrimmage, he uses great verbage, he recognizes defenses quickly,” Sherman said. “Probably one of the most intelligent quarterbacks out there in the way he reads coverages and reads the game.
“I heard Doug say he’s going to be one of the best ever, and I would have to agree with him there.”
So, that’s two votes from Seahawks players for Luck being on the road to being one of the best in league history.
On to the quick hits:
> Sherman, like he said on Twitter, reiterated he felt being named NFC Defensive Player of the Month was a team award.
> Sherman said Reggie Wayne, “Is incredibly effective. He’s very crafty and he’s veteran. He has tricks. We’ve been watching him on film and making sure we’re on our Ps and Qs.”
> Sherman said Luck and Russell Wilson are “both tough. Both tough to prepare for. I don’t think I can give either one of them the edge.”
> Sherman said Luck would “destroy” the starting defense when running the scout team in 2008, which left Sherman wondering why he wasn’t playing in games.
> Sherman said he saw the NFL Films video that we linked to here this morning. He said he was happy for his hometown to be seen in a positive light “for once.”
> Wilson called Luck a, “tremendous kid.”
> Wilson said the Texans’ defensive line was big, while the Colts is more of a quick defensive line.
> On his offensive line: “We’re continuing to work on communication,” Wilson said.
> Wilson said Lucas Oil Stadium “gets very loud.” He knows. He played there in the 2011 Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State. Wilson was 17-for-24 for 187 yards and three touchdowns.
> Wilson was repeatedly asked about his “creativity” as a quarterback. “I’m never really looking to run the football … things just happen,” he said.
> Wilson also said he never predetermines that he is going to wait until later in the game to run.
> Wilson was asked about Allison, the girl who made him the duct tape wallet and received a heart transplant last week. “The smile on her face was off the charts,” Wilson said.
> He said there is “a little bit of frustration” with the offense not fully up to speed yet.
> Wilson, like OC Darrell Bevell said earlier, hasn’t noticed defenses doing anything real different against him this year.
> Wilson actually said the ongoing defensive pressure is good. “There is a lot of green grass behind it.
> Talked to Earl Thomas who said he predetermined where he was going to on Garrett Graham’s 31-yard touchdown up the seam in Houston. Thomas said he decided to head toward Andre Johnson before the play started, and that was a mistake.
> Jaguars waived LB Kyle Knox and claimed LB John Lotulelei off waivers from the Seahawks.
> New QB B.J. Daniels said just about every storyline you could think of when it comes to his arrival from the 49ers is overblown. He said playbook knowledge doesn’t matter. Also said he’s happy to be here now, despite the rivalry.