The NFL’s sack leader is coming to town after tossing Russell Wilson to the ground three times in their first meeting.
Rams defensive end Robert Quinn and his 18 sacks will be lining up Sunday most often across from Russell Okung, who was not on the field in Seattle’s 14-9 sliver of a win Week 8 in St. Louis. Okung is plenty aware of Quinn, however.
“His athleticism’s off the charts,” Okung said. “He has really long arms; he plays with his hands extremely well. He has a really good knack for getting around the edge and hitting you inside with a really good counter, too.
“He kind of plays off that, then he gets you into his games and before you know it he’s trying to set you up. He’s a very talented player, man.”
I wrote more about Quinn, who still has a tumor resting on the top of his spinal cavity, for today’s paper.
> NFL.com says the Seahawks have the league’s best defensive nucleus.
> 710’s Danny O’Neil looks at late-season slumps and if they matter in the playoffs. We touched on the myth of the “hot team” the other day.
> Stats from Mike Sando.
> Here’s some audio of John Clayton and Sando talking about the Seahawks and the NFC West.
>The Everett Herald writes that Russell Wilson will be fine.
> Yet another look at the crazy punt coverage numbers the Seahawks are putting up.
> The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says this is the final chance for Quinn to make his case as defensive player of the year.
> Rams WR and KR Tavon Austin again missed practice Thursday.
> The Post-Dispatch also writes about Richard Sherman.
> SI.com looks at which coaches are safe and which are not following the finale of the regular season.
> Picks for the week from NFL.com.
> The Houston Chronicle writes that two members of the 1993 Houston Oilers were gay, teammates knew and didn’t care.