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K.J. Wright feeling better, getting up to speed

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm with 4 Comments »
January 23, 2014 2:11 pm

K.J. Wright’s surgically repaired foot was sore Monday after the NFC title game. But, he’s feeling better now.

After playing at less than 100 percent against San Francisco, Wright said he expects to be at full strength for the Super Bowl.

Wright also didn’t have his full cardio after missing five weeks because of the foot surgery.

“I was just glad to be out there,” Wright said. “I played a limited amount of plays, which was probably the right amount of plays. I believe over the next two weeks, my foot should be 100 percent and I should be full go next Sunday.”

The Seahawks used Wright at strongside linebacker against San Francisco in order to limit how much running he had to do on his bad foot. Wright said he’ll be back at weakside this week and for the Super Bowl.

“I’ll be back at my old spot, doing what I normally do, covering tight ends and all that good stuff,” Wright said.

He’ll also be part of how the Seahawks try to get to Peyton Manning. Manning has been sacked 18 times in 18 games this season. He’s been basically untouched in the playoffs.

“It’s real tough,” Wright said. “We’ve got our hands full as far as timing our blitzes and trying to get to him to rattle him. We’ve got a good plan for him, but it’s going to be tough.”

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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Manning takes few sacks because he’s so adept at getting the ball out quickly, not necessarily because of superior line play. The important thing for Seattle’s D is to get Manning off his spot, collapse the pocket from the interior. That’s when pressure affects a QB like Manning. Sacks aren’t a requirement to disrupt his play, significantly.

  2. ^^ Agreed. I am hoping that our secondary and LBs can disrupt the WRs routes just enough to buy us a little longer to get to Manning.

    It will be tough, they run a lot of bunch formations (my coworker Bronco fan told me anyways) that makes it hard to get bumps at the line.

  3. The pressure needs to come up middle to really disrupt Manning – it is where I think he is vulnerable IMO

  4. I can picture Manning going off in the first half with a TD and another long drive for maybe a 10-7 lead. But we have proven to be the masters of halftime adjustments. And we finish well because we are young and hungry come crunch time.

    Have Bennett or Clemons put a nice blindside lick on Manning to get him feeling fidgety. And Kam or Wagner should lower the boom on Welker across the middle early. If we can knock him out it will slow their offense down. I don’t care if they label us headhunters. We’ve had it done to us before, and besides this is for the mother flippin’ ring, man!

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