Seattle- After a 17-9 nail-biting victory over the PhiladelphiaEagles in the Wild Card matchup last weekend, the SeattleSeahawks have their sights set on AaronRodgers and the GreenBayPackers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Seattle’s head coach, PeteCarroll, is happy that his team is fighting and overcoming a lot of adversity this season, but what stood out to Carroll is how loose the team has been. Seattle is playing loose because they really did not have drama going on. K.J.Wright talked about how this season had more of a fun atmosphere for himself, as well as his teammates. “It’s fun from the standpoint of the vibes are really good, the chemistry is really good,” Wright told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Dave, and Moore on Monday. “This is a very fun year. There’s no mess, there’s no drama because I’ve been on some teams like that. But this feels really, really good.”
Having fun and handling business on the field is what the Seahawks have been about all year long. You can see that all of these players have bought into what Carroll talks about, day in and day out. He talks about having each other’s backs and taking it one step at a time. Even when the Seahawks are down in a game, you can hear Russell Wilson telling his team to take it one play at a time. With all the injuries that the Seahawks had this season, they are growing with confidence each and every game.
The Seahawks will have to have patience with their offense against the Packers. The Packers rarely bring pressure and the Seahawks could exploit the middle of the field by putting D.K. Metcalf in the slot. Metcalf is a big, physical target to throw to, and the Packers will have trouble matching up with him. With Marshawn Lynch in the backfield, the Seahawks could use him as a decoy, making the Packers play eight men in the box. There will be opportunities down field, but Wilson has to take what the defense will give him and take it one play at a time in order to shock the Packers and move closer to the Super Bowl.