Seattle, WA- The Seattle Seahawks turned the ball over twice against a young Cardinals team that has not found their identity as of late. Will Dissly for the Seahawks wanted to let the Cardinals know that he is 100% and wanted them to see the impact that he had on the field.
Last season Dissly injured himself in a game against the Cardinals by injuring his patellar tendon. He was frustrated that the injury happened to him; he worked through the progression phase of his rehab and made it back in the line-up this year. He was very emotional before the game started.
“It did (go through my mind), yeah, for sure,” Dissly said. “But in warmups, I went and caught that same fly route, and I turned up (the sideline) and ran, and I said, ‘Hey, my knee works.’ From that point on, I put it behind me and I was ready to play the game.”
The game itself started slowly with the Cardinals attempting to strike first blood but missed a field goal attempt. Russell Wilson did what he had to do because once again the Seahawks’ offensive line was not protecting him as much, so he had to scramble out the pocket to make throws down the field. Chris Carson averaged 4.7 yards a carry against the wingless Cardinals and finished the game on 22 carries for 104 yards.
The key factors that made this a win for the Seahawks was having Jaron Brown and Will Dissley in the lineup. Both of these players found the hole in the Cardinals’ defense and used that against them. After the win, head coach Pete Carroll loved what he saw in Dissley.
“Will had a career-high seven catches and just continues to be a really, really dependable football player,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “I love the way he’s playing. He and Russ are hooking up at crucial times, tough catches. He’s gotten hammered a few times on tackles and bounced right back up. He’s a tremendous Seahawk. He just does everything so beautifully. It’s great to have him.”
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