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Thursday Round-Up: Defensive End Cliff Avril Comments on the State of the Seattle Seahawks

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Nov. 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Cliff Avril: "We Have Everything, We've Just Got To Make It Happen Now"

Cliff Avril joined Sports Radio 950 KJR AM for a conversation with Ian Furness and Jason Puckett on Wednesday, when the defensive end talked about the state of the 4-5 Seahawks after this past Sunday's 39-32 loss to the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals, Seattle's second straight home loss this season.

"I truly believe it's all about us individually because we have the personnel, we have the talent, we have what it takes, we're playing the right defense," Avril said. "I think it just goes back to everybody, including myself, looking in the mirror and seeing what you can do to get better and how you can help the team to get better. That's how I feel about it. We definitely have the talent, we have the right personnel, we have the right coaching. We have everything, we've just got to make it happen now."

The Seahawks, who surrendered a fourth-quarter lead for the fifth time this season in Week 10, committed a season-high 14 penalties against Arizona, six of which came against the defense. It's those self-inflicted wounds that Avril says the team needs to clean up.

"It's not like we're flat out getting our behinds just whooped, you know what I mean?" Avril said. "Like I said, we're in every game and everything that happens is us. The last three years, and this is a new philosophy for me once I got here, the last three years that's all we talk about. We don't talk about the opponent. It's all about how we can get better, and if we can get better we can play with the best of them, and it shows. Everything that happened in that game last week was us."

Seattle's next opportunity to correct those mistakes comes this weekend against another division opponent, with the club welcoming the San Francisco 49ers to CenturyLink Field.

"They're going to bring their A-game because they have a good team over there," Avril said of the 3-6 49ers. "Obviously their record and things like that don't show, but we definitely can't take them lightly."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we preview one of the fan activities set to take place at halftime of Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field - the Wiener Dog Race benefitting Old Dog Haven.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle measures the team's mentality heading into Sunday's game against the 49ers and catches up with recently-promoted wide receiver Kevin Smith.

Coach Pete Carroll shared six injury updates on key personnel during his Wednesday press conference, one of which touched on linebacker Bruce Irvin (knee), who has been ruled out for this week's game.

Niners linebacker NaVorro Bowman is readying for his first return to CenturyLink Field since injuring his knee in the 2013 NFC Championship game.

Scott Engel at outlines what fantasy football owners can expect from the Seahawks this weekend.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin told 710 ESPN Seattle that a lack of execution is to blame for the way the Seahawks' offense has performed.

Sheil Kapadia at shares five thoughts on Seattle's play after watching the film from its Week 10 loss to Arizona and passes along five theories as to why this season hasn't gone as the Seahawks have hoped.

Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable was encouraged by the offensive line's play against the Cardinals.

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look at the Seahawks' fourth-quarter play.

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