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Thursday Round-Up: Ugo Amadi Ready To Bounce Back After Disappointing Losses

The third-year defensive back joined 710 ESPN’s “Wyman & Bob” to discuss the defense’s film sessions after tough losses to the Titans and Vikings, his own goals for the season, and what makes 49ers tight end George Kittle such a tough cover.


Ugo Amadi Joins 710 ESPN's "Wyman & Bob"

The Seahawks' defense will look for a bounce back effort when they take on the division rival San Francisco 49ers this Sunday at Levi's Stadium. After holding Carson Wentz and the Colts to just 223 passing yards and 336 yards total in Week 1, the Seahawks allowed an average 316.5 passing yards and 492.5 total yards to the Titans and Vikings over the past two games — both losses in which the Seahawks held double-digit leads at a point in the game.

Third-year cornerback Ugo Amadi played a season-high 35 defensive snaps as a starter Sunday in Minneapolis, recording 6 tackles in the 30-17 loss. On Thursday, Amadi joined Dave Wyman and Bob Stelton of 710 ESPN's "Wyman & Bob" to discuss how the team is responding to the tough losses to the Titans and Vikings, his goals for the season, the feeling of playing in front of crowds again, and more. Check out some highlights below and click here to listen to the full interview.

On what the defense has seen on film over the past two weeks:

"We just weren't on our P's and our Q's. And that's something you have to be really focused on, the little things, the details, communication and all that stuff. We kind of tried to outdo [ourselves], and now we have to come back to earth and get back to doing the small things right … I don't feel like I played my best, and that's definitely something to motivate me going into this next week and the season as well. I've got the little things I've got to work on, and I let those things get away from me. But definitely going to bounce back for sure."

His goals coming into the season:

"My goal is just to be the best teammate I can be. Help this team win by doing any position that is required of me." (No numbers like sacks, interceptions or anything?) — "I don't like to do that. I let those things come. Once you set a number and you don't hit it, then you get really frustrated. So I let things come as they go."

On being able to play in front of crowds again:

"It's been a good experience. Not just for being in the environment, [but also] for us playing as a team together. Packing your own energy and your own momentum, because not everybody is on your side when you're on the road. So it's definitely different, but it's definitely good for the opposing team. Especially when you're on them and you feel the crowd dying down, that's how you want it to be."

On the challenges of covering a tight end like George Kittle:

"One thing about George, when I was training with him in the offseason — people don't know how hard he's running at you until he runs at you. With guys like him, you've just got to be on top. Your technique has to be really good because you could be on top, and he can also work away from where you're at. So you have to play with good eyes, good technique with a guy like him."


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