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Wednesday Round-Up: Pete Carroll, K.J. Wright Preview Week 17

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and linebacker K.J. Wright preview Seattle's regular season finale against Arizona.

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Here's a look at what's out there for today — Wednesday, December 27 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Carroll, Wright Preview Week 17

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and linebacker K.J. Wright previewed Seattle's Week 17 regular season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Here's a recap of what each of them had to say when they met with reporters at the podium today:


On Arizona's defense, especially the last four or five weeks:

"They've been really tough. You can't run the ball at them.  Their activity and their aggressive style is just like it's been.  We've seen this defense be good for years and they're really playing right back up to the kinds of numbers that they had shown in years past and so they're aggressive with the line of scrimmage.  They chase the football really well, pretty good secondary and turning the ball over.  They get picks and then they're not giving up big plays or their explosive plays are way down so every aspect of their game is on it with a really featured rushing in Chandler [Jones] and it's a good group."

On how Jones has been made an impact:

"He's got all of the right tools.  He's so tall and long and he's sudden.  He's got a really good motor which is always a big factor for the pass rushers.  I mean he just keeps bringing it.  He's creative with his rushes and it really comes down to he's just such a long guy and he's just really effective.  He's got a real variety of things that he does in this pass rush package that makes him difficult."


On what stands out to him about Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald:

"I was talking earlier, we were watching film on him with Bobby [Wagner] too, and we were just talking about how whenever you see Larry Fitzgerald, just so many guys have so much respect for him. They're always helping him up, just talking to him, and whenever you play him, he asks you about your family and how you're doing and all that stuff. He's just a great guy to be around. I wish somehow, I could spend more time with him and get to know him, but he's a great guy, first-ballot Hall of Famer, and it's always great in the presence of a legend like himself."

On what he has seen from Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton:

"He's good. We played him of course on Thursday night [In Arizona in November] and he's a guy that really likes to get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald. He's not going to be out there making a bunch of mistakes, he's a pretty consistent game-manager, and I believe the game plan should be like it was last time. They'll run the ball, try to keep the game close, don't mess it up, and we just have to find a way to take advantage of those throws he makes."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from the Seahawks Pro Shop, who is offering fans an extended sale on road and alternate team jerseys:

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