Take a look at what the Rams are saying about the Seahawks before the two teams meet in Week 2 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Head Coach Jeff Fisher
(On how the Rams Week 1 loss affects preparation for Seattle…) "We put it in perspective like we talked about, and we were disappointed. We're better than that. I think the motivating factor for us to prove that we're better than that, is the fact that we're playing the Seahawks this weekend at home. They're going to bring the best out of you."
QB Case Keenum
(On the challenges facing the Seattle Seahawks...) "They do what they do, and they do it well. They're going to line up how they're going to line up. We played them a bunch of times; we've got a lot of film on them. They just do it well, they've got great guys. Their secondary is one of the best, obviously, and their front seven or eight even if you'll call it, you know, with (SS Kam) Chancellor coming down to the box too, it's a great run stopping box too – we've got our work cut out for us."
DB Trumaine Johnson
(On going against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense…) "Just start fast, man. On defense, control what we can control. We know these guys. I've been playing them for four years now. It's all about the film studying and going out there and competing."
TE Tyler Higbee
(On if he looks forward to going against a defense as good as the Seahawks…)"Yeah, being a competitor and playing the game of football you always like a challenge, so it's cool, cool to be able to go up against those guys."
S T.J. McDonald
(On coming out the tunnel at L.A. Coliseum against the Seahawks…) "It's a feeling you can't explain until you come out of that tunnel. It's a long walk, but it's almost like a warrior coming into war. You just walk into that tunnel, and it's got a lot of history behind it as well, so to be a part of that is definitely a blessing."
OL Rodger Saffold
(On emotions being higher for the home opener…)"Oh absolutely, absolutely. It's going to kind of be like a night like Monday night as far as energy goes and just screaming fans and everything. We're going to have to be poised, be able to be under control so that we can do our job and hopefully our fans are loud enough to cause some disruptions with their offense."
DT Aaron Donald
(On whether it will be odd not playing against Marshawn Lynch...)"I'm not mad at it at all that I'm not going to see that guy. That's definitely a tough running back. It's going to be different, but I'm happy that guy isn't suiting up."
Throughout their history, the Rams and the Seahawks have played each other 35 times with the Seahawks winning 21 of those games. This Sunday the Seahawks will take on the Rams in Los Angeles for the first time since 1988.