Check out what the Seahawks are saying about the Colts leading up to the Week 4 game at CenturyLink Field.
Head Coach Pete Carroll
(On what have you seen out Jacoby Brissett coming in late to the Colts program…) "Well we have watched him a lot. We watched him through the process and all and also watched him at New England. We are a little more familiar with him than just the first week there on him. He is a really equipped athlete. He is a good football player. He is a big, strong guy that can stay in the pocket and has also made yards and made things happen with his legs. They know that. It is part of the offense, he is running the ball too some in their scheme. He has made a really nice transition, quickly and looks to be a real factor. They can throw the ball anywhere they want to with him. He's got a great arm and all that and with the receivers they have…T. Y's. [Hilton] been an amazing player and Jack Doyle is playing really good ball, so they can wing this thing all around as well as we are dealing with the running back that we have dealt with for years and he is hammer."
(On what makes T.Y. Hilton such a hard guy to cover…) "Yeah, he is averaging over 18 yards a catch right now. He is really fast and they play with his speed. His speed really shows up on the field. They know it and they use him accordingly. They have been able to get him the ball in a variety of different situations. He is not just a down field guy, he is a catch and run guy as well. He had a big game last week in that regard. He is just a terrific football player. Terrific football player."
(On Frank Gore's still going at 34 years old…) "That is great. Yeah, he looks great and no hesitation in saying that. He is a good football player."
Quarterback Russell Wilson
(On getting to know Jacoby Brissett a little bit at your camp…)"Yeah I did. I had the fortunate situation of getting to know him really well actually when I was going back to NC State and I run my camps there a lot and he was able to coach in them as well. He is such a great worker. That is the first thing I would say about him. Second of all, he really connects with the guys around him and he really does a good job of making and helping those guys really learn the game. I noticed that when he was in college, just about to come out of college and I had been around him several times and just his sense of energy. He is really calm. He's got great positivity. I think he is going to be a great player for sure."
(On getting to know Jacoby Brissett a little bit at your camp...) "Yeah I did. I had the fortunate situation of getting to know him really well actually when I was going back to NC State and I run my camps there a lot and he was able to coach in them as well. He is such a great worker. That is the first thing I would say about him. Second of all, he really connects with the guys around him and he really does a good job of making and helping those guys really learn the game. I noticed that when he was in college, just about to come out of college and I had been around him several times and just his sense of energy. He is really calm. He's got great positivity. I think he is going to be a great player for sure."
Defensive Coordinator Kris Richard
(On what has stood out about the Colts offensive line…) "Well they are still growing and obviously sometimes that is the way this league works. They are working together, working to gel. We are not expecting anything but a formidable opponent when they come out here. That is all we expect. That is why our focus is never going to be on the opponent, it's always going to be on us. It's always going to be about our level of execution."
(On what have you seen out of Frank Gore at 34 years old…)"Yeah, he's still got it. He still has his burst. He is still very effective running in between the tackles. That is what he prefers. That has always been his style. Again, a couple of cuts, stick his foot in the ground and try and get as much as he can. He still has that explosive nature. He still runs with power and good pad level, so he is still a really good back."
(On the challenges of playing against Gore…) "It's just been his consistency. He has always been a special back in this league in regards to his style and being a slither type of runner, who can get in between the seams of guys, it doesn't matter if you have your gap, he can still find a way to squirt through gaps and things of that nature and that's what made him special. He has always been a tenacious back who has been very consistent."
(On does the mix of size and mobility of Jacoby Brissett remind you of anyone else…)"Well he's got craftiness in the pocket. Kind of in regards to his size, we know we are going to have to wrap up big guys of that nature. Again, by no means comparing, in movement around the pocket, I guess the closest guy in regards to that would be [Ben] Roethlisberger. You know, just a big guy who can find a way to maneuver around the pocket and you know you are going to have to wrap him up in order to get him down."
Cornerback Richard Sherman
(On what some of the challenges are of covering Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton…) "He's small, he's fast, he's shifty, and explodes in and out of his breaks Obviously, he has great top-end speed, so you have to be aware of where he is on the field at all times."
(On what he remembers about the 2013 matchup against the Colts…) "I think I remember that we had the lead early and we somehow tricked it off at the end. They made some big plays, we made some big plays, and we kind of let that one get away."
(On if he was hoping to have a chance to play against Colts QB Andrew Luck this weekend…) "No, no. I was hoping I would not. No, I'm just kidding. Yeah, I hope he does get back, I'm not sure what's going on with him, but you wish nothing but the best for him and hope that he's healthy the rest of the year. I'm good either way."
Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Colts as the two teams ready to face off during Week 4 at CenturyLink Field.