Richard Seymour Q&A, 10/30
Posted on October 30, 2008
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Defensive lineman Richard Seymour just finished up a chat with the media at Gillette Stadium, and here’s the complete portion of his Q&A with reporters.
- On playing the Colts again… It never gets old. It’s always a big game. What more can you say about Coach Dungy and how well his team is always prepared. We have a lot of respect for them — they have a lot of great players on that side. It’s always a big game. As a player in this league, you have to relish opportunities to play against one of the best.
- Did you watch a tape of their game Monday against Tennessee? Yeah. Actually, I thought they had many opportunities to win that game. Obviously, when they went for it at the beginning of the fourth quarter and didn’t get it, it was a big momentum shift. But they were in that game and they scored first — they scored a touchdown first. They are a good football team and I don’t think their record is really indicative of how they’ve played the game. They probably should have won more games — Jacksonville came back and won on a last-second field goal, etc. They’re a good football team. They’ll be playing at home, and coming off a loss, so it’ll be a big game for us, a big challenge.
- On the Colts being inconsistent and banged up… Well, we’re all injured. No one on this football team is 100 percent. It’s midseason. We’re not making any excuses about it, and they aren’t either. But we’ll be ready to go, and I’ll sure they will be as well.
- On Peyton this season… He still has a rifle for an arm. He can still make all the throws on the field. He’s a smart guy. He has one of the quickest releases that I’ve ever played against. You can have the guy — you can be about ready to sack him, and he has just a missile that can get the ball all the way across the field. We have to help our defensive backs out, and they have to help us out as well. We have to play a complimentary game as far as the defensive line and the front seven and the guys in the back end, and have the offense put up some points. It’s a big game for us and we’re definitely excited to redeem ourselves on Sunday night.
- How do you feel at this point in the season? I’m not 100 percent [laughter], but I feel a lot better than I have in the past, you know? Just trying to help my team anyway possible.
- On your career checklist, how important is it to you to check off ‘sacked Peyton Manning’ at least once? I have, but a penalty was called against Roman Phifer. I always give him a hard time about that [laughter]. Like I said, the guys has one of the quickest releases in the game, so it’s important for us to get pressure on the guy and make him have happy feet and just throw the ball around. Sacks are often overrated. If we can get a lot of pressure on him and make him feel that early in the football game, I think it’ll pay big dividends for us down the stretch. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get him.
- Is this like, ‘It’s the first week of November … I have to remind Roman Phifer…’ I’ll definitely give Roman a text about that.