The Seahawks have been a consistent playoff team for several years now. While players like Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch have had a huge impact on their recent success, it’s the defense that defines Seattle.
And while this year’s team isn’t the strongest defense of the Pete Carroll era, it’s certainly nothing to scoff at. That’s what makes the prospect of a game between them and Atlanta so exciting. Atlanta boasts one of the most prolific offenses in all of football since the NFL/AFL merger. A team known for their defense facing off against an incredible offense is a recipe for a good game.
But Seahawks defensive end isn’t exactly thrilled about their chances. He admits that he’d rather not have to play against a team like Atlanta. When ESPN asked him to comment on facing the best offense in the league, he had this to say:
“I prefer to play a terrible team because it makes the game a lot easier,” he said honestly.
That doesn’t exactly instill confidence. He’s typically a player that loves a good battle, so to see him say he’d prefer a bad offense is a bit surprising. Either way, that match up is slated to be one of the most exciting of the playoffs.