S Darian Thompson
October 19, 2017
Q: Talk about your comfort on the field, with the system, etc.
A: Just getting back out there and just playing the game. You can do as much practice as you want, but once youíre out there with the live bullets, itís a little bit different.
Q: Was it one of those things where there are times that you should be hesitant and then youíre too aggressive and vice versa?
A: Right. Exactly. Yeah.
Q: Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said that all you need is that first interception to get you going. Did you need that interception to get you going?
A: I donít know if thatís what I needed, but just that feeling of losing a game and not playing well. It just kind of did something to me. So, told myself that Iím just going to go out there and just have fun with it and do what I usually do and play football like I usually play football.
Q: Is there a subconscious effect that youíre feeling better about yourself, which translates to the game?
A: I think when Iím not playing well and I start thinking about not playing well, thatís when I donít play well. But, when I go out there and I just say forget it and just play, have fun, thatís when it seems to improve.
Q: Talk about the challenges of Russell Wilson when it comes to getting the ball down the field and also the way he can run.
A: Definitely. I mean, heís a great quarterback. Plays never over until the referee blows the whistle. Weíve seen time after time where heís scrambling around and looks like he should have been sacked, but he throws a bomb and itís complete. So, itíll be a good challenge for us both up front and in the secondary.
Q: Is the challenge on you as the back line of defense and is this one of those weeks where you canít be as aggressive as you may want to be?
A: Yeah, I mean, heís like Houdini. You might think heís down. If you donít hear a whistle blow, you have to continue to cover because at that point, the receivers will change their routes and they know how to get open.
Q: Is Russell Wilson tougher than other quarterbacks because of his unpredictability?
A: Right. Itís more difficult to handle than an in-the-pocket passer and thatís what heís so good at.