The Seahawks running back talks about how special this playoff berth is to him, the hive mind of the running back corps, and what Seattle has to do to beat the Saints this time.
You were able to move the ball the last time you played the Saints, though you had trouble in the red zone. What did you take away from that game that can help you now?
Well, like you said, we were moving the ball pretty effectively now, its just about finishing. With being our second time seeing them, it will almost be like seeing a team for the second time in your division. Youve kinda got a feel for them, and theyve kinda got a feel for you. Basically, its just going to come down to who wants it more.
You hadnt had many NFL games in your career with a lot of playoff atmosphere how special was the regular-season finale against the Rams?
Man, it was great. It s always something that you want to feel at the end of the season, and Im just thankful that we got that win and are able to prepare for another game.
You had some success in the run game last week against the Rams anything youre looking to change or enhance going forward?
Ill just continue to practice my craft, and practice with my preparation. For the most part, just being able to look to my left and to my right Ive got two other guys out there (fellow running backs Justin Forsett and Michael Robinson) with the same mindset that I have, getting this next victory collectively as a running back group.
How did the second half against the Rams, when you were able to move the ball on the ground with those stretch plays and cutbacks, set you up for this game?
You know, we just stuck with the run game, got some opportunities, and took advantage of them. And those guys up front (the offensive line) really had their minds set that they wanted to run the ball. That made it easier for us.
Now were here, we have our foot in the door, its time to do something with it.