Week 14 Thoughts

Posted by:
Richard Sherman

You guys brought the noise on Sunday! Both teams got after it and I’m glad we were able to come up with the win.

This week is going to be a tough matchup against a highly talented team. We will have to be prepared to play fundamentally sound, in order to win this game. We are excited to strap-it-up against the Packers. The weather conditions at Lambeau Field will be tough, but you can’t get any worst than last year’s playoff game in Minnesota. We will be ready for anything!

As always, Russell and the offense has done a great job of preparing this week. The whole mindset of our offense going into this week has been to win the third down battles. The Packers have a very talented defensive unit that has a reputation for flying to the ball at a fast pace. Our offensive line is locked in and understands the importance of picking up blitzes to keep the pressure off of Russell. One big factor in converting on third downs will be maintaining a balanced passing/running attack.

Our defensive mindset for this week is simple; shut everything down! We took a big loss with Earl’s season ending injury, but I am confident our unit will step up this weekend.  The Packers are a talented team with athletic receivers that work well in space. We have to do a great job of being physical with these receivers and making them work for every ball thrown. Our defense has taken pride in our ability to play physical and swarm to the ball. We will need to maintain an up tempo pursuit, and create pressure in the back-field in order to make big plays.

I can’t say enough about our 12’s and the support you guys have shown this year. You have no idea how much you factor into our success as a team! I am looking forward to getting after this game on Sunday. Every day we remind each other of the goals we set out to achieve this year. This week’s game presents an opportunity to get one step closer to achieving these goals. We are looking to bring some noise into Lambeau Field and fight for this win on Sunday!