Today is our second full day at sea, and it is so nice to have some warm weather. We had our chalk talk with the players and they shared some insight on a few of their favorite plays from the 2011 season, in addition to completing their first year in the NFL. John Moffitt touched on how speed and agility of an NFL defensive linemen is far superior to college, and how having the proper technique was the most important lesson he learned in his first year.
Richard Sherman shared his thoughts on the power of film study; learning the tendencies of the opposing offensive is key. In addition, having unwavering confidence has been one of the keys to his success in his first season as a pro. He has great respect for, and gave much credit to his defensive coaches at Stanford for helping him develop the proper skills to be successful in the NFL, and of course to his current Seahawks coaches for teaching him how to take these skills to the next level. As a defensive back you must not be afraid to take some risks. If you have done your film study, and all your homework, when you see a familiar formation based on down and distance, then you have to believe in your preparation and pull the trigger when the moment arises. You can’t play the position of defensive back passively!!!! No pun intended.
Tomorrow we will be in Puerto Vallarta and will be taking an ATV adventure. It should be fun!!!!