Even Trufant’s best is not enough

Published on December 28, 2008 by     Seahawk Fanatic

GLENDALE, Ariz. – There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than when a player does his job and still gets beat.

That’s what happened to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in a 34-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

When Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught his second touchdown pass of the day, a 38-yarder from Kurt Warner that gave the Cardinals a 21-14 lead over the Seahawks, Trufant threw down his hands in disgust.

After all, Trufant was right there, blanketing Fitzgerald the entire time. But even with his hand between Fitzgerald’s, the Pro Bowl receiver who leads the NFC in receptions hauled in the pass.

“His actions kind of speak for themselves,” Trufant said. “He is a big-time receiver and he makes big-time plays. That is why he is a Pro Bowl receiver, because he makes big-time plays when they need them. He did the same thing today. It just comes down to a guy making the play at the moment of truth.”

It wasn’t the only time during the game that Fitzgerald prevailed when he probably should not have. Earlier in the quarter, Trufant was beaten by Fitzgerald for a 50-yard completion despite tight coverage. Another time, Trufant had Fitzgerald covered, forcing Warner to throw high. Fitzgerald reached up and hauled the ball in with one hand. To add insult, the right-hander used his left hand.

Even without Pro Bowl teammate Anquan Boldin on the other side because he was out with an injury, Fitzgerald finished with five receptions for 130 yards.

“He has great skills,” cornerback Kelly Jennings said. “He can go up and make great plays on the ball. And, being the size that he is (6-foot-3, 226 pounds), you have to prepare your mind, study the film and give the best effort you can.”

Which is usually not enough.

Can Holmgren be fined?

Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren had his all-too-familiar red face on display in the fourth quarter, when he was agitated at the officiating crew for what he perceived to be their lack of attention to detail.

“You have meetings with (the officials) before the game and … go over a couple of things in case they happen in the game. We did have that meeting and they acted like they didn’t remember it.

“Kyle (Williams, the starting tackle) got hurt and we put in a young guy who had never played a snap for us. … He was the guy being picked on a bit. I’m going to fight for my guys, even though it’s the last three minutes of my coaching career. I have to check the rule book – I’m not sure if you can get fined after you retire.”

Williams suffered a concussion and was taken to a local hospital. He was able to fly home with the team.

Ready for semi-glory

Safety Deon Grant nearly had a goal line interception that very well could have turned into a 100-yard touchdown – though perhaps not for him.

“It would have been six (points) for Josh (Wilson),” Grant said. “I felt my Achilles’ pull on the play, so I don’t think I would have made it. I would have made it to the 30 or 40 but then I would have pitched it to Josh. Somebody would have scored, it just would not have been me.”

Grant dropped the ball on the play.

Duckett flexes

Short-yardage back T.J. Duckett scored yet another touchdown, plunging in from 1 yard out in the first quarter to give the Seahawks a 7-0 lead, after which he did his signature biceps flex.

Duckett led the team with seven touchdowns though he had only 62 carries this season.

“It’s nice to be able to contribute when I got in the game,” Duckett said. “Make an impact. You always want to play. We have so many players in that running back room that you just want to play your role. I think everyone … respected that and we did our job to the best of our ability.”

Julius Jones, who got no carries last week against the New York Jets, had two rushes for 6 yards on Sunday.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

wilson-entourage

Russell Wilson isn’t “Black Enough,” Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin ...
hi-res-c36ccb423dec27409ba5c600d9a89b53_crop_exact

Seahawks say they are far from buried

Here’s something to help the morning coffee go down more smoothly: Sure, these aren’t the same Seahawks who blew ...
Oct 19, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs the ball for a touchdown during the second half of a football game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 28-26.  Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson is first player in NFL history to have 300/100 game

Peyton Manning wasn't the only NFL quarterback who made history in Week 7, so did Russell Wilson.In the ...
505963447TW00040_Seattle_Se

Percy Harvin gave Golden Tate black eye before Super Bowl

The Seahawks stunned the NFL world on Friday night by trading Percy Harvin to the Jets, less than ...
o-MARSHAWN-LYNCH-facebook

Darrell Bevell: I must get Marshawn Lynch the ball

Darrell Bevell has heard you, Seattle Seahawks fans. The offensive coordinator heard the rampant consternation and deep-throated queries wondering ...
goywh.AuSt.5

Seahawks trade WR Percy Harvin to Jets for draft choice

Well, that’s the end of that problem of getting Percy Harvin the ball down field more, or too ...
131230bennett6vgdfgdgdfg60

Less dancing, more tackling from Seahawks, please

As the Dallas Cowboys were giving them a beating last Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks defense provided a CenturyLink ...
17YsDE.AuSt.5

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Whenever we’re running the ball, we’re fine”

Marshawn Lynch sprinted down the right sideline untouched, into and out of the end zone. But he wasn’t carrying ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz