Thomas continued to play at a high level, even as seemingly every other Seahawks veteran on the defense around him went down with an injury this season. He didn’t stuffed the stat sheet the way he has in years past, but he (and Bobby Wagner) are the reason Seattle was able to enter Week 17 ranking 11th in defensive DVOA.
It was awesome. For one, just being home. Being in front of friends, family. And then just the respect, the love, the recruitment, it was awesome. It was awesome to get that love, that energy.
It’s nice for them to be in the Staples Center, it means just as much as me playing out there, it means that much more for them.
It’s just a nice moment. It’s typically not something I do. When they’re in Oklahoma they don’t get love, so it’s just being home.
For now, December’s results mean that we have correctly predicted 19 of 22 games this season in which one team faced a distinct competitive advantage because of the schedule.
Again, our 86.4 percent success rate so far is even better than the formula predicted it would be at this point in the season.
There’s more talent, Atkinson said. I keep saying it to [general manager Sean Marks] and his group. We’re deeper. Our young guys have a year of experience under their belt, and then we brought in Wholesale NBA Jerseys more talent and we’re deeper, and that’s really the bottom line.
That talent starts with Russell, the prized point guard the Nets traded Brook Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Lopez (and the pick that became Kyle Kuzma) for. But since Russell’s knee debridement surgery, others have stepped up, too.