BOSTON (CBS) – Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington, who led the NFL with eight interceptions last season, joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich Tuesday morning to look ahead to New England’s match up with the Seattle Seahawks, and back on their 31-21 win over the Broncos.
The Patriots will head out West to take on Pete Carroll and the 3-2 Seahawks this weekend, a team the Patriots are a little unfamiliar with.
“They’re dangerous,” Arrington said of Seattle. “They’re unfamiliar as well, so we have to do a great job studying our butts off. You an never watch enough film and get comfortable with these guys.”
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One guys the Patriots will focus on is rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
“We have to do our best trying to contain him, set the edge,” Arrington said of Wilson.
Seattle is known as one of the loudest places to play in the NFL, so the Patriots will have to contend with that as well.
“Just the hostile environment itself, it should be fun,” he said. “Seattle is home of the 12th man, and we’re looking forward to it.”
After jumping out to a big lead on Sunday, Peyton Manning led the Broncos back to within 10 in the fourth quarter. But Arrington said that was to be expected.
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“Peyton definitely gave us a scare in the late third, fourth quarter. Say what you want about the Broncos, but they lead the NFL in points in the second half. Peyton is the best at making in-game adjustments. He hasn’t lost a beat on that,” said Arrington. “It’s a chess match, going back and forth with that guy. It was a fun game, a great challenge for us, and I’m glad we were able to hold him off.”
The Patriots defense gets some good practice against the no-huddle during the week, playing against one of the best in the league in Tom Brady and company. But their preparation doesn’t end as soon as they leave the field.
“We talk so much about practice, and you can never get enough of it. We work on everything, as far as communication and signals. We meet all the time even when we’re not in the facilities, the secondary and linebackers. We can never talk enough football,” he said.
Arrington is hosting a karaoke event on Monday, October 15 at the Kawloon in Saugus. However, he wouldn’t give T&R a preview on Tuesday.
“It’s still the aftermath after the game, the body is still broken up,” he said. “The vocal chords coincide with that too.”