NFC Notes: Cardinals, Seahawks, Vikings



Cardinals QB Sam Bradford said that he’s hoping that the scaled-back offense they’re now running will help them turn things around after a poor start to the 2018 season.

Just make sure that the plays that we have in the game plan everyone’s comfortable with versus multiple looks,” Bradford said, via the Associated Press. “Just really feel like we own the plays that are in the game that week as opposed to having so many calls on the sheet that maybe we know them but we’re not owning them the way that we should. I think the thought is just allow everyone to go out there and play faster, simplify everything a little bit and hopefully it shows up in the speed in which we play.”

  • Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said the team is not signing free agent WR Kendall Wright after he worked out for the team on Tuesday. (Darren Urban)


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is listed as having a hamstring injury, but he said Thursday that he’s “fine.”

“I’m fine. I’m good to go,” Wilson said, via Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. “I guess you have to report everything now.

While the team has struggled to open the year, Wilson says his focus is on giving it everything he has.

“For every game I’ve ever played in my life, I’ve always given everything I’ve ever had,” Wilson said. “It doesn’t matter what the score is. It doesn’t matter how much we were up or how much we were down. That’s all I know. I love playing hard. I love playing as tough as I can go. I’m going to keep swinging.”

  • Regarding OC Brian Schottenheimer, Wilson said: “Schottenheimer is doing a great job. We have a chance to kick in to where we want to be.” (Bob Condotta)


Vikings HC Mike Zimmer explained that he thanked the front office for bringing in some new players like K Dan Bailey, DT Tom Johnson and WR Aldrick Robinson this week.

“I texted [the front office] the other night and told all those guys thank you for trying to get some more players in here,” Zimmer said, via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “We felt like we needed to make some moves after that game.

  • Zimmer also mentioned that an official told S Andrew Sendejo that he was penalized for unnecessary roughness in Week 2 despite using correct tackling form: “He (Sendejo) said, ‘What could I have done different?’” Zimmer said, via Courtney Cronin of ESPN. “He (the official) said ‘You did everything right. You couldn’t have done anything different. They just want us to throw the flag.”

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