Soon there will not be any more talking and everyone will show their talent on the field. Thursday night, September the 4th, 2014, The Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers, their first matchup since the fateful Monday Night Football game that ended in the "Fail Mary" and got the real refs back to the National Football League. But soon there will be a plethora of fans arriving at 800 Occidental Ave S in Seattle, Washington. They will be wearing different jerseys like #3 for Russell Wilson, #24 for Marshawn Lynch, or #12 because the twelfth man for Seattle is promoted and they crank up the noise for their Seattle Seahawks.
Current Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin must have been thinking about that when he said the following, "I'm going to pray for him. It's going to be a long night, man. We've got to just take advantage of it." The man that Irvin is going to be praying for is Packers rookie Center, Corey Linsley. It is his first career NFL start, and Linsley was supposed to be the backup to start the season, but is forced into action because of the injury to J.C. Tretter. Tretter did not have any NFL action either, missing all of last season on injured reserve with an ankle injury too. Linsley is the fifth round draft pick for the Packers, being selected out of Ohio State University. Linsley has played on the big stage on many an occasion, but none would be as big as playing against the Seahawks for the first time since the "Fail Mary." Not only does he have to deal with the noise of the fans, but also he will be facing Seahawks Nose Tackle Brandon Mebane. Mebane has 13 sacks and 305 total tackles in 7 seasons with the Seahawks. He is a top quality nose tackle and that will be difficult to stop for the young Packers Center.
Obviously the Packers will probably use a silent count for the majority of the game, but the Seahawks had 8 sacks in the first half against Aaron Rodgers last time. It's probably safe to say that Linsley could use the prayer that Irvin is offering him. But everything will finally be settled on the field, and that is the best way for things to be settled.