Sept. 8, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Early Doucet (85) braces for a tackle by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Palmer says they’re expecting the Seahawks secondary to be physical


The Seattle Seahawks have one of the league’s best defensive secondaries. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will likely handle Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who said he isn’t expecting much trash talk coming his way. Quarterback Carson Palmer though said that they can expect the Seahawks to be physical.

“They’re going to grab and hold, and they’re going to play very physical,” Palmer said, via the team’s website. “You’ve got to fight back. If they’re going to let guys play like they did last week and let the grabbing go on and let it be a physical game, we’ve got to match their physicality.

“You’ve got to win those one-on-one matchups. When he’s hanging on you, grabbing you, pulling you down, you’ve got to make those tough kind of grimy catches the Coach is always talking about that probably aren’t going to get called.”

The last time these two teams met, Seattle blew out the Cardinals 58-0, but that isn’t a very fair comparison. The Cardinals had a revolving door at quarterback at that point. Fitzgerald was held to 1 catch for 2 yards though.

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