Sidney Rice Takes A Big Shot, But Makes A Big Play

EST December 3, 2012 Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) leaves the field after scoring the winning touchdown in the Seahawks’ 23-17 overtime win over the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP) Story Highlights Receiver Sidney Rice caught the game-winning TD pass but took a shot to the helmet at the goal line He crumpled to the ground in the end zone, and released the ball, but a review determined he had held it long enough Rice said a preliminary examination revealed he wasn’t concussed SHARE 12 CONNECT 27 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE CHICAGO A Seattle Seahawks team doctor asked wide receiver Sidney Rice if his face hurt, which seemed like a setup for the old punch line, “Because it’s killing me.” This, though, was a serious question. Rice had taken a huge blow to the head from Chicago Bears safety Major Wright as he crossed the goal line for the game-winning 13-yard touchdown in the Seattle Seahawks’ 23-17 overtime victory and he’d remained on the ground for a few minutes as players scrambled for what Bears players had hoped would be ruled a fumble. WEEK 13 GALLERY: NFL’s best photos Rice told the doctor he was fine, so here came a different humorous finish to the question about his face hurting. “Maybe from smiling too much?” the doc said with a grin of his own. It took a while for Rice to smile that way. After Wright’s big hit, he was told by team trainers to stay down. One of those trainers even snapped at tight end Anthony McCoy after McCoy tried picking up Rice by his arm.

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So, what did he do with the rest of his time in Zurich? Sidney Rice lets out a yell after missing a catch at the opening day of Seahawks training camp July 25. (Jordan Stead/ Oh, just hung out with some Seahawks fans. Rice on Sunday told Q13-TV that a Seahawks fan living in Switzerland reached out to Rice on Twitter after seeing that the star wide receiver was in town, and invited Rice to a barbecue. Rice responded with a private message and got the address. After the treatment I actually showed up at his house, played a game of Madden (the video game) with him and his brother, Rice told Q13. They were pretty stoked.

Sidney Rice returns to Seahawks

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I started watching last year when they were in the finals and that’s when I started picking up on it. Where are you this offseason and with whom are you working out? Rice: I’m down in Miami where I usually spend my offseason. I train at a place called Legacy Fit. It’s the same place I trained at in ’09 before I had my big season (1,312 receiving yards and eight TDs). I really like official site [my trainer].

Sidney Rice: Seahawks get healthy effort from former Viking

First, Seattle still rushed for 156 yards and averaged more than four yards per carry. Second, by focusing so much on the run, Jacksonville left Seattles receivers and tight ends to run free in the secondary. Rice and Tate took particular advantage. We feel like, when we get one-on-one coverage with those guys, they should make the play, said backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. And thats what we got going today. Thats why I felt our offense took off a little bit more. And that meant big days for the explosive Tate he made one leaping catch over a defensive back down the sideline and the now-healthy Rice.

Sidney Rice crashed Seahawks fan’s barbecue while in Switzerland

Sidney Rice Seahawks training camp 2013

“We’ll see what happens as he progresses, but hopefully it was a good move for him.” Rice flew about 10,000 miles round trip to Switzerland to have a plasma injection into his knee to help with patella tendinitis. Rice spent two nights in Europe and said the procedure took only about 20 minutes. “It was something I set up earlier in the offseason a little after the OTAs and it was a long process, things I had to go through with the doctors over there,” Rice said. “I was just fortunate that Coach gave me the opportunity to go over there and get it done and thankful for my teammates not making a big deal about leaving practice, leaving them here in camp and going and getting it done. I’m grateful to be in a good organization visit this site like this to go handle that.” Rice, hampered by knee issues late last season, finished the 2012 campaign with 50 catches for 748 yards and seven touchdowns. He hopes making the effort to travel to Europe pays off with another full season. “You want to be out there on the field as much as possible and help your team win games.

Sidney Rice out with concussion

“I don’t think there is any truth to that,” Williams said. A bigger concern for Seattle than Williams’ lack of production might be Rice’s health. He missed the first two games of the season with a labrum injury in his shoulder, and because the concussions happened within such a short span, he may be out longer this time. Rice sustained a concussion against Baltimore, but was cleared to return the following week at St. Louis. “I’m praying that he’ll be OK with his head because those injuries can be very serious,” quarterback Tarvaris Jackson said. “For him to have those back to back like that within a couple weeks, more importantly we’re just more worried about his health than anything.” According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday “there’s not a helmet that he could put on his head that he could play this weekend.” Now, 11 games into their first season together, Rice and Williams have a combined 46 catches and just three touchdowns, and have failed to provide the impact for which the Seahawks had hoped. On Tuesday, Williams said he wanted to be accountable for his struggles.

Q&A with Sidney Rice

Sidney Rice

He was targeted seven times and hauled in five passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns, including one in which he beat double coverage. “You can’t have your eight-million-dollar guy not getting targeted,” receiver Doug Baldwin said. “You’ve got to get him the ball. That’s what we pay him for, and you saw it. He did a hell of a job making plays when opportunities came to him.” He wasn’t the only receiver who took advantage of more opportunities. Golden Tate, Seattle’s No.


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