Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner Regrets Tweet Directed Towards Earl Thomas
While the Seattle Seahawks attempt to bounce back from a devastating blowout to the Los Angeles Chargers last week, to prepare for their game against the Dallas Cowboys this week, two players have sorted out their differences.
Seahawks’ linebacker Bobby Wagner took exception to comments teammate Earl Thomas made following the Rams blowout victory when the All-Pro safety said that he didn’t think Wagner should have played on his injured hamstring.
“To be totally honest,” Thomas said after the loss to the Rams.
“I think the guys that played, you’ve got to give your hats off to Wags and a couple guys that played; but my personal opinion, I don’t think they should have played. I think the backups would have did just as good. But the injuries — Kam, Sherm, K.J. — they definitely hurt today.”
Wagner took exception to the comments, taking to Twitter to tell Thomas to “keep my name out yo mouth. Stop being jealous of other people success. I still hope you keep balling bro.”
Wagner addressed those comments on Wednesday.
“I was listening to a Kevin Hart interview last week and in the interview he was kind of talking about the way he kinda handles issues and handles things. He likes to face them head-on,” Wagner said (h/t ESPN).
“I don’t want to run from them. I’m pretty sure ya’ll going to ask, so in regards to everything that happened, do I feel like I mishandled the situation? Yeah, there was a better way of going about the situation. I coulda did better.
“It’s one of those things where you live and you learn. That’s kinda what it is. I think it’s just one of those things; it’s just a frustrating game, a frustrating situation. The game didn’t go as well as we planned. Emotions get high and things of that nature, so everybody has emotions, and you can’t always act on them. I’m man enough to admit that I handled the situation wrong and I will do better moving forward. But like I said, we live and we learn; I’m happy to move forward.”
Wagner said that he and Thomas “ironed things out like we always do.”
“We’re focused on making sure we finished this season off right,” Wagner said. “We still have a lot out there left for us, and we’re excited to get back on the field.”
“Wasn’t no conversation,” Thomas said. “It is what it is. Let’s move on. How you feel, that’s how you feel.”
Thomas also said that there is no need to “patch things up” between he and Wagner.
“Nah, ain’t no patching. If that’s what’s in your heart, cool. Let’s finish strong.”
Wagner said his hamstring is feeling “a lot better” and seems ready as the Seahawks get ready for a critical game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Wagner also said he has no regrets for playing with the injury last Sunday.
“Would I do the same thing over? I would, because I’m a fighter, I love this team, I love this game and I want to be out there. I want to be out there to help, and I felt like I could,” Wagner said.
“It’s not something that I would do differently. I would just make sure I adjust my alignments a little bit more so I could make some plays.”
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