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Sellers Discusses The Hit

"What did I do now?" Sellers asked when he was surrounded by the media yesterday. "I didn't do anything. The week just started, I haven't had a chance."

If you recall, on Sunday, Sellers said he didn't really have a good feel for the hit that leveled Kenoy Kennedy. "Apparently, I ran him over," Sellers said at the time. So yesterday, he was asked whether he had seen it yet.

"Yeah, you know, I was telling somebody earlier, I kind of impressed myself," he said. "I didn't realize it was that bad. I knew I hit him, but I honestly did not really know it was quite that bad."

I told him AwfulAnnouncing's clip on YouTube had attracted nearly 100,000 views.

"For real?" he said. "I don't know, maybe I can get to the Pro Bowl one of these days then, who knows. Hint, hint. Vote, all y'all."

After the game, as you'd expect, Sellers's cell phone blew up.

"God, I had so many freakin' text messages," he said. "I turned my phone off it was that ridiculous. Seriously? Probably about 40 or 50 within three, four hours after the game."

I asked what the messages said.

'Aw, why'd you have to do him like that?' he offered as an example. "You ain't that good."

On the other side of the locker room, teammates seemed well-versed in the hit as well.

"Sellers is a beast," Marcus Washington said. "Sunday after Sunday he's knocking guys down and beating guys up.... You don't want to see your guys be on the other end of that lick. We always say in this game, with the collisions that we have, you're either gonna be the bug or the windshield. It's good to be the windshield. Mike was definitely the windshield on that one."

Later, I asked Sellers whether he had spoken with Kennedy about their dual time in the spotlight.

"Nah," he said. "What am I gonna say to him, 'Sorry for running you over'?"

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 11, 2007; 3:31 PM ET
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Lost in all of the (appropriate) hype around the Sellers hit was Sean Taylor almost killing that Lion on Thrash's return. I mean, I literally thought he'd killed the guy.

I know it's more common to see a guy blind-sided and knocked out on kick returns and/or INTs, but that Taylor hit was extraordinary.

Posted by: The Other Hit | October 11, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

The thing about delivering big hits is, you find yourself living up to that standard and become diminished by it.

If Sellers get tackled or laid out, we won't know how to react. Same thing for if Sean Taylor gets ran over or whiffs on a hit.

Posted by: | October 11, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

The Sellers hit was beast, but give the other guy credit, he popped right back up. You can't say the same for the dude The Reapear laide out.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | October 11, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Great game and those who see this may be a bit over cautious in future. Skins only averaged 17.7 ppg going in and giving up 16.6 ppg on defense.That average ofcourse improved on both sides after this game...

Vegas Winners -Contest

Posted by: | October 11, 2007 6:26 PM | Report abuse

and the guy should have had a tripping penalty too!!!

The Sean Taylor hit was monster - like Portis's a couple of weeks ago...

Posted by: JL | October 11, 2007 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I wish I could make an entire team out of Mike Sellers clones. We'd never lose.


Posted by: | October 12, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

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