THECHAT

Monday, July 3, 2006

Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, a Seattle native and die-hard Seahawks fan, knows it's never too early to talk about the upcoming NFL season. Morgan, who most recently played Denny Duquette on "Grey's Anatomy," will star in an upcoming, currently untitled show by "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes. He also recently finished production on the independent film "Kabluey" with Lisa Kudrow.

Let's talk some football. People here are already getting excited for the season.

Well, you should be. Washington ain't a bad team.

The fans here weren't too keen on Seahawks fans back in January.

[Laughs] That was the one game I thought maybe we should have lost -- that divisional playoff against you guys.

That was an interesting game. With Shaun Alexander getting hurt in the first quarter, the Redskins had a chance. But their offense really struggled.

I would have maybe slid your guys' direction knowing [that Alexander got hurt] but we pulled it out, thank God! But what the hell, we still let the refs win the Super Bowl.

Did you go to the Super Bowl?

I didn't go but I could have through ABC. But I had to work the next day. So half the ["Grey's Anatomy"] cast got to go, but I didn't, which was a big disappointment. But I'm praying to God that this is my year.

What do you think of some of the changes the Seahawks have made?

Well, the one I'm really upset about is getting rid of [wide receiver Joe] Jurevicius. I don't care what we got in return, I don't buy it. I think that was a bad, bad decision on [Coach Mike] Holmgren's part.

I know Jurevicius played a lot because of some injuries to the receiving corps, but you believe he was an integral part of their offense?


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