"With all Trent's been through, to see him out here still smiling and feeling positive, you can't do anything but just give him a high five," says wideout Darrell Jackson, who had a breakout season in 2001. "I think the dude's awesome in every respect. Now it's up to us, as receivers, to prove our worth, because I think we're going to open things up this year."
For all of the Seahawks' visions of aerial excellence, Dilfer knows there's plenty of adversity to overcome and grunt work to be done. He's also fairly certain that he'll eventually lose a game, something he hasn't done in two years. "I've lost enough in my career that it won't be a shock to my system," he says.
In Seattle the real jolt would come from a victory in January.
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