With just over three minutes to go in the first half of the Seahawks’ win over the 49ers, San Francisco fullback Kyle Juszczyk caught a pass from C.J. Beathard, turned up field, and promptly met K.J. Wright.
Wright, as cleanly as possible, simply decleated Juszczyk. Timing and technique, coming together to create a wonderful highlight. And as is always the case, Bobby Wagner was right alongside Wright to enjoy it, letting out an audible “WOO” and jumping up and down, while neither linebacker appeared to be in a rush to get out of Juszczyk’s face.
Oh my KJ. Absolutely walloped Kyle Kyle Juszczyk here.— Justin Reed (@JustinReed99) January 3, 2021
I think Bobby Wagner was more excited for this hit than Wright was. #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/O5JqbhmYZS
Wagner and Wright both seemed to find a little extra satisfaction in the hit on Juszczyk, and after Seattle wrapped up their victory, Wright explained why.
On the Q13 FOX post-game show, Wright said he wanted to light Juszczyk up with a clean hit if possible, after years of being on the receiving end of cut blocks from Juszczyk. Wright said he was tired of it, and channeled it into one of the hits of the season for the Seahawks’ defense.
Evidently, Wagner’s celebratory scream was the result of seeing a friend’s dream come true.
Just heard the sound bite again of KJ Wright again saying "one of my dreams came true" when he had a chance to smoke Kyle Juszczyk after dealing with the 49ers cut blocks the last two years. Payback was sweet for #Seahawks great linebacker.— Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) January 4, 2021