O’Brien Schofield motivated after being cut by the Cardinals

Seahawks linebacker O’Brien Schofield has been a  changed man since the Cardinals released him last summer.

“That’s fresh, that’s very fresh,” Schofield said Thursday via the Arizona Republic. “They cut me on the field. I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder, and that’s going to carry me through the rest of my career and life.”

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim never talked to him prior to releasing him.

“I stayed a professional,” Schofield said. “I didn’t bad-mouth anybody, and I’m in the Super Bowl. I want to get this ring, and that’s all that matters.”