Mike Holmgren just finished his Monday press conference. The highlights:
TE Marcus Pollard, who has missed the last two weeks with a knee injury, is likely to have surgery. Holmgren said he hopes Pollard will be able to play if not against Cleveland on Nov. 4 but after that. This must be couched, of course, until doctors know what is bothering Pollard.
Holmgren said the team will be off until next Monday. Injured players must remain in town to receive treatment and players must continue their workouts. Otherwise, they're off. And coaches, too.
Other injuries – QB Matt Hasselbeck's oblique, DE Darryl Tapp's hand – do not appear to be serious enough to have them miss time. Holmgren said he expects an update later today on their condition. He said he expects WRs Deion Branch and D.J. Hackett to be able to play vs. Cleveland.
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Holmgren said that RB Shaun Alexander has been the lightning rod for the team's inability to run the ball but it's unfair criticism. He said he's watched film and often "there's nothing there." He said the blocking must improve and hinted that he might have to become more involved in finding the solution if progress is not made ASAP.