Here are some Holmgren quotes from the Wednesday press conference:
On Matt Hasselbeck not practicing but playing this week:
"He has to stay very focused and he's working real hard on those things. Would you like him to practice? Certainly. He's played enough to be able to play in the game, I think."
Because you've had success with Mo Morris replacing Shaun Alexander, are you tempted to sit Alexander until he's fully healed?
"We've had that conversation, Shaun and I. With his leg, that's how we're approaching it. When he is ready to go, and go. The wrist is the wrist. The wrist is going to be there all season long, that's my understanding. So really, when his leg is ready, that's kind of the agreement we have. He knows that, and he's working at it, it's getting better all the time. I meant when I said it: if I put him on the field when he's not 100 percent, it will probably be more of what he went through before, maybe even worse, and then he really runs the risk of getting hurt again. And we don't want that to happen."
On the play of defensive end Patrick Kerney, who has had four sacks in his last two games:
"Patrick gives you everything he's got, and I equate it a little bit with [Grant] Wistrom. ... People don't always realize how that one guy makes the other guys better. Not only in his numbers, but in attitude and enthusiasm and all that stuff that makes a good team. And Patrick Kerney is very much one of those guys."
Leroy Hill had 10 tackles last week. It seems like if he has a good game, the defense has a good game:
"He's been hurt just a little bit, has missed some time. But you're absolutely right, when he's playing, he's a good football player and good things happen. That's a good thing for us. There is, we talked about correlations before, I think there's a correlation on our win-loss record when he's playing. He helps us a lot."
Will Bobby Engram be your designated fair catcher or will Nate Burleson field punts all the time?
"Anytime the kick is in there close, Bobby will go in, otherwise Nate'll take it. Here's the deal. Nate, bless his heart, he wants to return every kick, which is a good attitude to have. But I don't want him to return it. If it falls inside the 10, I'd just as soon let it bounce. I don't want him to do that. He returned the long punt, a 95-yarder I think, but it usually doesn't happen that way. Too often, bad things happen. I just want to stay by the rules. So I just said, 'I'm going to do this. He's going to go in there. Watch how he does it. And when you feel like you can handle this whole thing, when you feel like you'll be doing it that way, then you'll be getting them all.' But right now, Engram's in there. And I think before the season's over, Nate will probably take them all again."