Obviously, the locker room was pretty happy afterward, though with a great sigh of relief. Mike Holmgren took the blame for punting to Brian Westbrook, saying he kind of lost track of that and he should have done with Westbrook in that situation the same thing he did with Devin Hester. Plackemeier -- who I apparently jinxed by doing a story on him for Saturday's paper -- said he wanted to get off the punt because they had an eight-man front, indicating a heavy rush. He said Mike and Bruce DeHaven would talk to tell him to punt it away from Westbrook. In any case, Lofa saved both their hides. I did not talk to Lofa because Boling is doing a column on him and took care of that part of the locker room, but I will post some quotes later from him.
Shaun said he thought he did pretty well and does not have a problem sharing time with Mo Morris, though really it only looked like they were sharing because their yardage was the same. Shaun got 20 carries and Mo got only five. Both had a touchdown.
The goal line stand was huge, their third in two weeks. A few players said they were surprised that the Eagles went for it, a few said they weren't. ROcky Bernard, who had the fourth down stop, said he was trying to prevent a QB sneak by getting penetration, and when he popped up Westbrook was there so he tripped him.
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Darryl Tapp said the field was grainy and slippery, slowing the pass rush. Holmgren said the weather did not have an affect on the offense, at least with Hasselbeck's throwing, but obviously the offense did not have the best day. When Lofa came off the field, Holmgren told him, "I think you are my leading receiver." Holmgren also said Lofa asked him if he could have another week off of practice, and Holmgren told him no.
Holmgren said he told Rob Sims and Pork Chop he was going to rotate them during the game, if only to let Sims see what a veteran looks like blocking. He said he thought Sims handled it well and responded well when he went back in the game. He said they may continue to do that.
Injuries: Josh Wilson has a quad pull. C.J. Wallace re-injured the knee that he hurt and on which he has been wearing a brace. And Chris Spencer, out the last two series, suffered a strained oblique (if you can believe that, given the prevalence of the injury this year.)
That's about all for now. I'll file more stuff as the evening wears on but I have to start writing my daily stuff.