Here's the transcript of Fox's presser with the Seattle area media from Wednesday:
On Deon Grant's time in Carolina (Grant played there from 2000-03): "Deon was an excellent player. He was a guy that was with us my first year, and second year- our Super Bowl year, and played very well for us. He got a better deal to go to Jacksonville, and it sounds like he probably got a better deal to go to you guys. Deon played the game with a lot of energy, has good ball awareness, he's an excellent athlete. He's kind of how you draw them up as a safety. We played him more free, I think you guys are playing him a little more strong."
On Matt Hasselbeck's play this season: "Well back when I probably looked at most tape was the '05 season preparing for the (NFC) championship game. I thought he was excellent that year too. Not taking anything away from him this year. I think he's been excellent both times that I've viewed him, that's prior to the championship game and prior to do the work for this week. Then we had him over in the Pro Bowl, so I've got nothing but respect for Matt Hasselbeck."
On the differences in the Seahawks offense from 2005: "I think, as far as schematically, it's the same. A lot of the run games the same, a lot of the pass game is the same. I don't think Mike's (Holmgren) changed a lot, and I'm not saying that in a bad way at all, it's been very efficient. I think any time you lose a player like (Shaun) Alexander you have to adjust, just like we lost Jake Delhomme and we've had to adjust. We all you don't rewrite your playbook, you just do some other things a little bit more, that you might be more capable of doing. I think in '05, if you just look at the statistics, they leaned a little bit more on the run-game, not that they weren't functional with the pass game. But this year with the injuries they went more to the pass game, and they've been very effective with it."
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On Patrick Kerney: "He's got a great motor, number one. He's obviously got great skills or he wouldn't be doing the things he's doing. I think the last year, maybe year and a half, he's had some injury bugs. But, what I've seen on tape, he looks to be 100 percent healthy. Any time you change systems it takes you a minute, but I don't think he's thinking too much anymore. Not to say he was, but it looks like he's doing just fine."