Coach Mike Holmgren again seemed resigned, saying essentially that this game reminded him very much of the last game, where they couldn't convert on third downs, they couldn't throw the ball, they couldn't get a pass rush. No answers, really. He said he didn't think Seneca was rusty as much as he couldn't get into a rhythm. The one positive was that the team didn't give up after he got into them at halftime. Lofa has a concussion, and he was still groggy after the game. He didn't speak with the media.
The locker room I would say for the first time this year felt different. Granted, it is a road locker room, which always adds a different element. But on this night, the players were whispering to each other, kind of listening to what the other players were saying about the loss. It's hard to put a finger on it, really, but it was just different. Take that for what it is worth but I would guess that when different things keep getting the same results, a sense of frustration sets in. The one big thing I did not hear tonight that we have heard in the past is the keep working hard and turning it around line.
The fumbled exchange was because Seneca was audibling into a different protection, Spencer could not hear him and he snapped the ball.
Leroy Hill said he did not know Ike Hilliard fumbled the ball on the play at the 4 yard line. He said he was shocked because of the way both Hilliard and Lofa reacted to the hit, and he didn't even know the ball was loose. Josh Wilson said he saw the whole play and knew it was a fumble and knew he was gone. But that is the way the season has gone.
Kelly Jennings said he thought there was offensive interference on the early TD pass to Antonio Jennings. He said the officials told him it was incidental contact with the feet.
Seneca also said he simply could not get into a rhythm. He did not criticize the early protection. He said his calf was not bothering him, and though he was a bit rusty he had a good week of work and felt he should have played better.
I have to start writing for the daily. I'll try to post quotes after that.