Mike Holmgren's postgame press conference was odd, it dealt with a whole lot of questions regarding individual plays rather than big picture stuff, perhaps because there were so many questionable things that happened in this game.
1) Holmgren took the blame for Seneca's spike on third down at the end of the half. Holmgren said it was a miscommunication. He wanted Seneca to spike the ball when they got a first down. He said he just assumed they were going to get a first down because the Eagles were playing soft and he called a draw. When they didn't get the first down, Seneca still spiked it. "That's what Mike wanted me to do, so I did it," Wallace said. Holmgren did go on to say that he was not happy with some of the sloppiness in the game, and that if he was sitting in the stands he would be saying to himself, "What are these guys doing?" The two special teams substitutions fall into that category.
2) He did not challenge Keary Colbert's TD catch/drop because he could not get enough guidance from upstairs to reverse it. The rule is that if the ground causes the ball to pop loose, it is not a catch, and Holmgren thought the ground caused the incompletion.
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3) His contention with the fourth-and-1 fumble by McNabb is that it popped out, but the officials said his forward progress had stopped. That is subjective and not reviewable.
4) Holmgren said the fourth-and-10 false start penalty was as angry as he has been all season because it reeks of a lack of preparation. He did not clarify whether it was Mike Wahle's fault or Chris Spencer's, but he said Seneca was making a protection call -- the same thing that happened when he fumbled in Tampa Bay.
5) He said he was not happy about the pass protection and felt Seneca was under duress for much of the game. He also said Seneca cannot control the dropped passes, the penalties and some of the other mistakes.
There wasn't really an answer for why the pass rush suddenly stopped, other than Philly made some adjustments and the Seahawks were not able to cope with them.
Seneca Wallace said their first play from scrimmage was actually supposed to be a reverse, but when they started out with poor field position on their own 10, they scrapped that play and went with the pump-and-go to Koren. Both Koren and Seneca saw Lito Sheppard bite hard and knew it was going to be a successful play.
Julian Peterson said tight end Brent Celek kept getting open because of a breakdown in coverage. He said if Celek blocks and then goes out for a pass, whomever is getting blocked is supposed to stay with him. But he said the pass rusher would take on the block and then let Celek go to rush the passer, leaving Celek alone in an open part of the field.
This the answer for the lack of a running game: I have to look at the film.
Here is a strong quote from Holmgren: "We have half a season left, and I assured them that I will be here for them, to do what I can do until the last play of the last game of the year. I asked everyone to go along with me on that, and the players and the coaches, they are a good group of fellows ... and hopefully we get some of the injured players back and have a little more fun than we have had so far."