(On the final interception…) It was my fault. I misread the route by Koren. I think he did everything he was supposed to do. We had run similar routes earlier in the game; they had covered it a certain way, and I was obviously anticipating something else. It was very very costly mistake; huge mistake and it ended our chances. Our defense gave us a great chance to come back and tie or win the game, and I made a poor decision and ended that chance. Ended the game, really. When I threw it, he had his back to me, but I really didn't foresee that ending that way. It was a poor decision with the football. I am trusted with the ball, and I am trusted in those situations, and I am definitely kicking myself right now. It was sloppy.
(On comparing this interception with last week's interception to end the game…) It's a little bit different situation, but the result is exactly the same. I would put that in a different category, but it was the first play, with just under two minutes left; it was bad. I think I will definitely look back on this one for a long time, and regret it and realize how foolish it was. Again, I was just sloppy with the football.
(On whether it looked like the offense had found the rhythm…) I don't think at any point this year that we have really been clicking on all cylinders. There have been moments that feels like us; feels like what it usually feels like. When it is us making plays, dictating the tempo, dictating what we want to do; I don't have a great explanation other than it is just little parts of the game, instead of the whole game. We didn't start well today, I didn't start well. It is frustrating, very, very frustrating.
(On the impact of a lack of practice…) I am a big believer in practice; I enjoy practice. Some people don't look forward to it; I look forward to it. Sitting out of practice is not fun for me; it is more like punishment; but I understand that that's the way that I am being handled right now. I have to find a way to play well despite that stuff. Right now, I am not playing up to the level that I am capable of. I have to do something to fix it.
(On how he felt physically at the end of the game…) I don't need an IV. Last week was weird. I don't think I've ever played in a game and had a post game situation like that. That was a really abnormal thing, and hopefully we will never have that again.
(On how tough it will be with the short schedule this week…) It's going to be tough, but they have to do it, too. To be honest, I can't wait to play another football game, because this one was not my best effort.
(On whether this will be his first Thanksgiving game…) In the NFL. I'm not counting high school.
(On whether he is looking forward to playing on Thanksgiving…) Yeah. Sure, it's an exciting game. I don't think I've given much thought to it. This is a pretty big game, and I know that schedules are going to be weird next week. I have just trusted that somebody else is going to handle how we are going to do that. I don't know too much about them defensively other than that we have played them in year's past, and it's going to be a very, very short work week.
(On whether he talked to Jim Zorn before the game…) I saw him before the game, and said hello. We didn't talk at all this week. We didn't have too much to say. He is getting ready to coach a football game, and I am getting ready to play a game. I think he knows how I feel about him, and it just wasn't the right time to talk.
(On what he said when he left the Seahawks…) He was really hesitant to go. When he broke the news to me, I was sitting in my locker, and he sat in the locker next to me and told me that he was leaving, and it was like he was apologizing. I think he said, numerous times, that "I'm really sorry that I'm leaving." Really, I didn't want him to leave, but at the same time I was happy for him. At that time he was just leaving to be the offensive coordinator. A lot changed in the next few weeks after that.
(On not going to the Pro Bowl…) Not going to be doing that this year. [laughter]
(On when he said Zorn should get a head coaching job, did he know anything at that time?...) No, I did not know anything. When you are looking for a head coach, there is not one thing you are looking for; I think there is kind of a well-rounded athlete, so to speak, coach. I've been really fortunate in my career to be around great coaches that went on to be really good head coaches, whether it be Mike McCarthy or Andy Reid; guys that went from being my quarterback coach to head coach. I have always felt that way about Jim. And, some other people. Like I said, I've been fortunate enough to be around good people. When they were looking, and having a hard time figuring out who it was going to be, it just was an obvious thing to me. You have your guy right there; so I'm glad that it worked out for him.
(On whether he had talked about it with Zorn….) We had talked about a lot of things, but I don't think that either one of us thought it would happen so soon. Again, this is football, and there is not one way to do it, and it is obviously working out well.
(On Washington's approach to Seattle's offense…) I think they know a good deal about what we like to do. They gave us some looks early on that we had never seen them do, and gave us some problems; gave me some indecision. We came down and made some great adjustments; I thought Gil did a great job coming down at halftime, and had a great talk to the team, and fired everybody up, but it was also technically sound; they just made some adjustments and got some rhythm back and made some plays. This happens sometimes; you play people and they know why you check, when you check, what gives you issues. All in all I thought we did a decent job handling all that.
(On the success with the screen pass…) We like to screen from the 10, not the 5; usually it's too tight. It was a great call, we ran it from the 5, and Pork Chop had a great block, and it was a nice play.
(On the first interception; was he trying to throw it away…) I was trying to throw it at John Carlson; I thought he was being held, and I tried to get the ball there, to maybe draw a flag. Again, I was just sloppy with the ball; and I really don't have a good excuse. It was kind of a flip throw, more than 5 yards, which is something that I used to have a problem with, and I kind of fixed it, and now it's back, so I have to be more careful with the football.
(On how to improve his play for next week…) I wish I had a good answer. I know some of the things. All in all, I have to just fix it quick. If I just am not careless with the football, we have a chance to win the game. I think I just have to start there.
(On the play of John Carlson…) I think he's done a nice job. We've relied on him a lot, for a tight end that has come in as a rookie. He is a guy that is in the game plan. He has opportunities, and he did a nice job of taking advantage of one of those for the touchdown today.
(On the final interception…) I should not have thrown it the way I did. I don't know if I should have thrown it at all. I shouldn't have thrown it and I did.
(On whether the final interception was a standard play…) They run it, we run it, but that's OK. I have to go through the progression; that guy was #2, and keep going to #5 if I have to, but don't do that. That's the last thing I can do.