(On the final offensive play… ) It wasn't supposed to be an interception , I'm fairly certain about that. We were in a two minute offense. It didn't look like the play had much of a chance on the throw. I think he probably wanted to take it back. I believe he was throwing it to Koren.
(On whether Koren is supposed to always take a high angle on the corner…) It depends upon the coverage. If it is man to man coverage, depending upon where he has body position on the defender, then we like him to keep it high. If the guy is over the top, then he can flatten it off. But, if it is straight man-to-man, he probably should keep it high.
( On the amount of playing time for Maurice Morris compared to Julius Jones…) We were going to start Mo, and then we had a little foul up in the beginning and we didn't get the word to the Public Address announcer, so they announced Julius, and everyone got kind of panicky, there , because no one ran out. But once we figured that thing out; Mo was going to start the game today, and then, as we have done with those guys, when they have both been healthy is that if one guy is hot to start with it, we let him play a little bit more. Mo had a really fine game, I thought, running the ball today. On Thursday, it could be different. But, that's how we tried to handle the both of them all year. Julius has had games where he is kind of feeling it, and things are going well, so he would play a little bit more.
(On the amount of practice snaps that Morris had…) There were some packages, but in practice, if you see that he doesn't get as many reps, it is because we are doing some other things. You might not see that at practice, because Duckett has to factor in just a little bit, and Weaver has to factor in on some plays just a little bit. The number of practice snaps is never enough to really get a good feel of that. Whoever is going to be the starter is probably going to get a little bit more in practice as well.
(On the play of Hasselbeck…) I think we started awfully slow, and then all of a sudden he did some good things. I would say that it was a little inconsistent; that is the best way to put that. He made some beautiful throws; the touchdown pass. He did some good things, but I thought we were a little inconsistent.
(On whether Hasselbeck was physically affected…) I don't think it is as much that as not playing a lot of football. Being out so long, you come in, you're going to be a little rusty, even the best players can be a little rusty. More than his health, I think he is feeling OK, now, maybe he is not telling me, but I think he is feeling OK.
(On whether Hasselbeck was fatigued…) I never sensed that from him during the football game.
(On whether Jim Zorn's presence affected Hasselbeck's play…) I don't think you talk about a player, necessarily. You talk about a play, or a series or a scheme. I think that Jim knowing how we do things, and then Washington, playing us the last two years, they are more familiar with us than they would be on teams they play once every four years. I think more than anything, they kind of crowded us and played us man to man a good portion of the game, and made it hard on us. That's the number one thing. I can't say that Jim's presence had a lot to do with Matt's performance.
(On the offensive game plan…) We did not take shots down the field; they were crowding us. Maybe we should have taken a couple more. I had a couple dialed up when we got sacked, so you never got to see them, really. I probably could have taken a couple more shots. In the beginning, we didn't have the ball very much; we were 3 and out a couple of times, and we didn't have the ball, and you can't get anything started. Backed up I don't really want to do it, I was trying to get some first downs and get some stuff going, that's probably why I didn't take a couple of shots early.
(On whether he wants to open up the offense with Hasselbeck now… ) Now that Matt's back, and we have some semblance of wide receivers on the field, I'm not as hesitant to do it. For a stretch, I absolutely was. I didn't think we had any chance of getting that. Now, I probably should do it more.
(On the play of the offensive line…) I think Washington is a physical defense, and they do a nice job against the run, and our guys did a nice job of going after them. We didn't have a lot of success early but then we got into it a little bit. I think Mo gave us a little spark today, so that was good.
(On the play of the defense…) I thought our defense played a superb first half, then in the second half, they were giving the ball to Portis a little bit more, and jamming it at us pretty good. When we punted it down inside the five, it was very important for us to try to keep them down there, to get the field goal to tie up the game, but we couldn't do it. They kind of pounded it at us pretty good. I think that is where it showed up most glaringly.
(On the frustration of the dropped passes…) It's frustrating for everybody. It's frustrating, first of all, for the player who does it. He wants to make the play; he desperately wants to be the hero and catch the ball; he is not trying to drop it. They made some outstanding plays. We are not dropping the ball very much. It has happened really when you needed one. It is magnified a little bit But actually, our drops our down But, when you need it you need it, so you don't have to live through that too much.
(On discussions with Jim Zorn before the game… ) We visited probably more than I normally do. I'm not real talkative with the coach before the game, sometimes I don't talk to him at all. But, in Jim's case, he came over, and it was good to see him. I feel good about his success. He is wired correctly; a little different than I am, but wired correctly. He communicates well, and his players are responding. He seems to be the perfect guy for that young quarterback. When you put all that stuff together, it should work.
(On Chris Spencer…) He had a little stiffness in his back, so we had to work him out to see how he was going to be. That's why Vallos practiced yesterday. Chris got through the game fine.
(On the schedule…) I'm giving the players off tomorrow. My charge to them is between now and Tuesday when I see them, is to get off their feet and try to recover. They might trickle in tomorrow and get some whirlpool stuff and some treatment perhaps. Then, we practice on Tuesday, it will be like a Thursday. It will be kind of a long day, but not a very physical day. Then, we are on the plane on Wednesday.