(On whether he was the intended receiver on the Seahawks' last offensive play… ) I wish he had had the time to throw it. It didn't work out. We had just spoken right before, they had lined up in the same defense, they gave us what we wanted, but we just couldn't block it up.
(On having a great day against his own team, but end up losing…) The biggest thing is that I would rather take one catch and win the game, then to have 4 catches and all of the other stuff that went on in the game. It's a sad thing for me with these guys fighting so hard, each and every day at practice, and then for us to go out and pretty much win the game for 3 quarters, and then we lose the game in the end. You almost would rather lose by three touchdowns than to lose that way.
(On the 63 yard reception…) I was just trying; I ran about 30 yards before I even touched the ball. Then, once I got the ball in my hand, I was just trying to make a play. Once I caught it, I looked up and saw Junior, and I remember that he just signed back yesterday, so I looked at him, and I knew I could beat him. [laughter] Then, the rest of the guys were just out making plays, blocking, trying to spring me to the end zone. I ran about 60 yards across the field and I was done. I was done.
(On whether it was difficult to play against New England…) I wouldn't say it was difficult. There are a lot of emotions running early on. It was good over to see them, and to get most of it out of me. I went over to their hotel on Saturday after practice, so I got half of it out of me, after I shook hands and hugged all the guys. It was a reality check. I'm going to play against these guys that I have won Super Bowls with. There are a lot of things with these guys, and then stepping on the field today. That is one of the reasons that I didn't go out early. I didn't want to turn it into a circus, with all of us out there hugging and laughing and joking before the game. I don't think that Coach Belichick would have been too fond of that with their guys, either. I think we both stayed away from it. Once I went out, during pregame, I shook hands and hugged with the ones I didn't see at the hotel Saturday. But, once the game got started, it's another game. I have to go out and help the team that I am on win the game.
(On the first touchdown…) I gave the ball to my wife. I dream about that all of the time, and I finally got the opportunity to do it. [That's my first TD] in that end. Most of my touchdowns are on the other end.
(On whether this day gives a feeling of hope…) That was the biggest topic that Coach hit on in the locker room. We have lost so many games this year the way we lost today. If we can just find a way to just finish a game. We just can't finish a game for some reason. I don't know what it is. But, like Coach said, we have to find a way to get it done before next season starts, for the ones that are going to be around here. We know we have a good team. We know that. We just have to go out and finish the game. I was telling the guys on the sidelines, when the score was 14-3, I just looked around and said, "please do not relax." That team across the way is not going to give up.
(On what this win would have meant…) I don't think this would have been a spoiler for us. I think the guys in the locker room, we believe in ourselves, so we wouldn't look at it as an upset. This is a game that we went out and completely won the game in all three phases of the game, if we had won the game. The sad part is that we played so good all the way up until the end. One mistake cost us the game, but that is football. That is what happens in football.
(On Seneca Wallace…) He was very calm, but doing a lot of screaming. He was yelling, I was yelling, too. I wanted this game so bad, I was yelling. He's a special player. You see glimpses of what type of player he can be but when he is at full stride.