(On his play today… ) It felt good. Everybody played well. The offense; we did what we are capable of doing. We had some guys out, and some guys stepped in and played well. I think it was one of our best outings so far this year on the offensive side of the ball. Like I said, everybody played well. I felt like there was a couple of times out there, that I probably could have done a little bit more to help us out. It has been one of the years, and unfortunately we came up a little short today.
(On the last offensive play…) They just made a good play. They actually came out with that defense three times in the game. I called time out twice. It's tough, because we don't have an answer for it. We go up there and try to make something up and try to protect, and they just made a good play down there in the stretch. Mo tried to make a block, but [Meriweather] made a good play. I tried to hold on to the ball, but unfortunately I fumbled the ball.
(On whether they had too many rushers to block on that play…) Yes, they came with an all out blitz. We did it a couple of times to them. We got to them a little bit. You don't want to make the situation worse. Depending upon where we are in the game, I took a time out. They came out and switched up the defense a little bit. They are in the stretch, they made a play. If he didn't make that play, I'm pretty sure that we probably would have made a play down the field.
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(On what could have been different… ) Maybe a throw here and there, maybe use my legs a little bit more. You're always thinking about those things after the game is over with. You wish you had a few things back. Maybe check the ball down to the running back, and let him do his thing a little bit. You're always think about those things after the game is over with. But, when you are out there playing, you're just trying to make plays. I'll go back and look at the film a little bit, and I'll realize that I probably left a few plays out there on the field.
(On his health…) Yeah, I felt good today. There were some alleys there to make some plays, and try to get some third downs and keep the chains moving. I felt good, I didn't have any problems body wise. The calf thing is over with, all of the little strains are over with, so I felt good.
(On whether Deion Branch's play today was because he is healthier…) I can't really speak for him. It has been one of those crazy years where everybody has had a little something going on. He is starting to feel like himself. He came out and proved that today. It's a funny game; it's tough to go out there and play when you have some things going on. He came out and played well for us today.
(On getting the ball to John Carlson…) It's just the play calls. If Mike calls the play trying to get John Carlson the ball, my job is to get him the ball. He made some good plays today and got open.
(On the 63 yard receptions by Deion Branch…) I was a little nervous, and now that it is over with, I thought he stepped out of bounds at first. But, God was on our side and he said that he didn't step out of bounds, and it was a big play for us. It set us up for the go ahead touchdown, I think it was. He just made a good play. I'm glad that he got that opportunity to go out there and play against his old team.
(On the play of the makeshift offensive line… ) They battled. That is the only thing I ask for. I told him that I will take it every day. You go out there and play hard. That's all I can ask for. We all get paid to play this sport, and as long as they go out and give 100%, I can't ask for anything more.
(On whether this played like a preseason game at all…) A little bit. If you look at it, because we have guys in certain positions that they might not be used to playing. We had Sean Locklear filling in for Walt playing Left Tackle; Wrotto, who hasn't played at all at Right Guard. They all went in there and played, and that's all you can ask for.
(On how to play with newer guys in the lineup…) You just go out there and have fun. We know that the Seahawks season is not going the way we expected, so we just go out there and hang loose and have fun. That's the main thing. If we can go out there and not feel any pressure, and guys can step in and just play football, and do the same things they have been doing since they were little kids, good things can happen, and we had some good things happen for us today.