Seneca Wallace was on The Monty Show on Sporting News Radio today. Wallace voiced his opinion on what he has gone through in Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren's final season, and his desire to eventually become starter in the NFL. Here's a transcript of the conversation, courtesy of The Monty Show.
On what Coach Holmgren is going through and his situation:
"I'm pretty sure it's really difficult for him. He came back for his last season hear to hopefully make it to the super bowl. But we're playing a sport where injuries occur and sometime those injuries occur to your star players and it's hard to win games when that's happening.
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"I know he didn't want to go out this way, but our thing as professional athletes is we're going to just keep going out there these last two games and see if we can get this sour taste out of our mouth and get him on the right path as he goes into retirement."
On having compassion for Coach Holmgren:
"You have to. this is an emotional sport we're playing too and you've got to go out there and want to play every Sunday. for him, we're out there fighting for him because we know he came back to be with us for another year.
"We're upset about it too. We obviously didn't think this would happen to our team. We got some injuries early in the season and kind of got ourselves in a hole. We're trying to fight ourselves out of it and it's a little late now, but we're still going to go out and fight every Sunday for him."
On how much fire he has to be a starting quarterback:
"I have a lot. Fortunately I've been here and been on a great team the last six years and we've been in the playoffs, been in the Super Bowl, so I wanted to be a part of this and still do. At the same time, in the back of your mind, you always think if I got the opportunity to go somewhere and be a starter would I want to do it. You always think about it but right now my mind is here in Seattle and trying to win these last two games for Mike."
On whether or not he feels he'll have the chance to win the starting job in Seattle:
"I hope so. There's a lot of things that are involved, so as long as I continue to do what I do every Sunday for the next two games we'll see what happens for next season."