Asked if he thought it would be tough to get his team emotionally ready for next Sunday's game against Arizona, Seahawks head coach Jim Mora didn't hesitate.
"That won't be a problem this week," he said. "Not with these guys. I'm talking about those guys in there (Mora pointing to the players locker room), and the guys that are coming to Qwest."
The Seahawks have looked impressive in home shutouts against St. Louis and Jacksonville, along with a tough loss to Chicago.
But they've struggled on the road against San Francisco and Indianapolis, something that was not lost on linebacker Lofa Tatupu.
"I want to see us do it on the road," Tatupu said. "You can't be inconsistent, and doing this at home and then just going on the road and giving up points like we have. So I'm not going to be satisfied until we do it on the road."
So even if Seattle gets a victory at home against Arizona and heads into the bye at 3-3, we really won't learn anything about this team until after the bye week, when Seattle plays four of its next five opponents on the road in November, with dates at Dallas, Arizona, Minnesota and St. Louis.
Wide receiver Nate Burleson talked about the Seahawks changing their mental approach after the team's the big win over Jacksonville.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I thought the team looked much more loose and relaxed during practice, and I think that translated into a nothing-to-lose attitude on Sunday.
Burleson basically echoed those sentiments after the game, saying that the team is trying to go out and have fun, and play with a loose attitude.
"We realized something today," Burleson said. "That we don't need to approach the game with false enthusiasm. We have a lot of passion in this locker room, a lot of guys who love this game.
"And I don't know if you can notice it from the outside looking in, but I could definitely see there was a little more enthusiasm. Guys were having a little bit more fun, kind of toned down on being so conservative and just going out there and letting loose. And if we can approach the game like that every Sunday, it's going to be good for us. It's a benefit to go out there and play like you're in middle school and have fun."