Here's the transcript of the Cardinals coach's press conference with the Seattle-area media:
On if he expected the Cardinals to be in contention in December: "I felt like we had a chance to be a good team. It's kind of a funny question because if we'd had a couple of kicks go through we'd be sitting here with a little bit different record and then we'd really be talking about another thing. I think that our football team, we've come a long way in a year and we still have a long way to go. I think that this game against a quality opponent like the Seahawks will tell a lot about where we are."
On the health of Arizona's wide receivers, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin: "A little bit up in the air. It's going to be certainly questionable with both of our guys, both Larry and Anquan. We'll have to see how they progress. Hopefully they'll get better as the week progresses and have a chance. I know that, much like all of our team, they want to play in this game because they're excited about it."
On the rash of injuries the Cardinals have had: "We've been operating that way for a couple of weeks and the guys that we've had play behind them have stepped in and played well and I think that that's kind of been our theme. We've stressed that point; started in training camp. You're going to have injuries and we expect the players behind them to step up and do the job. You always want to go into a game, especially with players like Adrian Wilson and Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald but if you don't have them then you have to trust that the other players on your roster are going to step up. Our team's embraced that a little bit."
On adjusting the offense now that Kurt Warner and not Matt Leinart is the quarterback: "It changes it significantly because when we go through training camp, we go through the offseason, we're scheming our offense for your starter which was Matt. So some of the things that he does so well are not things that Kurt's comfortable with. When that happens in-season it always makes it a little bit more difficult because you don't have the number of reps or the time that you have in the offseason or in training camp. We had to kind of mix and match."
On kicker Neil Rackers' struggles: "The first game we played in preseason against Oakland he hit a 55-yarder or something like that and I thought, hey, this is pretty good. Then he hit a big kick against Seattle in the first game that ended the game for us. It has been a little surprising that a couple of these kicks haven't gone through for us. Some of that is unfortunate and we changed punters which gave him a new holder and he feels a little bit more comfortable with that. Hopefully that will give him the confidence to be a little bit more consistent down the stretch."
On playing at Qwest Field: "Loud. It's a loud place to play. I feel like when we played Seattle at University of Phoenix Stadium earlier in the year it was very loud for them... and now I guess it's payback. When I was there before their fans do a great job of making it noisy, making It very difficult to hear and making a lot of noise. We're preparing for that as best we can this week."
On if Tim Hasselbeck is helping scout the Seahawks…) "The one thing I can guarantee you is that we're getting a good look from Hasselbeck at quarterback this week. Absolutely. Hopefully, getting a little bit of Hasselbeck in practice will help prepare us."