First and foremost, both Mike Holmgren and Matt Hasselbeck said he was fine. They said he banged up his wrist but that he will be able to play next week. Matt said he injured it early in the second quarter, then went in after halftime to get the wrist x-rayed. Matt said he would be able to practice this week. He said he was going to tape the wrist on the plane ride home to keep the swelling down. I will take what they say at face value, but I will also say there seemed to be an awful lot of concern on the sidelines during the game for something that they say is trivial. The week, obviously, will tell as it plays out. Hopefully he is OK and the wrist does not affect his ability to throw the ball.
The locker room was weird, an odd mix of "We didn't like the outcome of this game" with "The regular season is over and now it's time to get ready for the playoffs." There was not really an explanation for allowing a previously inept Atlanta offense to score 44 points, other than to say they made the big plays and Seattle did not. Turnovers, obviously, were a key factor, especially the two in a row by Seneca that led to 14 points and seemed to permanently swing the momentum.
To a man, the Seahawks said this game has no affect whatsoever on next week's game against whomever. It was one game, they can learn from their mistakes. They also said that it was not a lack of effort or desire, though I think it is human nature to fail to get up for this game when they know it doesn't mean a great deal, while Atlanta was playing, in a sense, to erase the memories of an absolutely brutal season.
Shaun Alexander sustained a minor rib injury, though his explanation was "it's just football." He brought up the point that they lost their season finale two years ago and "ended up in a happy place," so this outcome has no bearing on the playoffs.
I asked Brian Russell how aware the defense was of the opportunity to set a single-season record for fewest points, to which he replied: "Apparently not enough."
Mike Holmgren was short. He said that if they get the Saturday game, they will not even be able to look at the game film of this loss because they will immediately start preparing for their opponent. If they get the Sunday game, it will be a regular work week.
That's about it for now. I'll post quotes as they become available, as well as my game story.