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December 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Seahawk player quotes

Here are a few quotes from Seattle players after the game:

QB Russell Wilson
Was this is a tough lesson for you? “This was a very good game, a tough loss and a good environment. We felt like we should have won that game. We missed on a couple of opportunities. The penalties really hurt us offensively. They really got us off schedule. I know that one play where we got that big first down, and then [RB] Marshawn [Lynch] hits that long run, but then they called it back. Now it’s 2nd-and-25 or whatever it was, and that really hurt us. This may be a good time. It may be a good time to let us get back to work and let us continue to focus. All of our goals are still in front of us and all of our goals are to go 1-0 every week. We’ve got a tough challenge next week going to New York. So, we know that will be a good game and we are excited about that.”

Penalties seem to have been an issue all season… “The thing about us is that we play so hard and try to do everything right. They are going to call some penalties on us because of how physical we play and how we run the ball. So yes, we have to eliminate the penalties, especially offensively. I think that is the biggest thing for us. If we can do that, we will stay on schedule, we will score a lot of points, we will get first downs, we will keep it 3rd-and-shorts and we’ll get those. That will be our focus. We will continue to do what we are doing. We are still in a great position and we still need to be positive. Obviously, this loss really hurts, but at the same time we want to keep moving on and look forward to the next opportunity.”

How do you think your team played and executed today? “I thought we did a good job. I really did. We could have made one or two more plays here and that is what it comes down to, those game-altering plays. That last drive, I wish we had scored in the red zone there. We thought we were going to be able to get a touchdown and that would have made the difference, I think. When we get back on the flight, we will look at it, try to study it and see what we can do better offensively, defensively and on special teams. After that we will move on and get ready for the next opportunity.”

DE Michael Bennett
How about the penalties today? “The penalties, they killed us today. That was the biggest turning point for us as far as stopping them and then it would be third down and we stop them and we get a penalty and now they have another set of downs. I think really penalties killed us as a team.”

SS Kam Chancellor
Can you take me through [RB] Frank’s [Gore] run and what happened? “I don’t even know what happened. It happened so fast. I can’t even tell you who was out of position or what. All I know is we had a bust on that play.”

CB Richard Sherman
This game came down to the final play like many people projected it to be, how about your thoughts? “We didn’t project it to be this way. We expected to blow them out but they got the benefit of a few calls tonight throughout the game and that helps you especially on third down, we will see them again and it will be a different result.”

You thought it will be a blowout? “Yes, that is what we expected in this game.”

[WR] Michael Crabtree’s addition? “It didn’t make a difference. It didn’t make a difference at all.”

FS Earl Thomas

What are some lessons that needed to be learned today from this game or was there something to take away? “There is always something to take away. That is the good thing about playing this game. That is why you can never get too high or too low. You never let games like this define you, because it doesn’t. We are just going to get back to work and get ready for the next opponent.”

LB Bobby Wagner
It was a tough game for you guys. What happened on that long run by [RB Frank] Gore in the fourth quarter? “He just did a good job of being patient and hit the hole good. It is what it is.”

You had them bottled up for most of the first half. And in the second half, you gave up the one touchdown and field goals the rest of the way. I guess things didn’t turn out the way you all had hoped: “We did a good job of holding them, limiting them for the most part. But they got that big run at a crucial time and that hurt us.”

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