Here’s the official transcript of what some of Seattle’s players had to say after the game:
WR JERMAINE KEARSE
Q: You start out with that three-play drive and have a 44-yard catch and then it’s all over.
Kearse: “Just trying to get in that game feeling again, one more time before we really start it up next week. It felt good to be out there and it was a lot of fun to see the younger guys get to play today.”
Q: How about the rest of that receivers corps? [WR] Brian Walters, pretty good game, [WR] Phil Bates, pretty good game…
Kearse: “Yeah, it was really cool especially to see Phil score because I came in with Phil and just to see his progress throughout these past years and just to see him really progress as a receiver. But not too many people know that he was a quarterback in college, so for him to progress like that and see the reward from it is joyful. Brian Walters, he had a great game: the punt returns, the kick returns, making some plays downfield. It’s good to see these guys play.”
Q: The preseason’s over, is your team ready to go?
Kearse: “Yeah, I mean we’re going to watch the film and just correct the mistakes we had today and over the past couple games of the preseason and really start focusing on Green Bay next week.”
LB BOBBY WAGNER
Q: Why was it that Derek Carr was doing so well?
Wagner: “I don’t think it was anything that they did, it was more so us. But, all the things they were getting on us was stuff that we could work on, and we will work on. And we’ll be ready come first game.”
Q: That’s coming here real soon, how does that feel?
Wagner: “I mean, everybody is dedicated on this team, so I’m pretty sure a lot of people are going to be in watching film, getting better.”
DB DeSHAWN SHEAD
Q: Describe your scoring play:
Shead: “As soon as I got it, I knew I had to score. Because we were down a couple, I knew the defense needed a big play. So that was my opportunity and I took advantage of it.”
Q: There were some breakdowns, what was it that was effecting that?
Shead: “Well, I think it’s just the little things, the fundamentals. This game is… it’s the NFL. Everything is so tight and precise, so it’s just the little things going on. I think we are actually good. We just have to go back and watch film, and fix the fundamentals.”
QB TERRELLE PRYOR
Q: I know you’re kind of back in familiar territory, how do you think you played? I know you can be self-critical at times.
Pryor: “I have to go back and watch the film. It’s good to get a score, it’s good to lead the team to some points. There’s a couple throws that I missed and there’s also some communication stuff that we have to get better at, myself and some of the receivers, but I felt our offensive line played phenomenal. They kept me clean; the only way I got dirty was when I slid on the ground. I definitely want to thank God for giving me opportunities every single day; if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have that chance.”
Q: You found [WR] Phil Bates with a nice TD pass.
Pryor: “Yeah, I just told Phil…I love different coverages and I knew the coverages they were going to be in so I said, ‘Hey Phil, if they’re in this coverage, just keep going and don’t stop because I’m going to hold this inside safety. If he stays inside with the tight end,’ I said, ‘you’re getting the ball and it’s going to be a touchdown.’ It’s crazy that it happened like that; I predetermined it. That certain coverage, that’s how it happened and I knew it. Great job by Phil, great job by the line – they did all the work. The only thing I did was just fling a ball out there, and that’s an easy thing to do.”
Q: What’s your assessment of your preseason?
Pryor: “I don’t know. I was pretty (upset) about last week, just having that stupid interception. That was a fluke, just being off the bench and not being in the game for so long. I don’t play football like that. It’s not really my decision to really say whether I play late, it’s up to the coaches. I’m sure you guys have talked to [head coach] Pete [Carroll] and those guys, and you can ask them.”
WR BRYAN WALTERS
Q: You missed last week, because you were coming off an injury. How much did that fuel you with adrenalin?
Walters: “You know, I guess it might have a little bit to do with it. But, at the same time, I’ve played this game my whole life. So it’s still the same game no matter what. You know, you miss one game, yes, the game speed does speed up a little bit for you, because it takes a little bit to get it back. But, still felt pretty good out there.”
Q: The catch you made when you hit the infield, made me cringe. How do you concentrate when you know what’s coming in the end?
Walters: “That’s some hard dirt, man. That didn’t feel good. But you aren’t thinking about that out there. TP (Terrelle Pryor) threw a great ball. Just he noticed a cover zero, and threw it in the air, just let me go run under and make a play.”
Q: You worked with a couple of different QB’s tonight, 3, 4? Is that a difficult thing to do?
Walters: “No. We practice with them all the time. I probably had the same reps with all of them. It’s just next man up, and they all did a great job.”
Q: So when you go to bed tonight, are you going to think about the fumble, or all the good things you did? “Uhh, I’ll probably be stressing about that fumble a little bit. But, ya know, people will keep reminding me of all the good stuff. That’s just me, ya know.”