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October 12, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: “I was a little off on some throws that I’m normally not”

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson finished Seattle’s 30-23 loss to Dallas with a passer rating of 47.6, third-lowest of his career and lowest since a 38.7 in a loss at San Francisco during his rookie season.

Here’s what he had to say afterward:

(On what Dallas was doing on defense…) “I think, first of all, I could have played a lot better. I didn’t play my best game. In terms of the first half, we had some shots. I think we only had three series in the first half, because Doug Baldwin made a great play in terms of the blocked punt. That first drive, we did pretty good. For whatever reason, we were just off by a little bit. I’ll take the blame for it, I think I could have played a lot better. That’s the thing you look forward to, another opportunity and another week next week, and you have to go back and look at the drawing board, and see what you can do better, and see what you did well, too. Not everything is terrible. We’re still a great football team. And move forward.”

(On his confidence about the Seahawks’ final drive…) “I was very confident we were going to find a way to win. We didn’t do it. They made some plays. They did some good things on the defensive side of the ball. They played a great game. Tony Romo makes that third-and- 20; he’s a great football player. A guy tiptoes his feet in bounds. That’s tough to defend, because he makes a great play, Tony Romo. If you look at that, we still have a chance to win the game there, too. As poorly as I played, I felt like we still had a chance to win, and that’s all you can ask for. All you can ask for is a chance to win and a chance to take our team down the field. We came up short. ”

(On whether the urgency goes up when the offense is not getting a chance… ) “The sense of urgency naturally starts to pick up, especially when you don’t have that many drives early on in the game. Just because we only had three [drives] in the first half, so that was kind of tough on us offensively. It’s one of those things where you want to play so well, and you want to get the ball back, because we love playing the game. So, it’s a little bit frustrating when you don’t have the ball, but at the end of the day I think it comes down to, when you get your opportunities, capitalizing on it. For whatever reason, we weren’t able to do that, and I can definitely fix that. I know that I can play better, and that’s the best part. ”

(On what he did not do well today…) “I was a little off on some throws that I’m normally not. I felt just a little bit off, here and there, maybe an inch or two to the right or the left. Other than that, I think that’s what it comes down to. I know I can complete those balls, I know that I will, and I know that I’ll get it fixed. ”

(On the frustration shown by Doug Baldwin… ) “I think everybody was a little frustrated. It’s not just one guy or two guys or three guys or whatever. We’re so competitive, and we all want to win. When things aren’t going the way that you practice them all the time, or the way that you’re used to, or the way that you expect, sometimes you get a little frustrated. More than anything, I’m frustrated. I’m frustrated that we didn’t play our best game, because we worked so hard. We do everything we can to play our best game. I felt like I let some people down, or whatever, so you just have to keep moving, keep moving forward. I think that as a team, the collective effort, in terms of leadership, that’s when leadership shows up, when there’s some adversity. I think that’s what we’ll have to do for this week coming up, and get excited about that, rather than shy away from it. We have to play a great team, we have to go on the road next week. Who’s going to bring the boxing gloves and be ready to go for the week? That’s the great part, that we have to look forward to, as a team. We know that we’re a great football team, we know that we have the guys, we know we have the right guys, we know that we have a great coaching staff and the best fans in the world. So, we’re going to be ready to go. “

(On why Dallas was successful containing Harvin on the sweep…) “They just made some great plays. They were right there, they were hustling to the ball. They were making the tackles, and making the plays in terms of deflecting balls. You can only do so much. You can’t try too hard. I think that we right on the verge of making some big plays and making some big throws, and we weren’t able to do that. It was similar to the Arizona game last year, for whatever reason. We were ready, we prepared the right way. The ball didn’t bounce our way. For us, can you move forward. Can you keep you head up and keep going. I know we’ll do that. There’s no doubt about it.”

(On whether this type of game is good for the team…) “Well, you never want to lose. I’ll never say a loss is a good thing. For us, no matter what the circumstances are, whether it’s a win or a loss, you take the good and you take the bad, and you see what you can do, and how you can narrow your focus in terms of growing, and how you can be better. The wins and losses will come with great play, and will come with great preparation and will come with making some big plays when you need to make them. At the end of the day, we’re still trying to go 1-0 every week, and nothing is going to change in terms of that.”

(On whether Dallas did anything to take away his running…) “No, I don’t think they tried to do anything different than other teams in terms of trying to take away the running game. I think that we just didn’t capitalize, it really comes down to that. ”

(On the similarities between this game and the Chargers game…) “They definitely had the ball for a long time. You think about how well our defense played, despite the circumstances, and how long they were out there. You have to give credit to our defense, and then Tony Romo makes a great play. He makes a phenomenal play. That’s why he is one of the better quarterbacks in the National Football League, because he makes those plays sometimes. It’s not easy. We were right there, we had a chance to win the game, and we just fell short.”


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