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Five Lessons from the Seahawks Game
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Here are five lessons we learned from Friday’s 41-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
“Overall, not a very good performance by our entire football team. Not a lot of positives. We’re going to have to go back and look at the film and evaluate it from the very first snap to the last and find a way to improve.”
While determined to learn from their mistakes, they’ve stressed that even though it doesn’t go on their regular season record, it still is significant as stated very succinctly by Eric Weddle:
“We weren’t good at all in all three phases. We’re not hiding behind anything. That’s the Super Bowl Champs for a reason and they played like it. We wanted to come in here and play well, and we just didn’t do it. Even though it’s the preseason you can say it doesn’t matter, but it does matter in our eyes. It should matter and you should care. We shouldn’t be happy with the performance we put out there. We’ll go back to work.”
“It’s definitely something we’ll have to improve from because we have no other choice. More than anything, like it was emphasized earlier from some of my teammates, it’s better that it happened now than in the regular season. It’s the preseason and we can get better from it. It’s no excuse, but we will learn from this when we play them in the second week of the season.”
“There are no excuses here. You’ve got to get them to get off the field and punt. And we didn’t make them punt once so there are obviously some breakdowns somewhere and lack of communication…When 11 guys aren’t on the same page that’s bad news.”
“I think Kellen Clemens with what he did and the drives he went down (had another good game). He got down there and moved the football. He ran the team the way it should be run. He moved around the pocket when things broke down…Kellen was 100% in the red area and that was something we were working on as a football team.”
“Seeing those young receivers reminded me of me last year trying to make plays and get noticed. They moved the ball and made plays. So that was great to see.”