The Seattle Seahawks season record is now 4-4 after Sundays 25 to 17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
(On how close the final play was…)
“It was really close. We had a chance but it didn’t work. David [Moore] is going to make that play 10 times out of 10. He’s going to have so many of those plays in his career for us coming up. We’re looking forward to the next one. This game is a great game and it’s challenging, it’s challenging, it’s challenging. We believe that the next play is going to work, the next time is going to work. We had a great chance and we fought. That’s a great football team and we fought back, we fought back and we played in it and we kind of hurt ourselves a bit. We got a lot of penalties that put ourselves in third and longs. We came back and kept swinging.
The defense did a great job and kept swinging. The interception hurt obviously. We were down by 15 at that point and we kept believing. We thought we were going to find a way to win. We got the ball and scored a touchdown. We kept battling. Defense did a great job of stopping them again. We went back out there and went all the way down there until the last play of the game against a championship caliber football team. We believe we’re a championship caliber football team too. We knew it was going to be a long, hard fight. They’ve been playing great, we’ve been playing great. We didn’t expect it to be easy. Unfortunately, we didn’t get it, but we believe that we will next time. That’s our thought process.”
(On if he could tell if the last throw got tipped…)
“I knew it was a tight window and we tried to get it in there. I think it maybe got tipped a hair a little bit. It was tough. David [Moore] has done a great job all year making those plays. Like I said, he’s going to make the next one no doubt.”
(On the last play being a tough play for a quarterback to make…)
“That’s the thing about being in tight in the red zone. You have tight windows. On the play to Nick [for a touchdown], he made a great catch in a tight window. David is going to make that next time. Like I said, he’s a star and he’s going to be a star for a long time. He’s going to make that over and over again. I’m going to keep throwing it to him. He’s been making those plays all year. We have no doubt that he’s going to make the next one.”
(On what he said to David Moore after the game…)
“I just talked to him and I told him what I just told you guys. He’s obviously been doing it all year. The great thing is that he’s so young and so talented, it’s going to show up 100 times over in his career. I believe that the next 100 times, he’s going to make it 100 times over. I’m glad he’s on our team.”
(On what happened on the interception…)
“He made a good play. I made a bad read. He bolted underneath of it and made a good play. It won’t happen again. We just have to keep playing and keep swinging. That’s what we were able to do. I kept believing. They’re going to make their plays every once in awhile. I believe that when the games on the line, I’m going to keep swinging and keep doing what I know how to best and keep trying to help our football team win. We almost did there at the end.”
(On what was difficult about sustaining drives after the first touchdown drive…) “I thought we did a really good job on that first drive and everything else. We really got the ball moving and we were just physical. The biggest thing to us tonight was having penalties in some key situations.
We got the third down penalty too when we were driving and I was able to hit Doug [Baldwin] on a go ball along the sidelines. Doug played great tonight by the way. He caught that go ball down the sideline and I think on that same drive on third down, they called a penalty which was unfortunate because that could have been a first down in the red zone and could have been a touchdown. We had those penalties and then we had some personal fouls.
Those were tough, tight calls. It’s disappointing. But I’ve just got to play better. Whatever I can do to help our football team win. We felt like it was going to be a long game. We have our heads up though, we’re resilient. It’s one tough game, there’s a lot more ahead, a lot more great ones to go and a lot more great teams that we have to play. You just look at the next week and take it one week at a time. Every game is going to be a championship game.
That’s the reality and it’s been that way before in the past. We know how to do it and we know how to prepare that way. We have a lot of young, talented guys. I look forward to showing them how to do that. We also have a lot of veteran guys that know how to do it from the past. Guys like Bobby Wagner, guys like Doug [Baldwin], guys like Tyler [Lockett], guys like K.J. Wright. We got a lot of leaders and a lot of guys who want to fight and do everything we can to just win the next game. You can’t worry about what’s down the road, you just have to win the next one.”