As would be expected, not a lot of happy faces in the Seahawks locker room after this one.
Seattle is now 2-4 and facing a long uphill battle to get back in the playoff race, and Lofa Tatupu is done for the year with a torn pectoral muscle.
But hey, at least the punter had a good game. And also… well… yeah, I’ve got nothing else.
Just a bad, bad day for the Seahawks.
It may just be me, but doesn’t it seem like a bad thing when both the head coach and one of the players sum up the team’s chances for the rest of the season by basically saying, “Hey, crazy things happen in the NFL.”
After the game, Jim Mora said, “I’ve seen crazy things happen in this league, we all have, and so we’re going to keep fighting, we’re going to keep battling, we’re going to keep searching for consistency, searching to get better, and we’ll see where this thing ends up.
We’ll see indeed.
Nate Burleson had a similar thought.
“We don’t have any quitters, nobody is going to pack it in right now. If you’re familiar with the NFL, crazy things can happen,” he said. “We’re not the only team that’s going to deal with injuries, we’re not the only team that’s going to shoot themselves in the foot and throw some games away. All we’ve got to do is start playing well, and if you can play well late, in this league that’s very important.”
So yeah, crazy things could happen, but with both Arizona and San Francisco sitting at 3-2, the sane outlook isn’t a good one for the Seahawks.
No, the season isn’t over. Ten games is still a lot of football, but avoiding another losing season looks a heck of a lot harder now than it did seven hours ago.
The Seahawks could get Leroy Hill and Marcus Trufant back after the bye, as well as a couple of offensive linemen, so the news isn’t all bad, but it is certainly hard to be too optimistic about Seattle’s chances right now.
We’ll have the usual Monday press conference tomorrow, so check back tomorrow afternoon for the latest news.