The above image of Geno Smith is probably what most of us looked like last night, after we had finished yelling at the television and/or ranted on Twitter. Many of the Seahawks seemed to express a similar defeated feeling last night at the podium, and even though they promised to be optimistic, it was clear from their body language that the wind has been taking out of their sails. Most players kept their comments short, so there isn’t a whole lot to get to, but here’s what you should know from last night’s press conferences, starting with Pete Carroll’s updates on Marquise Blair and Brandon Shell.
Carroll said Brandon Shell aggravated his existing ankle injury.— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 26, 2021
Pete Carroll says on @710ESPNSeattle that Marquise Blair has a fractured kneecap.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) October 26, 2021
Carroll’s most notable comment from last night, which has drawn all kinds of attention on social media:
Pete Carroll, is #Seahawks not finishing because Russell Wilson isn’t available? “Well…” long pause, chuckle. “I’ve been here a long time. And if we didn’t have Russell, I probably wouldn’t be here a long time.” pic.twitter.com/79CYLVMlx1— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 26, 2021
Reflections from Geno Smith, Bobby Wagner, and Alex Collins on the loss and not having Russell Wilson:
Geno Smith, where do you go from here?— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 26, 2021
“Man, the sun is going to come up tomorrow. And we are going to get right.”
Seattle weather tomorrow: all clouds. 90% chance of rain. #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/wz8wJCwTBQ
Geno Smith: “Put the blame right at my feet.” #Seahawks @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/8YuwrcB6gp— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 26, 2021
The Seahawks are 2-5 after their third straight loss. What’s the mood in their locker room? “Optimistic,” said Alex Collins. “Everybody has their head up.” Collins said he felt fine tonight after missing two practices last week (groin). pic.twitter.com/CTzZcuFYdr— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 26, 2021
Bobby Wagner on missing Russell Wilson. pic.twitter.com/HWhWqgQ7o0— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 26, 2021
The Seahawks had many chances to win that game, but failed to finish once more. Here’s Pete Carroll on the team’s inability to close out wins, as well as one of the many plays that may very well have cost the Seahawks the game.
Pete Carroll on the Seahawks’ inability to finish in their last three losses: pic.twitter.com/bsu8U5PO5i— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 26, 2021
Pete Carroll said #Seahawks had a full field-goal block on, up the middle, on Al Woods offside on Saints 4th and 5. “Al is as disciplined a football player as we have.” Coach doesn’t know what happened to cause the penalty pic.twitter.com/XaV7GxIBrL— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 26, 2021