Mike Holmgren was asked about the running game, and he was careful to say that there is not one person or thing to blame.
“I would like to caution everybody. When it is not working, there are lightning rods and people you want to identify as the problem, whether it is the coach, whoever. This is not that clear-cut. We have high expectations, and that is where it starts. If you don’t meet those expectations, then fans are disappointed, I am disappointed, everyone is disappointed. So then you try to study and figure out what the problem is. What we came away with is that you can’t just take this guy and move him over here and everything will be fine. That is not the way this is working. That is not the way this analysis came out. So, what do you do? I am just trying to stir it up a little bit, hit on some different combinations, light a little bit of a fire, get somebody to study a little bit more or whatever it is. It is not just the line, it is not just the backs, it is kind of a combination of stuff right now. Based on the fact that we have high expectations for what we think we should be able to do. We are going to do that, we are going to mix and match just a little bit and stumble onto something that works a little bit better for us. It might be something as simple as we had the week off, let’s get going, we start playing better again. Sometimes that works. If we start playing really a lot better, I am going to come up with really a great theory on what I thought about it and how I made that happen.”