Holmgren said that one of the points of focus this week was pass protection, spurred because of the issues they had against the Rams. He said he installed an extra practice session this week specifically to address the issue.
Lofa Tatupu will not practice that much this week because of a rib injury, but Matt Hasselbeck will practice and is apparently feeling pretty good.
Holmgren talked about drawing up an entire schedule to address the time change and the fact that the team starts out slowly on the East Coast. However, he said he realized that blocking the wrong guy or blowing an assignment has nothing to do with sleep patterns or what you had for breakfast. That just means you were more stupid on that play. So he tore up the schedule and said he will not address the time difference or the travel issues for the rest of the year.
AS it turns out, Ryan Plackemeier did suffer a concussion in Sunday’s game, Holmgren said. He said he was not told until after the fact that Plack was loopy.
It sounds like rookie Courtney Taylor is going to start getting more opportunties now that DJ Hackett is out.