Here are Mike Holmgren’s quotes from Friday’s practice:
(On who will start at running back and how the practice week went…) "(Shaun) Alexander will start at running back and we had a good practice. He had a good practice. I thought the team was focused. We had some work to do because we got banged around a little bit last week and I was not happy with how we played offensive football in the first half of that game but they responded well. They’re listening and they’re try-hard guys. I was pleased with how practice went."
(On what he likes seeing from Shaun Alexander…) "He’s moving. He is really moving well. He has no pain and he wants to play. I’m probably going to play Mo (Maurice Morris) too. We’re going to play them both. Mo will probably play a little bit more than before Shaun (Alexander) was hurt. I think understands that. He’s handling it like a real professional."
(On if Shaun Alexander is on a snap count due to inactivity…) "No. When I’ve tried that it usually doesn’t work out. We’ll just do what we have to do."
(On if Maurice Morris and Shaun Alexander will split time evenly…) "I don’t know. I don’t know how it’s going to come down. Like I’ve said, anything I would say it’s probably not going to be the way it is so we’ll just have to play it and see how it goes."
(On how much it helps having Shaun Alexander back…) "It always helps. Think of this now. We’re getting back the MVP of the league. Last year when he was hurt we struggled just a little bit. He came back and gave us a little bit of burst at the end there, remember. I’m hopeful it will be the same thing this year."
Game balls went to Matt Hasselbeck, Patrick Kerney and Mike Green.