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Mike Holmgren on last year’s losing streak at this time of year

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 7, 2007 at 4:26 pm with 14 Comments »
December 7, 2007 4:26 pm

This was Mike Holmgren after practice discussing the three-game losing streak that the Seahawks incurred at this exact same time:

"I know that we had San Francisco and Arizona. Those were the two games. San Diego was the third game and I thought we played a great football game and I thought we had a chance to win that and they threw a home run over the head. The other two games were bothersome. I didn’t think we played very smart. I thought we made a lot of mistakes and I think the week before we started that little deal we had reached a point where we had a fairly comfortable situation and here come a couple teams that are building and getting better. We just didn’t play very well. I don’t think, emotionally, we handled that very well as a team. We had all the crazy weather and the lights went out in Seattle. It was a nightmare but I think we bounced back and finished strong. Now, I reminded them of that during the beginning of the week. I would be very surprised if we didn’t approach things a little bit better this year."

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  1. bobbyk03 says:

    New year.
    Who cares.
    Two years ago we kept on winning. Didn’t matter. The NFL SB XL officials saw to that… ooops, I wonder if I’m going to get fined by the NFL right now. The 4 Raven players spoke the truth and they got fined. I’m sure the All Mighty Roger will try to get me now too.

  2. “… I reminded them of that during the beginning of the week. I would be very surprised if we didn’t approach things a little bit better this year."

    A full four quarter effort and a 14 point win would be a good starting point to the last quarter of the season.

    Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Oakland beat @Green Bay this week.

  3. mibuttiznum says:

    I hope that’s the case. Nothing worse than to lose that game to the niners and then freeze your butt of for 5 days, stewing about it.

  4. diznoid says:

    This is a different team and Michael Boulware isn’t here to get beat deep. We’ll be fine.

  5. eaglehawk says:

    I am with diz,
    this is a different team, Russell is stoked about the possibility of getting his first divisional title in 7 years.
    The guys like Kearney, Russell, and company are stoked. That type of attitude is contagious and will bode well for our veterans to get the job done.
    Hass should have a great game now that his ribs are a bit more healed up.
    I look to SA to have a great game. I look to Mo to have a better game.

  6. Snugglson says:

    If the hawks want to make a statement and put the cowboys and packers on notice, this is the week to do it.

  7. I don’t think I saw this posted here, but in case folks missed it, there was a great article on Shaun vs. Mo on

    NOTE: It requires an Insider subscription. I’ve posted a snippet here for those that can’t access it:

    Also, just did some research and found the Hawks have scored TDs on 70% (!!) of their red zone possessions since week 6, and have allowed opponents to score TDs only 22% of the time in the red zone since Week 9.

  8. iqbal70 says:

    Man, I had almost forgotten the end of that San Diego game and you and Holmgren had to bring it up again. I think the new safeties have taken care of that particular problem.

  9. dhhensler says:

    WOW, I haven’t been to this blog for awhile because my school and work schedule was overwhelming.

    But I gotta say, the quality has definitely diminished in the comments section. At least before there were stats nerds arguing about yards per carry and shit like that. Now there are just a lot of flamers. I’m not advocating for or against Mr. Sando, simply sharing my two cents.

    Also, can someone fill me in about when the “Let’s Fire Frank” contingent got started? I seemed to have missed when the mutiny began, and why?


    Mitch was spouting it on KJR the other morning and I heard what he was saying. We are fortunate fans to live in a time when our beloved Seahawks, the team we all grew up rooting for, won four consecutive divisional championships. Some of my earliest memories are listen to Seahawks games with my Dad. The Seahawks were rarely good during those years and I always wondered what it would feel like to root for a winner… Sure, we deserved the Super Bowl in ’05, but I am happy that we even made it. We are also one of the first teams to survive the post-Super Bowl hangover, and it could be argued, came within a couple of plays of getting back to the NFC Championship and possibly the Super Bowl.

    I don’t know how many more games we will win or lose, what seed we’ll be, or who our worst player is…I only know I’m going to be rooting for the Hawks every Sunday that they play (Thursdays too).

    GO HAWKS!!!

  10. badicalturboradness says:

    What about Mondays?

  11. dhhensler says:

    Mondays too!!!! And Saturdays!!!!

  12. idahoseahawksfan says:

    dhhensler: Frank has already posted that if people like you comment on here like the way you are doing then he will delete people and not let them comment anymore. It’s obvious you have been gone for a while because all of your concerns have been addressed.
    I think that we will clean house this weekend with Arizona. I think the score will be 31-10. I also think that Tampa Bay will lose to Houston. We will grab the #3 seat within the next few weeks. Minnesota will come to Seattle for the play offs. We tell “Big Hutch” “Look what you missed by leaving Seattle chump”.

  13. idahoseahawksfan says:

    And……. NY Giants lose to Philadelphia putting their play off dreams in jeopardy.

  14. “Comment by idahoseahawksfan @ 13:52 – Saturday, December 8th, 2007 dhhensler: Frank has already posted that if people like you comment on here like the way you are doing then he will delete people and not let them comment anymore.”

    One way for Frank to quell such comments would be to maintain the high standards of the blog he inherited from the Sandoman.

    As I type this note, a food drive plea that’s been on the blog for almost 24 hours is the most current post from the moderator. Wouldn’t you think that with less than 22 hours to go before a home game against our nearest division rival that could clinch a fourth straight division title, there would be something more relevant than a food drive to talk about?

    Frank is a good reporter that the TNT doesn’t want to loose when the Sonics leave town, but I don’t think his heart is really in this blog. That’s kind of okay, any blog is better than no blog, but I too miss the passion from years past.

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