ASSISTANT COACH—RICK NEUHEISEL
(On Being in Seattle again…) "It was exciting to be in Seattle. As I have said before, I have had a lot of great memoires here. Unfortunately we didn’t make another one today. But that is a really good team. It wouldn’t shock me if they went very very far in the playoffs. They are the overlooked team in the NFC. I think they have as good of a chance as anybody."
(On the status of the Ravens…) "As for us, we are a proud organization that is just having a hard time right now but we will regroup in time to fight next week and then hopefully have a great off season and be in a place like the Seahawks are right now looking forward to the post season."
(On the play of QB Troy Smith…) "You know, there were some great things that he did and some things that he will learn from. I will have to l look at the film to really do a great job of evaluating him. In terms of being composed and playing within himself, I thought he did a really good job."
(On being back in Seattle after his experience at the University of Washington…) "There was a very difficult time in my life when the trial was taking place. That was absolutely not fun at all. Everything else that happened here was terrific. We had a great run in the four years I coached here. We had a lot of kids get a great college experience; we went to a Rose Bowl and won it. I have no bad feelings at all about the job we did. It was just a very unfortunate ending where no one really won. It was a sad ending to what otherwise was a very very good time and a productive time I think for everybody."
(On a possible job opportunity with UCLA…) "I can’t comment on that. They are involved in a search, and I am busy too. I have said I am interested, but the important thing is that they do what is best for them. And, I have things to concentrate on with our game with Pittsburg. Yes, I did catch the end of their recent game. I was disappointed that we didn’t pull it out. It would have been a nice way to end the season."
(On interacting with friends in Seattle…) "I absolutely took the chance to see my friends here it Seattle; Absolutely."