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Mike Nolan quotes

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 14, 2008 at 7:15 pm with 3 Comments »
September 14, 2008 7:15 pm

(Thoughts on the game…) Okay like I said last week, the only stat that matters is winning. And we won.

(Thoughts on the comeback…) At 14-0 and giving them (Seattle) the ball, I thought it was a reflection of a week ago. Certainly it was a gut check for our guys and I thought they responded extremely well…in the face of adversity. Last year I thought we had two very close ball games and we won both of them…I feel better about our team. The offense does move the ball. Defensively we have our moments. But we have a good defense. We just have to get better that’s all. Obviously its an extremely difficult place to come and win in Seattle. And we won today.

(Did you make more of an effort to get the ball to Issac Bruce…) We tried last week, it just didn’t go. We didn’t make more, just to clarify, it just seemed to come out today on the offensive plays we had.

(Do you think that bothered him…) Issac is as much of a team player as anybody I have ever been around. He is not a stats guy.

(Thoughts on J.T. O’Sullivan…) The same thing I have been thinking. I have been saying it. I think he has great presence in the huddle, out of the huddle. At the line of scrimmage. He has got the physical skills. He’s competitive. But you see the same thing I see.

(Thoughts on the crowd noise as the team is driving for the field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime…) It was long in the huddle and long at the line as was evident throught out the game. That was one of the noisest times of the game. So I didn’t want to press that issue and force something when we were within Joe’s range. I guess you could say we did what we did. We kicked it. I knew it would come back to Joe at some point. So even though Joe missed we have all got tremendous faith in him. And obviously he kicked the winner for us.

(What was your communication with Joe Nedney at that point- late in the game…) None. It was eyeball communication. We talk before the game and things like that. He knows where I’m going to put him out there. And if its grey at all, I will look up and say I’m not going to do it here, I’m going to go for it on fourth down, so he doesn’t run on the field. Joe and I always make contact on third down, because on fourth down, so I immediately know where he is at. So I will turn around and point to him and that means he goes.

(Thoughts on the Seahawks game plan…) Seattle has got an outstanding offensive scheme. It would be foolish for them to change and try to go to something else because of some injuries. What I thought they did do effectively was use their young tight end. (John Carlson) several times over the middle. And we had him covered. But he still did a very good job. Credit to that kid that he made some nice plays in the passing game.

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  1. sounds like a cocky a hole. his team sucks, ours just sucks more.

  2. best thing for seattle is if niners win just enough to keep from firing nolan so they are not a threat for another year. he’s not good and players don’t like him. but martz sure is a good OC when he has a back to use like gore mixed into a passing game.

  3. Seattle12thMan says:

    Funny how he said all that matters is the Win. Not how the won. He knows they got lucky!

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