Here are the quotes from Mike Holmgren to which I was referring earlier:
(On whether there are general fundamental changes that need to be made next year, or if the problems on the team can be chalked up to injuries…) "Well, I think for me to comment on that is probably not the right thing to do, to be honest. If I was coming back next year, it would be absolutely the right thing to do. But those decisions are no longer going to be my decisions to make, or even be involved in those decisions, really. So, my own feeling is, if we had not had the type of injuries this season [that we had], then our expectation level was high and there was no reason to think that we couldn’t have a real good season. Take from that what you want. But that’s not the only thing, now. We got to look hard at this thing. People are going to have to look hard at this, and be real honest about it, like I asked the players to be when they looked at the film, and see: Do we have enough? Is it good enough? If it is, let’s go. If it isn’t, you make changes."
(On why he thinks the defense has struggled so much since, aside from Kerney, the injuries have largely happened on offense…) "Well, clearly…if you count the numbers, there were more offensive injuries than defensive injuries, yeah. I don’t think any of us are real happy with the yards we’re giving up and what’s happening, particularly in pass defense. But those decisions are best made not now, when everyone’s kind of upset and running around and doing stuff. That’s why you have those really hard meetings in the offseason, and use the draft, and use free agency to fix things you think need to be fixed. That question is really a question [to pose] in a few weeks, not now."