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Archives: Dec. 2008

Dec.
28th

Mike Holmgren quotes

Opening statement:
“I think we gave it a good go for a while and we got beat by some really fine players. (Larry) Fitzgerald is one of the best, plus he’s a tremendous kid. I told Ken (Whisenhunt) and Russ (Grimm) and those guys after the game — and I meant it — they’ve worked really hard to get to this point and I wish them well in the playoffs. The Seahawks and the Cardinals are going to battle it out every year and we’ll be back next year and hopefully have a few more of our guys. I was very proud of the way the players battled and it was a great effort — we just ran out of guys. Kyle Williams, the only guy who really got hurt, had a concussion and they’re going to take him to the hospital — but I think it’s a quick deal and I believe he’ll be able to fly back with us.”

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Dec.
28th

Draft Order

The Seahawks are going to get the fourth pick in the upcoming draft.


The draft order is:


1) Detroit

2) St. Louis

3) Kansas City

4) Seattle

5) Cleveland

6) Cincinnati

7) Oakland

8) Jacksonville

9) Green Bay

Dec.
28th

Postgame locker room

Mike Holmgren was funny after the game. He said he has been getting a lump in his throat all week because everybody has been so kind, from opposing coaches to players to officials. Boling then asked him about his “special relationship with the officials,” to which Holmgren replied, “OK, let’s not get carried away.”

He explained that he has pregame meetings with the officials to discuss things that might arise in the games (he was not specific about what they discussed) and then when something happened, he referenced that meeting and the officials acted as if they didn’t remember.

Then when Kyle Williams went out with a concussion (he had to go to the hospital but should be able to fly home with the team) Na’Shan Goddard came in. He has been with the team two weeks, and Holmgren felt like the refs were singling him out and picking on him. “I need to get the question answered if you can get fined by the league after you retire,” Holmgren joked.

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Dec.
28th

Cardinals get another FG

Neil Rackers put the Cardinals up by 34-21 with a little more than three minutes to play with another FG.


I am heading to the field, but it appears as if the Seahawks are going to lose Mike Holmgren’s final game, dropping their record to 4-12 this season, the worst since 1992.


Kyle Williams was just carted off the field, by the way, his head in his hands. He looks distraught, understandably.


I’ll be back up with postgame stuff in a bit, but needless to say this wasn’t the way Holmgren wanted to go out,

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Dec.
28th

Rackers kicks FG

Two big plays — the 29-yard gain by Steve Breaston and a 35-yard run by Edgerrin James — set up a 23-yard field goal by Neil Rackers, giving Arizona a 31-21 lead.


James is now in 12th place on the all-time rushing list. Is he a Hall of Famer? Everybody ahead of him is or will be in.

Dec.
28th

Branch catches second TD

The Seahawks are hanging around, thanks to a three-yard TD pass from Seneca Wallace to Deion Branch that makes the score 28-21.


Wallace’s QB draw failed on third down, and the Seahawks were forced to go for it on fourth. It looked like the fourth-down play was about to break down, but Wallace scrambled out of the pocket and Branch was alone in the back of the end zone.