Receiver Charley Martin was the Seahawk closest to Golden Tate’s game-winning catch. Here’s what he had to say about it in the locker room before Wednesday’s practice.
Charley: “From the moment I rolled over and saw Golden, Golden had the ball to his chest and that was my first reaction … we won. There was obviously a fight for it, but from my perspective, which was right in the middle of it, that was my first impression.
(Did you hear the refs debating?) “I didn’t hear them … I thought touchdown before they even signaled it.”
(Did you get beaten up in there a little?) “We were under there, it felt like quite a long time, it was definitely quite a battle, it was the end of the game and it was an important play, so obviously no one wanted to give that up but at the end, Golden came up with it.”
(The play development) “Russell did a good job, the line protected, gave him enough time to roll out and we were all where we were supposed to be, he did a great job getting it out of his hands and getting it to where Golden could make a play on it. That wasn’t even necessarily even our Hail Mary call, it was a play that put us all in spots to give russ opportunities at different spots of the end zone and that’s what Russell did.”
(Significance?) “It was one play in the game, a great play by Golden, great play by Russ, the defense gave us a chance and now we’re on to St. Louis.”