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Seahawks clean out lockers: Sad that one season ended, excited about next season ahead

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm with 7 Comments »
January 14, 2013 1:45 pm

The Seattle Seahawks spent today in meetings with their coaches and then filed into the locker room for the final time in a season that ended so painfully yesterday.

Like many of their fans, the Seahawks players were torn between the disappointment of their last-seconds loss in Atlanta and excited about what they might accomplish in the coming season and the seasons to come.

Typical was this interview with safety Earl Thomas.

“I feel like we left a lot of stuff out there,” Thomas said. “We had our chances. It definitely (hurts) to be wrapping it up and everybody saying their last goodbyes. We know we’re building something great here, and this is something great to build off of next season.”

On optimism for 2013: Definitely. You could just hear it in the coach’s voice in meetings today. We’re definitely going to probably have some new parts – that’s the nature of the game – but we have a great core.

On Pete Carroll’s end-of-season message: It was tell-the-truth Monday, like we always do. Everyone felt the momentum shifted in that game, and how we battled and we didn’t point any fingers at each other. We definitely battled, and definitely did a great job basically getting back into the game. I think we deserved to win, but it wasn’t meant for us.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Every single game they had a chance to win at the end. As a fan, ( other than winning the SuperBowl ) it couldn’t get much better for me. And the best is most likely yet to come.

    This is my favorite Seahawk team of alltime. I can’t wait for next season.

  2. Yeah, all the games were close. I might need to take out an insurance policy on my finger nails.

    Hope the boys can get healthy and strong and be ready for an even better season next year.

    Still sucks that this one is over though.

  3. Nothing to be ashamed about here…I’m proud of this team and can’t wait for them to earn home field advantage in the playoffs next year. Atlanta (or San Fran) better enjoy this brief window of success because this team is going to dominate the division and conference for years to come.

  4. Huge opportunity lost and leaves me concerned with an apparent lack of concern and a little too much optimism at this point. So many things rarely go this right for a team with so much at stake. Too many variables to ever miss a chance like this. I’m sure at the end of last year the Lions weren’t too worried because they knew they would be better this year. Lose two O lineman, D doesn’t play as well as it did last year, get some bad bounces and…

  5. edstang45 says:

    I agree with georgiahawk, I absolutely love this team, they were in it til the bitter end..everysingle game. Theres not a team we play’d that didn’t know they were playing a superbly physical and speedy team. This team has physicolsity every where. ( Physical + velocity)
    we are a tean destined to be playing in SB….I’m looking for a team that gets homefield all the way through Playoffs next season. 49er fans are breathing a sigh of relief that they don’t have to face us.

  6. jawpeace says:

    Just read that RG3 won rookie of the year. I thought he would win though I thought Russel Wilson deserved it and not just because I am a die hard Hawk fan.

  7. spudland says:

    Seahawks will have another great off season and add a few more pieces to the puzzle. If they do half of what they did last off season I’ll be a happy camper come Feb. 2014! This IS the best Seahawks team ever, and I’ve been rooting since 1976 when I kicked the door closed on
    Minnesota. I had to….I lived 2 hours from Seattle…how can you not root for your home state’s team! Sky is the limit with this group. They are so much better than the 2005 bunch it’s not even close! Being the second youngest team in the NFL…WE COULD BE THE NEXT DYNASTY! How do you not get excited about that?!

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