Just back from a quickly emptying Seahawks lockerroom. Some quick notes before I write my stories:
> Doug Baldwin said the final pass hit his arm and the ground, basically in a simultaneous action. Here’s what referee Scott Green said about the call: “We didn’t have indisputable evidence that it hit the ground and therefore we went with the call as it was made on the field, which was an interception.”
> Baldwin also said he had a hard time figuring out coverages from the Cardinals. Said they changed scheme dramatically from the first game.
> Russell Wilson said the offense was off “just a hair” all day. He kept consistent with his answers, saying next week is a championship week, you can only control what you can control, etc. He said was getting good looks at the coverage and didn’t have any problems deciphering what Arizona was doing, but the Seahawks just didn’t make plays today.
> Robert Turbin was still upset after the game about his fumbling. “Bad ball-handling on my part,” Turbin said. “Bounced off of my knee and I fumbled it.”
Turbin says he hasn’t had fumble issues before.
“That’s why I am so disappointed about it. I’m just so in tune with the ball. Whenever I run the ball, my main focus is the ball before anything else. There’s other parts of running the ball like going through your reads and making guys miss … but, the most important thing is the ball. It’s just surprising to me that it happened.”
Pete Carroll popped into the lockerroom after his press conference to ask Turbin what happened and give him some encouraging words.
> Earl Thomas said he’s not worried about losing late leads twice in the last three weeks.
“I’m not concerned because you can’t dwell on it, all you can do is move on,” Thomas said. “I still think we had a great game overall on defense.”
> Russell Okung hurt his toe and Jermaine Kearse has a sore ankle. Same to as before for Okung, who left the game but returned.
> Richard Sherman had very little to say.
We’ll have more later.