Prior to taking questions from local reporters during his day-after-game press conference at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll took a moment to offer "our hearts and our thoughts" to those impacted by the Monday morning derailment of Amtrak Cascades Train 501 that took place south of Tacoma, Wash. near DuPont.
"Well, we had a difficult day yesterday that didn't get anywhere near the expectations that we had," Carroll began, referencing Sunday's 42-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. "We ran into a day, like some of us know, are hard days that don't always go like you like. Before we get to all that let me just take a second about the Amtrak derailment here. We wanted to make sure and touch base with all those that are hurting right now and the first responders that jumped to the cause in Pierce County and all. We have hard days and tough days sometimes and we've got to find a way to bounce back from them and do right. Our hearts and our thoughts are out to all of those that are affected by that. Sometimes a football game isn't as important as the real life stuff that's going on here, and this is a classic (example). So I hope that we can just send a little love."
Coach Carroll and a handful of Seahawks players also used social media to send messages of support: