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What The Cardinals Said Following Their Loss Against The Seahawks

Take a look at what the Cardinals said following their meeting in Week 4 against the Seahawks. 


Opening statement: "Very disappointing loss, and that's an understatement. A lot of credit to Seattle. They made the plays on the given opportunity, and that's the difference in the game. We didn't make the plays when given our opportunity. Too many drops, missed tackles on defense and of course the penalties hurt us. Bright spot, Josh Rosen. I thought he played well, I thought he gave us the opportunity and chance to win at the end. Great job just with the operations, and the two-minute situation. Making great throws, connecting with the receivers and the tight ends. And again, we have to execute. We can't drop passes, and we can't miss field goals."

On if he considered throwing the ball or if he wanted Seattle to use their time-out on the third and six: "I wanted those guys to use their time out. I felt very comfortable from the standpoint of where we were on the field. And the mere fact of being able to make it, and of course we didn't. But, at the time I felt very confident in that and I wanted those guys to use their time out, their last one."

On whose decision it was to go that conservative at the end of the game: "Well again, every decision is my decision. So it was on me. And again, I felt like we were in good situation from the standpoint of the field goal. What I was really trying to do was manage the clock there, and try to get them as less time as possible coming back and also try to get those guys to use their timeout."

On staying the course or make changes: "I think right now you saw the changes this week with Josh. You saw the difference in how we operated from an offensive standpoint. What we have to continue to do is clean up the little things. You look at the opportunity, they were 0-for-(10) on third down. That's great by our defense but we have to quit missing tackles, that's the key thing. And again, the penalties. So, it's all the things we're doing. Again, a lot of credit to Seattle but we have to find ways to make plays and in the end we didn't do that."


On if he thought they would get the win after setting up the field goal: "One hundred percent. I mean, Phil's one of the greatest kickers in the history of football, and it happens. I mean, we all have bad plays. I think early in the game when I tried to throw it to Chad (Williams), and it kind of went over his hands, we had Christian (Kirk) standing wide open in the back of the end zone. So we've all got things we've got to work on. I think everyone had a couple mistakes and if maybe one of those mistakes didn't happen, we'd be sitting here with a W, so we're all accountable."

On whether he saw WR Christian Kirk on the play that went over WR Chad William's hands: "It was just kind of a funky coverage. I mean, Earl (Thomas) is probably one of the best safeties to ever play the game, and he does things that are not in the scheme. So sometimes it's a little tough to pick up what they're doing. I thought I got a zone look, then kind of in the middle of the snap got man. I saw Chad (Williams) open up, I probably could have hit him if I threw it a little lower, but after you throw that you see Christian (Kirk) kind of jumping up and down in the back and you're like ugh."

On getting into the flow of the game: "Yeah, it felt like that. I had a couple scrambles there, so that kind of got me in the flow of the game a little bit in the sense of like, I belong here. As the game went on I felt more comfortable as the offensive line, as the game went on, they definitely got more and more comfortable and started chipping away at their defensive line. And on the first touchdown of the fourth quarter, I don't think anyone was within like three or four yards of me and I was standing back there for almost an hour. But our whole team did a very good job, we just came up a little short."


On the level of disappointment in the locker room: "I don't know about the other guys, but I'm very disappointed in myself. I had a lot of mental errors man, and I didn't do enough to help out the team. I didn't help out and get the win, running the ball especially at the end of the game helping out Phil (Dawson) putting it on the right yard line, right hash, and I didn't do enough."

On what he did wrong on the third down play before the field goal: "Yeah, I mean I didn't get any yards and I just didn't help out."

On mental errors costing the team wins: "Yes definitely, you can't fumble that's giving the other team an opportunity to score, especially where I did it at. Luckily our defense did a great job of stopping them and they missed a field goal. But anytime I fumble, or I miss a block and like I said put pressure on Josh and get him hit, it's never a good thing."


On the disappointment level: "It's really high. We are coming so close and the most disappointing factor is we're beating ourselves, especially at the end. This is the second week in a row that's happened. It's just mistakes on our side and that's been the deciding factor in the game. That's the most disappointing part of it all."


On getting wins by stopping opponents on third down: "Yeah, we will man. We just have to grind it out. They battled over there, you have to give them credit. To finish how they finished in the 4th quarter, you got to give them credit. They're a good team over there, Russell's a great leader, great player over there. I can't wait to play them again and I can't wait to play next week so we can go ahead and keep battling. That's what football is all about and that's what I look forward to every week, is another battle."

On forcing an incompletion after an offsides penalty: "Really just the mindset. The mindset of just I made a mistake for the team, let's go out here and fix it. That's what my mindset was going into every play but that play in particular because I jumped offsides. I wanted to get out there and make a play for the team, but at the end of the day we didn't win so it doesn't matter."

Game action photos from the Seattle Seahawks' 20-17 road win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season.