Silence: A lot of quiet guys after suffering their first loss of the season: “I know we are 4-1, but I feel like we just lost the Super Bowl,” said wide receiver Golden Tate. “That’s how we are. We just don’t accept losing.”
Questioning the officiating: Plenty of players, along with coach Pete Carroll, felt some of the key calls of the game were controversial and went against them. The biggest was the safety call after a blocked punt when Jeron Johnson appeared to have the ball in his grasp for a touchdown as he slid out of the back of the end zone. “I was certain they would change it [on replay],” Johnson said. “I had the ball and I was still in. You could see it plain as day."
Frustration: The Seahawks kept bringing up how they couldn’t finish drives, settling for four field goals, and couldn’t convert on key third-down plays. Seattle was 2 for 12 on third down. “We were so close,” quarterback Russell Wilson said. “We just couldn’t come up with the one big play when we needed it.”