What Seahawks said after 21-16 loss to Buccaneers in Germany

Nov 13, 2022, 11:46 AM | Updated: 12:00 pm

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Tariq Woolen of Seattle Seahawks looks on during a game against Tampa Bay. (Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

(Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Seahawks had quite the eventful Week 10 with practices and a game in Munich, Germany, but they were unable to come away with a win, falling 21-16 to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Here’s what a number of Seahawks players had to say during the Seahawks Postgame Show on Seattle Sports 710 AM and the rest of the Seahawks Radio Network, which was hosted by former Seahawks Michael Bumpus – host of Seattle Sports’ Bump and Stacy – as well as Robert Turbin and Ray Roberts.

LB Cody Barton

Linebacker Cody Barton won’t be forgetting this game, in part because he got his first career interception in his fourth NFL season.

Regardless of the outcome, Barton loved the experience of playing and practicing in Germany.

“Overall, the experience was fun, you know what I mean?” he said. “Even though we lost the game, but even win or loss it’s still fun being out there … We didn’t get the result we wanted. But I still had a (heck) of a time during the game between the first quarter the fourth quarter.”

The Buccaneers entered the game with the worst rushing attack the NFL has seen in some time, but they rumbled for over 160 yards in the contest. Was that surprising?

“They started doing a new run that we hadn’t seen on tape, but that’s expected, right? Teams are going to throw something new in,” Barton said. “But at the end of the day, it just comes down to us … It just comes down to everyone doing their job.”

The Seahawks fell behind 14-0 in the first half before playing much better overall in the second half, including on defense.

“The first half wasn’t wasn’t how we wanted to start as a team. But the second half, we started to come to life,” Barton said. “And even towards the end, I honestly thought we were gonna win that game up to the very end. That momentum we had and those adjustments we had for the second half, that’s something we need to take (going forward). That’s the way we’ve been playing, and that’s something you need to take in throughout the season game in and game out.”

CB Tariq Woolen

Barton wasn’t the only Seahawks defender to record an interception. Rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen got his fifth pick of the year, and it came in a very interesting way.

Woolen may have been defending passes from Brady all game long, but his interception came on a pass intended for Brady rather than thrown by the future Hall of Famer.

“They ran wildcat (a few plays earlier) and Brady was out there (as a receiver) and I was like ‘ain’t no way they’re throwing to Brady’ the first time,” Woolen said.

The first wildcat play, Woolen said he played the run right away. The second one, though, he saw Brady start to run and went after him.

“Because I know Tom ain’t fast,” he said. “So it was one of those interceptions that was a gift. And whenever you get a gift, you’ve got to take it.”

What did Woolen see from the first half to the second half, and on defense in general?

“I just feel like we started kind of slow, and also they ran the ball more than we expected,” he said. “… We’ve just got to do a better job of tackling and run fits and stuff like that. But second half, we just went out there and and played like we know how to play and made some adjustments … We know we’re a great team, too, and we know what we’re capable of doing and we know we’re capable of beating teams like this. So it hurts more, especially knowing we’ve got a long plane ride.”

WR Marquise Goodwin

Veteran wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has been in the league for 10 years and has been part of a Super Bowl team, but this was a very different experience and one that he’s thankful for. And not just because he caught another touchdown.

“Being embraced by the folks in Germany, we had an event before the game and so many people showed love and pulled up,” he said. “It felt like a home game today, honestly. Obviously we didn’t get the win, but what a wonderful opportunity to be in another country and still feel like you’re at home.”

DL Al Woods

Seahawks defensive captain Al Woods spoke to sideline reporter Jen Mueller after the game and shared his insight into the team’s early struggles and what went wrong.

“Take a breath, calm down, get back to the basics of football, get back to what we do, get over everything, get over the atmosphere, get over who we were playing, just settle down and get back to our style of football,” he said of turning things around in-game.

“We came out the second half a lot better than we started the game,” he added. “And that was needed. We were showing that no matter what we go through, we’re going to finish. And that’s what we tried to do today. We didn’t get it done, but we’ve got a lot of ball left to play. This one is already behind me.”

The Seahawks are off next weekend for their bye, then return to action Sunday, Nov. 27 at home against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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