The Seattle Seahawks call Monday "Tell the Truth Day." It's when the coaches and players examine game film and have an open give and take about what went right and what went wrong the previous day. Monday's "Tell the Truth" had a bit more poignancy than the previous 17 because it was also the day that the players went their separate ways.
The players looked back on a day where a lot went right. The Seahawks erased a big Falcons lead and overtook the conferences number one seed. At the same time they saw where little mistakes here and there kept them from putting the game away and advancing to the conference title game this weekend.
Safety Earl Thomas said it best. "“Everybody felt the momentum shift in that game. We definitely did a great job of basically getting back into that game. I think we deserved to win. But it wasn't meant for us.”
Red Bryant left the team complex with words of praise for Russell Wilson. "He did a tremendous job. As a rookie, to come in and be able to demand that kind of respect from older men like myself and (nose tackle Brandon) Mebane and Clem (defensive end Chris Clemons), it speaks volumes for the future of the Seahawks. They did a great job when they got him.”
There will come a day in the not too distant future when we will sit down with clear eyes and look at the season in the rear view mirror. Today, though, was a day for truth about the past...and a glimmer of hope about the future.