By "lose the locker room" I mean have many top players tune out and end up leaving - Sherman, Thomas, Bennett, Lynch and I think it likely there's others we don't know about.
If I was a player on today's offense I'd be embarrassed.
If I was a player on today's defenese I'd be pissed.
Lots of people are blaming Wilson or Oline or whatever, but this all boils down to PC.
We have seen this same slow start, limited offense BS for years. It works good in the regular season but we now have 6 years of evidence that is an abysmal failure in the playoffs.
The only exception was the beginning of this season when we saw PC let RW/Schotty loose and caught glimpses of what this offense could be. We all know that PC reined in the offense after RW's turnovers contributed to losses, but none of us know just why Schotty was unable to find any offensive success after that. Is he just not good enough, or did PC veto his modifications and schemes and insist it be done hardline PC method.
All we know is that RW looked off and never could really gain any rhythm after that point. Is RW really that bad or did the coaches fail to implement a new/modified system in which he could be successful? If it was the coaches, how much was on Schotty and how much was on PC?
I believe it all can be laid at PC's stubbornness and inability to adapt. Schotty showed early in the year that, given some leeway to deviate from PC's philosophy, he could create an effective system. I believe many of the players see it the same way.
We've already gone through this once. I think it's going to happen again.
After 6 seasons of failing to change a playoff losing philosophy, I think many players have had enough.
I can see RW and DK saying f this and looking for a team that will work to maximize their skillset.
I can see Seattle losing it's status as a preferred destination for free agents.
I love Dunlap's open letter praising Seattle, but I wonder if that feeling will be changing - he came here to win playoff games at a bare minimum.
I can see Jamal wanting mega-bucks to stay here rather than taking a team friendly deal to remain in hopes of a ring.
I think this embarrassment of a game is going to cost the Seahawks organization much more than it may appear on the surface.