QB Nick Mullens Postgame Press Conference

(On his approach coming into the game down in the second half…) “Ultimately, the goal is to score points, but you have to do it methodically, take what they give you and just move the ball down the field. You want to be aggressive but smart at the same time, and I was really proud of our fight. The receivers, the o-linemen, they’ve been battling all game and they could choose to lay down right there but didn’t, and so I was proud of that.”

(On the mood on the sidelines before he entered the game…) “It was tough. I think the biggest thing that creates energy is making plays. I feel like on both sides of the ball today, we obviously didn’t do that well enough to win the game, but that’s just part of it. Sometimes you’re executing at your best and sometimes you’re not. It’s all about how you can execute and just get back to work.”

(On if he feels he will be ready and confident to play if he get the call to start on Thursday…) Yeah, I think so. Anytime you can get out there and bounce back from my last start it’s definitely going to create confidence. The biggest thing I’ve learned just going through it all is that the NFL is tough. It’s all about what you do next. That’s why I tell myself pretty much every day, ‘it’s all about what you do next.’  No matter if it is good or bad, it’s all about what you do next.”

(On moving around in the depth chart and how he was able to push ahead…) “It was tough. Nobody wants to play how I did and lose the way we did. You just have to reset and confidence is created by hard work. All you can do is go back to work, know the player you are, and bounce back and prove it again. The best in this league prove themselves over and over and that’s what I plan to do.”

(On his gut feeling coming out of this week and looking ahead…) “I think just execute at a higher level. I think we all just need to take a step forward and just go back to work, focus on the details, execute, and make plays. That’s really all it comes down to and the only way that you play your best on Sunday is to just go and work through your week. It’s a short week this week, but the work doesn’t change.”

(On McKinnon playing wide receiver) “You know, Jet’s got a great receiving skillset as a running back. He’s utilizing that very well right now and we really get fired up when Jet gets the ball in his hands.”

(On what the Seattle was doing defensively to slow them down…) “They were doing what they normally do. Their schemes and their pressure and things like that. I’m a believer that it’s all about us. If we just focus on what we have to do each and every play, we can get a lot better.”

(On the challenges when players like WR Deebo Samuel and TE George Kittle are out…) “Every week is a new week and you have to play with the cards that you’re dealt. I can’t speak much on the identity, but it’s all about making plays. You know, ‘who’s going to make the plays?’ and that’s what we have to get back to. Just making plays, executing at a high level and focusing on us.”