Holmgren blames OT loss to Browns on "failure to execute"
CLEVELAND, OH - "Failure to execute."
Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren says that was a problem for the Seattle offense in the 33-30 loss at Cleveland, especially on a crucial fourth-down play in overtime. The offense was unable to pick up a yard to sustain a drive to a potential game-winning score. Holmgren told KIRO Radio it wasn't hard to make the decision to go for it on fourth down but the players were unable to convert.
Holmgren says coaches are reviewing the offense for the eight games remaining on the schedule. The next game is the Monday night contest against the 49ers. Seattle still leads the weak NFC West division with a 4-4 record.
Holmgren also says running back Shaun Alexander is having more tests today on a knee and ankle that were injured in the loss to the Browns.
Phil Dawson hit a 25-yard field goal in overtime as the Browns beat Seattle 33-30. The Seahawks forced overtime when Josh Brown connected on a 22-yard field goal with two seconds left in regulation. For the game Dawson had two field goals while Brown had three.
The star of the game for the Browns (5-3), outside of Dawson and his heroics, was Jamal Lewis who ran for four touchdowns on 37 yards. (The Associated Press contributed to this story.)