Heard inside the Saints locker room: NFC Wild Card edition

Heard inside the Saints locker room: NFC Wild Card edition

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New Orleans Saints' Jeremy Shockey is taken down by Seattle Seahawks' David Hawthorne in the first half of an NFL NFC wild card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

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Posted on January 9, 2011 at 12:08 AM

“It’s disappointing. It starts with us, myself and the rest of the coaches. I thought they had effort, but in the end, not enough here to win this game. It’s disappointing to get into the postseason and finish with a loss to start.”
--Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, in his opening remarks following New Orleans’ 41-36 loss to Seattle.

“It’s just disappointment. You get to this juncture of the season and you anticipate trying to play your best football. More than anything else, it’s disappointment.”
--Payton, when asked if there was an element of shock to the loss

“Anytime you play a team and a playoff game, anything can happen. They played better than we did. They made more plays than we did today. I don’t think anybody took for granted the amount of success they had throwing the ball the last time we played them. I know they were confident that they could do that and they did that today.”
--Saints free safety Darren Sharper, when asked if he was in disbelief

“They did a good job of executing. They did a good job of making plays. Unfortunately we weren’t able to capitalize on opportunities we had. They just came out and made plays they needed to make to win the game.”
--Saints cornerback Jabari Greer, when asked how the Seahawks receivers were so wide open

“It’s a big play in the ball game but you can’t discount digging yourself a hole the whole game and having it come down to that. I know if we had to do anything different, I know with me, instead of tackling high and trying to get the ball out, I would have just wrapped him and made a sure tackle. It’s always easy to look back because if I get the ball out, it’s a great play.”
--Saints linebacker Scott Shanle on Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard touchdown run

“Shocking. Embarrassing. Tough. All that.”
--Saints running back Reggie Bush, when asked how he would term the loss

“You’ve got to give them a lot of credit. They came out today. They got a lot of heat about this division. They came out today and they were the better team.”
--Saints right guard Jahri Evans on Seattle

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