Mike Holmgren was a little irritated with the three time-zone excuse that comes up every time the Seahawks play on the East Coast: “it’s mentioned every time we go to the East Coast if we lose the football game,” Holmgren said. “The simple fact is, it has not a single thing to do with sleep levels or anything. Nothing. Anybody that gets too concerned with your biorhythms and the seat on the airplane and all that stuff, it’s a bunch of bunk.
“You lose a football game for the same reason you lose a football game at home, on the road, a two-hour time change, when we go to Arizona, San Francisco—you lose because you played lousy. You fumbled the ball, and you threw interceptions, and you missed tackles. Period. I don’t want to hear it.”
Well, Coach Holmgren might be interest to know that five teams (Seahawks, Bills, Patriots, Buccaneers, and Chargers) traveled across 2 or more time zones on Sunday…and four of them lost. Only the Patriots, playing in San Francisco, came away with a victory.