The mistakes resonated deeply with Lewis, who after the game apologized to the rest of the line and somberly accepted responsibility when he talked to the media.
RENTON — Two off-target snaps by center Patrick Lewis stood as the defining image of an off game for the Seahawks’ offensive line in Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
And they resonated deeply with Lewis, who after the game apologized to the rest of the line and somberly accepted responsibility when he talked to the media.
By Wednesday, though, Lewis was back to his usual self, saying the nature of the NFL — and coach Pete Carroll’s approach — means moving on quickly.
“I take a lot of pride in my work … as I worked hard to get where I’m at today, and it’s been like up and down through a lot of adversity just to get here to put myself in a position to play in the NFL,’’ said Lewis, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013 out of Texas A&M and was released by Green Bay, Cleveland and Jacksonville before finding a home with the Seahawks.
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“And just to let myself down like that and let the team down, it just hurt deep. I just take it personal. But other than that, I’m good. I bounced back. I was a little sad about it right after the game. But you know we’ve still got football to play, so there’s no time to hold my head down.’’
Lewis said teammates were supportive, as was offensive-line coach Tom Cable, who said the two errant snaps were just one of those things.
“I mean, think about it,’’ Cable said. “He hasn’t done that all year.’’
Lewis said he had no idea why the bad snaps happened. The second one resulted in a 15-yard loss on third-and-2 at the St. Louis 34-yard line in the fourth quarter with the Seahawks trailing 23-10. Lewis said he wouldn’t use the wet conditions or having a St. Louis defender lined up right over him as excuses.
A few extra snaps in practice this week might help him get back in the rhythm of snapping, Lewis said.
“I’m trying to get back in the feel for it,’’ he said. “But it’s snapping. I do it every day, and I’m going to get it corrected.’’