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The Seattle Seahawks lost to the San Francisco 49ers in a blowout on Thanksgiving Night, suffering their third loss in the last four games. In those losses, the offense has not been particularly strong. But it sounds like quarterback Geno Smith still has faith in his team.

During a press conference this week, Geno Smith admitted that it had been a “tough stretch” for the Seahawks, but he still trusts his team.

“I still believe in the guys that we have,” Smith said according to the Seattle Seahawks team website. “Still believe in our coaches. Still believe in the players. I think it’s been a tough stretch for us, but I believe things will turn around. What we have to do is continue to work with hard, if not work harder.”

Still, Smith knows the only way to respond to the criticism is to simply perform better.

“There is no excuse for it,” Smith said. “There are no words that I can say that will make it better. What needs to be done is we need to work harder. We need to find a way. We got a lot of talent. We got a lot of good players on this offense. We got the right coaches. So we got to believe, continue to stay consistent in our work, and then we just got to work harder and find a way.”

The Seahawks will have a chance to bounce back this week with a showdown against the Dallas Cowboys.

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