These were the two best players in the Legion of Boom, openly trying to figure out why they let Carolina's best receiver get wide open in the biggest moment of the game. And it happened at home for the Seahawks, who now have a 2-4 record.
It turns out the coaching staff is partly at fault.
"We made a mistake on the calls," coach Pete Carroll said after the game. "Guys got confused on the signal. So it was unfortunate obviously and they got an easy play."
Carroll added: "No, you can go ahead and try to figure that part out. They didn't get the same signal and that's what happened."
Thomas confirmed what Carroll said, but something is missing in the story. Did the signal get sent in, but not passed along to the other players?
"It was some fluke type of stuff. I don't know, we had a lot of stuff going on. We got half the defense playing this and half the defense playing that. This is what happens when you don't communicate ... I think Sherm was so close to the sideline, he got the correct call, but we didn't get it echoed to the whole defense," Thomas said.
"I want to say a lot of things, but I can't," Thomas said. "This game is beautiful, but it's so ugly."