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Sunday was only the second time in team history the Seahawks played at home in snow. They played in the Kingdome from 1976-99.
"First of all, the people at our stadium don't see snow that much, so it had to be a tremendous novelty," Holmgren said. "I know if my grandkids were up there, and there was a snowball sitting right there -- and they're good kids, they're not mean kids -- it'd be pretty hard for them not to throw it."
Holmgren said when he was coach of the Packers from 1992-98, the stands in Green Bay were entirely cleared of snow before games to avoid incidents.
"No one got hurt, which is a good thing," he said of Sunday. "And the best thing we can do probably is (improve) our preparation in getting the snow out of the stadium if it should ever happen again."
Mangini said Ellis wouldn't face additional discipline from the Jets, and the defensive captain would play Sunday in the regular-season finale at home against Miami.
It's the latest troublesome incident involving Ellis, who was arrested for speeding and marijuana possession last month and could face a suspension next season under the league's substance-abuse policy. The league is still reviewing that incident.
"I'm just continuing to go out and just play football," Ellis said. "In the end, we're all human."
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