GREEN BAY, Wis. – Safety Micah Hyde stayed away from watching TV.
Receiver Randall Cobb felt as if he was having nightmares.
Offensive lineman Josh Sitton wished his team hadn't even made the playoffs.
Before the Green Bay Packers can move on to their offseason routines, they must first get over a stunning collapse to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.
This loss will sting for a while after coming agonizingly close to a Super Bowl berth.
"It's going to be tough," Sitton said Monday as players cleared out lockers at Lambeau Field. "And when it's the last one it's very difficult to get over — you feel like it's a waste of seven, eight months.
"What's the point of getting this far?" the Pro Bowl guard added. "I'd have rather not even made the playoffs."
The 2014 season was highlighted by an MVP-caliber year for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and a fourth consecutive NFC North title.
But in the end, the Packers (13-5) just couldn't finish in a 28-22 loss to the Seahawks.
"Literally one of 10 plays you can pick that if we get it, we win the game," Sitton said. "It's frustrating when you should have won the game and you're the better team and I thought we were the better team all day except for 3 minutes."
As the Packers head into the offseason, they face a slew of questions. Some of the answers might become more clear on Tuesday, when coach Mike McCarthy addresses the media.
First among them is Cobb. Among potential free agents, Cobb by far had the biggest season. The fourth-year receiver finished with career bests of 91 catches in the regular season for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.
"I didn't really get much sleep last night. It felt like a nightmare whenever I did fall asleep. … For us to be done with the season," Cobb said Monday before pausing a couple of seconds to collect his thoughts, "it's kind of blindsiding."
Cobb wants to stay. Besides Jordy Nelson, the Packers don't have any other veterans at receiver for Rodgers going into 2015.
As for Rodgers, who just turned 31, he is in his prime. He has talked often about how legacies are shaped in the postseason. Slowed by a left calf injury late in the season, he seems as if he will go into the offseason as motivated as ever.
On defense, the secondary also could see some changes if the Packers don't re-sign veteran cornerback Tramon Williams.
Giving Clay Matthews more snaps at inside linebacker at midseason helped improve what had been a league-worst run defense and sparked the unit's second-half resurgence. It is unclear if views Matthews as a permanent fix inside, or if he wants to return the long-haired veteran to his more customary role rushing from the outside.