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Seattle, WA – The Tennessee Titans traveled to the Seattle Seahawks for their first preseason game Saturday night. The Titans started out on the wrong foot as starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw two interceptions in his limited time on the field. Hasselbeck was 4-5 passes for 45 yards.
“On the first play, I had a choice to take a shot down the field to Jared Cook or take a quick completion to Nate Washington on the left. I decided to throw to Nate, and it was kind of a freak thing,” stated Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. “It reminded me of my first pass the last time I was in this stadium, which was intercepted against the Saints. I remember Pete (Carroll) coming up to me after that pass and saying not to worry about it because we had the rest of the game to play. It was disappointing it started that way, not at all how I envisioned it.”
The Seahawks started Matt Flynn at quarterback. Flynn played the entire first half on 11 of 14 passes for 71 yards and an interception. Most of his passes were short passes underneath the coverage.
Jack Locker played the rest of the first half for the Titans. Locker went 7 of 13 passes for 80 yards against the Seahawks second string defensive players. Locker was able to lead the Titans downfield near the end of the first half for a Rob Bironas’ 32-yard field goal.
Seattle led 10-3 at the end of the first half of play.
Rusty Smith started the second half for the Titans. Rusty was 7 of 10 passing for 76 yards.
Highlights in the second half for the Titans was a 21 yard scoring run by Darius Reynaud. Reynaud followed it up with a 85 yard punt return for a touchdown.
Russell Wilson was under center for the Seahawks in the second half. In the 3rd quarter, he connected with Braylon Edwards for a 39 yard touchdown pass. Edwards has 2 catches on the day for 51 yards. Wilson also ran for a 32 yard score in the 4th. Wilson was 12 of 16 passing for 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also ran three times for 59 yards and a touchdown.
The final score of the game was Seahawks 27 and the Titans 17.
Post Game Quotes
Head Coach Mike Munchak
Thoughts on the game
It was sloppy in some spots; they made some plays we didn’t. But the good news for a preseason game is that we got back into it and tied it up at 17-17. We had a chance to tie the game (at 20) but missed a field goal. So we just missed out on a lot of opportunities through out the game, to have maybe even won that game. We could have been in a position to win it. But we weren’t because of the turnovers and not making plays when we could have.
On the play of Matt Hasselbeck
Other than that, the little that he was in as far as 15 to 17 plays, he moved the ball the fine. Especially with getting caught up in some long down situations. We dropped a screen that would have been a big play. One was tipped. So we weren’t making plays to get anything going early when he was in there.
On the play of Jake Locker
QB Matt Hasselbeck
On the first play from scrimmage
On two Titans receivers in the same spot on the interception
On if being back in Seattle was more emotional that he thought that it would be
But all of that being said, it was a great to come back, and the chance yesterday for all of my new teammates and coaches and friends to see Seattle on a beautiful day and eat at the restaurants that I like and spend the day — today, our coaches hiked Tiger Mountain. It was great. That was special to me also aside from football. So I think that all of those things together made it a little more emotional than I thought.
On his relationship with Jake Locker
It’s almost like they set us up on a date. We think those people could get along and do well together. It’s worked out great. In terms of a working relationship, in terms off the field, in terms of my family and his family, it’s really been good. I think he is a really good player and I respect his game. I think he will have a long career. I think that everything put together, it’s really a good match.
QB Jake Locker
On how the return trip went
On returning to the Northwest
On how many tickets he had to acquire
On if he thinks he should be starting
On the difference between Saturday and his rookie year
On if he got to connect with friends while in town
RB Darius Reynaud
On if one of his two touchdowns gave him greater satisfaction
On how each touchdown developed
For those who don’t know your story, what do you mean “waiting for a long time”?
On how he spent his time away from football
On how, considering his past, scoring twice makes him feel
On what took him out of football
On how he thought the offense performed
Titans Game Time Scratches
#22 CB Terrence Wheatley
Seahawk Game Time Scratches
#10 WR Terrell Owens
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