"It's unfortunate that the President made a decision to use his huge platform to make divisive and offensive statements about our players and the NFL".
"We've talked about this from the moment we started talking to Eddie", Carroll said. "He has shown us and now that we have looked at him all through camp and all of that and nothing has changed in his style of approach, his toughness and all of that".
It's still shocking to see the Seahawks as underdogs against the Titans, even on the road. All of the penalties went against Sherman. Bobby Wagner had an interception and Frank Clark and Michael Bennett each had sacks for Seattle. Midway through the second quarter, Sherman landed a brutal hit on Mariota.
"Anytime you get into bickering it wastes energy", Chancellor said. "It distracts us and makes us lose focus". The Titans running game was on fire, racking up a whopping 169 yards on 27 carries between Murray and Derrick Henry, good for a 6.26 yards per carry average. Seattle trailed 30-14 at the end of the third quarter after three unanswered TDs by the Titans. K. J. Wright missed two shots to tackle Murray, and Jeremy Lane got stiff-armed twice by blockers. "We've got a big challenge, and we've got to get together".
Graham has just four catches for nine yards on 10 targets through the first two weeks of the season.
Wilson threw for 373 yards and four touchdown passes while completing 29 of 49. He engineered a five-play touchdown drive in the first half in which the Hawks scored in 43 seconds.
"For me to single out any particular group of players and call them SOB's, to me, that is insulting and disgraceful", Tagliabue said.
Logic says that a unit with eight Pro Bowlers still in their primes will bounce back.
Being on the field for 43 snaps in the first half couldn't have helped either, adding up to what became a back-breaking burden on Seattle's defense in the second half of a 33-27 loss to Tennessee. This stuff happens in the National Football League, but that doesn't make the performance Sunday any less disappointing. Sunday was a version of the team fans aren't accustomed to seeing. Delanie Walker will be the guy he leans on in the passing game and I'm not sure how many shots they'll take downfield, especially with Davis out. And when it comes to speech they are entitled to speak.
Make no mistake: Sunday night was a slip. It's too well-compensated to let a game like Sunday's slip away.
Matthews did most of the work as he avoided Seahawks defenders with an escort by Phillip Supernaw and veteran wide receiver Eric Decker, one of several players signed by the Titans in the off-season. That includes the defense that took the franchise straight to a victory over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.