Here’s some of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s remarks following the Seahawks’ 33-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.
First, Carroll’s opening statement:
“I was disappointed in this game for a couple different reasons. We didn’t play very well, particularly early in the game and had trouble getting started offensively. Defense played terrific in the first half, all kinds of good stuff and were on it. We got a little burst at the end of the half, got a little burst at the start of the third quarter, then weren’t able to hold it. I thought the Titans were a good football team today, they were tough, they ran the ball really well in the second half in particular and were able to control it. Really surprised, uncharacteristic to see big plays.We gave up no explosive passes last week and we had a few today. We have to find our consistency to make it right, we’re not there yet. Hopefully we have enough time to get going. We have to work together and play together so it shows up that we’re connected. Right now it’s kind of spotty and not consistent. So we have a big challenge.”
In the first quarter Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was flagged for three penalties on one play, including an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taking his helmet off to argue with the official, and had to be restrained by teammates. Then in the second quarter Sherman set off a big shoving match when he hit Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota out of bounds. Here’s what Carroll said when asked about those:
“It was energy we didn’t need to be expending, that’s for sure. Sherman was trying to get an explanation on the call and he got too hot and made a mistake and got a penalty on it. We run pretty hot, but on a day when it was difficult — it was challenging for both teams with the temperature — and he didn’t need to be expending any wasted energy and we might have done some of that.”