Well, that was disappointing. Despite opening a 15-point lead going into the half, the Seattle Seahawks promptly imploded, losing in overtime to the Tennessee Titans 33-30. After the game, Pete Carroll and a few key players spoke to the media. Here’s what you should know from what they had to say, starting with Coach Carroll, who kept things pretty short at his presser.
Carroll called it an ankle sprain for Brandon Shell, but no word on the severity. And he said DK Metcalf was dealing with a sore knee late.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 20, 2021
We also got candid reactions from Bobby Wagner and Tyler Lockett following the loss.
Bobby Wagner: “It’s definitely not a great feeling but it’s something we can learn from. It’s early in the season, so we have to watch this film and get better.” Wagner set a career high and franchise record with 20 tackles. “It’s cool, but we lost, so it doesn’t really matter.” pic.twitter.com/gZWuObMLuY— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 20, 2021
Here was Tyler Lockett on the Seahawks losing in surprising fashion, by faltering in the fourth quarter. pic.twitter.com/IaVmjCfGWU— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 20, 2021
Russell Wilson also spoke about the offensive issues the team faced in the second half. After scoring 24 points in the first two quarters, the Seahawks only managed 6 the rest of the game, and those came from a Titans blown coverage.
Russell Wilson on the offensive issues in the second half. pic.twitter.com/b7OAS82FDg— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 20, 2021
Most candid of all (as usual) was Jamal Adams. He had a lot to say about what went wrong for the ‘Hawks.
Jamal Adams says it’s not about the fans/extra juice for #Seahawks needless, after-play penalties, including one on him hitting Tannehill late.— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 20, 2021
But the D.J. Reed taunting foul? “C’mon, man. You are taking emotion out of the game.”
Still says they can’t have those penalties pic.twitter.com/l8u5oZlEMm
Jamal Adams with a pretty succinct explanation of things: "sometimes sh*t just happens."— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 20, 2021
Jamal Adams: "They executed. We didn't."— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) September 20, 2021
Ending on a high note as we move in to Week 3, here is pretty much the only positive moment from the press conferences.
Jamal Adams on his first #Seahawks home game with fans roaring inside Lumen Field today: "To get out there and experience the 12s, last time I experienced something like that was my LSU days, back in Baton Rouge. I'm not going to say what was louder...— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 20, 2021