Some bullet-point thoughts on the Titans’ 20-18 preseason loss at Seattle on Saturday night.
Vince Young and the first team offense smoothly moved to a touchdown on the game’s opening possession with a great 28-yard catch and run by fullback Ahmard Hall running behind offensive linemen Jake Scott and Eugene Amano.
Jason Babin looked to get off the ball very quickly and was disruptive as a first-team pass rusher.
Brett Kern completed a fourth-down pass on a fake punt to Hall for a successful conversion. Jeff Fisher loves to get a preseason fake on film.
Young’s last pass was a rollout against his arm (why?) and then a bad decision to throw what turned into an interception by Josh Wilson.
Chris Simms was shaky in relief of Young. He stepped up to change a call and took a shotgun snap off his body, and it turned into a lost fumble. Simms didn’t get good protection, checking down a bunch, dinking all night and underthrowing Kenny Britt open up the left side on one deep chance.
On a night when Kerry Collins sat so the Titans could look at Simms and Rusty Smith, Jeff Fisher used veteran Alvin Pearman as the first returner, wasting first-team chances Marc Mariani could have had.
Stefan Johnson dislocated his right ankle, creating a poignant scene where Fisher and Pete Carroll, Johnson’s college coach, comforted him.