Halftime thoughts from Qwest Field
January, 3, 2010
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
SEATTLE -- A few thoughts from Qwest Field at the half of Titans-Seahawks, where we’re tied 7-7.
- Chris Johnson has 73 rushing yards and 20 receiving yards. The all-time record for yards from scrimmage and the franchise record for rushing yards in a season are his. He needs 55 rushing yards for 2,000. The Titans can give him a boost by finding a few more first downs elsewhere.
- Gerald McRath was penalized for lining up in the neutral zone. I know he’s a rookie, but there is no reason anyone creeping up the line of scrimmage standing beside a defensive lineman should ever draw such a flag.
- How does the field goal team take a delay of game penalty with eight seconds on the clock at the end of a half with a timeout in hand? Isn’t that what you saved the timeout for? Rob Bironas made the 42-yarder that was wiped away as the play was whistled dead, then missed the 47-yarder well left.
- Vince Young’s short throws haven’t been hurting him, but he’s back to traditional form today. Missed a wide open Johnson on a big third down with a barely catchable low pass to the left.
- Ken Griffey Jr. raised the 12th man flag in the pregame ceremony. Still looks like a kid. Pretty cool. I imagine in a winning season that tradition can really be something.