Titans Seahawks Betting - Carroll Makes His Return To The NFL
The Tennessee Titans will travel to Seattle, WA to face the Seahawks to open up the 2010 NFL Preseason. The Titans are looking to begin a playoff season after nearly recovering from an 0-6 start to do so last year. The Seahawks, on the other hand, will usher in a new era under former USC coach Pete Carroll. While both teams will hit the field, only one will walk away a winner.
NFL Betting: Tennessee Titans @ Seattle Seahawks
Why To Bet On The Titans
The Tennessee Titans began last season in the doldrums of the NFL. After inserting Vince Young in as the starter, they almost made a run to the postseason, missing out by one game. Chris Johnson’s contract issue is behind them for now, so there will be no distractions. You can rest assured that Jeff Fisher will make sure the team does not skip a beat from day one, to avoid the slow start from last season. Johnson will not see the field much, paving the way for Michigan State’s Javon Ringer to lead the team in this game. Ringer was one of college football’s best backs, and could be in for a big day against the Seahawks in this one. Kerry Collins may see some time as the backup quarterback, though his contract has made him subject to trade rumors. Rookie Rusty Smith may be the one to try and lead the team to the win, however. Smith is from Florida Atlantic, and has a cannon-arm, along with great accuracy. He’ll be in during the late stages of the game and counted on to pull the victory.
Why To Bet on the Seahawks
When there is the addition of a new head coach, it is almost as if a franchise is starting over. Pete Carroll knows nothing going into the season of his incumbent players. This gives the depth players more motivation, as a good showing can land them a backup spot. One player to keep an eye on is Carroll’s former stud wide receiver, Mike Williams. Carroll has brought Williams aboard to try and resurrect his career. Williams problem was when things did not go as planned, he became too hard on himself. Expect him to start strong in the preseason to make a big impression. Golden Tate, rookie wide receiver from Notre Dame could also have a strong presence in this game, though he is pegged to start. It may be up to J.P. Losman, former Bills quarterback to win the game in crunch time. Losman is back on board with the Seattle team to try and play backup to Hasselbeck. Losman, though a villain in Buffalo, did enjoy limited success with the team. He found his way back into the NFL after tearing up the United Football League
How the Game Will Play Out
The Titans do have some depth and young players to compete in this game, but I like Seattle to win. The fans will be pumped up for Carroll’s first game. Seattle is typically one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, and the atmosphere will be close to a regular season game. With more players trying to impress their new coach, along with Losman’s veteran presence, Seattle pulls away at the end of the game.