NFL Preseason Betting: Tennessee Titans vs. Seattle Seahawks
|Written by Matt Stevens|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:10|
The Seattle Seahawks went out and spent a lot of money to bring in former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn immediately after the 2011 season ended. But the online football betting fans in Seattle were confused when it was announced that there would be a quarterback competition between last year's disappointing acquisition Tavaris Jackson and Flynn. While Flynn appears to be the front-runner in the competition, head coach Pete Carroll has still not made a decision. Even former quarterbacks such as Warren Moon are recommending that Carroll just name Flynn the starter and get it over with.
In Tennessee, the fans were calling for second-year quarterback Jake Locker to be the starter over veteran Matt Hasselbeck. But the best online betting sites were surprised to hear that Locker is in no hurry and Hasselbeck is ready to start.
Locker is handling the quarterback situation in Tennessee like a seasoned veteran, and that is probably because he knows his day will come sooner rather than later.
The Seattle Seahawks had the 14th ranked defense in the NFL in 2011 and 19th ranked offense. Last season, most of the Seattle offense was running back Marshawn Lynch. This year, with Flynn at the controls, the Seattle offensive attack promises to be more balanced. The sportsbook experts still consider the Seahawks to be a better team than the Titans, but the Seahawks have an uphill battle to fight if it wants to make the playoffs in 2012.
In this game, the Seahawks will take a look at every player it has on its roster. Pete Carroll will be sure to give everyone ample playing time to either play themselves into a roster spot or play themselves off the team. When you look at the Seattle roster, it appears to be very deep.
A BSN Sports review of the Tennessee Titans shows a team in transition but without any real destination. Hasselbeck will start the season at quarterback, but he will probably give way to Locker at some point in the season. Running back Chris Johnson will run through a bad offensive line again this season and the Titans will struggle to score points.
The Titans need this preseason to see where it stands with role players and depth on the roster. Tennessee could be very surprised at the quality it finds when it digs deep into the depth chart.
The Bottom Line
Seattle has been a team slowly on the rise while the Titans have been treading water. The first-strings for each of these teams should make for an interesting first quarter. But once the replacements hit the field, the Seahawks should take over.
BSN Sports blog Free Pick: Seattle Seahawks