While one Matt Millen draft pick went down to injury Saturday, perhaps Millen’s most embarrassing selection in Detroit took a big step in his surprising comeback to the NFL.
Taking advantage of a terrible tackling attempt by Titans cornerback Ryan Mouton, Seahawks receiver Mike Williams turned inside on a short pass and raced 51 yards for a touchdown.
The score was oddly routine, but it showed off Williams’ improved conditioning. Can anyone imagine him running that far without being caught a few years back?
The play also highlighted a nice night by Seahawks backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, who changed the play to Williams via hand signal before the snap. Whitehurst completed 14-of-22 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick against the Titans reserves. The interception came on a throw to Williams where the two crossed signals.
Matt Hasselbeck, meanwhile, struggled mightily against the Titans starters, largely done in by poor protection. (We remain a long, long way from any quarterback controversy.)
Still, Saturday should have gone a long way towards solidifying Whitehurst’s No. 2 spot on the depth chart. At this point, we’d be very surprised if Williams doesn’t make the Seahawks roster.