KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Larry Johnson showed Mike Holmgren
something he never wants to see again.
In the second quarter of Seattle's 23-17 preseason victory over
Kansas City Saturday night, Johnson burst through a big hole and
sped 97 yards untouched for a touchdown.
"The Chiefs will be able to run pretty well against most
people," said the Seattle coach. "Having said that, a 97-yard run
-- you never want to see another one of those. You never expect
that. Take that one out and I think we had a decent job
Matt Hasselbeck hit 22 of 33 passes for 254 yards and two
touchdowns for the Seahawks (2-1), who had played Dallas on Monday
night and had very little time to prepare for the Chiefs.
Darrell Jackson, used only sparingly the first two preseason
games, caught seven passes for 99 yards and one touchdown over the
winless and quarterback-challenged Kansas City.
With the Nos. 2 and 3 quarterbacks sidelined by injury, the
Chiefs last week signed Jonathan Quinn, a journeyman whose career
appeared over when nobody invited him to training camp. After two
series, a sharp-looking Trent Green came out and Quinn came on for
his first game action since he was with the Chicago Bears last
Quinn, who has appeared in 17 games the past seven years with
Jacksonville, Kansas City and Chicago, went the rest of the way and
was 11-of-23 for 126 yards. He was sacked twice, and missed three
times from the Seattle 9 in the closing seconds.
"Early in the week [Green] had a numbness develop in his calf
that went down into his toe," said Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil. "He
could play, but after the second series, because it was bothering
him, we just took him out. It comes and goes."
Last weekend, Quinn was home channel-surfing through the
preseason games and wondering if his career might be over.
"I wasn't sure," he said. "I hadn't played, wasn't invited to
a training camp. I was just hoping to get in somewhere before the
year was over. It felt good to get out there and play some
Jackson, who had been limited to just one catch for 3 yards in
the first two exhibition games while the Seahawks took a look at
other receivers, capped a three-play, 55-yard drive in the first
quarter by beating cornerback Patrick Surtain, one of Kansas City's
key offseason acquisitions, on a 36-yard touchdown pass.
Surtain was also beaten on a couple of Hasselbeck's other
"It was just one of those nights," he said. "We have a lot of
things to improve on, but we did a lot of things pretty good
Johnson, who's been complaining for two years of not getting
enough carries behind Priest Holmes, broke through a big hole in
the second quarter and went 97 yards for the Chiefs' second TD. Pro
Bowl fullback Tony Richardson gave him a great block and he burst
into the secondary and outran the pursuit.
"I was kind of hesitant because I can't believe how open (the
hole) was," he said. "Usually you're waiting for a linebacker to
make a move and there was no one. Once I got through and saw that I
could explode, I did. I was running like a pack of wolves were
Green was flawless on his first six passes. He was 5-for-5 in an
eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive on the Chiefs' first
possession, capped by his 4-yarder to Tony Gonzalez, who used his
6-foot-5 height to outjump 6-0 Tracy White.
"With the quarterback situation like it is right now, we don't
know what it's going to be from a backup standpoint," Green said.
"Then we scored on the first drive and were moving the ball and
the one bad play. So we said, `You know what? Everything's moving
pretty good. Why take any chances?' I understand where coach is