The Tennessee Titans are not happy campers this morning.
In addition to losing starting quarterback Matt Hasselback to a leg injury during the teams 22-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Titans believe someone on the Saints’ sideline was blowing a whistle to confuse them during Sunday’s game.
Offensive lineman Jake Scott told Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com that the team has audio evidence of a player blowing a whistle on the Saints sidelines.
“Somebody was blowing a whistle on the sideline. There is audio of it, so we’ll let it go from there. The second to last drive I think.”
Dean McCondichie, who produces the Titans All Access TV show, confirmed the allegation.
“During the game we heard this whistle blowing, but they weren’t stopping the game, they just kept playing,” McCondichie said. “They were loud enough for me to hear it on the microphone on him. They were all trying to figure out why play continued. I asked them if they knew where it came from and they said the New Orleans bench. Nobody saw it, but it was pretty loud and it was definitely a whistle.”
Ok, so nobody saw it but the offensive lineman says it was a player…
The Saints have not commented on the issue.