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Who's quarterbacking Seahawks?

Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:41 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 7:42 pm
The Seattle Seahawks don't have a quarterback controversy. They have a quarterback problem.

With the additions of Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Leinart, the Seahawks now have three 28-year-old quarterbacks, all of whom have started in the NFL. Whitehurst was supposed to be the starter after Matt Hasselbeck left, and he might be. But the Seahawks' addition of two quarterbacks the same age -- and each with more starting experience -- tells you they have a conviction about no one.

So they will let them compete, and let the best man win.

Only look at what we're looking at: Whitehurst was the third-stringer in San Diego, sitting behind Billy Volek, before Seattle came to the rescue. Leinart was a third-stringer in Houston, sitting behind Dan Orlovsky, before Seattle signed him. And Seattle signed him after they passed on the guy a year ago. Go figure.

Then there's Jackson. He sat down the minute Brett Favre arrived in Minnesota, and, yeah, I know he has a relationship with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who coached him at Minnesota, but does anyone honestly believe he's the answer? I just remember what an assistant told me at Vikings' camp last summer: "With Brett, we could be the second or third best team in the league; with Tarvaris we don't make the playoffs."

Turns out they didn't make the playoffs with either.

Anyway, this reminds me of something a friend once told me year ago: "When you're dancing with two girls," he said, "it's like dancing with none." I feel the same way about quarterbacks. If you're playing with three, you might as well be playing with none.

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Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:27 am

Who's quarterbacking Seahawks?

We're in big trouble...

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:01 am

Who's quarterbacking Seahawks?

Well this will be interesting. If Leinart comes in with the right attitude he may push for the starting job. QB is goingto be scary this year for the Seahawks and I don't mean in a good way,

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:22 pm

Who's quarterbacking Seahawks?

John Schneider and Pete Carroll may have a Mr. Woodhead for Mr. Whitehurst. Think about it; they gave up huge picks for a third stringer, thinking he would be "Touchdown Jesus". When that never happened, they chose to eliminate his competition and pit him against a bunch of other also-rans. That improves Jesus's stock and diminishes the quality of the position, the franchise and the boy's future in Seattle if they don't pull this running and defense scheme off. The "Hawks were near last in rushing and the same on defense, so they think by getting rid of the hometown favorite and only real hope at QB is going to garner them support for a quasi-quarterback to hand the ball off and not lose the game. Hell! Bring back Dilfer then... He's respected and can at least deliver an accurate pass. There are those who are speculating that this is a move to secure the first QB out of the draft next year. If that's the case, it's professional suicide to bank on an unproven commodity. On the other hand, trying to win with a broken defense and an unproven and fragile offensive line, having a good QB may be a moot point anyway. Pete, your life points dropped about 25% today. If things look bleak by mid October, you may choose to put your home on the market. I don't see Paul putting up with these kind of shenannigans anything past the short term. He could have that with Jim Mora.

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