It would appear that most of Seattle fan’s dreams will be coming true in the upcoming season. Matt Flynn has become coach Carroll’s shining star in the sign calling position.
Everyone is aware of the 26-year-old quarterback’s moment of greatness with the Green Bay Packers. Starting in only two official games, Flynn posted a record-breaking performance, including a six touchdown game against a very high-powered Detroit Lions defense. However the concern still stands, will he step up to be the franchise quarterback that Seattle desperately needs or will his apparent greatness be just a quick, hot, super nova of ability burning out in a quick flash of brilliance?
Astronomy aside, Flynn has began to pull out in front of the Seattle quarterback pack. His abilities to read the defense, manage the pass rushes and his small percentage of turnovers has coach Carroll and crew smiling widely. Though the coach still has not said yes or no on the current starter position.
“Hopefully we’re going to figure this thing out as we go, there’s no choice we have but to give these guys reps and see where they are coming from as they go,” said Pete Carroll when asked about the three-part quarterback position. “It’s interesting to see Matt as he fits together with this thing, he’s coming along very quickly.”
Flynn’s three-year deal will hopefully fulfill Seattle’s need for an optimal passer and signal caller. However my belief is still that Wilson will become the long-term project of the current Seahawks regime.
“Russell is exciting and we gotta see where he fits into, he’s such a tremendous athlete, so we are excited about this,” stated Carroll on his third round pick in this years draft.
No ones fate is sealed as of yet. Carroll still claims that the competition is still fair game for anyone to step up and take the position, but it appears to be the unwritten truth that the contract to grab Flynn, his connections with current GM John Schneider, and his apparent ability to really step up and take the lead have shown quite brightly.
“We’re gonna find that out, I can’t tell you when and I’m not going to worry about a time-table on it…..We’re gonna settle on our starting quarterback before long and when we do we’ll move forward and evaluate how that fits, but I can’t tell you that right now.” *
*Pete Carroll interview on NFL network.