Seattle’s quarterback competition rages on in the great Pacific Northwest. Fans have been waiting with bated breath as coach Pete Carroll tosses back and forth who is going to take the reins in the pocket of the Seahawks, newly acquired ex-Packer Matt Flynn or incumbant starter Tarvaris Jackson?
The 12th man collectively pray for the day when Flynn’s number is officially called and the rumor mill has been spewing forth that Carroll and general manager, John Schneider, have been impressed with what Flynn has been brought to the table, but have not confirmed that he is “the guy.” Should they place their eggs in one basket? Some sources say, not just yet.
“We’ll just keep that rotation alive. It’s worked well so far,” Carroll said about the 2nd year quarterback. “ Tarvaris is doing very well. He looks really healthy and strong and very confident in what we’re doing. He’s making it hard on these guys, and he’s going to make it real hard on them.”
Jackson got to start off this Tuesday’s camp since he was the original starter last year. Flynn will get his chance to shine on Wednesday.
“….Matt’s going to be chasing it and Russell as well,” said Carroll, adding, “But we will even out the snaps, if we can do it right. And today we hit it again.”
Jackson came out polished today and was stated to have looked very impressive by coach Carroll. He was said to have “threaded a pass to tight end Zach Miller” today that was nothing less than amazing. He carries a lot of weight, knowing full well that his job may not be there in a few months. The competition is stiff and his opponents are not to be looked over.
“You take it day by day, as far as coming out and trying to get better,” Jackson said. “But I also look at the big picture. I’ve been in this league long enough to know how things go. So I’m just coming out here competing every day, just trying to do my best and let coach make a decision on what they feel is best for the team.”
So why couldn’t Jackson be the man this season?
Besides the glaring issues he had last year, couldn’t a little polish and shine be just what the sign caller needs?
Flynn will show his abilities mid-week which will be followed up with another article that will make this one seem a lot less one-sided, but for now I will leave you with a few interesting mentions of the mini-camp.
“Flynn completed five of six passes in leading a drive that ended in a 50-yard field goal by Hauschka, while Jackson was five for five on a drive that led to a 31-yard field goal by Wiggs.” (Seahawks.com)
Love him, hate him, or trade him, Seattle fans will just have to wait a bit longer to see who their “knight in shining armor” will become this season.
“The answer is yes, I guess,” said Carroll when asked if the competition would get narrowed down to two quarterbacks instead of three,“Your just going to have to suck it up and wait.”
And Seattle continues to do so.