It’s summer vacation, and you are anxiously anticipating the arrival of that new kid from another school. He was their under-rated quarterback…agile, quick, and accurate. He is going to bring life back to your team. You can practically visualize jumping and hugging the stranger next to you at Centurylink Field. The possibilities are endless.
But wait? He has to earn his position? He’s not a shoe-in?
I rub my eyes again to make sure I haven’t imagined this. While I know Pete Carroll can see things in people that I clearly cannot (that would explain why his salary is about ten times what mine is), I do not understand what is happening. We have acquired Matt Flynn. Anyone who can come in for Aaron Rodgers and still look good must have something going in their favor.
However, his position is not secure – he must compete with last year’s starter, Tavaris Jackson, as well as Russell Wilson, a third round draft pick. Why isn’t Flynn the automatic starter? It comes down to this –Wilson has impressed more than expected, and it has left the Seattle fans in limbo. Is he really better than Matt Flynn? Anyone who kept tabs on the Seahawks season last year would be quick to dismiss Jackson as a starting quarterback, but he is not out of the race just yet. It is still up in the air…Jackson, Flynn,Wilson….who will it be?
As an avid Hawks fan….one who spends hundreds of dollars to go to several games a year, I want one question answered….who will it be? Come on Pete Carroll – we trust you. You can see potential in players that we clearly cannot. Who is going to take the snaps this Fall? Are we destined for a trip to the playoffs, or a disappointing season of “re-building”? Only you hold the answer to these questions. Let us in on your little secret.