Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a chance to be the number one guy.
SEATTLE- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is understandably fighting to figure out who his guy his going to be.
When I say his guy think of what Peyton Manning meant to Tony Dungy. The two of them will be forever linked to each other.
After they yanked former Packers back-up Matt Flynn from the jaws of the Dolphins, it was assumed that Caroll was rolling the dice on Flynn being his guy.
He could still feel that way but he’s also looking at their third round draftee Russell Wilson as a possible dance partner.
So much so that he’s publicly throwing Wilson’s name out there as the potential starter come Week One after seeing what he brings to the table at the rookie camp last week.
According to Carroll the Seahawks purposely threw an incredible workload of 500 ran plays with 400 of them including passes up his shoulders. Not only did he deliver, he shined.
“That’s an amazing load we threw on him,” Carroll said, “but he handled it like he has been here. That was a great first sign just about his willingness to prepare and his ability to hold all the information.”
“He showed us enough,” said Carroll. “He’s in the competition.”
Caroll went on to gush about Wilson’s “terrific arm” and re state that “he left really no question about he needs to be involved in the (quarterback) competition.”
Flynn will be hard to unseat regardless of how this may look and sound. Who should be worried is Tavaris Jackson.
Jackson has had plenty of opportunities to showcase what he can do and throughout his career his has proven to be inconsistent at best.
Russell Wilson is short. Actually he is defensive back short at less than 6’0. But the kid has been a winner at every level of the game and he works extremely hard.
His work ethic, leadership skills, intelligence, passion for the game and rocket arm most likely will seat him at the number two spot.
Can he be a capable starter for the Seahawks? Yes he could and if Flynn doesn’t work out Wilson’s being calling the shots in the West Coast offense for quite some time.
You hate to see one man’s demise be tied to another man’s ascension but truthfully no matter how this shakes out Russell Wilson will prove to be the dagger in Jackson’s heart.