Originally written October 02, 2012 on The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
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The Seattle Seahawks have had a hard time moving the football on the field and despite all the troubles head coach Pete Carroll said he is sticking with his rookie quarterback. "We're going with Russell right now," Carroll told The News Tribune. "He's working his tail off to get it right, and where all of the focus goes to the quarterback position, there's a lot of guys who figure into what's going on, and he's one of them. So we're just trying to get better." Wilson played well enough in the preseason to win the job from prozed free agent pickup Matt Flynn, but has seemed to struggle this season. The Seahawks are ranked last in total passing with 130.8 YPG and ranked 29th in total offense in large part to Marshawn Lynch's solid year. Another reason Carroll may be sticking with Russell Wilson is that Flynn's elbow injury is keeping him out of practice and limits his throws in workouts. "Matt's ready to play," Carroll said. "We just don't know what's going to happen when he gets a lot of work. He might be all right. But we don't know that. We have not taken him there yet. But he's ready to play in every game, and he's ready to go in the very next play we need him, and so the competition goes on, in my mind, as it does in every position on our football team. Our guys continue to compete. But he has not had the opportunity, because we give the starter all the reps. And with a young guy for the first time, we're giving him every single snap we can." So, Seattle fans, Wilson is your guy for now, but when Flynn's elbow is back at 100%, I'm willing to bet that he will be starting.
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