Found October 31, 2011 on Seattle Times:
The Seahawks starting quarterback was healthy enough to be active.He just wasn't starting.Charlie Whitehurst started Sunday's game for Seattle, but after the Seahawks fell behind, punting on two of their first three possessions with Whitehurst, he summoned Tarvaris Jackson into the game."Nothing was happening," coach Pete Carroll said. "Nothing was moving."So Carroll made a switch, and the way he handled the Seahawks' quarterback situation on Sunday against Cincinnati gives a hint toward what he had planned last year in Week 17 against St. Louis.You remember that game, right? The one Whitehurst started after quarterback Matt Hasselbeck had suffered an oblique strain the week before in Tampa Bay.Hasselbeck rehabilitated all that week, and he felt he was ready to play. But after warming up beforehand, the Seahawks started Whitehurst. Seattle scored the game's only touchdown on the first possession, which was keyed by Whitehurst's 61-yard pass to...

When it comes to chances, Pete Carroll will Nike: He'll just do it

Coach Pete Carroll couldn't have been clearer when talking about the decision to put the ball on the ground and effectively eliminate Seattle's ability to kick field goal before halftime. "I need to do a better job," he said, "and make sure that we get our points when we get our opportunities." Sounds reasonable enough, right? What more can you say when...

Pete Carroll faces the football challenge of his lifetime

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Morning links: Carroll and losing

The focus of my story today is Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll finds himself in an unfamiliar position nearing the midpoint of this season. It’s the first time his team has been 2-5 since his first year at USC in 2001. “I told the guys in the locker room that I’m not used to this,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after his team’s latest loss on Sunday, a 34-12 humbling...

Pete Carroll has a “hormonal” day to forget

Pete Carroll has done a lot of positive things in Seattle in a short time. He’s turned over the roster into a young group with a promising defense. He’s drafted pretty well and won a playoff game. There is no denying one of Carroll’s shortcomings. He has been one of the worst gameday coaches in the…

Pete Carroll: 'I'm not used to this'

Seahawks can't rally, lose 34-12 to the BengalsBy Danny O'Neil | The Seattle TimesThe defeat left coach Pete Carroll at a loss."I'm not used to this," he said after Sunday's game.Winning seven Pac-10 titles in nine years at USC made him used to running a powerhouse, not building one. But on Sunday the coach who left so many college opponents scratching their...

Carroll takes blame, regrets getting all hormonal

My bad. That’s pretty much what Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said during the 20 minutes he took questions after his team’s 34-12 loss to Cincinnati. Carroll was not only talking about his team’s poor performance, but his curious choice of going for it on fourth-and-two from the 3-yard line with 14 seconds left. The Seahawks ran Marshawn Lynch up the middle...

Head Scratchers: 5 Questionable ‘Pete-Decisions’ (Week 9 Edition)

Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett B tells us sometimes a coach makes a decision that leaves you shaking your head. In the case of Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll it's almost a weekly head-scratch! For starters why did you name Tarvaris Jackson the starting QB before the first preseason football game?

Bengals 34, Seahawks 12

In a game that was far closer than the lopsided final score indicated, the Seahawks blew numerous opportunities to defeat a tough Bengals team at home yesterday. The game displayed all of the important qualities of the Seattle Seahawks right now- Both the good and the bad. First... Ugh... The Bad: -Pete Carroll's Bizarre DecisionsI love Pete Carroll, and I truly believe he is...

Seahawks proceeding as if Tarvaris Jackson will start

RENTON -- Coach Pete Carroll hoped to be able to rest quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on Sunday against Cincinnati.That's not going to be the case this week after Jackson not only played the final three quarters of Sunday's game, but felt OK after doing it."He says he feels OK," Carroll said. "He feels better than he did last week at this time. That's a really...

After Ugly Win, No One Faces Tougher Finish Than Giants

It seemed like Deja-Vu as New York Giants fans watched Matt More lead the win-less Miami Dolphins to a two-possession first-half lead, Sunday afternoon, it appeared as if Moore was going to do what Charlie Whitehurst did to New York a few weeks ago in their home building. But, behind a come-from-behind win by Eli Manning, who threw for 349 yards, the Giants were able to pull off...

Admitting That I Was Wrong

A little over a month ago, with the Seahawks stumbling as a team and looking like one that would be in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes than anything else. The defense had played well, but the offense had been really bad, especially QB Tarvaris Jackson.It was at that time that I called for a QB change. It was time to try and see if Charlie Whitehurst could provide a spark. Jackson was...

Keys to the game: Bengals at Seahawks

Three keys to Seahawks victory 1. Find your playmakers.Want to know why Charlie Whitehurst completed only one pass of more than 11 yards last week in Cleveland? He targeted seven passes to tight ends Anthony McCoy, whose dropsies are well known, and Cameron Morrah who'd practiced all of four days, while throwing nine passes toward starting wide receivers Sidney Rice and Mike...
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