Posted August 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
Even though Pete Carroll insists the competition is ongoing, it is clear Matt Flynn is the leading contender to be the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback when the season begins. Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seahawks on Saturday night when Seattle travels to Denver, with rookie Russell Wilson expected to play the second half in a similar format to what the team followed last week against Tennessee. Apparently left out of the rotation is incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson, who took all the reps with the No. 1 offense as Seattle returned to practice on Tuesday, but will be shuffled to the end of the line and may see extremely limited action, if any, against the Broncos. Carroll again repeated that the Seahawks need to learn more about Flynn and Wilson, having seen Jackson for all of last season. But when asked why not start the rookie third-round pick out of Wisconsin against the Broncos, Carroll made clear that Flynn has the lead. ''I ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Matt Flynn to start for Seahawks vs. Broncos

Per the Seahawks.com website today we've learned that Pete Carroll said in a post practice press conference that Matt Flynn will start at QB this week vs. the Denver Broncos in Week 2 NFLX action. That was the word from coach Pete Carroll after today’s practice, although incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson worked as the No. 1 QB in practice and Carroll admitted he thought about...

Matt Flynn will get his second straight start

AP Photo According to John Boyle of the Everett Herald, Matt Flynn will get the start for the Seattle Seahawks for the second straight week. Pete Carroll said they’ll stick with the same plan this week: Flynn starting, Wilson 2nd half. #Seahawks — John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 14, 2012 Flynn had a pretty solid game last week, but did throw one interception despite a productive...

Pete Carroll keeping mum on QB plan

Updates. With AP Photos. Pete Carroll continues to be very guarded about his grand plan concerning the three-way battle for the starting quarterback position. Carroll has been reluctant throughout the first three weeks of training camp to divulge information regarding his quarterbacks. Whether it's which quarterback will take first-team reps on a given day or a timetable for...

Pete Carroll Willing to Take Chance on Braylon Edwards, Terrell Owens But Not Chad Johnson

Pete Carroll is known for giving maligned players a chance to earn their keep. But even after signing troubled superstars Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens this offseason, the Seahawks head coach seems opposed to any such union with recently released wideout Chad Johnson. Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowler, has been released twice in the past three months, most recently after being arrested...

5 Super Sleepers for the NFL Season

While Matt Flynn sits in front of him, the wait for Russell Wilson may not be long` 1.) Russell Wilson Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks “He is too short to be an NFL Quarterback”, “He can’t see over his Offensive Line” these are just some of the things Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson heard from NFL scouts heading into the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson has all the...

Seahawks Come Up Victorious In Preseason Opener

Northwest Sports Update I totally forgot to post this. I wrote it on Monday AM, it got lost in my notes. A 5 dimes review of Seattle’s preseason opener against Tennessee should be positive about the Seahawks’ performance, but not too positive as there is a long way to go in Seattle, especially at quarterback. Matt Flynn was 11-of-13 for 71 yards and a pick in a 27-17 win...

NEW SERIES: NFC West – 2012 Fantasy Football Preview

The 49ers look to be a team on the verge of greatness with hard-nosed Jim Harbaugh as head coach, and Pete Carroll seems to be slowly building a team that can threaten for the playoffs in Seattle. Both teams are built around tough opportunistic defenses with a strong running game. In St Louis , first year coach Jeff Fisher will also rely heavily on the ground game to keep Sam Bradford...

Seattle Seahawks: Super Bowl Sleeper

Wow, check out that awesome alliteration in that title! Woo hoo, I'm pretty pumped about that. All right, now let's talk about some football. Eh, I know, not as exciting as talking about the alliteration in the title, but we have to get through it. As the regular season gets closer and closer, everybody is making their Super Bowl picks and it's pretty much the same old...

Seahawks QB Jackson won't play in second preseason game either

Tarvaris Jackson, who was Seattle's starting quarterback last season, will not play in the Seahawks' second preseason game on Saturday against Denver, but coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday that Jackson is still in the competition to be the Seahawks' regular-season starter. Carroll said Tuesday he will follow the same plan as in the first preseason game...

Philadelphia Eagles Should Not Pursue Tarvaris Jackson

Early Wednesday morning it was reported by Pete Carroll that Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was unhappy with his status on the team. Not that he is unhappy with the shuffling at quarterback, rather that the Seahawks are trying to shop him around. I heard about the news and shook it off. Then a few hours later I saw a tweet from @bleedinggreennation with a link that took me...
Seahawks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.