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Even though the Seattle Seahawks signed Matt Flynn to a contract that will pay him around $8 million a season, head coach Pete Carroll made it clear during an appearance with WQAM in Miami with Joe Rose, that he won’t be handed the starting job and there will be an open competition.
“First of all we are always looking to make the quarterback position as competitive as possible, so going into free agency we thought Matt was really a guy that could fit us,” said Carroll. ”John Schneider, our general manager, had been at the Packers when they took Matt and they watched him grow up there. We had some good background information on him. We brought him out for a visit and all the coaches really liked him and he seemed very comfortable. We worked him out as well. He had a great workout and everything looked great, but then we had to turn him loose like a recruiting weekend and he had one more visit left. He went to see the Dolphins and after visiting them he called me the next morning early and said ‘Hey Coach I want to come to Seattle.’ It was kind of like a recruit calling me. He wanted to come. We hadn’t even done a contract yet. We were thrilled about that and for whatever reason he thought this was the best fit for him and we were happy to get him. What we are looking for is to make this position very competitive. Tarvaris Jackson was our starter last year and he’s coming in to compete head-to-head for the starting job. It’s my job now to make sure I create a competitive opportunity for both kids to show they can fit in and we’ll go with the best guy and it’s going to make our quarterback position better certainly. We are happy about that.”
Right now going into training camp, it looks like the Seahawks starting quarterback job will be between both Flynn and Tavaris Jackson. If they end up taking a quarterback in the first or second round of next week’s draft, there’s a chance a third player could be in the mix to start as well.
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According to Peter King of SI.com, if Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill falls out of the top ten, the Seattle Seahawks would love to take him, even though they signed Matt Flynn as a free agent.
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Seahawks insider Brandon Choate puts on the swami hat today for us. He gives us his full 7 round mock draft for the Seattle Seahawks for the 2012 NFL Draft. He's got the Seahawks addressing LB, DE and RB positions with his choices of David DeCastro, Chris Polk, Emmanuel Acho, Trumaine Johnson, Andre Branch, and David Paulson.
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On Tuesday afternoon, the 2012 NFL schedules were released. The Seahawks will have two prime time games, a Monday Night Football, and a Thursday Night Football appearance, plus they will be taking on the Buffalo Bills in Toronto for the first time in franchise history.
A few old foes make there way up to Seattle, and of course the division rivals, plus the...
When the NFL revealed the new Nike Jerseys at the beginning of the month, the Seattle Seahawks had arguably the coolest jersey out there, and had the most change to what they had previous. Many ‘Hawks fans were ready to buy them that day, but had to wait until April 16th to pre-order them.
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Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth is in the news again, this time on TMZ for one big poopy mess. TMZ is reporting that Bosworth is being sued by the tenant of his Malibu Mansion because of a septic tank issue. The guy who made tons of money from the NFL and acting is now being accuse of being a bad landlord.
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Jason Jones has no intentions of becoming a statistic, or the next Warren Sapp.
The newly-minted Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman is earnestly preparing for life after football even though he's only 25 years old and signed to a one-year contract worth up to $5 million.
Jones took part in Priority Sports and Entertainment's second P.L.A.N. program: Preparing for Life After Football Now.
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With the 2012 NFL draft less than two weeks away, it’s about time we ratchet up our draft coverage here at SeaTown Sports. Within the coming days we’ll talk about which prospects the Seahawks should target, different scenarios that could play out during the draft, and yes, a mock draft.
But before we do all that, here is a breakdown of the Seahawks...
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The Seattle Seahawks 2012 NFL Schedule came out today.
Here’s what we know.
1. 2 Primetime games vs. Packers (MNF) and vs. 49ers (TNF)
2. Open on road vs. Cardinals
3. Home Opener vs. Cowboys
4. Aaron Rogers, Tony Romo, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady will all be in Century Link Field in 2012
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2012 NFL DRAFT
Round 1: Thur., April 26, 8 ET
Rounds 2-3: Fri., April 27, 7 ET
Rounds 4-7: Sat., April 28, 12 ET
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In preparation for the...
On Saturday, early BCS title favorite USC took the field for their spring game. But while expectations are high at Southern Cal, the on the field results left a lot to be desired. Simply put the Trojans just didn't look all that good Saturday afternoon.
Well, one reporter who covered the game was ESPNLA.com’s Pedro Moura.
Pedro was nice enough to answer some questions for...