Originally posted on Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle...  |  Last updated 10/30/11
Share: Tarvaris Jackson didn't start Sunday, but he took over after two possessions and had a career day passing. (AP Photo) If Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s ideal scenario had played out on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson would have been wearing a baseball cap and jacket on the sidelines. The problem was that Carroll’s plan was contingent on Charlie Whitehurst being effective enough to allow the Seahawks offense to score some points. When that didn’t happen on the team’s first two series, Carroll subbed in Jackson, who has spent the last three weeks recovering from a high-grade strain of his pectoral suffered in a Week 5 win over the New York Giants. Jackson completed 21 of 40 passes for a career-high 323 yards and was far more productive than Whitehurst had been a week prior. But the Seahawks still didn’t move the ball nearly well enough to win, falling 34-12 to the Bengals at CenturyLink Field. “I was going to see if Charlie...
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