Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Photo Credit: Seahawks.com Some stiff competition never hurts anyone in the NFL, especially under center. That’s the logic behind  Pete Carroll’s decision to make the starting quarterback position an open competition for the upcoming 2012 NFL Season. That, or he’s just engaging in coaching rhetoric to keep from ruffling any feathers. The Seattle Seahawks head coach didn’t waste any time before announcing Tarvaris Jackson as the starting signal-caller after agreeing to terms with T-Jack last off-season.  Carroll’s taking a different approach after Seattle snatched Flynn on Sunday afternoon. On Monday, he spoke to the media on a conference call and said he didn’t pinky-swear Matt Flynn the starting job while courting him as a free agent.  He’s not ready to make any promises at this point, either. “We now have the opportunity to make it an open competition,” Carroll stated via 710-AM in Seattle. Flynn joined the conference call after Carroll and mentioned nothing to dispute the notion t
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