Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Backup or Pack-up? At this time last season the Seattle Seahawks were in a much different state-of-mind than they are right now. They were coming off a 7-9 season behind the elite quarterbacking skills of Tavaris Jackson (sarcasm hopefully noted) that was more up-and-down than a roller coaster ride at Disneyland. That being their second consecutive 7-9 season (at least in the regular season — the Seahawks would go on to beat the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card Round of the 2011 NFL Playoffs and lose to the Bears in the Divisional Round), there was definitely work Seattle needed to do in the offseason to get their program to the next, more consistent level. Needs that needed to be addressed focused on what to do at quarterback. While Jackson did have his moments of impressive play, they were far too few to justify a second round for him as a solidified starter in the NFL. And so, needing to address a need for more competition at the position, the Seahawks signed Matt Flynn on March 18,
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