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Whitehurst thinks he can start in Seattle

Posted on: June 5, 2011 11:21 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Thanks to the lockout, there are still a number of teams with unsolved quarterback situations. The Seattle Seahawks, who have Charlie Whitehurst as their only "actually signed quarterback," are one of those teams.

But fear not, Seahawk nation -- the bearded one believes he can be the guy to lead Seattle back to the promised land. Or, at least he thinks he win the starting job anyway.

"Well, luckily I'm not going through the free-agent stuff like some guys are going through," Whitehurst told The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil in a recent Q&A. "I know I'm the only quarterback that's on the roster right now, and I'm sure that will change eventually when we get it figured. I look at it like I'm going to get the chance to be the starter, and I think I can do it.

"That's what I plan to do. Whenever we figure it out, I'll compete as hard as I can to make that happen."

Alright, so it's not exactly a John Beck-esque rant and/or statement about being the No. 1 QB in town. In fact, Whitehurst doesn't really sound all that confident about his job security.
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But that's okay, since the Seahawks are all but guaranteed to bring in an additional body or two to compete for the starting job. Matt Hasselbeck seems like a lock at this point of the lockout.

And there's a good chance that Pete Carroll calls on one more mid-level/low-end starter -- could it finally be his reunion with Matt Leinart?? -- to compete for the starting gig in whatever training camp Seattle has. But that hypothetical new guy and Whitehurst are going to suffer from the same disadvantage: time.

Which is why someone like Hasselbeck stands a much better chance of ending up starting over someone like Whitehurst. Again.

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 5, 2011 5:06 pm

Whitehurst thinks he can start in Seattle

I doubt that Whitehurst is capable of starting in the NFL, but I would be willing to give him a chance to see if he is prophetic or delusional. Best of luck in trying to avoid getting sacked because Pete Carroll has done nothing to strengthen a very porious offensive line.

Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2011 3:40 pm

Whitehurst thinks he can start in Seattle

I think we get Hass one more year.  Whitehurst's *ahem* performance last year vs. the Giants was as putrid as you can get without actually becoming the definition of the word.  Say they fix the o-line, which was a priority I agree with, Hasselbeck still gives them the best chance to win, even if his skills have eroded a bit.  Bet he signs a 2 year deal, plays one and retires a Seahawk.  Getting Kolb is still an option, I just don't think that they can get something done with Kolb in time for him to be ready for the season, if there is one.  Hasselbeck knows the system, can step in, and win (some) games.  This is going to be a weird year, if it happens at all.  I hate myself more every day for supporting this sport, its owners AND players, and its affect on our culture. 

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: June 5, 2011 11:36 am

Whitehurst thinks he can start in Seattle

I guess Whitehurst is ahead of every other QB in the Seattle system.  Charlie stinks, but I do think Seattle needs a young kid to play instead of some of the old guys they are talking about.

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