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Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

Posted on: July 31, 2011 1:21 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2011 1:42 pm
 
JacksonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

When the Seahawks lost touch with QB Matt Hasselbeck and decided instead to bring in Tarvaris Jackson, it made sense that he would battle with backup Charlie Whitehurst and then eventually beat him out for the starting spot.

Except Jackson doesn’t have to worry about the competition any more. At least for now. Seattle coach Pete Carroll announced Saturday morning that the No. 1 job belongs to Jackson.

Considering Jackson is well-versed with former Minnesota offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who now runs the Seahawks offense, that’s a big advantage Jackson holds over Whitehurst (there’s also the matter that Jackson has started 20 games in his career, as opposed to Whitehurst’s two).

"In this situation, to make it the most competitive for our team, Tarvaris needs to be our starter right now," Carroll told reporters, via Rapid Reporter John Boyle, writing for the Everett Daily Herald. "He comes in as our starter, he’s going to own that position until Charlie and the next couple of fellows at that spot get a chance to catch up, and then the competition will begin from their end.

“Things changed during this offseason ... The more we saw it coming, the more we realized we needed continuity and we needed continuity we could generate in a very short amount of time, and without question as a staff across the board, we realized that because of our background in our offense with Tom and Darrell coming together, if we could capture Tarvaris into this thing, who has been with Darrell for five years, we could hit it running full speed.”

That’s not to say, though, that Whitehurst couldn’t compete and then take the starting job away from Jackson.

“This is just a competitive decision because of the timeframe that we’re dealing with,” Carroll said. “It’s strictly that. This is not the purely competitive situation I would like it to be, but the other side of it, I think that to compete for our team, this is the right thing to do. So that overrides the individual. Charlie, as soon as he can get caught up, then I can say, ‘Charlie, the competition is dead on, let’s go. Let’s see where you sit with us.’”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

Well, now that my Tatupu jersey is out of date, I really need to throw my support behind some player, and it might as well be T. Jackson, because he needs it. I am a big fan of second chances. I root for the Seahawks, thus I root for the Underdogs. I am not willing to give up this season just for a chance at Andrew Luck. I want to see wins at Clink Feld, not the Seahawks taking a fall. Who knows what Tavaris could have developed into if not for the intervention of Brett Favre? Sure his first few seasons were rocky, but was he ever given the chance like Aaron Rodgers to to develop behind the one of the best? Oh yeah, he did the past two seasons. I hope some of it stuck.
Tavaris Jackson, if you read any of this drivel, I support you. Just Win Baby...Just Win!



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

Mental medget. Either you are one yourself or u need a spell and grammar check real bad. Jackson won't be anything special, but he was not terrible with the Vikings. I suspect the mental jabs at Jackson have a lot to do with his college(HBCU Alabama State) and his ethnicity.



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

I think they are overlooking whitehurst ability to play under pressure we can all agree to come in and play as well as he did for as bad a team that they had and to beat defending champs come on throw the guy a freakin bone here



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

As a seahawk fan since their beginning, i really don't mind this move at all. It's the whitehurst move i didn't get. TJ is what 28, with a real young o line, the QB will have to be real mobile. we have a real young team and they have so far been making some good moves, their building up front first and have clearing out the old guard. Gallery is the only one with any experience, i think he's there to impart some nastiness and attitude which we have been missing for a long time, don't know how many times Hassleback would be taking a borderline shot from some d player and no offensive line player would stick up for the QB. Of course i asssume that they will be drafting a QB next year to bring along, QB driven league after all. We weren't going to contend this year anyway, it will take some time to dig out of the hole Ruskell put us in. I will be happy if were in every game and play with some attitude, but so far i like what their doing. GO HAWKS



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

I think it may be St Louis.... A good QB and sad to say might be the best in our division... and the weapons they picked up... might be St Louis




Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Tarvaris Jackson zooms to top of QB depth chart

Bad, bad move by the hawks. Jackson has a good arm and thats about it. He cannot react fast enough, has happy feet uder pressure, is not very accurate and has a hard time processing defenses.That is just for starters. He will last about 5 games and will be benched or out with an injury.


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