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Carroll: Tarvaris got 'jerked around' in Minny

Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:03 am
Edited on: August 8, 2011 6:57 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Tarvaris Jackson is Pete Carroll's new "guy" in Seattle.

As such, it's not surprising to hear him defend Jackson and the quarterback's struggles in Minnesota. But it is surprising to hear him basically rip the Vikings front office and coaching staff for their way of handling Jackson.

“He has not been in a good situation," Carroll told Yahoo! Sports' Mike Silver. "He’s been jerked around. We wanted to put him in a stable situation."

Boom. Roasted. But wait -- Carroll's comment wasn't even the spiciest one in Silver's article. Seahawks GM John Schneider kept things straight real when discussing Jackson's situation.

"He's 28 years old, and quite frankly was [expletive] on for four years," Schneider said.

Look, I'll give Schneider and Carroll credit for having a point here, because Jackson's been pushed back on the depth chart by a different crusty veteran nearly every single year since the Vikings drafted him in the first round. Brad Johnson, Gus Frerotte, and Brett Favre all started ahead of Jackson at one point, and obviously a situation involving Favre is going to play out like a yo-yo.

But having said all that, if Jackson was truly good enough to flourish and/or a clear-cut, starter-level quarterback at the NFL level, would the Vikings have been going out and chasing veteran quarterbacks in the first place? Or would they have simply allowed Jackson to walk after 2010 even though they were desperate enough for a quarterback that they a) reached for Christian Ponder in the first round and b) traded for Donovan McNabb?

It sure seems unlikely.

So it'll be quite interesting to see whether or not Carroll is more patient in Seattle if Jackson struggles to produce in the same offense that he was running in Minnesota. Seattle sure does appear to be a good situation for him, because he's got the same offensive coordinator (Darrell Bevell) and top offensive weapon (Sidney Rice).

And the Seahawks not only put their confidence firmly behind him, having named him the starter already, but they went out and got him a nice little bonus weapon in tight end Zach Miller.

So Jackson can succeed. Or he can struggle, again.

If it's the latter, however, we'll probably have to add Charlie Whitehurst's name to an already unassuming list of veterans who have hopped Jackson on the depth chart.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Carroll: Tarvaris got 'jerked around' in Minny

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Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 11:43 am

Carroll: Tarvaris got 'jerked around' in Minny

   Look Childress made this bed. He is the one whom has to lay in it. As a Viking fan, I watched and hoped that TJack would be "THE MAN." That didn't happen, clearly, in Minnesota. He had every opportunity there to win the job. The players and staff knew that it was a bust. Minnesota wanted to win and TJ was not that guy. Chilly insisted they move up in draft to take him. Brads' ego kept him there with the chance to flourish. They made the playoffs a couple years before dispite his poor play. Benched 2 games into season. How many times can you wait for a play to breakdown and then step up, into what was a pocket and throw yet another interception? He did it over and over!
   IMO Pete Carroll is doing the same thing to Charlie Whitehurst. Brought him in and now thinks TJ will be better option. Why? Seems pretty hypocritical to me? Well, if TJ preforms like I think, neither will be QB next year. That will belong to the next QB they draft. Quite possibly Luck?

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:08 am

Carroll: Tarvaris got 'jerked around' in Minny

So basically the seahawks are giving Jackson the exact same thing that he had in Minnesota except Adrian Peterson... O yeah that will work out well.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:40 pm

Carroll: Tarvaris got 'jerked around' in Minny

The whole trick about having a "master plan" is that the powers that be must have the coconuts to stick with it.  Instead the Viks brass would panic every time the great A.P. put the pigskin on the ground and they fall behind,  it became drop back n chuck it.  As for the whole best run game thing,  last year I saw a whole bunch of Jared Allen and Co being blown off the ball like they were playing in roller skates.   As for the Minn. pass defense the only question was what is worse the pass rush or pass coverage?  Believe me NO Seahawk fans were doing carwheels when we heard the name Tavaris Jackson,  but one can make a legit argument that Jackson was indeed "jerked around" abit.

Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 5:33 pm

Carroll: Tarvaris got 'jerked around' in Minny

We were a very good team that was being held back by our QB play.  Plain and simple.  Johnson and Frerotte probably were not as talented, but they were better.  Thats all you have to say about TJACK's play.

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