With Tarvaris Jackson getting a bye week to recover from his pectoral injury, it’s not so certain that backup Charlie Whitehurst will start in his place this Sunday when the Seahawks face Cleveland.
That’s because, as Rapid Reporter John Boyle writes, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he might not know who’s starting at quarterback until close to game time.
"We may go all the way to game time to understand whether he'll be available to us,” said Carroll, referring to Jackson, who also said his starting quarterback would “do some stuff” at Wednesday’s practice (though Whitehurst was taking snaps with the first team).
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“The trainers and the doctors are really surprised that he's able to do what he's doing,” Carroll said. “He's really tough-minded.”
If Jackson can’t play, that obviously means the Seahawks will go with Whitehurst, who took over for Jackson against the Giants and played well enough (11 of 19 for 149 yards and a touchdown) to allow the Seahawks score the win against New York.
“He's going to take all the reps...” Carroll said. “I'm anxious to see how he does with this preparation behind him. I think he's going to handle it very well."
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