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Pete Carroll names Tarvaris Jackson starting quarterback

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Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst have matching two-year, $8 million contracts.

Those deals implied competition for the starting quarterback job, but Pete Carroll indicated it won’t be a fair fight. Or a fight at all.

Carroll named Jackson his starting quarterback on Saturday, surprising because of the timing of the news.

Even though Jackson knows offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s scheme, Whitehurst was on the team last year.  And Jackson can’t practice until the new CBA is done.  (No later than August 4.)

Perhaps Carroll was sending a message.  He was telling the Seahawks that Jackson is going to be their leader.  He was letting Jackson puff his chest out a bit.  Perhaps he was trying to motivate Whitehurst, who he said could compete once he gets up to speed with the offense.

No matter the intent, it’s sounds safe to say Caroll is expecting that Jackson-to-Sidney Rice combination to be in place for the season opener.

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  1. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jul 30, 2011 2:45 PM

    Carroll wants to see if Seattle can make the post season with a 5-11 record.

  2. stephenjr311 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:45 PM

    You Seahawks fans are going to be sadly disappointed without Hasselbeck.

  3. ttommytom says: Jul 30, 2011 2:46 PM

    You’re not at USC anymore. Let them compete. They won’t transfer. Trust me.

  4. eyefeeler says: Jul 30, 2011 2:46 PM

    As a fan of the Vikings I am very happy we’re talking about the Seahawks here…

  5. grandpoopah says: Jul 30, 2011 2:46 PM

    Oh boy…

  6. trbowman says: Jul 30, 2011 2:47 PM

    The Seahawks have been getting no love. They’ve made a ton of good moves, locking Mebane down, signing Rice etc.

    If T Jack can even be average, they’ve got a fair shot to win the NFC West.

  7. shawon0meter says: Jul 30, 2011 2:47 PM

    Tarvaris Jackson deserves this chance and I know he’ll make the best of it. With any luck, he’ll finally have a healthy Sidney Rice to work with and best of all, there’s no more Brad Childress. Seattle is such a good fit for him! T- Jack! T- Jack! T- Jack! T-Jack! T-Jack!

  8. footballfanatic3431 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:48 PM

    Pete Carroll names Matt Barkley his starting quarterback in 2012.

  9. ctiggs says: Jul 30, 2011 2:48 PM

    still better than Alex Smith / colin / Masouli starting. FML

  10. goawayeverybody says: Jul 30, 2011 2:49 PM

    Good. Give him a shot.

  11. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:54 PM

    I will not pass judgement on this decision until T-Jack has played AT LEAST a few regular season games.

    The guy can grow with this “rebuilding” team.

    However…..The Seahawks will draft “The Future QB” in the draft next tear.

  12. thesmartest1 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:56 PM

    Pete Carroll may not have a job next year.

  13. plundergrunge says: Jul 30, 2011 2:56 PM

    EASY COACH!!!!

    Give it some time…way to jump the gun…

    Maybe it’s a subliminal effort to ‘stick it’ to Leinart.

  14. eaglerome says: Jul 30, 2011 2:56 PM

    team looked promising last year and then they get rid of hasselbeck, dumb move at least for Tjack. Should of gotten kolb or go after orton. they aint goin nowhere!

  15. shiftyvision says: Jul 30, 2011 2:57 PM

    haha oh man… as a Vikes fan I’d just like to take this moment to apologize to Seattle for making Tjack available. You’re in for a long season.. .sorry brothas

  16. ampats says: Jul 30, 2011 2:58 PM

    After naming Jackson his starting QB Carroll said “I missed out on Andrew Luck at USC, I don’t intend on missing out drafting him next year.

  17. wt01 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:58 PM

    I love how people here are criticizing the Seahawks for getting Jackson to (presumably) be their starter. They’ve been building up the roster around the run because they have those pieces in place. Maybe it’s just me but I would rather pay a few million to Jackson than trade a young, above-average CB, second round pick and a multi-year, $65 million dollar contract for a QB who’s a year younger and just as unproven. People seem to forget that until a bunch of injuries overran the Seahawks DL last season, they had a top 5 run defense in the NFL. They’re not, believe it or not, all that likely to finish with the worst record in football.

  18. shawon0meter says: Jul 30, 2011 2:59 PM

    Look at all the bitter Vikings fans still mad about Sidney Rice. Don’t worry, maybe you can get Camarillo back lololololol

  19. sportsbastard says: Jul 30, 2011 2:59 PM

    and if TJ doesn’t work out, maybe Pete can “lure” John David Booty out of retirement.

  20. mmmpieyummy says: Jul 30, 2011 3:03 PM

    Wait…he said what? Umm, has he not watched any of TJ’s game film?

    OK Pete, whatever you say…good luck in the newly named CenturyLink stadium! That 12th man might be walking out soon.

  21. ravensfan4life52 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:05 PM

    i won a super bowl in a madden franchise with Tavaris Jackson, but that was with Frank Gore behind him and he was throwing to Tony Gonzalex Andre Johnson and Vincent Jackson. so unless the seahawks can pull that off they’re pretty much screwed. hahaha

  22. andyreidisfat says: Jul 30, 2011 3:05 PM

    Congrats to mr. Carroll for have one of the most mixxed offseasons in the NFL. You add the right pieces keep the resign the right guys. Then you go ahead and let your QB walk for Tavris Jackson ??? Really REAlly REALLY *in miz voice*

    Look I Have wanted to see Seattle win a superbowl since they had one taken from them by Refs a few years ago(as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of my birds) and with the moves they made if they had kept Hasselback this may have been a shot for them. I guess in the end they knew no way were they geting pased the Eagles or the PAckers and decided to go young and draft a QB next year. Perhaps Mr. Barcley is the guy next year

  23. gbfanforever says: Jul 30, 2011 3:06 PM

    Jackson has great talent but it’s clear he didn’t get good coaching before. He’s got better physical tools than all of the qbs drafted this year except Newton, and if the Hawks put him in a situation where he doesn’t have to win games by himself, he could be the steal of the off season.

  24. visnovsky says: Jul 30, 2011 3:06 PM

    LOL, good luck with that Seattle. Too bad 6-10 will win that division.

  25. mrplow3 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:07 PM

    Tavaris Jackson given the starting job without a QB competition?

    Has Pete Carrol ever seen this stiff play?

    With one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, with one of the best RBs in the NFL, and one of the best recieving groups in the NFL Tavaris Jackson could not even play at game manager level.

    WHAT ARE THEY THINKING!?

  26. nflfan877 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:07 PM

    Still dumbfounded you push Hasselbeck out the door for that? He’s getting older, but was Pete Carroll asleep for the playoffs?

  27. nflfan877 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:08 PM

    Bringbackmatt.com

  28. raiderston says: Jul 30, 2011 3:11 PM

    Should have picked up Vince Young instead. Bad move there mr. USC

  29. Robert Chandler says: Jul 30, 2011 3:13 PM

    Objectively speaking (as a fan who wanted to see Tarvaris succeed after he was drafted), I contend that he possibly has the worst natural instincts of anyone I’ve ever seen play the quarterback position. If he somehow magically got an infusion of the right stuff to become a pro-caliber quarterback, then hats off to him! I never saw anyone so lacking (on instincts for that position) in over 45 years of avidly following all levels of football. I’m not bashing him, just offering my analysis of what I observed.

  30. thetooloftools says: Jul 30, 2011 3:13 PM

    Pete Carroll is not an NFL quality head coach. He just needed a place to land after having to run from the burning building he created at USC.

  31. thegonz13 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:14 PM

    He had a chance to start in Minneapolis. He failed miserably.

    He has a chance start in Seattle.
    He will fail miserably.

    This guy just isn’t starting material… not in the NFL anyway!

  32. sc5000 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:14 PM

    Lol, one of the many candidates in the future to enter into the Kyle Orton trade talks. Having T jack and Charlie Whitehurst sounds like a good idea, till the games start… After two preseason games and a combined 13 points between both games, the calls will start coming in…

  33. flagstaffphotos says: Jul 30, 2011 3:16 PM

    Immediately after naming TJack as the starting qb for the 2011 season, Carroll named Andrew Luck as the starting qb for the 2012 season.

  34. coleman121280 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:17 PM

    Wow. So theses guys will do what they never did in Minnesota in Seattle?

  35. phuckyouall says: Jul 30, 2011 3:18 PM

    I will let Seahawks fans slide a little bit here. Tarvaris Jackson DID have his chance and has played in regular season games. Including a playoff game. In those games he constantly looked overmatched, confused, hesitant and mad numerous “jump” passes and never proved to be starter material. Now is that to say he didn’t show flashes? Sure. He has no accuracy and even though it’s Bevell’s scheme I still believe he is lost. He will be no better than a #2 or #3 QB and he benefited from Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Last time I checked, Marshawn Lynch is no AP. Good luck Seattle, but you will be calling for Charlie by week 4.

  36. citiciti says: Jul 30, 2011 3:20 PM

    FARVE says: Cm’on man!

  37. phuckyouall says: Jul 30, 2011 3:21 PM

    And no the majority of us aren’t upset about losing Sidney Rice. I’m glad we didn’t overpay for a one year wonder. Some other names come to mind, Burleson, Houshmanzadeh, Branch etc. Seattle is where good receivers go to die. He will be another. Good luck!

  38. 4dabears says: Jul 30, 2011 3:22 PM

    HA HA!

  39. gotheeeem says: Jul 30, 2011 3:23 PM

    im sorry for my fellow viking fans that are bashing the seahawks rice is a good signing did get hurt 3 out of 4 years. T-jack is a hard working, moblie QB but so inaccurate any outside throw is either to high by couple feet or and their feet. But verticle great, has a gun for a arm, just to long a throwing motion. I hope he does well, not everyone becomes probowler. temper expectations.

  40. hobartbaker says: Jul 30, 2011 3:24 PM

    After stumbling over the pronounciation of Tarvares a few times, an exasperated Carroll simply said “that guy Jackson from Minnesota” would be his starting quarterback.

  41. wt01 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:30 PM

    “Still dumbfounded you push Hasselbeck out the door for that? He’s getting older, but was Pete Carroll asleep for the playoffs?”

    Were you asleep for the regular season? Hasselbeck was awful during the season. He hurt himself running into the endzone. He has no arm, no mobility, nothing. He’s 36 years old and made of glass.

    “Pete Carroll is not an NFL quality head coach. He just needed a place to land after having to run from the burning building he created at USC.”

    Again, Carroll and Schneider aren’t going to sell the farm (like the Cardinals did) for somebody like Kolb or Orton who they’re not sure about. Just because Seattle is building around the RB and not the QB doesn’t mean that they’re an awful front office. Guess it’s too hard to credit them for rebuilding an offensive line that could very well be, next season, one of the best in the NFL. Guess it’s too hard to credit them for starting to rebuild one of the worst secondaries in football. But, of course, since they didn’t get Kolb or Orton, they’re automatically going to have the #1 pick next year. May I remind everyone that the Bears went to the NFC Championship Game last year with one of the worst passing offenses in football? It’s not all about the QB.

  42. credible316 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:30 PM

    So the Seahawks are playing for a high draft pick next year?

  43. bnwpnw says: Jul 30, 2011 3:31 PM

    Ok, as a Hawks fan I’ve been patient assuming:

    1) There was some other QB rabbit Carroll/Schneider were going to pull out of the hat (aka Palmer)

    2) The whole “open competition” theme was, um, real, and either TJ or CJ were going to have to actually win the job. Now I suppose it’s an open competition, except when it isn’t.

    Definitely agree Kolb was too much risk/cost, but now with this announcement that the mediocre QB who’s not allowed to even practice yet is the starter, I’m really starting to wonder:

    1) Trading Matt for TJ makes the team better HOW? With all the other improvements I think the Hawks would easily be NFC West faves with Matt at the helm.

    2) That whole narrative with the Vikings having “everything except the quarterback” until Favre came along — are we assuming that’s really all smoke and no fire? Cuz it’s a LOT of smoke.

    3) Could this actually be an Andrew Luck sweepstakes thing? Because there’s no nudging the Bungles from the cellar this year and I’m sure Mike Brown is hungry for the next QB he gets to keep hostage for a few years in his Prison of Fail.

    Good grief.

  44. vahawker says: Jul 30, 2011 3:31 PM

    YIKES!!!!!!!!!7

  45. purpleguy says: Jul 30, 2011 3:32 PM

    Look, T-Jack is a good guy and a hard worker, but you’ll soon learn he’s nothing more than an average backup QB. It’s hard to say what’s worse, his inability to read defenses, the fact that he’s injury-prone, his innaccuracy or his complete lack of pocket presence. And all that with Peterson as his RB and D’s stacking the line. The limited market for Rice pretty clearly shows that most NFL teams with half a brain were hesitant to pay large guaranteed dough to a WR with past knee problems and a degenerative hip condition. However, there are no sour grapes from this Viking fan, as I hope both T-Jack and Rice and the Hawks succeed.

  46. wipastor says: Jul 30, 2011 3:32 PM

    Farve to Seattle to upset Jackson again and play with Bevel. How funny would that be!

  47. eyefeeler says: Jul 30, 2011 3:32 PM

    gotheeeem says:
    Jul 30, 2011 3:23 PM
    im sorry for my fellow viking …

    ====

    Rice is good with a good QB. TJack has natural talent that the prior coaching staff couldn’t develop. Bevell is the OC. The Seahawks took the three key elements to a disastrous four years for the Vikes. The Vikes finally have a legit NFL coaching staff and they didn’t keep TJack or Bevell. Rice is too expensive for a team that was 10 million over the salary cap.

  48. cleonslamminsalmon says: Jul 30, 2011 3:40 PM

    Vikes fans everywhere must love this article. LOL.

  49. nbcstinks says: Jul 30, 2011 3:43 PM

    Not only is Jackson inaccurate and inconsistent, but he is also seriously injury prone as is Sidney Rice. And speaking of Rice, his one great season (2009) was thanks to a certain HOF QB who also happened to have his best year as a pro. Seattle…you will live to regret acquiring Jackson and Rice. Overpaid and overrated.

  50. raideralex99 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:45 PM

    Well how many games before he finds out Travis Jackson is not a starting QB in the NFL.

  51. snoqualmieterry says: Jul 30, 2011 3:58 PM

    Pete should let there be a fair competition. T jack hasn’t earned the job.

  52. paulharghis says: Jul 30, 2011 4:02 PM

    shawon0meter says:
    Jul 30, 2011 2:59 PM
    Look at all the bitter Vikings fans still mad about Sidney Rice. Don’t worry, maybe you can get Camarillo back lololololol

    =================================
    We aren’t bitter dummy. We are realists. TJack is a good back-up, nothing more. As for Rice, see below.———————————————
    wt01 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 2:58 PM
    I love how people here are criticizing the Seahawks for getting Jackson to (presumably) be their starter. They’ve been building up the roster around the run because they have those pieces in place. Maybe it’s just me but I would rather pay a few million to Jackson than trade a young, above-average CB, second round pick and a multi-year, $65 million dollar contract for a QB who’s a year younger and just as unproven. People seem to forget that until a bunch of injuries overran the Seahawks DL last season, they had a top 5 run defense in the NFL. They’re not, believe it or not, all that likely to finish with the worst record in football.

    =================================
    No, you didn’t on a QB. But, you gave an a$$ load of money to a WR that has 1 good year. That year with a HOF QB throwing him the ball.
    The rest of the time he is injured.
    Keep telling yourself that Jackson has upside. Vikings fans did that for years, to no avail

  53. paulharghis says: Jul 30, 2011 4:05 PM

    gbfanforever says:
    Jul 30, 2011 3:06 PM
    Jackson has great talent but it’s clear he didn’t get good coaching before. He’s got better physical tools than all of the qbs drafted this year except Newton, and if the Hawks put him in a situation where he doesn’t have to win games by himself, he could be the steal of the off season.

    ===============================
    How dumb is this post?

    1- He has the same OC he had in Minnesota.
    2- You have no clue what tpe of tools any of the rookies have at the NFL level.
    3- He had All Day in his backfield in Minnesota. He couldn’t get it done with him.
    4.You are a Packer fan “forever”

  54. negativeinventoryreport says: Jul 30, 2011 4:06 PM

    Didn’t the Seahawks make it to the Divisional Round of the Playoffs last year?

  55. facebookuser111 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:10 PM

    21 mil for three years of Hasselbeck? His first play from scrimmage last year was an interception. I liked him as a Hawk but lets face it, the drop off in talent from a 36 year old QB and Jackson just isnt that much.

    BTW – 58 turnovers in three seasons

  56. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:12 PM

    I wanted to research this before I shot my mouth off, so I searched youtube for “Tarvaris Jackson Highlights” Nothing came up.

  57. eegwaybeegway says: Jul 30, 2011 4:17 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan too and one who is upset at our ridiculous front office for ever letting Tarvaris go. I see some stooges on here spouting off about Tarvaris’ inacuracies, but they’re living in 2007. His QB rating improved every year, his mechanics improved and his mentality to throw the ball out of bounds instead of taking a sack or a pick made tremendous progress, particulary when he closed out the 2008 season, which was his last significant playing time (pre Favre). I’m sure Carroll went with decision due mainly to Tarvaris’ familiarity with Bevell’s offense and the fact that the CBA allowed little time for absorbing this information. Don’t hang your heads Seahawk fans, you’re well on your way to winning the division again.

  58. majorseahawk says: Jul 30, 2011 4:30 PM

    I’m anxious to see what he can do. TJ doesn’t need to be the next Tom Brady, all he has to do is perform as well or even better than Hass did. And lets face it, I love Hass, but his performance over the past three years has been abysmal for the most part. We got a completely restructured O line, an efficient pair of RBs, and some above average receiving options now. Things are looking pretty good for another division championship.

  59. gbfanforever says: Jul 30, 2011 4:34 PM

    Dear Paul,

    Are you aware that ofensive coordinators are not in fact the position coaches for quarterbacks? And yes, I’ve seen Jackson play and I’ve seen all the qbs drafted this year play in college. Jackson has a strong arm, great speed and good size. Other than Newton, none of the guys drafted (other than Newton) have his combination of natural abilities. As posters on this story have pointed out, he never appeared to play instictively within the vikings offense, which could be fixed with proper coaching. And yes, he did have Adrian Peterson to hand off to and have consistently fumble to kill drives his time as a starter. I was hoping the packers would get him as a third qb but it didn’t happen. I think he could be a solid starter that gets the hawks 9 or 10 wins. Apparently some highly paid coaches and professional personel people agree with me. The vikings won the division with him twice. He’s no worse than McNabb at this point in his career.

  60. mallet22 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:44 PM

    Jackson is a solid number 2 but whenever he has been handed the starting job he’s failed miserably.

  61. seaochickens says: Jul 30, 2011 4:46 PM

    Hassleback had 2 good games last year and one was in the playoffs that most people saw. What you missed the remainder of the season is him getting injured walking into the end zone without a player for at least 6 feet around him. You have missed the 4 and short calls where the goal is to make the defense jump, while if they don’t you waste a time out, because you had no play going in. Hassleback was great for Seattle, but they are not competing this year. Without getting a quaterback of the future, they didn’t need hassleback. I have seen the footage of the T-Jack shovel pass, and I think hassleback is just as ‘good’ in that regard. The weak o line for 3 years have taken their toll on the guy.

    Great grab for titans, Jake locker has worked out with hassleback at the UW. There is no better on the job teacher for a young qb I can think of in the league right now. I can’t wait to see locker in 2 years of learning from matt. Seattle simply doesn’t have that. If we got a qb this draft and let matt go, I’d be pissed. As is, I see the logic and can at least hope that it was Childress fault….

  62. dissapointmentprone says: Jul 30, 2011 4:50 PM

    Bwaahaaahaaaaa seriously?? Bwaahaaahaaaaa! Tjoke and Rice have missed more games due to injury than they’ve played. Is it just me or is Seattle STILL trying to stick it to the Vikes for stealing Hutch? Hilarious

  63. razorsheldon says: Jul 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    Haha, Seahawks getting sloppy seconds from the Vikings again and overpaying. They must be still bitter about Hutchinson. Good luck with Sidney Rice, my grandma is almost 60% recovered after her hip surgery, and that was 5 years ago! Hopefully he’ll be better for you than Nate Burleson and the $49 million you gave him a few years back.

    Fear not though, TJack has been working on his jump pass, so get ready for a frustrating season filled with fumbles, poor reads and plenty of pick 6es!

  64. gudy2shoes says: Jul 30, 2011 4:55 PM

    I thought TJ showed promise in MN. I like this pickup, and would not be at all surprised if the Seahawks won the west again. Whether we like to admit it or not, Pete seems to know what he’s doing.

  65. trollhammer20 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:57 PM

    This year, Seattle’s offensive line will consist of:

    A second-year left tackle (Okung).
    A veteran left guard (Gallery).
    A center with one year of playing experience (Unger, missed last year with a foot injury).
    A rookie right guard (Moffitt).
    A rookie right tackle (Carpenter).

    Now, there’s a lot of potential…a LOT of potential. And with Tom Cable coaching them, barring injuries, this could be one of the better lines in the league…in a few years, after they’ve had some time to work together. For right now, they’re untested, unproven, and definitely a work in progress.

    Now, who do you want to line up at QB behind that line in their first season playing together?

    An aging veteran, who has missed time due to injury in each of the last three seasons?

    A rookie, trying to build that most precious of attributes, confidence?

    A $60+ million free agent acquisition, with a very short resume, that cost your team a talented young player and a high draft pick to acquire?

    Or maybe a couple of veterans, on the roster at a relative bargain price, who have never really stood out, who have something to prove, and who are looking to earn their way into a full-time starting job? So much the better if they are at an age where they still have some mobility, because they may find themselves running for their lives at times while the young line learns the intricacies of pass-blocking.

    Neither Jacskson nor Whitehurst has any job security. Whitehurst is in the final year of his contract, and Jackson has two years on his. If they blow it this year, they’ll either be out of town or watching the team draft or acquire a young QB in the 2012 offseason. This wasn’t an “all-in” move, as was Whisenhunt’s acquisition of Kolb, this was a “check” to see what develops.

    If either Whitehurst or Jackson can step up and do something notable, more power to them. If they can’t, the QB Seattle brings in sometime in 2012 will at least have the benefit of having a line in front of him that’s played together for a while.

    By the way, for those saying Seattle “dumped” Hasselbeck, they offered two years at $7 mil a year before the lockout, and he rejected it. He turns 36 in September.

  66. theytukrjobs says: Jul 30, 2011 5:00 PM

    Well it looks like someone is finally going to give T Jack a chance.

    In all seriousness, Tavaris is a better QB than a lot of people think. Staying healthy is key for him but at this point most people that think he sucks are basing that opinion on a playoff loss to the Eagles and stuff he did as a rookie and first year player.

    I’m not saying he’s good. He is a sub average starter and not a guy you want to go all in with. But he’s decent and probably a lot better than Whitehurst.

  67. fatguystrangler says: Jul 30, 2011 5:02 PM

    It’s not like this team was a QB away from making a SB run this season. How many transactions did they make last season, 260+ or so? It’s obvious they’re in a rebuilding mode and wanted to rebuild their O-line first (can’t win anything if you’re losing in the trenches, and obviously they didn’t think of this year’s draft-able QB’s were franchise types), and it’s not like they’re tied to T-Jack and Whitehurst forever. Depending on how badly they struggle this year, they have a great shot at drafting 3 PAC-10 QB’s, who they probably think higher of than this year’s crop (Luck, Barkley, Foles). If the regime has a plan, stick with it. If the plan epically fails, then go nuts I would think?

  68. depotnator says: Jul 30, 2011 5:05 PM

    Eric Williams works for the Tacoma News Tribune. I’d wait until a more reliable source confirms the story. The problem with Twitter is that no one has to approve/confirm whatever is thrown out there. It’s not like it comes from Mike Sando of ESPN.

  69. jrubb42 says: Jul 30, 2011 5:08 PM

    Seattle fans.. be prepared to see a lot of slants.. and I mean A LOT

  70. depotnator says: Jul 30, 2011 5:12 PM

    The real story is that TJack is the starter for the Game 1 of the preseason. Carroll thinks Jackson is the most prepared to run Bevel’s offense ( his former OC withthe Vikings) with the very short lockout preparation. But he has NOT been declared the season starter. From Carroll:

    “In this situation, I think to make it the most competitive for our team, Tarvaris needs to be our starter right now,” Carroll said, speaking with reporters at the VMAC for the first time since the end of the lockout. “He comes in as our starter, he’s going to own that position until Charlie and the next couple fellas that are playing at the spot get a chance to catch up, and then the competition will begin from their end.”

  71. mediasloppy says: Jul 30, 2011 5:12 PM

    Good for T-Jack. I’m not a hater. I will say the only thing him and Rice have against them is they both are injury prone. Best of Luck as long as your not playing against my team.

  72. richm2256 says: Jul 30, 2011 6:20 PM

    “Pete Carroll names Tarvaris Jackson starting quarterback’

    ——————————————————–

    Wait ….. can you hear it?

    That flushing sound …… the 2011 Seahawks season, goin down the toilet.

    Pete Carroll failed in New England, he failed with the Jets …… the chances of his “turning it around” in Seattle are about as good as Tavares Jackson’s.

  73. docboss says: Jul 30, 2011 6:20 PM

    T-Jack will not be the reason Seattle fails this season. Montana in his prime would have problems with the O-line and the lack of a consistant running game. Realize you are rebuilding. Seattle’s time is “up”. SF and STL will battle for the West in the next three years. You have had a great run, but you managed the QB and O-line situation poorly. Did STL and SF teach you nothing? Seattle still has the best home field. Just be patient and get a different head coach. Doc

  74. ezwriter69 says: Jul 30, 2011 6:35 PM

    Dude had WAY better talent around him in MN than he has in Seattle, and he had chance after chance to do something with it, and he flat out failed time after time after time. How many times do you have to fail before people finally get it, that you just flat can’t play QB in this league? Waste of a season, Pete, and this may be your last one… just pathetic judgement… you really think you’re going to play shrink to this dude and somehow make him a winner? Bah…

  75. mrba4775 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:12 PM

    seahawks fans b ready to lucky u just declared u will b in the hunt for the andrew luck sweepstakes. u will win less than 3 games this season. u will be in the hunt 4 luck with the redskins and the bills. good luck.

  76. tinbender2000 says: Jul 30, 2011 9:26 PM

    mallet22 says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:44 PM
    Jackson is a solid number 2……

    They make stool softener for that :)

  77. paulharghis says: Jul 30, 2011 9:45 PM

    gbfanforever says:
    Jul 30, 2011 4:34 PM
    Dear Paul,

    Are you aware that ofensive coordinators are not in fact the position coaches for quarterbacks? And yes, I’ve seen Jackson play and I’ve seen all the qbs drafted this year play in college. Jackson has a strong arm, great speed and good size. Other than Newton, none of the guys drafted (other than Newton) have his combination of natural abilities. As posters on this story have pointed out, he never appeared to play instictively within the vikings offense, which could be fixed with proper coaching. And yes, he did have Adrian Peterson to hand off to and have consistently fumble to kill drives his time as a starter. I was hoping the packers would get him as a third qb but it didn’t happen. I think he could be a solid starter that gets the hawks 9 or 10 wins. Apparently some highly paid coaches and professional personel people agree with me. The vikings won the division with him twice. He’s no worse than McNabb at this point in his career.

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    Dear dummy:

    Yes, I am aware that OC are not postions coaches.
    If you’ve seen Jackson play and all these college QBS play, then you are sadly misinformed on your opinion.
    I just love the jealousy from Packer fans.” Paterson sucks, he fumbles” You’d kill to have that stud on your team and you know it.

    Apparently, some caoches and personel people are just as dumb as you.

    Oh, by thew way, the 2 seasons he started…..
    2007 12 starts team record 8-8
    2008 5 starts team record 10-6…Frerotte did all the work and Childress was an idiot and started TJack- check his stats in the playoff game vs. Philly-truly horrific.

    I’d stop now-you look moreignorant with every post.

  78. fooath says: Jul 30, 2011 11:04 PM

    Wants to make absolutely sure he has an early enough pick for Matt Barkley.

  79. lhuie says: Jul 30, 2011 11:46 PM

    I’ve been a Vikings fan for nearly 40 years, but I can honestly say that if the Seahawks played the Vikings this year, I will be rooting for the Seahawks. Extremely disappointed with the fans and media in Minnesota for how they treated T-Jack. I’m a huge T-Jack fan and now obviously a huge Seahawks fan. T-Jack will be an All Pro this year because of your existing running game and now the addition of Bevell and Rice. As a result, the Seahawks will not only repeat as division champs, but will also have one of the best records in the NFC. Yes, the Seahawks will play in either the NFC Championship game or the Superbowl this year.

    Go T-Jack! Go Rice! Go Bevell! Go Seahawks!

  80. bigguy54 says: Jul 30, 2011 11:47 PM

    I am not sure why this is so hard to understand for so many, even Hawks fans.

    Seattle offered Matt a 2 year $7mill a year contract, he declined. Seattle said that was all they were going to offer, time to move on. He got a 3 year $7mill a year contract with the Titans, good for him. He will hopefully sign a 1 day contact and retire a Hawk and go into the ROH.

    Seattle is in a rebuilding mode, they have a couple of fairly cheap QB’s that will fight for the starting job. Neither is a long term answer to the QB position. After Locker was taken they went to plan B, the OL. It will take half the year for this team to gel, they have never played together. you can’t put an aging fragile QB behind that anyway. These guys may not be the best QB’s out there, but they are low risk some reward guys. They can take the lumps behind the line as it learns. Seattle will draft a QBOTF next year, and it will only be Luck if we trade with Cicny for him.

    As far as the WR going to die in Seattle, you list 3. Douchemanmomma was never a one and we tried to make him a one. he failed with the Ravens, and dropped a pass in the playoffs that would have helped them win the game. Branch is a WR that is in the NE system, he would be an OK WR on most other teams, he was also injury prone here. Bureleson did OK here, but we overpaid to get back for the poison pill for Hutch. It was a dumb move. There is also another thing these three have in common, the idiot Ruskell signed them. If Rice is injury prone we overpaid for him, if he can stay healthy we got a steal. Every WR will suffer this year and part of next, but they should be really good when the QBOTF learns the game.

    Seattle has made some moves to improve the team long term. They will have a great OL when these guys gel. The D will be improved if they can stay healthy. Seattle has been bitten by the injury bug, and had no depth to back it up. This is just a step in the process of rebuilding, you can’t do it in one or two seasons, of you are doing it long term.

  81. jtylert says: Aug 1, 2011 1:03 PM

    lhuie says:
    Jul 30, 2011 11:46 PM
    I’ve been a Vikings fan for nearly 40 years, but I can honestly say that if the Seahawks played the Vikings this year, I will be rooting for the Seahawks. Extremely disappointed with the fans and media in Minnesota for how they treated T-Jack. I’m a huge T-Jack fan and now obviously a huge Seahawks fan. T-Jack will be an All Pro this year because of your existing running game and now the addition of Bevell and Rice. As a result, the Seahawks will not only repeat as division champs, but will also have one of the best records in the NFC. Yes, the Seahawks will play in either the NFC Championship game or the Superbowl this year.

    Go T-Jack! Go Rice! Go Bevell! Go Seahawks!
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    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

  82. danzeeman says: Aug 4, 2011 11:54 AM

    Everyone who was chanting for Charlie last year should face public humiliation and have their right to give their opinion on football revoked for a year. One of the most embarrassing moments in 12th man history.

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