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Seahawks G.M. John Schneider apologized to Vikings

Seahawks G.M. John Schneider joined PFT Live Monday for an interesting segment on all things Seahawks.

He discussed the team’s decision to make Tarvaris Jackson the starting quarterback right away. Schneider also addressed his strong criticism of how the Vikings handled Jackson, which made news last week.

“Yeah, that was kind of a cavalier moment there,” Schneider told Florio. “What I was trying to say was that I understand what Tarvaris had been through and being in Green Bay and seeing what Aaron went through, to a lesser degree with Brett. . . . And early on playing, you know, he was pulled right away … So yeah, it’s definitely a comment I’d like to have back – that’s one you put in your back pocket.”

Schneider joked the comment may have partly come from sleep deprivation during a long week.  He has since apologized privately to the Vikings.

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29 Responses to “Seahawks G.M. John Schneider apologized to Vikings”
  1. minnesconsin says: Aug 15, 2011 5:16 PM

    as incompetent as Childress was in MN, and as much upheaval as was caused by the Favre situation, benching Jackson was probably one of the smarter moves the Vikings made.

    That Schneider refuses to entertain the possibility that Jackson just isn’t very good enough speaks volumes to his own (lack of) competence.

  2. sieg1234 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:17 PM

    The Vikes don’t care – they will get the last laugh when the Hawks are forced to pull Jackson by week 3. He’s awful, which is why he has been “jerked around.” And by jerked around he must mean being wayyyy overpaid for a job that he has absolutely no credibility having…man how sad he must be…psh.

  3. metaldeth says: Aug 15, 2011 5:19 PM

    The Vikings should apologize to Seattle for Tarvaris Jackson

  4. jackericsson says: Aug 15, 2011 5:28 PM

    “he was puleed right away”, because he SUCKS!

  5. duffer58 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:35 PM

    I believe the Vikings won the division in 2008 with some guy named Jackson.
    He was a young improving QB. Then he has to sit for 2 years.
    Can he make it? Time will tell but he was in an impossible situation in Minnesota.

  6. dawsonleery says: Aug 15, 2011 5:36 PM

    The joke is on you Seattle.

  7. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 5:44 PM

    John Schneider, what a weiner!

    Too late to call in the “cavalier” John Boy.

  8. hawkjuice says: Aug 15, 2011 5:45 PM

    People said Aaron Rodgers was never going to do anything too…and he just won the Super Bowl…with The Packers…a team that Schnieder built. Just sayin

  9. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM

    Schneider tries to stuff the condiments back in the hot dog bun.

  10. blackfootkiller says: Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM

    Yeah… The Seahawks realize TJack isn’t very good, and they will probably only win a hand full of games with him leading the way this year.

    Which will put them in a good position to draft any one of the many good QB prospects in next years draft. You know; Instead of way over reaching for a guy in the first round in the last draft.

  11. pfeff says: Aug 15, 2011 5:50 PM

    Why would Seattle hire Bo Duke to be their GM? Wasn’t Boss Hogg available?

  12. rusty81 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:51 PM

    duffer58 –

    yeah..stellar 2008. t-joke played 2 games, was benched until frerotte was injured, then returned for a few games, ending the season with the beat down by the eagles.

  13. realfootballfan says: Aug 15, 2011 5:55 PM

    Did this guy just mention Jackson and Rodgers in the same breath?

    Wow!!!

    Tell this guy he doesn’t have to keep selling this nonsense because we all know they’re looking to get Luck next April.

    I have to say, it’s a brilliant strategy because they’ve added some pretty good weapons for Luck to step right in with next year (Sidney Rice, Zach Miller), while adding a QB that’s certain to see you to 2-5 wins at the same time.

    However, the fans better hope that Pete gets fired in the process so that he doesn’t ruin the young man in his formative years (just ask Drew Bledsoe).

    Also, the 49ers, Dolphins, and especially the Bengals (0-16 candidate from what I’ve seen so far, lol) will give them quite a run for that pick.

  14. juliusanonymous says: Aug 15, 2011 5:58 PM

    I don’t honestly believe the Seahawks see Tarvaris Jackson as a long-term solution at QB. It was clear at training camp on Saturday that Jackson isn’t really expected to be the starter. He’s taking about half the snaps that Whitehurst is getting, and Portis has been getting a lot of additional attention as well.

    In any case, Tarvaris is a stop-gap with some mobility, which will be required because our O-line will be terrible. It is filled with rookies and our starting LT now appears to be injury-prone. With that type of dynamic, it’s like Carroll already said to the media after the draft:

    You build your O-line first and plug in the QB later. Whoever wins, wins the starting job. It’s that simple. Nobody in Seattle expect Tarvaris to be the starter by Week 16.

  15. fluffy19 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:04 PM

    They won the division in 2008 on the back of AD and Gus Frerotte. When given yet another chance to make himself (and most importantly, Brad Childress) look good, he went out against the Eagles and wet himself on his home turf. I’m fairly convinced that if Childress hadn’t traded up for this guy, he wouldn’t have gotten a legit chance anywhere. He owes his whole career to Brad Childress’ massive ego. Is it possible that he finds himself somehow and emerges as a decent NFL QB? Sure anything’s possible…but it’s bloody unlikely. No confidence. No footwork. No instincts. No accuracy. No toughness. If Whitehurst can’t win the job by the bye, Whitehurst sucks.

  16. technovike says: Aug 15, 2011 6:08 PM

    Time will tell if shianco’s dropped TD was a blessing in disguise or if hes to blame for the drama that ensued.

  17. deepseabreeze says: Aug 15, 2011 6:26 PM

    if they seahawks truly believe they’ll have success with td jack lining up behind center, i want some of what that organization is smoking

  18. ejmat2 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:54 PM

    duffer58 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:35 PM
    I believe the Vikings won the division in 2008 with some guy named Jackson.
    He was a young improving QB. Then he has to sit for 2 years.
    Can he make it? Time will tell but he was in an impossible situation in Minnesota.
    ——————————————-
    I can’t argue with you however Gus Frerotte was a big reason why the Vikings made the playoffs in 2008. TJack only played in 5.5 games that year going 2-3 in his starts.

    His situation in MN wasn’t impossible. Not sure how you can say that when you just wrote they made the playoffs. They had a good team in 2008 and they were a decent QB away from being a superbowl contender as proven in 2009.

    Fact is, TJack had his chances in MN. In fact, he had more than his fair share. He just didn’t do well. He has the tools and athleticism to be a good NFL QB. He just needs to be able to read the defense better and learn to make mroe than 1 or 2 reads. Next, don’t be so hesitant to throw the ball. That’s what causes his inaccuracies.

  19. ejmat2 says: Aug 15, 2011 6:58 PM

    blackfootkiller says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:47 PM
    Yeah… The Seahawks realize TJack isn’t very good, and they will probably only win a hand full of games with him leading the way this year.

    Which will put them in a good position to draft any one of the many good QB prospects in next years draft. You know; Instead of way over reaching for a guy in the first round in the last draft.
    ————————————–
    ….oooooorrrrrrrr way over-paying for a QB, er um…. oh wait.

    For those of you that are criticizing the Vikings for “reaching” for a QB answer this question. If (a big if) the Vikings win a superbowl would it make a difference when Ponder was drafted? Would it? I think not. The fact is they needed a QB. Washington was set to take him 3 picks back. He was the only decent QB left in the draft. They didn’t reach. They took the guy they wanted. Besides, they drafted Kyle Rudolph in the 2nd round which many considered a 1st round pick. What’s the freaking difference?

  20. midgetwrestler says: Aug 15, 2011 7:13 PM

    Actually, it’s the Vikings that should apologize to him…for giving him TavJack.

  21. granadafan says: Aug 15, 2011 7:32 PM

    “hawkjuice says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:45 PM
    People said Aaron Rodgers was never going to do anything too…and he just won the Super Bowl…with The Packers…a team that Schnieder built. Just sayin”

    Only people who don’t know anything about football said that Rodgers was no good. Anyone who watched Rodgers in college knew how accurate he was and what a good arm he had. He wasn’t surrounded by superior talent, yet still led the team to wins.

    Those idiots who said he had bad mechanics didn’t know what they’re talking about either. He held the ball high, but that is not inefficient and allowed him to get the ball off faster unlike Tebow who has a loping motion.

    Guys should stop listening to self-proclaimed “experts” like Evan Silva and instead watch with their own eyes.

  22. hawkapalooza says: Aug 15, 2011 8:52 PM

    sieg1234 says:
    Aug 15, 2011 5:17 PM
    The Vikes don’t care – they will get the last laugh when the Hawks are forced to pull Jackson by week 3.

    —————————————————-

    About the same time McNabb gets benched?

  23. nflfan877 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:20 PM

    How about apologizing to Seahawks fans for replacing Matt Hasselbeck for Tarvaris Jackson.

  24. MichaelEdits says: Aug 15, 2011 10:44 PM

    It’s too darned easy to get in trouble for telling the truth. T-Jack might not have what it takes to be a starter, but he still got screwed.

  25. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 15, 2011 11:33 PM

    Whitehurst should start.

    Portis should back him up.

    T-Joke should be 3rd up.

  26. eegwaybeegway says: Aug 16, 2011 1:07 AM

    Schneider doesn’t need to apologize at all. His words were accurate. Tarvaris was ready to roll in 2009. I understand passing on Favre wouldn’t have allowed the fun Vikings fans had in 2009 (until that final pass, which we all knew was coming), but it would have allowed Tarvaris to showcase his talents. If it didn’t work out, Minnesota could have drafted a QB in 2010 and the franchise would have been better off today. I think Tarvaris will thrive in Seattle’s system.

  27. favreblows says: Aug 16, 2011 1:53 PM

    fluffy19 says:Aug 15, 2011 6:04 PM

    They won the division in 2008 on the back of AD and Gus Frerotte. When given yet another chance to make himself (and most importantly, Brad Childress) look good, he went out against the Eagles and wet himself on his home turf. I’m fairly convinced that if Childress hadn’t traded up for this guy, he wouldn’t have gotten a legit chance anywhere. He owes his whole career to Brad Childress’ massive ego. Is it possible that he finds himself somehow and emerges as a decent NFL QB? Sure anything’s possible…but it’s bloody unlikely. No confidence. No footwork. No instincts. No accuracy. No toughness. If Whitehurst can’t win the job by the bye, Whitehurst sucks.

    ***Wrong Slappy—T-Jack had a pretty decent year for a young QB in 2008. The team gave up on him after just two games. He ends up coming back in the final four games and winning three of them to shore up the NFC North Title. His QB rating for those games was 143.8, 135.5, 98.5 and 88.5. He threw 8 TD and 1 Int….while leading HIS team to a division title. Say what you want moron, but the kid played well in that month. He fell apart in the playoffs to a very good Philly team, but that is all about how a young QB matures. Chillly then ripped everything away from him when he brought in the EGO.

    So, will T-Jack be a decent QB in this league someday? Maybe. Hard to tell. Just like it’s hard to tell what Hargis is smoking to come off with such idiotic posts. But I guess we’ll see this year. My guess is…..T-Jack has a very average year and Seattle wins about 7 games……exactly two more than the Vikes.

  28. c1d7 says: Aug 16, 2011 1:54 PM

    Don’t worry the Vikings apologized to Schneider that they now have Tjack as their qb and wished them the best…

  29. tropicpurple says: Aug 17, 2011 5:55 AM

    Tjack is yet another poison-pill that Seattle swallowed.

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