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Tarvaris Jackson called “Captain Composure”

Tarvaris Jackson, Barry Cofield AP

The Seahawks don’t see Tarvaris Jackson like the rest of the country sees Tarvaris Jackson. They see him as a leader.

When it came time to elect the one and only offensive captain, the Seahawks chose Jackson.  Seahawks.com ran an article with the title “Captain Composure” about Jackson’s leadership skills.

“It wasn’t a surprise,” QB coach Carl Smith said. “He has been the captain since he got here. So it was just affirmation with their vote. . . . Some of it is being the quarterback, but the players can tell in a hurry. With Tarvaris, it was fun to watch. It was like, ‘OK, he had them.’ ”

The logical inference here: Charlie Whitehurst doesn’t have them.  Coach Pete Carroll called Jackson the “obvious choice” for captain.

“It meant a lot for me, being one of the new faces here,” Jackson said.“Just in this brief time the guys feel like I’m able to lead, so it was big. I’m going to live up to that and make sure I lead these guys.”

If nothing else, we appreciate the fact the Seahawks are so resolute about Jackson as their guy.

It’s clear the Seahawks think Jackson didn’t have enough support in Minnesota. They are certainly making him feel welcome in Seattle.

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  1. jimmysee says: Sep 9, 2011 6:56 PM

    We’ll find out on Sunday!

  2. ronworthdubbs says: Sep 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    Nice to see Pete Carrols propensity to drive teams into the ground with horrible decision making has carried over to the Pros.

  3. williamjheinecke says: Sep 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    Vikings Fans everywhere: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  4. kegowhisky says: Sep 9, 2011 6:59 PM

    So…support from the team won’t be the issue if he tanks like in Minnesota, right?

  5. eegwaybeegway says: Sep 9, 2011 6:59 PM

    I’ve been a staunch Tarvaris supporter through his days with the Vikings and I’m glad to see him land in a spot where he’s appreciated and will excel. Pieces are in place for the Seahawks to have a great season.

  6. christinamer says: Sep 9, 2011 7:00 PM

    He’s a leader alright… he’ll lead the opposing defense right into the endzone…

    Vikings fan, so I know.

  7. scudbot says: Sep 9, 2011 7:02 PM

    Right. Wait till the fans get a chance to express their wholehearted support for his PR of ~62 and a TD to INT ratio of 1:1 as the season rolls on.

  8. chc4 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:03 PM

    Yeah good luck with that!

  9. lnfinite says: Sep 9, 2011 7:04 PM

    Beware the jump pass

  10. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:04 PM

    Playing behind a Tom Cable offensive line is going test the limits of that composure..it’s been known to drive QBs to drinking Purple Stuff.

  11. scudbot says: Sep 9, 2011 7:04 PM

    Why wouldn’t he feel composed? He’s got an $8M deal and didn’t have to try out.

  12. vahawker says: Sep 9, 2011 7:05 PM

    1. Whitehurst obviously doesn’t have “it” or the team’s support-he’s gone after this year

    2. Hawks are in TROUBLE this year if TJ is the best choice for captain.

    3. Hawks should have a high draft pick.

    4. Hawks are in TROUBLE this year.

  13. jimmysee says: Sep 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    He’s cool and composed while driving pass after pass into the ground and into defender’s arms.

    But he’s cool and composed.

  14. sikoix says: Sep 9, 2011 7:08 PM

    This guy blows through opportunity after opportunity. I feel bad for Seahawk fans holding out hope for this guy to do anything. He works hard, he’s just a bad (to put it nicely) quarterback.

  15. pooflingingmonkey says: Sep 9, 2011 7:09 PM

    Captain Craptacular has a nicer ring to it.

  16. trbowman says: Sep 9, 2011 7:09 PM

    Well, he’s better than Alex Smith.

  17. christinamer says: Sep 9, 2011 7:10 PM

    @eegwaybeegway, what “pieces” are in place for the Hawks to have a great season? Their $44M dollar “piece” is on the bench with a hurt shoulder (wah) and TJack will BE in pieces in a few short week… as a Minnesota Vikings fan who has seen not only Tarvaris’ struggles but Sidney Rice’s injury debacles, I thought I should enlighten you. Don’t get too excited.

  18. hawkfan50 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:15 PM

    Different team , different players and coaches and a whole different situation for him here in Seattle . Will he fail ? Maybe . Maybe not . I’m way more concerned about the O-line than I am our QB right now . There’s some playmakers in place around him if he has a chance to distribute the ball with some blocking up front …

    And Vikings fans , for craps sakes people – it’s not like Brett freakin’ Favre did you any favors either ! And the posts about Carroll , that’s a hoot ; like that idiot coach Childress was worth a damn ?

    I like the Vikings , always have . Didn’t care much for E.J. Henderson rolling up on Hasselbeck’s knee on purpose , but that’s another story . No one in Seattle – including the coaching staff – thinks for a moment that Tarvaris Jackson is the answer at QB for the long term . So lets all just take a pill and chill .

  19. paulsdamnblog says: Sep 9, 2011 7:20 PM

    …and that’s why the Seahawks will be drafting a QB next year.

  20. dhawk12 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:21 PM

    scudbot says:
    Sep 9, 2011 7:02 PM
    Right. Wait till the fans get a chance to express their wholehearted support for his PR of ~62 and a TD to INT ratio of 1:1 as the season rolls on.
    —————-
    Wow…he had a PT of 62 as a ROOKIE. His third year it was 95.4 with a TD/INT ratio of 9:2.

    Brilliant, though, expecting a rookie from a FCS school to step in and start and be great.

  21. dhawk12 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:23 PM

    ronworthdubbs says:
    Sep 9, 2011 6:58 PM
    Nice to see Pete Carrols propensity to drive teams into the ground with horrible decision making has carried over to the Pros.
    ———————
    Yep…that is exactly what he did when he inherited a bad USC program…drove them right into the ground with those perfect seasons and PAC 10 and national titles. What a loser.

  22. suckittrebek76 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:24 PM

    Just because he may be composed and a leader doesn’t mean he is good.

  23. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 9, 2011 7:24 PM

    To play the most visible position at such a mediocre level for so long, you definitely need to have composure.

  24. leatherface2012 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:26 PM

    he will be awful as usual

  25. mrbigass says: Sep 9, 2011 7:26 PM

    He is just awful. Everyone knows it.

    I could care less about the Seahawks but there fans must be “flabbergasted”…….

  26. thejuddstir says: Sep 9, 2011 7:29 PM

    Did he say, “Captain Calamity”, LMAO………Pete Carroll should be working for Al Davis as their both nuttier than hell. Can the NFL do an intervention in Seattle??????????

  27. fallcoon says: Sep 9, 2011 7:30 PM

    T- Jack just plain sucks. I gotta give it to the Seahawks though. They are sticking with their guy so far. Oh wait the season hasn’t started yet.

  28. undeadjesus says: Sep 9, 2011 7:30 PM

    So basically, Seahawks fans need to get ready for an awkward situation when their team captain gets benched by Week 5.

  29. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 9, 2011 7:30 PM

    Hiphip huzzaaaa!!!!!

  30. scoboscobs says: Sep 9, 2011 7:36 PM

    Preposterous statement nomination!!

  31. jwphillips17 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:39 PM

    That’s great, but do the Seahawks realize this guy can’t play QB in the NFL? Like, at all.

  32. jakek2 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:40 PM

    more like Captain Exposure

  33. quiettexan says: Sep 9, 2011 7:41 PM

    my nickname is captain last two hours…

    and thats still not as big of an exageration.

  34. th56 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:42 PM

    I’m a Vikings fan and I don’t understand all the hate from other Viking fans. All this young man has ever done is work is ass off to be the best he can be. He doesn’t shoot his mouth off , he has handled all the crap thrown at him with dignity and by all accounts is a pretty decent person. While I do think he’ll never be much more than a backup, I hope he does great and proves me wrong. There are certainly a lot less deserving players out there to vent your anger at.

  35. thegonz13 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:42 PM

    How about Captain Decomposition, because he was putrid in Minnesota!

  36. theysone says: Sep 9, 2011 7:42 PM

    We’ll see if the Captain Composure moniker sticks after he’s repeatedly driven into the soggy San Francisco turf this Sunday.

  37. favreforever says: Sep 9, 2011 7:44 PM

    Captain Exposure.

  38. vikesfansteve says: Sep 9, 2011 7:45 PM

    07 all the Vikings had to do was beat the Skins, TJAC int on the first play.

    08 starts off 0-2 benched & Ferotte leads the Vikings to the playoffs. Inexplicably Childrees starts Jackson against the Eagles. Thanks to AP running all over the Eagles all TJAC just needed to was manage passes drive down the field to win. TJAC throws a pick six to give Philly a gift win.

    10 replaces Favre & in his first start hurts his foot second series & out for the remainder of the season.

    He was awful with the Vikings & given chance after chance after chance.

  39. jacunn2000 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:52 PM

    If they build him up, he will come?

  40. neer music says: Sep 9, 2011 7:52 PM

    have fun, seattle fans. those of you that really try to stay in the know of your squad will find tjack to be an admirable character guy. i’m just glad he’s not the qb of my favorite team anymore.

    i’ve been sold against his ability to play the position for the longest, but wish him well from a distance.

    it seems like he has all of the physical tools other than accuracy, and the deer in the headlights look has always made me feel that the game is just to fast for him between the ears.

  41. lmoneyfresh says: Sep 9, 2011 7:55 PM

    I get that Jackson hasn’t been the best quarterback ever, but he’s not nearly as bad as people make him out to be. He’s got 24 TDs to 22 INTs and a completion percentage just shy of 60%. Nobody is saying the guy is gonna light the league on fire, but people act like this guy is the worst quarterback in the history of the NFL. I just don’t get all the animosity towards the guy, let him try to do his thing with a team behind him 100%.

  42. noodlecbs says: Sep 9, 2011 7:56 PM

    I just blew a snot bubble from laughing so hard at this!!!

  43. runtheball says: Sep 9, 2011 7:59 PM

    Captain Incompletion?

  44. pprguruontwitter1 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:02 PM

    LOL I believe it when I see it. Sit all Seattle WR’s!

  45. mallet22 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:03 PM

    “Captain Jump-Pass”

  46. bossplayer213 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:13 PM

    49ers are gonna work that ass Sunday.

  47. cliverush says: Sep 9, 2011 8:13 PM

    Carl Smith, yipes! This is the coach who destroyed all the good habits that Bill Parcells and his staff taught Drew Bledsoe. It took a couple of years for the Tuna to train him while in N.E. when he was coaching the Pats to the SB. All discipline was erased in favor of a pal type relationship. They were pals alright and Drew’s ability to win diminished rapidly in the next two years.

  48. citynative says: Sep 9, 2011 8:14 PM

    You learn something everyday.

  49. clear2me says: Sep 9, 2011 8:18 PM

    Maybe they meant Captain Exposure. He’s been exposed so many times as a non NFL quarterback, that would fit.

  50. tecmobowl34 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:19 PM

    It would be so awesome to see him tear up the league after leaving Minnesota. After being run out of town due to circumstances that weren’t his doing, he deserves a much fairer shake than he’s had so far.

    Perhaps it would teach the Vikings to be a little more patient, a little less knee-jerk, and a little less willing to sell their soul to bring in an aging star (let alone a decades-long division rival) as a mercenary that screwed up whatever chemistry that team had for years to come.

    Oh wait, they already signed McNabb, so I guess they will have to wait a little longer to learn that lesson.

  51. seattlereign says: Sep 9, 2011 8:23 PM

    The front office is just saying what they should be saying. It’s not like we’re heavily invested in these guys. They didn’t really see anything they liked last off season so they brought in a short-term bandage to get us through till we draft the QB of the future (hopefully). I don’t think anyone here expects T-Jack to be our savior but I’ll root like hell for him till the future gets here!!

  52. bigred12 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:23 PM

    welcome to the pro football talk comedy hour!

  53. joetoronto says: Sep 9, 2011 8:26 PM

    Ya, right. Have another latte, Pete.

  54. johnsticle says: Sep 9, 2011 8:30 PM

    Lol just wait, Seachickens… you’ll see just as we did. TJack sucks and cracks like a china plate under pressure. He always has been like that and always will be. Just give it time.

    But, I can’t be bitter… have a good time TChoke, glad to see you’re happy in Seattle. Cause we definitely weren’t happy with you in Minnesota.

  55. eagleputt says: Sep 9, 2011 8:35 PM

    The anti TJ comments coming from fans of a team that couldn’t even get their draft pick in on time. HaHaHaHaHaha.

  56. shawon0meter says: Sep 9, 2011 8:37 PM

    Look at all the Vikings fans still mad about Sidney Rice and taking it out on T-Jack. Awwwww it’s ok guys.

    Vikings fans before Rice signed in Seattle: “We really need this guy”

    Vikings fans after he left: “We didn’t need him anyway”

    lol…bitter and pathetic losers.

  57. deconjonesbitchslap says: Sep 9, 2011 8:41 PM

    Captain Composure…as he jumps into flight when he passes the ball.

    It’s not like Jackson is the one making himself out as some kind of victim. he has been pretty quiet in that regard. it seems to be everybody else bringing out this Tavaris Jackson charity event.

    the seahawks disdain for the vikings is so obvious. Sorry, but Hutchinson is ours, and we got him fair and square. get over it, or keep pouncing on our flavor of the month players (Burleson, Rice).

  58. jpres2001ss says: Sep 9, 2011 8:43 PM

    And in other news…

  59. randomjim says: Sep 9, 2011 8:44 PM

    Interesting

  60. ravensfan4life52 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:46 PM

    hey at least he’s better than Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter. LOL @ the Colts

  61. tdl8 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:50 PM

    eegwaybeegway says:
    Sep 9, 2011 6:59 PM
    I’ve been a staunch Tarvaris supporter through his days with the Vikings and I’m glad to see him land in a spot where he’s appreciated and will excel. Pieces are in place for the Seahawks to have a great season.
    —————————-
    Tarvaris supporter? How can you support a guy that is terrible and will never get any better? That’s just like Donkeys fans supporting Tim Tebow! HaHa!
    Somewhere he can excel? The only 2 things he excels at are throwing interceptions and losing his starting job!
    Maybe if the Seahawks moved to the UFL they would have a chance at a great season but even then it would be doubtful with Tarvaris leading the team! They will be lucky to get to the 7-9 record they had last year!

  62. souldogdave says: Sep 9, 2011 8:59 PM

    I guess Whitehurst was a whiff…Does anyone think Hasselback was that done? Tavaris Jackson? These guys are in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

  63. phuckyouall says: Sep 9, 2011 9:00 PM

    shawon0meter, what you fail to realize is, yes we needed Sidney but not for what Seattle gave him. They overpaid for him and that’s fine. I think he had 4 catches in the preseason due to injury and I believe he is missing Game 1 due to injury? Get used to it you bitter and pathetic loser…..

  64. steelerguy says: Sep 9, 2011 9:11 PM

    It seems Pete Carroll is getting off easy here. He gave up a high pick and a fat contract for Whitehust last year and says the QB spot is open competition. Hassleback wins it, no sweat. The ‘Hawks let Hassleback go and hand the QB spot to TJack. No more competition Pete? Because you goofed with Whitehurst? The TJack moves shows no confidence in Whitehurst and my guess is that next year the TJack move will look the same….no confidence in the QB move you made last year. Carroll is way over-rated.

  65. zn0rseman says: Sep 9, 2011 9:11 PM

    To Viking Fans: Let’s not poke fun at Seattle fans. Instead, let’s pity them. Remember all the years it TJoke hell we went through? Remember how Sidney Rice only played in one game for every two he missed? Remember how our best QB’s (Ferrotte, Thigpen, Rosenfels) were run out of town to protect Affirmative Action Jackson’s “starting” status? These are the Seahawks problems now… and they’re paying $50 million for them.

    To Seattle Fans: The good news is, you have a good shot at Luck in next years draft… so focus on the bright side.

    To Everyone: Fantasy Football Tip – If the 49ers DST is on the waiver wire… Pick them up now! They are going to have a MONSTER week 1.

  66. neurosports says: Sep 9, 2011 9:12 PM

    Steve Hutchinson > Nate Burleson

  67. dhawk12 says: Sep 9, 2011 9:20 PM

    vikesfansteve says:
    Sep 9, 2011 7:45 PM
    07 all the Vikings had to do was beat the Skins, TJAC int on the first play.

    08 starts off 0-2 benched & Ferotte leads the Vikings to the playoffs. Inexplicably Childrees starts Jackson against the Eagles. Thanks to AP running all over the Eagles all TJAC just needed to was manage passes drive down the field to win. TJAC throws a pick six to give Philly a gift win.
    —————-
    Wow…do you really know that little about your own team? T Jack came into the Detroit game after the half and led the Vikes to a come from behind win, along with 2 of the next 3 games to get into the playoffs. Inexplicably? And you lost to Philly by 12 so it isn’t as though one TD doomed the game.

  68. scudbot says: Sep 9, 2011 9:25 PM

    ” I don’t think anyone here expects T-Jack to be our savior but I’ll root like hell for him till the future gets here!!” Good for you. Now pay him 8 million dollars.

  69. scudbot says: Sep 9, 2011 9:30 PM

    “… he’s not nearly as bad as people make him out to be. He’s got 24 TDs to 22 INTs and a completion percentage just shy of 60%.” Which makes him as bad as people make him out to be. If that’s “not nearly as bad” you must be suffering from PTSD. Well, why not? You have FO idiots who gave him $8 million.

  70. dbellina says: Sep 9, 2011 9:31 PM

    I honestly wish him luck. If Sid kid saw enough in him to leave Minnesota then maybe they will both work out better in Seattle.

  71. eagleputt says: Sep 9, 2011 9:31 PM

    I think it’s fair to say that Carrol knows his way around a QB. He created a few good ones at SC. Fact is, with our Ownership dollars he could have re-signed Hasselback, went after Kolb, or any of a multitude of other choices. But he didn’t. He brought in TJ. Why, because he s building an offensive line and they will more than likely take a couple of years. Hasselback wouldn’t have made it through preseason alive. With Kolb it would have cost us a bundle and again, given the OL struggles we will have this year, probably not a wise choice. So you sign TJ for a backup QB price, one who can escape pressure, and try to make it work. If it de, great, if not, 2012 is a RICH QB draft class and you are a year into building a good OL with young, talented guys. Yup, Carrol’s an idiot all right…

  72. bossplayer213 says: Sep 9, 2011 9:32 PM

    trbowman says: Sep 9, 2011 7:09 PM

    Well, he’s better than Alex Smith.

    ———————

    LOL, did this really get 9 likes? Tavaris Jackson is the worst QB in football.

  73. scudbot says: Sep 9, 2011 9:38 PM

    dhawk12: The PR of 62 came from this year’s preseason. The rest is from career stats: TD 24 INT 22. $8M. Were you aware that Aaron Rodgers makes $11.5M this year? Probably not. Maybe it’s the rain. Or too much Petey crack.

  74. icewalker946 says: Sep 9, 2011 9:41 PM

    Composure….

    Reminds me of that line in The Princess Bride when Vizzini keeps saying “Inconceivable!” and Indigo says “You keep using that word….I don’t think it means what you think it means.”

  75. blackfootkiller says: Sep 9, 2011 9:42 PM

    Hey Vikings fans…When was the last time your team made it to the Super Bowl?
    35 years ago…
    When was the last time they won a Super Bowl?
    They haven’t…
    You idiots talk a lot of crap for a team that hasn’t done anything in 51 years, and now has McNabb as YOUR quarterback.

  76. reptar24 says: Sep 9, 2011 10:01 PM

    I laughed so hard I almost threw up.

  77. neer music says: Sep 9, 2011 10:15 PM

    shawon0meter says: Sep 9, 2011 8:37 PM

    Look at all the Vikings fans still mad about Sidney Rice and taking it out on T-Jack. Awwwww it’s ok guys.

    Vikings fans before Rice signed in Seattle: “We really need this guy”

    Vikings fans after he left: “We didn’t need him anyway”

    lol…bitter and pathetic losers.

    —————————-

    WRONG! we do miss sidney, but i’m not sure his reliability was worth the price tag. i do love the fact that the majority of sidney’s contract is based on escalators with tjack at the helm. we’ve seen plenty out of that combo.

    your last arrogant line will seem a bit more silly to you once you see what his numbers will look like without brett throwing him the ball. nobody knew that the answer to the guy making plays was to just throw it up for grabs seeing as how he doesn’t quite outrun the coverage until we saw it with brett. in fact, any real vike’s fan will verify that popular opinion at a certain period in time was that he wasn’t gonna make it on the team for much longer at one point.

  78. fargovikesfan says: Sep 9, 2011 10:17 PM

    Captain compoure? Really? I damn near spit my soda all over my computer screen with that one.

    This is the same guy that looked like a deer in the headlights 90% of the time when he was in MN, right before he let loose on his patented jump-no-pass as he gets planted into the fieldturf.

    I still maintain this is all a master plan of Sneaky Pete to tank it this year and get Andrew Luck next season.

  79. fargovikesfan says: Sep 9, 2011 10:21 PM

    hawkfan50 says:Sep 9, 2011 7:15 PM

    And the posts about Carroll , that’s a hoot ; like that idiot coach Childress was worth a damn ?
    ——————————————————–

    I think you’d be really hard pressed to find ANY Vikings fans that thought Chilly was worth a damn. We all knew he was an arrogant, incompetent buffoon with the personality of dry white toast who had no business being the head coach of an NFL team. Which is also why he’s no longer the head coach of an NFL team.

  80. snoqualmieterry says: Sep 9, 2011 10:26 PM

    It is sad that Viking fans are so abusive. Jackson might not be Gods gift to QBs, but at least treat a fellow human being better.

  81. vikesfansteve says: Sep 9, 2011 10:28 PM

    dhawk

    Ferotte would have beat the Lions. Last game vs the Giants, the Vikings didn’t even need to win because the Bears lost. They were already in the playoffs. Ferotte should have started vs the Eagles.

    They were only down 5 before the pick 6 dumb a$$.

    You are the one who doesn’t know anything so sit back down & shut that f$%*ckin hole under your nose.

  82. snoqualmieterry says: Sep 9, 2011 10:33 PM

    I like what eagle putt said. Very wise. Until we have a reliable OLine any QB will suck.

  83. sikoix says: Sep 9, 2011 10:34 PM

    To Seahawk fans rationalizing this as new scenery, new surroundings, new results: same OC, same #1 WR option, same system.

    To the people bashing Viking fans for not being optimistic about TJack: try to remember we had this guy for 5 seasons. Before Favre was ever a thought, this guy had blown plenty of opportunity.

    As far as this Sidney Rice stuff, I certainly didn’t mind seeing him go. I expected more, but he was horrible and unreliable until Favre made him the top target for a season. I was bothered when Carter had to go to Miami, I was bothered when we gave Moss to Oakland, but losing Rice to Seattle was like losing Matthew Hatchette to the Jets.

    Jackson really is a class act, hard worker, and I would love to see him have success in Seattle. I just don’t see it.

  84. 2ruefan says: Sep 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    hawkfan50 –
    I wasn’t one of the people posting and bashing the Hawks. Would love to see them do well this year.

    I’m a Vikes Fan.

    But what exactly do you mean “Favre didn’t do you any favors”?

    I’m not a Favre apologist either, but what is up with all the revisionist history?

    Let’s see – he came in… had one of the best years of HIS career.. led the team to some remarkable wins (some of which they stole) made a star out of Sidney Rice, and a few others.. and took them within ONE play of the superbowl.. their best season in over a DECADE.

    Next year – he gets hurt.. and it’s pretty much a loss.

    But REALLY people. The first year Favre played in Minny was one of the most enjoyable for me as a fan in 10 years.

    THAT’s what he did.

    And T-Jack WILL disappoint you my friend. Two brilliant plays followed by a spectacularly awkward, boneheaded, “I can’ believe he’s a pro QB” type of play. That’s the book on him.

    I hope he has grown.. but we’ll see…

  85. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Sep 9, 2011 10:58 PM

    I hope jackson succeeds he really didn’t get much of a chance in minny…that being said I picked san fran in a suicide league so I hope he sucks week 1

  86. tr975 says: Sep 9, 2011 11:26 PM

    …but they wish they could call him a “Major Talent”

  87. goldrush36 says: Sep 9, 2011 11:30 PM

    trbowman says: Sep 9, 2011 7:09 PM

    Well, he’s better than Alex Smith.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Uh huh…. remember this comment come Monday. Just so I know in advance, will you be enjoying that crow raw or grilled?

  88. travishenryskid says: Sep 9, 2011 11:34 PM

    Meaningless. Trentitive Edwards was voted captain for the Bills last season. He was cut after 2 games. He’s QB, he’s the default captain. Who else would they choose, Marshawn Lynch?

  89. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Sep 9, 2011 11:54 PM

    @zn0rsemen

    Thigpen????
    Um when has he played for the vikings? Please tell me I’m dying to know

    And your a fan of theirs?

  90. theysone says: Sep 10, 2011 12:03 AM

    eagleputt, you’re right. Pete Carroll has a knack for developing NFL qbs, the list is impressive: Matt Leinart, John David Booty, and the
    overrated, white skinny jeans wearing boat anchor in NY.

  91. cmiddel says: Sep 10, 2011 12:11 AM

    I’m interested to see what he’s got. But I still think of him like a good backup…. Like leftwich

  92. oarangecrush says: Sep 10, 2011 12:13 AM

    Wow!! A worthless organization!! Bad enough the players picked him, coaches chime in!! Wow! Rams really don’t have anything to worry about this year!

  93. goldrush36 says: Sep 10, 2011 12:13 AM

    eagleputt says: Sep 9, 2011 9:31 PM

    I think it’s fair to say that Carrol knows his way around a QB. He created a few good ones at SC

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Pete Carrol is a defensive coach, and it’s surprising how little you obviously know about his background since he is coaching your team. He had little to nothing to do with developing any of the QB’s that came from his system. Most have been severely overrated anyway.

  94. lexnekst says: Sep 10, 2011 12:14 AM

    …Would that make Sean Payton Captain Obvious? ??

  95. bearfan51 says: Sep 10, 2011 12:27 AM

    Captain Composure?

    As a fan of the NFC North I can say T-Jack maintained great composure while sitting on the bench all those years in Minny.

    Seattle might be hoping they have the “poor mans Vick”, but thats like Giants fans hoping Eli will be the next Peyton.

  96. stellarperformance says: Sep 10, 2011 12:32 AM

    I wish this guy well. I always liked him. I think he got the short end of the stick….having to wait for a self-centered egomaniac to give up his schtick.

    Ask Rodgers how that felt.

    The Vikings should regret letting this guy go. I hope so.

    GO PACK.

  97. ninerdynasty says: Sep 10, 2011 1:25 AM

    eegwaybeegway says:
    Sep 9, 2011 6:59 PM
    I’ve been a staunch Tarvaris supporter through his days with the Vikings and I’m glad to see him land in a spot where he’s appreciated and will excel. Pieces are in place for the Seahawks to have a great season.
    ————————————————-

    Really? is this Jackson himself? i don’t know any fan that follows football that would actually say something like this about jackson and the seahawks. Pieces in placed? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  98. eegwaybeegway says: Sep 10, 2011 1:31 AM

    The crux of all of this is that Vikings fans, expecially the ones with their vitriolic venom toward Tarvaris, are afraid. They’re afraid that when he does well … and he will … that their sheer ineptitude at backing a winner will be apparent for all to see. They don’t have a clue. Pure lemmings that need to vent their frustration of 50 years and direct it toward the player that could have led them to the salvation that they so desperately seek.
    Tarvaris’ stats, though not eye-popping by any means, have been pretty marginal. Pretty .500-esque. But you have to remember that he’s compiled these in mainly the 2nd and 3rd years of his career. These are the learning curve years, when players tend to make mistakes.
    But this is where the Vikings blundered. Instead of maintaining patience, they became impulsive and jettisoned this young player … a rising star that the Seahawks wise front office was only so happy to take off their hands.

  99. mgood427 says: Sep 10, 2011 1:40 AM

    We called him capt. Cakefart!

  100. khmer379 says: Sep 10, 2011 2:25 AM

    Taravis jumpshot jackson aint doing jack lmao

  101. jstnlawesome says: Sep 10, 2011 2:39 AM

    He’s definitely one of the top five jump passers in the league.

  102. anarchopurplism says: Sep 10, 2011 7:31 AM

    dhawk12 says: Sep 9, 2011 7:23 PM

    ronworthdubbs says:
    Sep 9, 2011 6:58 PM
    Nice to see Pete Carrols propensity to drive teams into the ground with horrible decision making has carried over to the Pros.
    ———————
    Yep…that is exactly what he did when he inherited a bad USC program…drove them right into the ground with those perfect seasons and PAC 10 and national titles. What a loser.
    *********************************************

    Apparently you don’t know Carrol’s history in the pros or actually how to read.

    Ron Worth was pointing out Pete Carrol’s propensity to make bad decisions in the pros. His best 2 seasons ran off the fumes of Bill Parcels.
    Previous to the Patriots, he was run out of town after 1 year.

    More info:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Carroll#Head_coaching_record

    Pete Carrol was also listed as one of NFL Network’s Top 10 Successful College Coaches that could not make it in the pros. The only reason Carrol is in the NFL is because he is avoiding his institution’s most recent trouble with the NCAA.

    Carrol had a decent year last year (don’t be bragging about making the playoffs at 7-9) & had a fabulous victory over the Saints. But, he is a rah-rah coach & they don’t make it in the NFL longterm since pros tune-out the rah-rah tactics. He’ll head back to a nookie-blankie NCAA job after he tanks in one of the worst divisions in football.

  103. lpd1964 says: Sep 10, 2011 7:42 AM

    It would be so awesome to see him tear up the league after leaving Minnesota. After being run out of town due to circumstances that weren’t his doing, he deserves a much fairer shake than he’s had so far.

    Run out of town?? This is the same QB who started a playoff game against the Eagles in 2008. The Eagles stacked 9 in the box and Jackson still couldn’t take advantage of the defense. I’ve been a Vikings fan 35 years, this guy wasn’t run out of town. It came down to performance, he just wasn’t good enough. As far as McNabb is concerned, 5 NFC championship games and 6 division crowns. I’ll take that even at 34 years old.

  104. captaintriumph says: Sep 10, 2011 7:47 AM

    As a Vikings fan, I can tell you 2 things FOR SURE about T-Joke. One is that ‘composure’ is the LAST thing you would say about him. In fact that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. The bigger and closer the game is, the worse Jackson does. His stats don’t reflect this; you have to watch the games to realize how bad it is. Second, he will be injured a lot. It’s as if he doesn’t even try to stay healthy by not getting hit. I can’t say I blame him; that formula keeps getting him more chances and more years in the league. And more excuses for poor play.

  105. mrjay37 says: Sep 10, 2011 8:31 AM

    shows what some vikings fan know about they team…the year Gus Ferrotte or how ever you spell his name start QB and “SUPPOSEDLY” led the vikings to the playoffs did not turn out that way….TJack led them to the playoffs after ol dude was benched wit an injury even winning a pivotal week 17 game which determined if they were goin to the playoffs or not….then 1st round the man had to run for his Life against the Eagles…the next year insert Sage Rosenfel and Brett Favre and he never got his shot again….the Vikings disnt appreciate what he did for them and will be a successful Seahawks captain and QB

  106. trollhammer20 says: Sep 10, 2011 8:51 AM

    deconjonesbitchslap says:Sep 9, 2011 8:41 PM

    the seahawks disdain for the vikings is so obvious. Sorry, but Hutchinson is ours

    __________________________________

    Only for two more years. Glad he was able to lead your team to Super Bowl glory. Oh, wait….well, I’m sure he’ll get there with Christian Ponder at the helm.

  107. mikesvikes says: Sep 10, 2011 8:56 AM

    Ahhhh the jump pass.

    Btw with the first pick in the 2012 nfl draft the seahawks select Andrew Luck.

  108. waltdawg says: Sep 10, 2011 8:59 AM

    And Albert Haynesworth is Lt. Douschebag

  109. trollhammer20 says: Sep 10, 2011 9:07 AM

    ronworthdubbs says:
    Sep 9, 2011 6:58 PM
    Nice to see Pete Carrols propensity to drive teams into the ground with horrible decision making has carried over to the Pros.
    ———————
    Yep…that is exactly what he did when he inherited a bad USC program…drove them right into the ground with those perfect seasons and PAC 10 and national titles. What a loser.
    *********************************************

    Apparently you don’t know Carrol’s history in the pros or actually how to read.
    __________________________________

    Apparently, neither do you.

    The original poster very clearly stated “Pete Carrols propensity to drive teams into the ground with horrible decision making has carried over to the Pros.”

    The key words are “carried over to the Pros”. This suggests that Carroll was some kind of abject failure as a college coach. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    I suppose someone could have looked at Bill Belichick’s record with the Browns, and watched his first 5-11 season with the Pats, and thought that he was on his way to a massive failure. Equally doubtless, I’m sure many fans would have been LOL’ing at Jimmy Johnson after his opening 1-15 season with the Cowboys.

    Not saying Carroll is going to have that kind of success as coach of the Seahawks, but to completely write him off based on a small sample size is absurd. This is especially true of his New York experience, where he was fired after one season by an owner with one foot in the grave who wanted to win RIGHT NOW. His replacement? Rich Kotite. How’d that work out for the J-E-T-S?

  110. mwcarolina says: Sep 10, 2011 9:37 AM

    I think it’s fair to say that Carrol knows his way around a QB. He created a few good ones at SC
    ————————————————————-
    Not really, most of the QBs that Carroll had were highly recruited (like Sanchez and Barkley) and others played very well in college, but then failed in the pros (like Leinart and Booty). i dont think he’s great at developing QBs, but i will give him credit for seeing something in Mike Williams when everyone else laughed at him.

    As for Jackson, he might be a leader, but to play QB you have to do more than lead and Jackson will make a play then have you shake your head, for Seattle’s sake, they better hope he has few of the shaking of the heads, Jackson is in a place where he can be a good QB, so let’s see if he can be good.

  111. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Sep 10, 2011 9:44 AM

    I never doubted his leadership skills as a Viking. Just his football skills.

  112. captaintriumph says: Sep 10, 2011 9:48 AM

    I have to call out the poster named ‘eegwaybeegway’ – he’s full of it. I’m a Vikings fan, check all my posts, I really have no reason to lie. I’m not a closet Packer fan. Tarvaris is simply a bad quarterback. Childress drafted him out of a no-name school and simply annointed him starter. Childress was extremely stubborn and determined to prove he was right. Jackson never had to beat anyone out; he was the starter whenever he was ‘healthy’. Yeah he had a .500 record…but the games we won were when the defense was getting a lot of turnovers and even scores. Or when we played the easier teams. I swear whenever we had an important game, a close game…that’s when T-Joke stunk-up the place. To say he never got a chance here is nonsense.

  113. tilliebugs says: Sep 10, 2011 10:02 AM

    I watched him in MN. I’d call him “Captain Comatose”. The least emotional/inspirational quarterback I have ever seen. Emotion can help win games.

  114. trollhammer20 says: Sep 10, 2011 10:03 AM

    Let’s look at the options Seattle had for QB this offseason:

    1) Re-sign Matt Hasselbeck. They actually made him an offer for a two-year deal before the lockout, but he wanted three years and more guaranteed money, so no deal was made.

    Hasselbeck will be 36 this season. In each of the last four seasons, he’s missed games because of injuries. Had he stayed, he’d have been playing behind an offensive line with two rookies and two other young players with a combined total of 27 starts. Is this really the right move for a team that’s in full rebuild mode, to re-hire a guy (and pay him a considerable amount of money) with one to two good years left in him, who likely would have missed quite a bit of playing time as that young line went through their growing pains?

    2) Pick a QB in the draft. “Unfortunately”, 7-9 was good enough to win the division, and combined with the playoff win over the Saints, dropped them to #25 overall. Since many teams clearly reached for prospects earlier in the draft (I’m looking at you, Vikings fans), their options with this pick would have been Andy Dalton and Colin Kapoernick.

    Maybe these guys will pan out, but “Kap”, with five picks in the pre-season, clearly isn’t close to being ready for prime-time at this juncture, and Dalton didn’t fit the profile in terms of arm strength. Also, any rookie QB would have been under great pressure to start immediately, behind the above-mentioned offensive line, and run into the risk of getting “David Carr syndrome”, which is what happens when a young QB’s confidence is crushed under the weight of massive amounts of sacks.

    3) Go after Kevin Kolb. Some thought was given to this, apparently, but they dropped out of the bidding very quickly, probably when they realized what the price was going to be. The Cards paid one young CB with a Pro Bowl to his credit, a second-round pick, and $30 million guaranteed money to a guy who probably has a ceiling of a Marc Bulger (pre-Ram o-line collapse) or Matt Hasselbeck. Yes, he’ll be able to feed Fitzgerald a lot more effectively than Anderson, Skelton, and Hall, but is he good enough to be worth the price?

    4) Sign a free agent to a relatively short-term contract, give him a flyer, see what he can do, and if it doesn’t work out, try again next year.

    They went with option 4, and now, they have Tavaris Jackson. Pretty tough to choose him with options like Derek Anderson still available at the time, but like it or not, he’s the starting QB this year. One of two things will now happen:

    1) Jackson will live up to his potential and be the QB his supporters think he can be. If this happens, he gets signed to a long-term contract extention, and keeps the Seahawks competitive into the foreseeable future. Seattle can then use their #1 pick in 2012 trying to find a credible pass-rush threat that isn’t over the age of 30.

    (OK, quit laughing now. Seriously.)

    2) He lives up to most everyone’s expectations and tanks. If this scenario happens (and Charlie Whitehurst fares no better), Seattle will almost certainly have a top-10 (if not top-5) pick in the NFL draft. While the college season is young, right now, there are names like Andrew Luck, Landry Jones, and Matt Barkeley who will probably be on the short list. Or, if the QB options aren’t that appealing in the draft, they can pick up a guy like Matt Flynn in a trade. Lots of options at the QB position next offseason, that’s for certain.

    Regardless, if Tavaris works out, Seattle has their franchise QB and picked him up without trading for him or using a high draft pick. If he doesn’t work out, then the QB who eventually lands on the roster will at least be playing beind a young offensive line that’s had some time to work together.

    Most Seahawks fans, myself included, have pretty low expectations for this season. Most of us were as surprised as everyone else when we made the playoffs with a sub-.500 record and proceeded to beat the Saints. If Tavaris Jackson pans out and becomes our franchise QB, we’ll feel like it’s Christmas morning, and the bag of manure that we found under the tree turned out to be filled with gold coins. That said, we aren’t exactly holding our breath waiting for it to happen.

  115. tropicpurple says: Sep 10, 2011 10:12 AM

    Seattle will get Luck-y with T-Joke; Andrew Luck that is. Seattle doesn’t even know they’ve just swallowed another poison-pill from Minnesota — sadly, this placebo isn’t listed on the label.

  116. hawkfan50 says: Sep 10, 2011 2:06 PM

    2ruefan – we saw a little of that already in the Raiders game , where he drove the team downfield & threw a pick in the end zone . I expect it’ll be a long year for us as we rebuild , but additions like Zach Miller and Sidney Rice should help to make it a little easier on him .

    I’m glad you enjoyed the Favre years ; he’s certainly a Hall of Famer , but the guy had an uncanny knack for doing exactly what you said about Jackson – make several good plays in a row and then one boneheaded play where he’d try to thread the needle and throw a pick instead . As I recall , that cost you guys a Superbowl . That’s what I meant by not doing you any favors ..

    Good luck to your team this year 2rue , enjoy the season !

  117. dathrone says: Sep 10, 2011 3:13 PM

    I think a lot of T-Jax haters will be suprised how well he performs this year. He was a project drafted way too early and wasn’t ready to play when he was forced into the line-up. Then to top it off Chilly and company pulled him after two games. He hasn’t taken any significant snaps in 2 years.

    From what I’ve seen from this pre-season has been impressive. Especially when it’s taken into account how awful the o-line played. I definitely saw a QB that was composed and much more accurate and decise when given protection. That o-line will still be poor, but not nearly as bad as the they were in preseason. T-Jax ability to extend plays and big arm will cause problem for defenses having too big WR to cover(provided Sydney Rice can remain healthy).

    Some players just take longer to develop problem is most guys don’t get that time. Luckily for Jackson he’s getting that second chance. Tarvaris is a hard worker and an extremely physically gift player. I believe he has a really good year, and becomes the Seahawks QB for the foreseeable future. But I’ve been wrong before.

  118. fwbrodie says: Sep 10, 2011 6:08 PM

    vikesfansteve says:
    Sep 9, 2011 7:45 PM
    07 all the Vikings had to do was beat the Skins, TJAC int on the first play.

    08 starts off 0-2 benched & Ferotte leads the Vikings to the playoffs. Inexplicably Childrees starts Jackson against the Eagles. Thanks to AP running all over the Eagles all TJAC just needed to was manage passes drive down the field to win. TJAC throws a pick six to give Philly a gift win.

    10 replaces Favre & in his first start hurts his foot second series & out for the remainder of the season.

    He was awful with the Vikings & given chance after chance after chance.
    ______________
    07 his second year in the NFL coming out of a D2 school.
    08 Vikings lose their first two games (Packers, Colts), Childress panics, goes with Ferotte who was outplayed by Jackson in the preseason. Jackson comes in behind at halftime in week 14 and leads the team to the win. Wins 3 of 4 games down the stretch by completing 81% of his passes, throwing 9 TD’s and only 1 Int. Loses in playoffs to very good Eagles team.
    09 Beats out Sage Rosenfels in preseason, looks poised for a breakout season, and the Vikings sign Favre before week one.

    …and you’re a Vikings fan? I hear ginko biloba (sold in stores everywhere) is helpful.

  119. fwbrodie says: Sep 10, 2011 6:39 PM

    sikoix says: Sep 9, 2011 10:34 PM

    To Seahawk fans rationalizing this as new scenery, new surroundings, new results: same OC, same #1 WR option, same system.

    ___________

    Bobby Wade (06,07) and Bernard Berrian (08) do not play for the Seahawks. Sid Rice did not become a starter until Brett Favre arrived in 2009.

  120. fwbrodie says: Sep 10, 2011 6:56 PM

    scudbot says: Sep 9, 2011 9:38 PM

    $8M. Were you aware that Aaron Rodgers makes $11.5M this year? Probably not. Maybe it’s the rain. Or too much Petey crack.
    ________________

    Tarvaris makes $4 million this year and $4 million non-guaranteed next. The Seahawks are about $20 million under the cap. We’re talking about Paul Allen. What’s your point here?

  121. dathrone says: Sep 10, 2011 8:31 PM

    Like someone already mentioned this is the best possible situation for a Seahawks team. They have invested back-up money into a guy that’s extremely talented, seasoned, has game experience, and is familiar with the offense.

    If he comes out a sets the world on fire you have a play maker at QB for the next 5 or 6 years. If not you cut him and you will have lost nothing, but one bad season that ultimately will net you a high draft pick and potentially your QB of the future.

    If T-Jax is still as bad as everybody keeps saying he is so be it, but the last time he has had meaningful play time was two seasons ago in his third year as a developmental QB.

  122. thephantomstranger says: Sep 11, 2011 12:24 AM

    From now on every fantasy football team I have will be called Captain Composure.

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