Pete Carroll: No decision on starting quarterback for preseason finale, yet

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The Seahawks had planned to give quarterback Drew Lock the start in the second preseason game, until he tested positive for COVID. Will he instead start the preseason finale against the Cowboys?

“We will have to wait and see what happens,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Wednesday. “We don’t need to make that decision yet.”

Carroll acknowledged that Lock needed the reps he wouldn’t have gotten on Thursday against the Bears.

“He worked with the ones yesterday in prep for the game, and that’s really all he got,” Carroll said. “I would’ve liked to see that happen throughout this little mini-week. But we’ll see what happens next week, we’ll figure it out. But it was important and that’s where we’re going to do extra work after practice with DK [Metcalf], and with [Tyler Lockett], and [Will Dissly], and we just weren’t able to do that. So, we missed out on that opportunity.”

There was no extra work after practice on Tuesday because Lock “barely made it off the practice field, he was dragging.”

“We were going to do post-practice work, but it was no, let’s get him out of here,” Carroll said. “It hit him. He has had it before, already. He has done all of the work to get prepped for it, it just so happens that it got him again.”

And so Geno Smith, who already had managed to hold the top spot on the depth chart, will continue to be the team’s No. 1 option. At this point, it’s hard to imagine Lock taking it from Smith in the next 26 days.

9 responses to “Pete Carroll: No decision on starting quarterback for preseason finale, yet

  1. Tough luck for Drew. He looked pretty good last week. Guess it’s Geno for the MNF opener.

    We don’t talk about Geno, no no no
    We don’t talk about Geno….

  2. I don’t know who the top QB will be in next year’s draft, but I’m thinking Seattle could end up with the first pick.

  3. The resurrection of Geno Smith’s football career. Only someone as brilliant as Pete Carroll would attempt such a thing.

  4. Let’s be honest. Pete is blowing smoke if he’s trying to sell the notion that either of Smith or Lock will lead this team to anything more than five wins. The fact that this is the big drama coming out of Seattle is ludicrous, if you’re a Hawks fan. Could this be the end of the Carroll-Schneider axis in Seattle? How could they let the ceiling cave in on their heads like this?

  5. Wheels have fallen off the One Year Dynasty. 2012s will be very very quiet around these parts this season.

  6. Terrible offense and a defense that can’t tackle.

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