Clark Judge of CBS Sports weighs in on Seattle’s quarterback competition between Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst, stating that it is one of the five most intriguing quarterback competition in the league heading into this year’s training camp.
So Pete Carroll says that nothing has changed and that Matt Hasselbeck is Seattle’s starter. I don’t care. It’s what Pete Carroll does that matters, and what he did was trade for Charlie Whitehurst — overpaying for a third-string quarterback who hasn’t thrown a pass in four years. I say “overpaying,” because that’s what it looks like now. But if Whitehurst is the franchise quarterback Carroll thinks he can be I don’t care what the Seahawks paid. They made the right move. Finding good, young quarterbacks is difficult, and maybe the Seahawks just solved the puzzle. If nothing else, they found a safety net for Hasselbeck, who missed parts of the past two seasons with injuries and may be nearing the end of his career.
Carroll said he likes competition at every position, and that tells me that he’ll want Whitehurst to push the incumbent so that when the time comes he’s ready to take over. That could happen now. It could happen later. Given Hasselbeck’s age (he turns 35 in September) and medical history it could happen this season. I don’t know what the Seahawks have in Charlie Whitehurst, but I do know I can’t wait to find out why Carroll was so hot and bothered over the guy.
Jim Wyatt of the The Tennessean has more on the possibility of Ruston Webster joining the Tennessee Titans’ front office.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about tight end John Carlson and how offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates would like to move him around the field more to take advantage of his pass-catching talents.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talks with KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler about the new additions on defense in this audio link.
Seahawks linebacker Will Herring talks with KJR’s Ian Furness in this audio link.
Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network believes the San Francisco 49ers are primed to win the NFC West.