Clark Judge of CBS Sports talked with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at the NFL Owners meetings in Palm Beach, Florida this week. Judge asked Carroll about the prospects of new quarterback Matt Flynn guiding his team back to the playoffs this year.
But Carroll remained committed to the idea of open competition at the quarterback position, saying Tarvaris Jackson remains the starter right now.
Judge says the Seahawks better hope that Flynn is not another Charlie Whitehurst.
Here’s what Carroll said when asked about the difference between Whitehurst and Flynn.
“I think the familiarity and continuity are much different,” Carroll said. “And the background knowledge from the inside out is maybe what makes us more enthused because John (Seahawks GM John Schneider) knew (Flynn) so well. We knew Charlie from the outside and from his workouts, but John did have insights (on Flynn). We just have more familiarity and a better sense of it.”
Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post talks with Carroll about his decision to go after Flynn and how it affected the Miami Dolphins. Biggane believes the Dolphins were not as committed to signing Flynn because Matt Moore is more proven as a future starter than Tarvaris Jackson. I think that’s debatable.
According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Carroll gushed for five minutes about the impressive play of Cam Newton in his rookie season. Of course, Carroll likely is doing his best Lou Holtz impersonation – the Seahawks travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers in 2012.
Mike Schwartz of NFL.com offers an interesting Q&A with Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated says that former Seahawks center Walter Jones is the best No. 6 overall pick in the modern-day era of the NFL – since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com catches up with former Seahawks center Blair Bush.
Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s pro day is today. And while I believe the Seahawks will not selected him in the first round, don’t be surprised if some team representatives show up for the workout today.
ESPN’s Todd McShay has Seattle selecting North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples in the first round, and Cal inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.