In my story today, rookie running back Robert Turbin said he was not surprised that his roommate, Russell Wilson was announced as the team’s starting quarterback over the weekend.
Turbin said he texted Wilson congratulations when he heard the news on TV, and believes that the rookie signal caller is ready to take on his new role.
“He’s the first guy in and the last guy out, you know what I mean?” Turbin said. “Sometimes I beat him to the punch. But ever since he’s got here, he’s acted like a quarterback that’s been here for 10 years. He never really acted like a rookie.
“He motivates guys to go to work. We know that as an offense we can depend on him. So in return we want him to be able to depend on us. So we just go out there and try and get the job done.”
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Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes starting Wilson was the right decision. Boling: “Here’s why you’ll like him: When asked about his potential and the hype, he has humbly stated, “I get here early, I stay late, and I want to be great some day.” Carroll is giving him that chance. And it’s the right choice even if it’s earlier than anyone other than Wilson could have envisioned.
Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News reports that Tarvaris Jackson arrived in Buffalo Sunday night and is trying to pick up enough of the offense to play on Thursday against Detroit.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes about Earl Thomas, who had a very active practice on Monday.
Dan Hanzus of NFL.com writes that Pete Carroll had glowing things to say about Terrell Owens, and would not hesitate to bring the veteran receiver back.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that Wilson provides another example of rookie ready quarterbacks.
710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard talks about how Matt Flynn should respond to finishing second in the quarterback competition in this video link.
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports writes that Carroll stayed true to his USC roots of competition in choosing Wilson as his starter.
Alan Grant of the National Football Post offers an interesting analysis on Russell Wilson’s success – greed.
Wilson joins the Dan Patrick show to talk about his new starting job in this audio link.