He’s ready. Those were the words of Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy when asked about the prospects of Matt Flynn moving on and competing for a starting quarterback job at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, which you can check out in my story today.
Here’s McCcarthy: Based on what I see in the everyday classroom, practice field, he’s ready. It’s his time to play. And you don’t ever know. You don’t ever know if a backup quarterback can take that next step and go out and play 16 games.
“I know mentally he’s ready, emotionally he’s definitely ready, but until you play the position and go play those 1,100, 1,200 snaps, that’s when you really find out. And I think Matt’s ready for that.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com gets Pete Carroll’s thoughts on the addition of free agent defensive lineman Jason Jones.
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Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times talks with Davis Hsu, a fan of the Seahawks who blogs about the team, about breaking the news that Alex Smith was headed to Miami while riding on the same flight with him from San Francisco. Hsu was on his way to a family vacation cruise to the Bahamas.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Matt Flynn is a good match for Seattle – he’s young, hungry and on the rise like the rest of the team.
Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore of ESPN 710 AM Seattle interview Matt Flynn in this audio link. It’s worth a listen. They talk about some of the stuff he likes to do in spare time, like fishing on the Mississippi River.
Ian Furness of KJR 950 AM interviews Seahawks general manager John Schneider in this audio link.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that New England signed recently released Seahawks offensive guard Robert Gallery to a one-year deal as insurance with Logan Mankins still recovering from ACL knee surgery.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com now has the Seahawks selecting Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly at No. 12 overall.
Chris Egan of King 5 talks with former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman about the addition of Flynn to Seattle in the video below.