There’s been a lot of debate over the past week here on whether or not the Seattle Seahawks should open up their checkbook and gamble in signing Matt Flynn, committing to him as the team’s quarterback of the future.
The Green Bay free agent quarterback arrived late last night and will be at the team’s facility most of the day today, but he also has a trip scheduled for Miami if he doesn’t get the contract or the opportunity he wants here in Seattle.
McGrath: Tarvaris Jackson is a tough cookie. His teammates respect him. His coaches think the world of him. But after six seasons in the NFL, he’s shown no ability to execute the fourth-quarter drives that win close games.
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Matt Flynn visited Seattle on Thursday. If Carroll and Schneider say goodbye to Flynn without offering him a big-time contract, they will regret it.
A gamble? Of course he is. But this gamble has a payoff that could put the Seahawks in the playoffs.
Take a deep breath, guys, and let it roll.”
Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports that Cleveland president Mike Holmgren says his offer to trade up for the No. 2 overall pick was every bit as good as Washington’s, and he does not believe the Browns got a fair shot at RG3. The Browns appear committed to giving Colt McCoy another shot as the starter.
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Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals needs to hear from Peyton Manning by 1 p.m. Pacific time today because Kevin Kolb is due a $7 million roster bonus.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post says that Manning is expected to notify the Cardinals of his decision this morning, and that it’s a two-team race between the Broncos and Titans.
Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post believes it’s a toss up between Denver and Tennessee in the Manning sweepstakes.
Terry McCormick of the Nashville City Paper said he’s spoken with Matt Hasselbeck and that the organization has been up front with everything that has gone on with Manning.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com speculates the Dolphins could go after Tebow if the Broncos end up with Manning.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Chargers are pushing hard to sign running back Mike Tolbert, but he also has other suitors. One of those other interested teams could be Seattle.