Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes that Seattle head coach Pete Carroll may have provided some insight into his thoughts on how he will move forward at the quarterback position during the offseason.
Carroll said he’s come around to the thought that a rookie quarterback straight out of college can come in and be successful right away in the NFL, pointing to examples like Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco and Andy Dalton, which leads Boling to believe that the Seahawks could be in favor of drafting a quarterback to compete with Tarvaris Jackson rather than bringing in a guy like Matt Flynn through free agency.
Boling: Carroll stressed from the start that he expects to challenge every player at every position. And that obviously includes quarterback.But how?
The question was put to Carroll, as it relates to quarterback, do you have a preference – bringing in a veteran or a young prospect?
In essence, the question is whether he’d rather have a soon-to-be free agent such as Matt Flynn of Green Bay, or a draft pick he can shape from the start.
He was emphatic: He is intrigued by young guys. And it’s clear he’s given it a great deal of thought while flipping 180 degrees on the issue.
Here’s my story from Tuesday’s press conference, which focuses on the news that receiver Sidney Rice had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, his second surgery in two seasons.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com believes the Seahawks played a entire season and still have not found out enough to determine if Tarvaris Jackson is the team’s quarterback of the future. Thiel says he’d go with Jackson for another season and uses draft resources to bolster the rest of the roster.
Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle also is content with going with Jackson as the starter in 2012.
Rod Mar of Seahawks.com provides one final look through photos of Seattle’s overtime loss at Arizona.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides and overview of Carroll’s offseason priorities.
ESPN’s Mike Sando wraps up the Seahawks regular season. Sando says Marshawn Lynch is the MVP, and Sidney Rice and Zach Miller are the team’s biggest disappointments.
A 27-year-old Seahawks fan has been charged for with felony assault for knocking a police officer unconscious at the Christmas Eve game against San Francisco at CenturyLink Field.
With Matt Flynn’s impressive performance last week against Detroit, some are suggesting it’s more about the system in Green Bay and not the QB pulling the trigger.
The Shower Pill continues to gain steam. Check out the video below.