Seattle Seahawks quarterback was blunt in his assessment when asked to evaluate his performance so far this season.
“We’re a 2-5 team,” Jackson said. “So the quarterback’s job is to help the team win as much as possible. We still have got a lot work to do, so 2-5 is failing. So I guess I’ve got an F so far right now. But we’re getting better. We’re growing .And I feeling more and more comfortable each week. And the guys are feeling more and more comfortable with me, and the coach is gaining more trust in me, so that’s good.
“My whole thing, like I said, is I’m always about wins. That’s what I really pride myself in, and that’s what all quarterbacks should be judged on. And that’s what I want to be judge on, so right now 2-5 is not going to get the job done.”
As head coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday, Jackson said he’s expects to be healthy enough to play on Sunday at Dallas, but he also understands he’ll have to continue to play with some pain with the strained pectoral muscle.
“It’s going to be sore pretty much the whole season I think,” Jackson said. “But the point is to just trying to get as much practice time as I can and get as many reps as I can get in, and being able to play on Sundays.”
Asked about the Cowboys’ defense giving up 34 points to the Eagles last week, and how the Seahawks can use that to their advantage, Jackson said it’s a new week.
“It’s doesn’t matter,” Jackson said. “That’s the Eagles. It’s a new week. And they’re going to make some adjustments I’m pretty sure, but we’re going to try and attack their weaknesses that they saw on film – not from just that game, but from the previous game.
“So we know it can be done against them, but we’re just going in there expecting that, ‘Oh well, we’re going to do it.’ We’ve got to go out there and earn it ourselves.”
Jackson said during the no-huddle offense that he calls 60 to 80 percent of the plays, depending on how the offense is moving the ball and how much of a rhythm the offense is in.
“If coach (OC Darrell Bevell) sees something he’ll chime in and try to give me a play early,” Jackson said. “But once he catches us in a rhythm already and he sees us calling a play, he kind of lets us go.”
Jackson also had good things to say about Dallas pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, who has 12 sacks on the year.
“He’s a long guy, first of all,” Jackson said about Ware. “He’s got long arms, and that helps when you have those long arms being a pass rusher because you can kind of keep those guys off of you. And they won’t be able to extend on you and kind of lock you out.
“So he can get around the edge. He can bull rush you. He can pretty much do it all.”