In my story today, we take a closer look at Charlie Whitehurst’s play s far during the exhibition season, and how he has used Tarvaris Jackson getting the starting job as fuel for his best performance during the preseason as a pro.
Prior to this season, Whitehurst had completed 52.2 percent of his career exhibition passes, with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.But this year has been different. Whitehurst led Seattle on three scoring drives in a game’s worth of work in two exhibition games. He’s 28-for-39 passing for 212 yards and a touchdown, and he’s completed 71.8 percent of his passes for a respectable 93.1 passer rating.
“I think I’m a better player than I was last year,” Whitehurst said. “I feel more comfortable now. I feel like I’m seeing the field and what the defense is trying to do, and making good, quick decisions.”
Former Seahawk Dave Wyman linebacker writing for ESPN 710 Seattle offers three things that he believes have been overblown so far during exhibition play for Seattle – lack of leadership, size and youth.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides more details from Tuesday’s practice, including a long touchdown catch by rookie Kris Durham on Kelly Jennings.
More Farnsworth: A profile on new Seahawks linebacker David Vobora.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes about two long shot to make the team that now look like they will be on the final roster – cornerback Brandon Browner and safety Josh Pinkard.
Allen Cameron of the Calgary Herald talks to some of Browner’s former CFL teammates at Calgary about him making the jump to the NFL.
Seahawks defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson talks with KJR’s Ian Furness in this audio link.
Scouts Inc has compiled its NFL rankings of the top 200 players. Defensive end Chris Clemons is Seattle’s highest rated player at No. 99. Sidney Rice comes in at No. 104, Russell Okung is No. 145, Zach Miller is No. 159 and cornerback Marcus Trufant is No. 199. Tom Brady is the top rated player, followed by Peyton Manning, Darrelle Revis, Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers. Former Seahawk Lofa Tatupu is No. 140. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
And here’s your random video of the day – Captain Compete shows up at USC’s football practice two years ago. I wonder if he’ll be making an appearance at the VMAC?