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Morning links: Wishing Jackson a speedy recovery

Dave Boling of The News Tribune writes that Charlie Whitehurst demonstrated why he is a backup with his performance against Cleveland on Sunday, and that Seattle Seahawks fans should be wishing Tarvaris Jackson a speedy recovery.

Boling: All those Seahawks fans fomenting a quarterback controversy in recent weeks likely spent much of Sunday afternoon united in a common sentiment: Get well soon, Tarvaris.


Starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson sat out Sunday’s game at Cleveland, resting a strained pectoral muscle and watching his job security solidify merely by not being a part of an embarrassing offensive performance that led to a 6-3 Seattle defeat.

In Jackson’s place, Charlie Whitehurst offered convincing evidence that he is destined to be exactly what he has been … an NFL backup.”

I talked with KJR’s Dick Fain about the Seahawks in this audio link. The conversation begins about 15 minutes in.

Mike Pereira of Fox Sports, former VP of officiating of the league, defends the indensible – blown call on Leon Washington’s 81-yard punt return. Pereira points out in real time and with officials negotiating sight lines through bodies, the play appears to be a block in the back. Fair enough. But officials are supposed to call what they clearly see, not what they think they see.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that Whitehurst proved in his performance against Cleveland that he is a backup, not the salvation of Seattle’s quarterback situation.

Clare Farnsworth of takes a closer look at what went well and what Seattle needs to work on for next week.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives Seattle a D for their effort against Cleveland.

ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at how early San Francisco can clinch the NFC West. The answer is as early as Week 11.

But maybe there’s hope. At 2-4 the Seahawks are only a 1 ½ games out of the wild card in the NFC. Check out the league playoff picture here.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel created a Suck for Luck tracker, keeping track of the teams in the hunt for the No. 1 overall pick and a chance to get Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports takes a look at the six quarterbacks that started for the first time this season in Week 7. Billick says that Whitehurst did not play well, but didn’t get any help from the rest of the offense as well.