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Morning links: Did Whitehurst earn shot to start?

Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle continues to wave the pom-poms for Charlie Whitehurst, saying after Saturday’s performance that the backup quarterback deserves a shot to play with the starters at Denver.


“If you ask me, I’m guessing that Whitehurst will still be more effective than Jackson when he goes against first-stringers. I say that because Whitehurst appears to have more confidence this year. His body language looks different to me. He also puts some serious zip on the ball. And he might not be as mobile as Jackson, but he’s agile enough to escape the rush too.

“I’m just saying, let’s see what would happen when you reverse the halves – it’s time for Whitehurst to play the first two quarters and Jackson to play the last two. Wouldn’t that give coach Pete Carroll a better idea of what he has with these two QBs?”

Seattle defensive end Raheem Brock gets punk’d by Pete Carroll in this video below.

Rob Rang of provides a rundown on what to expect from the supplemental draft today. The one player Seattle might be interested in is North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo.

More Rang: He offers his thoughts on rookie offensive linemen John Moffitt and James Carpenter.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune offers his thoughts on the Seahawks midway through exhibition play.

Clare Farnsworth of profiles safety Josh Pinkard, including his head-up strip of Minnesota receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux for a touchback in Saturday’s game.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times offers three things he learned from Saturday’s game against the Vikings.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, former Rams linebacker David Vobora is working out for the Seahawks today.

According to this report by Pro Football Weekly, the Seahawks are increasingly concerned about tight end John Carlson’s labrum injury.

Liz Mathews of ESPN 710 Seattle talks with Jeff Reed about earning the starting kicker job.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated says in his Monday Morning QB column that for better or worse, the Seahawks will have a quarterback competition on their hands soon.