Dave Boling of The News Tribune says it’s time for the Seattle Seahawks to make a change at the quarterback position and start Charlie Whitehurst.
“(Matt) Hasselbeck has done very little to further his own cause. In fact, he’s played his way into whatever job insecurity he feels right now, as Whitehurst was not really seen as a serious contender at mid-season.
The fact that the Hawks are still tied for the division lead should no longer complicate the issue.
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Carroll would only say that ‘Charlie did an okay job.’ That’s about right. He had a couple drops and a few misfires, but he also gunned the ball in a few times, got rid of it to avoid a sack, and did a decent job on the hoof when he had to scramble.
It’s not so much that he has done a great deal to earn the start, but that Hasselbeck hasn’t been able to stop throwing it away.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll summed up the game this way: “We gave them the football game in the third quarter.”
John McGrath of The News Tribune notes that the Seahawks got away offensively from what worked after an effective, 80-yard drive to open the game.
Dusty Lane of The News Tribune writes that despite being on the field most of the game Seattle’s defense hung tough against one of the better offense in the league in Atlanta.
Lawyer Milloy said he no emotional response in facing his former team in Atlanta.
Charlie Whitehurst talks about his performance in the second half after replacing Hasselbeck.
Jim Moore of Seattlepi.com says it’s time to see what Whitehurst can do.
Art Thiel of Sportspressnw.com says the same thing here.
And Steve Kelly of the Seattle Times adds to the Whitehurst for starting quarterback chorus.
Doug Farrar of Sportspressnw.com writes that there appears to be a disconnect between offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and Hasselbeck.