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Morning links: Hawks starting QB up in the air

Dave Boling of The News Tribune wonders if the Seattle Seahawks have a good option at quarterback on Sunday between an inexperienced Charlie Whitehurst or a beat up Matt Hasselbeck.


“In 15 games, those two have combined for 13 touchdown passes in 508 attempts (their opponents have 31 TD passes). They have a combined 71.2 passer rating (their opponents’ collective 92.1 rating is higher than the performances that Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan needed to get Pro Bowl berths).

“Whitehurst directed the No. 1 unit in practice Wednesday, but Hasselbeck was on the hoof, in sweats, and throwing the ball around a little bit.

“Carroll keeps stressing that Whitehurst is the starter this week but continues to leave the door ajar for Hasselbeck, making it sound as if Carroll will have to drive a stake through Hasselbeck’s heart to keep him on the sideline.”

Rookie offensive tackle Russell Okung has hobbled his way through is rookie year, and won’t heal from two, high-ankle sprains until the offseason.

Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle offers a closer look at a third quarter play against Tampa Bay where a green Whitehurst shows his inexperience.

St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long talks about the Crowd noise at Qwest Field and getting flexed into the Sunday night game in this video link.

Doug Farrar of writes that Sam Bradford might be the best of a new breed of quarterback entering the league.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press writes about Seattle’s comeback duo, Mike Williams and Leon Washington.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says this game is worthy of prime time.

NFL Playbook takes a closer look at the St. Louis Rams in this video link.