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Morning links: Who's No. 2

Our own Dave Boling takes a closer look at one of the more interesting camp battles, the competition for the No. 2 quarterback spot.

While general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll had hoped to create some competition for Matt Hasselbeck with the addition of Charlie Whitehurst, what has developed is a nice battle between Whitehurst and veteran J.P. Losman for the backup job.


The reason to focus on the outcome of a training camp competition for the backup quarterback spot is obvious. Hasselbeck is almost 35 and has missed 11 games the past two seasons.

One more tweaked oblique or a Patrick Willis helmet to Hasselbeck’s ribs, and coach Pete Carroll is going to have to call somebody’s number to replace him.

It makes the comparative development of Whitehurst and Losman one of the more interesting competitions in this preseason. At the very least, this is definitely not a situation, as in the past around here, where the backup is an entrenched veteran, and the No. 3 guy just a youthful project.

And the issue is too valuable to the success of the season to just assume that the job will be Whitehurst’s because of the trade and contract investment in him.

Boling talks to KJR’s Elise Woodward about the top stories of training camp in this audio link.

Clare Farnsworth of reviews the first four days of camp, highlighting some of the best plays during that period.

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer goes one-on-one with T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The outspoken receiver says he got away from doing what makes him good last year, and he will speak his mind even more this upcoming season. We’ll have our recorders ready Housh.

Former Seattle Seahawks guard Frank Beede is voted NFL teacher of the year.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post details LenDale White’s return to Denver, the place he grew up.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports offers his take on the Brett Favre situation along with how he believes the Seahawks will do this season in this conversation with KJR’s Elise Woodward.