A hint from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll regarding a potentially intriguing personnel alignment. But then the NCAA lowered the boom on Carroll’s prior employer, and everything he previously said since leaving USC had instantly been forgotten.
Here’s a quick refresher. With the Seahawks claiming receiver Isaiah Stanback on waivers from one of the coach’s other prior employers, Carroll suggested that Stanback could line up from time to time at the position he played in college, nearly beating the Trojan as the signal-caller for the University of Washington.
“He can offer some help to do some things if we needed it at the quarterback spot to salvage a few situations,” Carroll said.
In other words (possibly), Stanback may be used in a Wildcat-style package.
Of course, it’ll only truly be the Wildcat if Stanback already appears on the field as a receiver, and then slides into the snap-taking position after coming out of the huddle. That specific approach poses a much greater challenge to defenses, since they get a much more limited opportunity to adjust than when, for example, Mike Vick trots out and Kevin Kolb comes off.
It remains to be seen whether Stanback can crack the primary receiver rotation in Seattle. Or, for that matter, make it onto the 53-man roster.Seahawks 12th Man Army has now gone mobile! Go to http://www.noticeorange.com/r/Seahawks12thManArmy to get an app for your phone. It's free and it has alerts so that you'll know whenever Seahawks 12th Man Army has anything new. What could be better?
Tags: Alignment, Boom, coach pete carroll, Crack, Huddle, Isaiah Stanback, Kevin Kolb, Man Roster, Mike Vick, NCAA FOOTBALL, One Liners, Salvage, Seahawks, Seattle, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, Signal Caller, Slides, Snap, Trojan, University Of Washington, Waivers, Wildcat
Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..