Rookie QB jumps into fray in Seahawks camp

Published on May 17, 2012 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

Pete Carroll has seen enough.

After three days of watching third-round draft choice Russell Wilson zip perfect spirals around the Seahawks practice field, the Seattle coach said the Wisconsin product had earned the right to compete for the starting job with incumbent Tarvaris Jackson and free agent signee Matt Flynn.

“He’s showed us enough,” Carroll said. “He’s in the competition. And that is going to tax us, as you know. It was already going to be taxing with two. But he’s shown us enough that we need to see where he fits in with these guys.”

Carroll said he had an inkling that Wilson was up to the task when Seattle drafted him. And that thought was confirmed after watching Wilson make completion after completion during Seattle’s three-day rookie minicamp.

Wilson threw more than 400 passes and took 500-plus snaps over the weekend, Carroll said.

“That’s an amazing load that we threw on him, but he handled it like he’s been here,” Carroll said. “And that was a great first sign, just about his willingness to prepare, hold all the information and use it quite well.”

So now the two-man race for Seattle’s starting quarterback job is a three-person battle to the finish that will begin in earnest when training camp starts in late July.

Asked how he plans to oversee a three-man competition for the top quarterback job, Carroll said he’ll lean on his experience in college, when Matt Barkley, Aaron Corp and Mitch Mustain battled for the starting quarterback job at USC in 2009, a competition won by true freshman Barkley.

“It’s going to take us a long time to do this,” Carroll said. “It’s going to be frustrating for you guys (reporters). You’re going to keep asking and wanting to know, and I’m just going to be more patient than you can imagine as we go through this process, and we’ll just figure it out when we do.”

Wilson showed a good command of the offense and exuded confidence over the three days.

via Rookie QB jumps into fray in Seahawks camp | Seattle Seahawks – The News Tribune.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

11970517-standard

He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better

The drill for Brandon Mebane interviews follows a script: Writer asks Seattle Seahawks PR guy to set it ...
600x405x140930-gilliam-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DwhV7Niefu

New RT Garry Gilliam improves rapidly

Don’t tell Garry Gilliam his first start wasn’t in a real game. Trying to block Justin Houston is as ...
_d4s7270

Seahawks Linebackers Impress in Kansas City

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a pregame message for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Despite having only five ...
1cst_-0788

Rookie Tyler Lockett Shines in Seahawks Debut

When the Seahawks, a team known for moving back in the draft to accumulate picks, traded away four ...
cst_ek2v0988

A Surprise Leader At Left Guard, And Other Observations

The Seahawks started practice Wednesday outside under blue skies, and finished it inside with hail rattling off the ...
_rm11666

Seahawks Training Camp Day 8: Three Takeaways From The “Mock Game”

At the eighth practice of Seahawks training camp presented by Bing, the team conducted a "Mock Game" in ...
_rm16972

Three Things We Learned From Defensive Coordinator Kris Richard

Following day four of Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Kris Richard took time to ...
Seattle Seahawks

Ahtyba Rubin Steps Up, And Other Observations From Day 3 Of Seahawks Training Camp

Day 3 of Seahawks training camp meant the first day of practicing in pads, so it was a ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz