Sky-high hopes for Seahawks rookie QB
August 28, 2012, 4:25 pm
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has finally decided on a starting quarterback, choosing the rookie Russell Wilson over the $26 million man Matt Flynn. Cliff Brown, NFL writer for The Sporting News
, and Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune
join Bernard Bokenyi to discuss how Russell Wilson and the other rookie quarterbacks will fair in the NFL.
Bernard and Cliff begin by talking about the Pittsburg Steelers and the return of wide receiver Mike Wallace. Cliff explains why this is good news for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He also discusses why Roethlisberger will face more pressure from defenses this season.
Cliff then discusses why so many NFL coaches have decided to start rookie quarterbacks. Cliff believes it was a smart move by Pete Carroll to choose Russell Wilson because he’s more mobile and athletic than Flynn. Cliff also talks about how good the other rookie quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill will be. Cliff Brown
Eric and Bernard talk about how Matt Flynn has received the news that he was bypassed for the starting quarterback job. Eric reports that Flynn is “disappointed,” but not defeated by Carroll’s decision. Flynn hopes to be ready if Wilson performs poorly at the beginning of the season. Eric mentions that this isn’t the first time that Flynn has had to battle for a starting job, facing the same situation at LSU and Green Bay.
Eric then breaks down the Seahawks wide receivers. He expects that Sidney Rice and Golden Tate will shine during this season with Doug Baldwin and Braylon Edwards also providing the Seahawks with some depth. He also gives his take on Seattle’s defense.
Finally, Eric provides a timeline for Pete Carroll and how long he has until he could possibly be fired for his performance.