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boknows34 08-26-2012 10:09 PM

Russell Wilson named Seattle Week 1 starter
 
Pete Carroll just announced it on The Seahawks twitter account.

"Russell Wilson will start against the Raiders and will start the first week of the regular season."

"Russell has shown nothing but that he is a quarterback. He is so prepared, he does not seem like a first year quarterback."

"This is an extraordinary kid. He just kept knocking us out with what he brought."

"(His height) is not even a factor. What is a factor is that he is so elusive and shows great sense."

"I've watched our team respond to him and they've taken to his leadership style."

Petr Carroll

niel89 08-26-2012 10:15 PM

I love Wilson, but be prepared for the the overreactions from both sides from this. He looks good but the Seahawks haven't found their franchise qb and savior yet. Let him play a couple weeks before anointing him the future and saying the Seahawks are big time contenders in the NFC/NFCW. On the other side, kid looks good and lets see what happens. He had a good preseason and could become a real player.

Giantsfan1080 08-26-2012 10:20 PM

Flynn now the most expensive backup?

XxXdragonXxX 08-26-2012 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1080 (Post 3099582)
Flynn now the most expensive backup?

Kevin Kolb.

Cigaro 08-26-2012 10:24 PM

Sucks for Flynn. Not that he necessarily deserved to start, but he surely joined the Seahawks with the expectations to start, and will get pretty much no chance to prove himself thanks to a late round draft pick coming out of nowhere.

Bert Macklin 08-26-2012 10:26 PM

Flynn living the dream. 10 million dollars to sit the bench.

jrdrylie 08-26-2012 10:29 PM

Is there any trade market for Flynn? His offensive coordinator didn't want him in Miami and now he is beat out by a 3rd round midget. Maybe Green Bay throws a 6th round pick out West to get him back?

XxXdragonXxX 08-26-2012 10:29 PM

"If I were Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson, I'd be leery of this kid because, if you give him a chance...If you give this kid a legitimate chance to win the job...he'll win it."

-Jon Gruden

niel89 08-26-2012 10:30 PM

3rd round (75th pick) isn't really late. Honestly Flynn should have stepped up if he wanted to be the starter. I wonder how much Flynn gets paid as a backup reaching no incentives?

Other than Wilson's height what are the knocks on him? The guy produced in college.

brat316 08-26-2012 10:30 PM

Lets go Wilson, Drew Brees 2.0

jrdrylie 08-26-2012 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XxXdragonXxX (Post 3099596)
"If I were Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson, I'd be leery of this kid because, if you give him a chance...If you give this kid a legitimate chance to win the job...he'll win it."

-Jon Gruden

I take nothing Jon Gruden says seriously. He has never criticized any player ever.

But with that said, if Seattle sets up this offense properly, Wilson can be a solid player.

SchizophrenicBatman 08-26-2012 10:37 PM

Repent, for the false prophet Tebow has been replaced by the true Savior - First Book of Russell Wilson


Complex 08-26-2012 11:15 PM


Bert Macklin 08-26-2012 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrdrylie (Post 3099595)
Is there any trade market for Flynn? His offensive coordinator didn't want him in Miami and now he is beat out by a 3rd round midget. Maybe Green Bay throws a 6th round pick out West to get him back?

You say "third round midget" like he didn't earn it. And Wilson is literally a black Drew Brees.

This is coming from a huge Flynn fan.

Brent 08-26-2012 11:50 PM


Bert Macklin 08-26-2012 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brent (Post 3099769)

Had to give you rep for the random Reuben Randle moment.

TheBoyWonder22 08-27-2012 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bert Macklin (Post 3099591)
Flynn living the dream. 10 million dollars to sit the bench.

I call it trickle-down banging.

FUNBUNCHER 08-27-2012 12:25 AM

Didn't Pete Carroll make the call to bring in Matt Flynn to be his starter??
I still think Flynn plays before the season is over.

Preseason ain't real games.

Mufasa 08-27-2012 01:04 AM

That's cool, Wilson's a guy that's easy to root for. I hope he does well.

But yeah, that sucks for Flynn.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bert Macklin (Post 3099591)
Flynn living the dream. 10 million dollars to sit the bench.

I'd bet he'd give up a couple million to be a starter.
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrdrylie (Post 3099595)
Is there any trade market for Flynn? His offensive coordinator didn't want him in Miami and now he is beat out by a 3rd round midget. Maybe Green Bay throws a 6th round pick out West to get him back?

Seattle isn't going to trade him. Jackson was the QB they moved. Wilson may have been named the starter, but he still needs to prove he's a franchise QB. If he can't get it done when the games matter, then they go to Flynn and see if he can do it. Last season they had no franchise QB, now they have two guys that could be one. You don't give one up until you're absolutely sure the other is.

I don't think a midseason trade is really a possibility either, it'd probably have to wait until the offseason. As far as potential partners go, he'd have to go somewhere to be the starter or at least compete to start/be a backup plan if the starter fails. After his signing bonus is taken out he makes $4.5 million a year, which is too much to be paying a backup. However, that is a great deal for a starter. The teams that were thinking about him this year could still want him, and there should be even more interested at this reduced contract. Teams like the Jets, Jaguars, Chiefs, Cardinals, and maybe a few others like the Browns, Vikings, Buccaneers, and Rams if their current QB fails this year, could be interested in Flynn in the offseason and should be willing to part with at least a 4th to give him a chance with that contract.

nobodyinparticular 08-27-2012 01:11 AM

If Pryor doesn't develop into a QB (odds are very much in favor of no), I could really see Flynn replacing Palmer soon.

nobodyinparticular 08-27-2012 01:14 AM

Wilson is likely to tear it up Week 4 preseason matchup against the Raiders 2nd and 3rd stringers. Raiders aren't going to play any starters more than a series. The only player who may start on D against SD to play significant minutes against Seattle would be Miles Burris as he's a rookie and taking Curry's spot at WLB.

Seattle's 1st teamers vs. Raiders scrubs? It will boost Wilson's stock greatly.

XxXdragonXxX 08-27-2012 01:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 3099833)
Didn't Pete Carroll make the call to bring in Matt Flynn to be his starter??
I still think Flynn plays before the season is over.

Preseason ain't real games.


Nope, Carroll said from the beginning Flynn was brought in to compete to be the starter. Everyone assumed it was his job to lose, and Wilson came in and took it.

soybean 08-27-2012 02:25 AM

Word on the street is Flynn took the news of Wilson starting like a little *****.

Quote:

"Matt is disappointed," Carroll said. "Matt came here to be the starter. He took [the news] exactly the way a great competitor would. He still wants it. ... I’m disappointed for him, too, because I know how much he wants this."

vidae 08-27-2012 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Bert Macklin (Post 3099763)
You say "third round midget" like he didn't earn it. And Wilson is literally a black Drew Brees.

This is coming from a huge Flynn fan.

That didn't take long. I thought he'd have to at least play a regular season game first.

FUNBUNCHER 08-27-2012 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soybean (Post 3099916)
Word on the street is Flynn took the news of Wilson starting like a little *****.

What was Flynn supposed to say?? He was happy that Russell Wilson beat him out for the starting gig??:waiting:

Carroll is going to rotate these QBs until one of them clearly demonstrates the team has a better chance to win with him under center.


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