NFL Punishes Seahawks For Allowing Contact At OTAs

6/5/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

May 30, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger (60) calls assignments during a scrimmage drill at an OTA practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIREAdam Schefter has reported that head coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have been found to be in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for allowing live contact at their OTAs. It's not the first time that Pete Carroll has been in violation of league rules; he was the reason that his former college team, USC, was bowl ineligible last season. As a result of the violation, the team will be forced to forfeit their June 6-7 OTAs and an additional workout on June 8.

This really isn't much of a big deal. However, it is worth noting that this gives Matt Flynn and the competing quarterbacks less time to show off what they can do going into camp. Though the Seahawks committed $10 million to Flynn in guaranteed money this offseason, they still claim that he is competing with last year's starter Tarvaris Jackson, and even that Russell Wilson, the rookie quarterback out of Wisconsin, is a long shot to be in the mix. I firmly believe that, in time, Flynn will take the starting job. Jackson is inaccurate, a poor decision maker, and far too quick to give up on the pass and scramble. He's not a quarterback you can win with. Russell Wilson is simply too small and inexperienced right now. Flynn will take the job eventually, but with less time to impress coaches at OTAs he may not be named the starter until later in camp, giving him less reps to get in sync with the first unit. But as I said before, this is not much to worry about.

PS - Is Carroll gonna bail before the sanctions are enforced again?
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6/6/12   |   kobe_lova   |   62383 respect

If Flynn has to compete with Jackson, someone should shank a coach...or all of them. Ridiculous.