Pete Carroll confirms Matt Flynn will start preseason opener
I want really, really good information coming in,” said Pete Carroll, “so that we can make a really clear-cut choice as we do it."
But Pete Carroll confessed his position on the quarterback doesn’t stretch far beyond this week and the preseason opener.
“(We’re) Taking one week at a time,” said Pete Carroll.
Tarvaris Jackson struggled with injuries last season and despite all circumstances failed to deliver at a number of instances that eventually cost the Seattle Seahawks the postseason last year. Matt Flynn was a highly touted free agent on the market when the Seattle Seahawks signed him this offseason, although his role with the team was exceedingly debatable at the time.
"Matt has done a fantastic job so far,” said Pete Carroll. “He's learned the system, he's on it, he can make all of the adjustments, all of the calls, he sees the defense really well. I love that he's moving well in the pocket.”
“Now I need to see him in a situation where he takes over and see what that looks like,” continued Pete Carroll.”
The Seattle Seahawks already had a safety net at hand in former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson , who was drafted in the third round of the 2012 drafts. Although Russell Wilson has displayed the usual struggles of a rookie, he has been slowly grasping the offense throughout offseason workouts as well as minicamp, and delivered promise at training camp.
Tarvaris Jackson took 14 starts and led the Seattle Seahawks to a comeback after a disappointing 2-6 record last season, but after the a pectoral injury he failed the team a number of times during the fourth quarter. After taking snaps with the first-team offense on Sunday and Tuesday, Tarvaris Jackson will hold-back for the rest of the week.
"T-Jack came in in great shape, he's quicker than he was, he worked his tail off in the offseason," said Pete Carroll regarding Tarvaris Jackson’s performance so far. "You could tell his arm is strong, he's fully recovered, he knows what we're doing, he's solid with everything.”
Instead, Matt Flynn took snaps with the first-team offense on Wednesday and will continue so till the preseason opener.
But Pete Carrol guaranteed that the Seattle Seahawks are gradually progressing to determine who will start the regular-season opener against the Arizona Cardinal on 9th September.
"As soon as possible," Pete Carroll predicted his final call on his regular-season starter. "But I'm not going to rush it."