Seahawks name Wilson as their starting QB

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  1. gg no re

    gg no re iggnorent

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/26/seahawks-name-russell-wilson-starting-quarterback/
     
  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    So how many first and second year QBs will be starting week one now? 8? 9?
     
  3. TheDrifter

    TheDrifter All Pro

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    By my count...10.

    Tannehill
    Luck
    Gabbert
    Locker
    Dalton
    Weeden
    RG3
    Wilson
    Newton
    Ponder
     
  4. NastyNate

    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    John Schneider just signed his walking papers for next year.
     
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    Yea but this kid is a third-round pic and he's starting as a rookie in his teams season opener. The only other QB in that group who isn't a first rounder is Dalton, and he was a very high second-rounder who had a big resume coming out of TCU.
    I saw this kid in the Senior Bowl like 6 months ago and he's like < 5'11" and trust me nobody speculated he'd be a starter his first year in the pros. Actually most had him as a career backup - too short you know.
    I give Carrol high marks for sticking his neck out after the investment on the FA QB, but we'll see how his judgement plays out here ?
     
  6. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Russell Wilson is going to be a hell of a player. I'd be excited if I were a Seachicken fan.
     
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    Brandon420tx Flounder

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    I like him, if I was in a 2QB league I'd be targeting as my bench QB
     
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    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    Russell Wilson is looking like a steal. He's still got to do it in the regular season but from what I've seen in the pre-season, this kid could be special.
     


  9. Brandon420tx

    Brandon420tx Flounder

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    It takes some serious Moxie to make the Seahawks look good, other then their spiffy uniforms
     
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    jaayteetx Hall of Fame

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    Why? This is a HC decision.
     
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    I'm in this camp as well. I was really impressed when I watched the Hawks PS game. Don't remember who they were playing but Wilson just made play after play and appeared very comfortable. Didn't see any rook jitters, duck-n-run or any of the usual rookie stuff. I think the Hawks may have indeed pulled a caper on draft day.

    Granted, it's the PS but sometime you can just tell who's got it and who ain't. I think Russell Wilson has *it*.

    That said, yeah, he's too short. :kitten:
     
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    And he's able to do it despite their.... umm.... "spiffy".... uniforms.

    (seriously, they're 10x as ugly in person.)
     
  13. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I see quite a few people dogging their new uniforms but I think they look pretty good after watching them a whole game.
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  14. Texecutioner

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    So much for the hype of Matt Flynn. I never understood all of that hype that Flynn got last season all because of hi putting up a ton of points against a terrible Lions defense.
     
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    GP Go Texans!

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    He looks like Donovan McNabb out there. Not real fast, but makes quick cuts and navigates through traffic well.

    Fans crown guys too early. Let's see him in a few full-length reg season games.
     
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    Fine, you can sit on the train surrounded by them. :kitten:
     
  17. gg no re

    gg no re iggnorent

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    I still forget that the Seahawks have a new logo to go with their unis.
     
  18. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Every few years you get a QB hungry team to reach for a one game wonder like Scott Johnson or Kevin Kolb. Teams without a marquee QB will take chances that they won't at other positions when it comes to QB's. Let's welcome Matt Flynn to the club.

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    Can vouch for that! Went into the local supermarket in Washington State recently, and boy are the gross looking in the flesh.
     
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    Hey, next time you're down here I'm dragging your butt to Rookie's, Texans gameday or not. :kitten:
     

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