Debating the merits of the Seahawks’ QB approach
May 18, 2012, 2:34 PM | Updated: 3:32 pm
By 710Sports.com staff
National football writer Jason Cole thinks the Seahawks have gone about their search for a franchise quarterback the wrong way.
Cole: “I think that it’s really important when you bring in a new coach to start that marriage between a quarterback and a coach as soon as possible and then make a commitment to that guy, sort of like what happened with [the Panthers’] Ron Rivera and Cam Newton. Because if you don’t, you’re kind of toggling back and forth from one quarterback to the next. It becomes a problem, I think, for your team overall. I think you just have to solve that position as soon as you possibly can because it’s the most important position on your team.
“Now what I’m seeing out in Seattle is they come in and it’s [Matt] Hasselbeck for a year, with [Charlie] Whitehurst in the wings. Then Whitehurst doesn’t look so good and then it’s Tarvaris Jackson. And Tarvaris Jackson doesn’t look so good so now it’s [Matt] Flynn and now [Russell] Wilson. You’ve gone through five guys in three years, and that position requires commitment to make sure it can be as good as possible.”
In Friday’s Wrap Up video, Mike Salk defends the Seahawks’ approach, saying that patience is a better strategy than panic when it comes to finding a quarterback.
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