8/23: Go 2 Guy wants a Seahawks QB controversy

Aug 23, 2011, 11:24 AM

-Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times offers a few thoughts on Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry‘s restructured deal, which cuts the final two years off his rookie contract and makes him a free agent after the 2012 season.

-Mike Sando of ESPN.com weighs in on Curry’s restructured deal, as well as the Seahawks’ signing of former Rams linebacker David Vobora.

-Colleague Jim Moore writes on his website that he wants to see Charlie Whitehurst start the Seahawks’ next preseason game. The Go 2 Guy: “If you ask me, I’m guessing that Whitehurst will still be more effective than [Tarvaris] Jackson when he goes against first-stringers. I say that because Whitehurst appears to have more confidence this year. His body language looks different to me. He also puts some serious zip on the ball. And he might not be as mobile as Jackson, but he’s agile enough to escape the rush too.”

-Per 710 ESPN Seattle’s Liz Mathews, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll showed support for Jackson after Saturday’s preseason game. Carroll: “I love that Charlie played well, and I think we need to give Tarvaris a chance to play well, too, with the guys around him. I felt like he was out there fighting for it and did a good job of competing.”

-Mason Kelley of The Seattle Times writes that UW junior cornerback Desmond Trufant is doing the little things in fall camp that will allow him to make big plays. Trufant, a starter as a freshman, had an uneven sophomore season.

Kelley: “Trufant said the little things caught up to him as a sophomore. Sometimes he lined up too deep. Sometimes he wasn’t deep enough. Sometimes it was as simple as taking a step the wrong direction at the snap. It became the difference between making a play and giving one up.”

-Dave Cameron of USS Mariner writes that while the Mariners will have money to find an upgrade at third base this offseason, they might not have many viable options.

Brady Henderson

Rees Odhiambo, a 2016 third-round pick, will compete with Matt Tobin to start at left tackle. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Tom Cable: Rees Odhiambo, Matt Tobin are Seahawks’ preferred LT options

Tom Cable brought a bit of clarity to the Seahawks' plans at left tackle in the wake of George Fant's season-ending knee injury, saying Tuesday that Rees Odhiambo and newcomer Matt Tobin are the top two options.
5 years ago
Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks injury updates: George Fant set for surgery, K.J. Wright returns

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle George Fant is expected to be back by next season from the knee injury that will sideline him in 2017.
5 years ago
Matt Tobin, 27, started 21 games over seasons with the Eagles. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks acquire OL Matt Tobin in trade with Eagles

The Seahawks have acquired offensive tackle Matt Tobin in a trade with the Eagles, making another move to shore up their offensive line after losing left tackle George Fant for the season.
5 years ago
Luke Joeckel played left tackle for his first three NFL seasons. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Luke Joeckel? Rees Odhiambo? A look at the Seahawks’ LT options with George Fant out for the season

The Seahawks need a new plan at left tackle with George Fant out for the season. Moving Luke Joeckel there is one option, writes Brady Henderson.
5 years ago
Michael Bennett on Justin Britt standing by his side during the national anthem Friday night: “I ...
Brady Henderson

Justin Britt stands by Michael Bennett during national anthem: ‘A very emotional moment’

Seahawks center Justin Britt showed his support for teammate Michael Bennett Friday night, standing by him as Bennett remained seated during the national anthem.
5 years ago
Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)...
Brady Henderson

Seahawks’ George Fant needs ACL surgery, likely out for season

The Seahawks' offensive line was dealt a massive blow with left tackle George Fant suffering a knee injury Friday night that will likely keep him out all season.
5 years ago
8/23: Go 2 Guy wants a Seahawks QB controversy