If things had worked out differently, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn could be starting for the Miami Dolphins and Miami QB Ryan Tannehill could be a Seahawk. Plus, Pete Carroll and Reggie Bush meet again.
As a free-agent, quarterback Matt Flynn chose the Seattle Seahawks over the Miami Dolphins, who then drafted Ryan Tannehill. Then Flynn lost the starting gig in Seattle to Russell Wilson. On Sunday, he will watch the two rookies lead the teams that seemingly wanted him.
Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and receivers Golden Tate and Sidney Rice finally have added the missing dimension for the Hawks, and their continued rise could result in a playoff spot.
After playing four of the first seven on the road and beating two playoff powerhouses at home, the Seattle Seahawks have a pretty friendly final nine games — if they can figure out how to score touchdowns.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made his decision and can’t go back now. He has decided to risk wasting a year of his great defense on the chance that Russell Wilson can turn into the quarterback he thinks he is.
A hamstring injury shut Baldwin down for most of the preseason, and he caught just three passes for 13 yards in the first two games. Now, a shoulder injury has him questionable for the Monday night game against Green Bay. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Saturday that Baldwin banged the shoulder Thursday and will be a game-time decision.
For over a decade now, games between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks have been full of reunion backstories.
If Pete Carroll wanted to be fair to Flynn, he would let him start against his former team Monday night.
There are some similarities in how the two regimes started off, but Carroll seems to be ahead of Holmgren in building the Hawks into a contender. If Carroll is as good at sustaining it as Holmgren was, the Seahawks could be on their way to another good decade of football.
Rookie Quarterback Russel Wilson played just one quarter in his final tuneup before the regular season, so high-priced backup Matt Flynn led Seattle on three scoring drives. The Seahawks (4-0) closed out the second perfect preseason in franchise history with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders (1-3) on Thursday night.