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T-Jack has inside track on No. 1 in Seattle

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08:05 AM ET 06.25 | According to a Sunday report, Tarvaris Jackson will receive the first quarterback treatment when the Seahawks open training camp late next month. Jackson is the incumbent, and Clayton says higher-priced Matt Flynn has some work to do to overtake him. "(Flynn) hasn't wowed anybody in all the offseason program. And because of that, when they start training camp, Tarvaris Jackson will be taking the first snap," Clayton said. "... It's still gonna be a three-way competition. Because of that, Flynn's going to have to pick things up and wow everybody or at least take control of it during camp. He's not done it yet."

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June 25, 2012  08:15 AM ET

And after the ceremonial first snap, Pete Carroll will hand TJack the clipboard and Flynn will take over.

June 25, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Anytime TJACK gets first team snaps................Your team sucks

June 25, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Carroll - still clueless as ever!

June 25, 2012  08:27 AM ET

When his own Coach passed on him in Miami, that's when Flynn Wow'd Everybody, other than that he's got the most clipboard experience!

June 25, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Not a good sign when Jackson has the edge in the QB competition.

June 25, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Paying Flynn 12 million to hold a clipboard suggests that Carroll is not truly in control of his team.

June 25, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Rotoworld? Isn't that the house magazine for Roto Rooter? Well, OK, it is the Seahawks.

June 25, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Remember a guy named Matt Hasselbeck?

June 25, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Flynn should fly in the Lions secondary to make him look good since they are the main reason he got the large contract in the first place

June 25, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Remember a guy named Matt Hasselbeck?

Wasn't that the dude from Night Rider?

June 25, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Who is Clayton, the person they are quoting?

June 25, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Flynn should fly in the Lions secondary to make him look good since they are the main reason he got the large contract in the first place

Not sure that would help. Maybe Ryan Leaf's community service could include a paid advisor position to the QB carousel - "here's what NOT to do"!

June 25, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who is Clayton, the person they are quoting?

John Clayton, I suspect. That's his home base.

June 25, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And after the ceremonial first snap, Pete Carroll will hand TJack the clipboard and Flynn will take over.

Did you notice the quote in the artcile that stated, ""(Flynn) hasn't wowed anybody in all the offseason program. And because of that, when they start training camp, Tarvaris Jackson will be taking the first snap," Yes it's early and Flynn could very well be the number one QB when the regular season starts, but I'm not going to be a lot of money on it!!!

June 25, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who is Clayton, the person they are quoting?

LMFAO, if you have to ask that question, then you must know nothing about pro football. Just sayin!!!!

June 25, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Paying Flynn 12 million to hold a clipboard suggests that Carroll is not truly in control of his team.

Well you could add some janitorial work to Flynn's daily job list. No way PC puts Flynn in as his starting QB, until Matt has proven that he can handle the job. Granted Jackson is not all that good, but as of "TODAY", Jackson is the best QB on the Seahawk's roster, until proven different.

June 25, 2012  09:51 AM ET

If you are starting TJack, then either you are a bad bad team, you need your head examined or every other QB on your team is out and the groundskeeper is too tired.

June 25, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who is Clayton, the person they are quoting?

John Clayton, ESPN

June 25, 2012  10:39 AM ET

How lame is this...Jackson? Really?...Come on Seattle (Carroll) I know Flynn has to prove himself, Give Portis a shot then....Typical Seattle sports...With the Seahawks schedule this year another season of let downs..

 
June 25, 2012  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

LMFAO, if you have to ask that question, then you must know nothing about pro football. Just sayin!!!!

No, that's not necessarily the case. Could be he's a knowledgeable fan who has a life and may not be able to live, eat and sleep sports television because of those other life obligations.

Just sayin'.

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