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Seahawks living with Carroll's three-headed QB

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09:43 AM ET 08.05 | Never one to let convention get in the way of a difficult decision, Pete Carroll is being different again. He's having a three-man quarterback competition and enjoying it while many of us consider it as odd as a three-nostril human. A two-man quarterback battle is tough enough. Three? That's a recipe for, well, what? We don't know what because this just doesn't happen in the NFL. But we don't prefer it because we believe a starting quarterback has the most special, delicate and challenging task in all of sports, and if a coach is unwilling to commit to a QB five weeks before the season begins, how can an offense develop without its heart? So, yes, Carroll is being different. I'd call him weird, but let's be honest: When he has gone outside the box with the Seahawks, the coach has been successful more times than not.

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August 5, 2012  09:48 AM ET

After all the hype for Flynn and then the big contract, I just can't see him not being the starter. It would make the Seahawks management look like a bunch of goofballs if Flynn isn't the starter.

August 5, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Seahawks living with Carroll's three-headed QB

Helmet costs must be astronomical.

(morning Stu)

August 5, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Seahawks living with Carroll's three-headed QBHelmet costs must be astronomical.(morning Stu)

Good morning, Canuck. Long time no see. How's by you?

August 5, 2012  09:58 AM ET

My guess is none of the three are worth starting...all that $ for Flynn, and he must not be the answer

August 5, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good morning, Canuck. Long time no see. How's by you?

Not bad my friend. And you?

August 5, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

My guess is none of the three are worth starting...all that $ for Flynn, and he must not be the answer

He should be the starter because of the big contract they gave him.

August 5, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

After all the hype for Flynn and then the big contract, I just can't see him not being the starter. It would make the Seahawks management look like a bunch of goofballs if Flynn isn't the starter.

It is early in camp and the Seahawks are trying to appear diplomatic concerning the QB position.

August 5, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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He should be the starter because of the big contract they gave him.

Conventional wisdom would say so, but the fact that there is a three way competition going on, means the coaches don't think so..

August 5, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Conventional wisdom would say so, but the fact that there is a three way competition going on, means the coaches don't think so..

The Seahawks coaches aren't disclosing who the favorite is but conventional wisdom would seem to indicate that Flynn is the probable starter. If Flynn doesn't start it would make the GM look very foolish for signing him to that big contract.

August 5, 2012  10:22 AM ET

destined to fail!

August 5, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It is early in camp and the Seahawks are trying to appear diplomatic concerning the QB position.

Totally agree!!!!

August 5, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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If Flynn doesn't start it would make the GM look very foolish for signing him to that big contract.

Charles Whitehurst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 5, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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Seahawks living with Carroll's three-headed QBHelmet costs must be astronomical.(morning Stu)

True, but if one of them has a concussion you can still play the other two. And look at all the money you save with only one set of pads and one uniform.

August 5, 2012  10:32 AM ET

What is that old saying again? " If you have three QBs you really don't even have two." something like that.

August 5, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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What is that old saying again? " If you have three QBs you really don't even have two." something like that.

and there's the Jets...LOL!

August 5, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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and there's the Jets...LOL!

I have come to the conclusion the Jets made a brilliant move. What better way to boost Sanchez's confidence than to have him watch TT run an offense?
Brilliant!

August 5, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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I have come to the conclusion the Jets made a brilliant move. What better way to boost Sanchez's confidence than to have him watch TT run an offense?Brilliant!

ok..from that standpoint, agreed!

August 5, 2012  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

What is that old saying again? " If you have three QBs you really don't even have two." something like that.

Shades of the Cards, who play tonight, with (fill in blank) at QB.

August 5, 2012  10:50 AM ET

So Matt Flynn is the second coming of Charlie Whitehurst?

 
August 5, 2012  10:55 AM ET

It is all BS and everybody knows it. when the season starts it will be flynn and two clipboards.

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