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Russell Wilson wins Seahawks' QB competition, will start Week 1

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced during a Sunday conference call that Russell Wilson @DangeRussWilson will open the regular season as the team's starting quarterback.
"Russell has shown nothing but that he is a quarterback," Carroll said, according to the Seahawks' official Twitter account. "He is so prepared, he does not seem like a first-year quarterback. ... This is an extraordinary kid. He just kept knocking us out with what he brought."

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Plain and simple, Wilson got the team into the end zone more than Matt Flynn. Flynn did complete 65 percent of his passes during the preseason, But he threw for just 102 yards for a yards-per-attempt average of less than four. He did not throw a touchdown while Wilson threw five. He completed 67 percent of his passes and then added another 150 yards and a score as a rusher. That ability is going to give Wilson immediate starting value in two-QB leagues. However, considering his sub-par group of receivers, Wilson is probably just a QB2 right now, in between 20-25 at the position. If nothing more, Flynn is a quality backup, as we've seen before.

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The Seahawks have bad receivers? Sidney Rice is a bad receiver? What about Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow? Furthermore Doug Baldwin has been sensational out of the slot, and even Ben Obamanu does pretty good when he plays considering the quaterbacks they've been playing with for the past couple of years. They even picked up Braylon Edwards from free agency this season for whatever that's worth. Seattle receivers aren't bad; the QUARTERBACKS that have been throwing to these receivers were bad. With a good quarterback at the helm these receivers could do very good.

Posted by:
jsaucedo23 08/27/12 03:13 PM Writer

I will give you Doug Baldwin. I really like Doug Baldwin. Sidney Rice is a fine receiver, probably the most talented on the team. But he's never healthy enough to play. He has missed a full season of games over the last two years and has seen his stock become overrated because of one year with -- dare I say it -- Brett Favre.
Everyone else? There's a reason why they picked Edwards off the scrap heap. Obomanu is a fringe talent. I don't know if Golden Tate's any good, because the coaches seem to really not like him. Winslow has the awful knees; Miller has concussion issues that keep popping up; those two are serviceable, but they aren't a great TE duo.
Russell Wilson can make them better if he's as good in the regular season as he showed in the preseason. But there are at least 20 teams with better WR corps. Thus, my usage of the word "sub-par."

Posted by:
Brian Murphy 08/28/12 12:52 PM

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