Seahawks Begin Last Minicamp With Lots Of Unanswered Questions

Can Russell Wilson remain in the hunt for the starters job? Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

The offseason workouts aren’t a time when teams find answers. As fans, I think we’d all like to have some answers by now: Who’s going to be the starting QB, or Starting LG? Is Bruce Irvin more than just a 1-trick pony? Can Barrett Ruud and Bobby Wagner provide a much needed upgrade at LB? We’d love to have those answers, but that just isn’t how it works it the NFL.

Instead, the Seahawks begin their final 3 days of offseason practice with many more questions then answers. So as the practices begin later today, here are the things I’ll be watching for:

  • Which QB has the edge? Are Jackson and Wilson still throwing interceptions at a high rate? Does Matt Flynn look like he has a firm grasp on the job, or are the reports of him being “in the lead” just wishful thinking by those who are watching?
  • Who’s getting the first team reps at LG, Paul McQuistan or Deuce Latui?
  • Is Chris Clemons present, or should we begin to worry that the contract situation will cause some problems?
  • If Clemons is present, how many first team reps does Bruce Irvin get?
  • Who’s the nickel back? Marcus Trufant appears to have the inside track (at least until Winston Guy gets healthy) but can a younger player step up and challenge him?
  • What will Brian Banks do?

Here’s one last thing to think about, we are just 2 months away from the first pre-season game against Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans. Football just can’t return fast enough.

Topics: Marcus Trufant, Matt Flynn, Russell Wilson, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks

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  • Hawkman

    I believe the main questions are simple – who are the Oline starters and are they continuing to improve? and when does Matt Flynn get the nod, PLEASE!

  • Hawkman

    Two things to be concerned in my mind, Who is going to start on the oline and will they all continue to improve. Plus when will they announce  Matt Flynn as the QB, PLEASE !

  • Keith_12thMR

     @Hawkman Flynn will likely be named the week 1 starter after the 2nd pre-season game. From what I’m hearing, Wilson isn’t coming along as fast as he needs to to stay in this competition, so by the time the exhibition games start, it’ll be a 2 person race. Flynn will start one game and Jackson the other, then Flynn will start getting all the first team reps, even though Pete probably wont announce Flynn as the starter until around the 4th preseaosn game.

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  • HanleyBonynge

     @Keith_12thMR I hope you are right. I understand that competition aspect of camps but I also think there is a limit to splitting first team reps equally.  I would feel much better going into the regular season knowing that Flynn was getting most of the reps and therefore establishing rapport with his receivers and o-line.  Either way, we now enter the most boring time of the year.

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