Tarvaris Jackson Fantasy News
Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:07pm
Once the team landed QB E.J. Manuel, the Bills had accomplished a prime objective. "Our goal coming in was to bring in another bell-cow quarterback to compete for the job [with newly signed Kevin Kolb and holdover Tarvaris Jackson], and we did that with E.J.," CEO Russ Brandon said. "Then we added some new tools in the toolbox."
It sounds as if Manuel will compete to start for the Bills.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:11pm
Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's status appeared secure last month, when new coach Doug Marrone announced he informed Fitzpatrick and newly re-signed backup Tarvaris Jackson that he intends to have both compete for the starting job this offseason.
The Bills' message was less definitive a little more than a week later at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. That's where both GM Buddy Nix and team president Russ Brandon were evasive when discussing Fitzpatrick.
Donald Jones out for Bills
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:41pm
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 9:43pm
With Matt Flynn set to get his second straight start, it appears that is his job to lose.
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 8:19pm
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com on the Seattle QB competition:
The Seahawks recently announced that QB Matt Flynn will start the first game of the preseason, and I fully expect him to have that job when the regular season opens. He looked completely comfortable directing the offense, displaying superb accuracy and ball placement in drills. I was impressed with Flynn's movement skills within the pocket during 11-on-11 drills, as well as his ability to extend plays with his feet. He repeatedly connected on deep throws after eluding pressure; that element of his game could enhance the Seahawks' offense. Veteran Tarvaris Jackson and rookie Russell Wilson certainly had their moments during camp, but the job seems like Flynn's to lose at this point.
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 2:52pm
"I think that once he picks up this offense he'll be ahead of Flynn not only athletically but [in terms of] positional attributes as well," Softli said on the air with ESPN's John Clayton. "I like what Flynn brings to the table because he does have some experience, and I think it's going to be a good competition between the two, but when it's all said and done I think Wilson will be the guy."
Monday, June 11, 2012, 12:34pm
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said that the QB some league observers believe could be released at the end of training camp remains a nose ahead of the rest by virtue of his experience – incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson.
Carroll points to the fact that Jackson showed toughness finishing 7-7 as Seattle’s starter last season while playing with a partially torn pectoral muscle – including a 5-3 record in the final eight games of year – as the reason he’s first man up with the starters.
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 1:14pm
Monday, May 28, 2012, 11:50am
With 2011 starting QB Tarvaris Jackson, free-agent addition Matt Flynn and third-round rookie Russell Wilson getting an equal number of reps in early Seahawks offseason workouts, team sources tell us it’s way too early to know if anybody might have a leg up in the team’s QB competition. In the first OTA open to the media, though, Flynn did the best job, by far, of the three in terms of withstanding pressure and avoiding turnovers.
We expect Flynn to win the job. Stay tuned.
Monday, May 14, 2012, 12:03pm
Seattle rookie Russell Wilson will be part of the competition to become Seattle's starting quarterback this fall, coach Pete Carroll said Sunday as the team concluded a three-day minicamp for rookies.
"He showed us enough," Carroll said. "He's in the competition."
Wilson was very impressive on Friday when the Seahawks began the minicamp, taking every repetition during the 11-on-11 drills. He was intercepted on several deep passes during Saturday's practice, but after concluding the workouts on Sunday, Carroll raved about his readiness.
"He did an excellent job of demonstrating that he prepared for this," Carroll said.
The coach estimated Wilson was on the field for 500 snaps all told and threw close to 400 passes. Carroll estimated there was only one time he stumbled on the verbiage of calling a play, demonstrating Wilson's familiarity with a West Coast offense. Wilson ran that system first at North Carolina State and later at Wisconsin.
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 1:03pm
"There's no timeline," Carroll said. "The format is really just to do everything I can to organize it and orchestrate so that they get a legit shot at showing what they can do."
The scrutiny for 2012 has already begun. Who had better velocity Friday? Looked like Jackson, but it was closer than you might expect. Flynn had the edge in accuracy.
We believe Flynn will win the job unless he falls flat on his face, which is unlikely given his performance in game situations during his time with the Packers.
Matt Flynn not guaranteed starting job
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:24pm
If Matt Flynn was under the impression that he'd be an automatic starter with his new NFL team, his new head coach -- Seattle's Pete Carroll -- disabused him of that notion rather quickly. It is not known what kind of starter security Flynn was offered by new Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin (Flynn's offensive coordinator in Green Bay), but Flynn signed a three-year deal with the Seahawks on Sunday that guarantees him $10 million and could top out at $26 million. What that contract did not guarantee him, as Carroll said during a Monday media conference call, was immediate job security over Tarvaris Jackson. The reality may be different, but Carroll stuck to his "Always Compete" manifesto from the start.
"We're very clear how we delivered the message that we now have the opportunity to make it an open competition," Carroll said. "Tarvaris is well ahead, and he's the guy that's here and working for us now. I talked to [Tarvaris] yesterday, that what we're doing with Matt -- bringing him in here to compete for the job, make everybody better, and help our football team. That's really clearly where it is. There are really no surprises here."
Assuming he doesn't fall on his face, it's just a matter of time before Flynn takes over the starter, though Carroll made it clear that he won't be handed the job without beating out the incumbent Jackson.