We have reached the halfway point of our preview of the Detroit Lions’ 2012 schedule. That brings us to the Seattle Seahawks. I reached out to Keith Myers, editor at 12th Man Rising, for some insight on the Seahawks. My thanks to him for taking the time to answer my questions.
1. What is your initial reaction to the Seahawks’ 2012 draft?
Keith Myers: My initial reaction was very positive, in spite of all the hand wringing from the national media. The Seahawks went into the draft needing a pass rusher, and wanting a speedy jack-of-all trades LB, and that’s exactly what they got. Bruce Irvin was the best pure pass rusher in the draft, and Bobby Wagner has tremendous measurables to go along with good instincts. While both a bit raw, both with also have an opportunity to develop before being asked to carry the load for the defense due to good depth at their positions.
2. Early word from Pete Carroll suggests Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn will enter camp on equal footing. Who do you expect to be the starting quarterback when the Seahawks travel to Detroit to play the Lions?
KM: Jackson has spent 7 years in this offense. Flynn is just starting to learn it, so it should be no surprise that Flynn wasn’t able to distance himself from Jackson in June with no pads. I do expect Flynn to win the job once the pads are on and Jackson goes back to making the same mistakes he’s been making his entire career.