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Are the hawks headed for a 2-headed QB Monster?

Listening to Mitch and Danny O' this morning on KJR, Mitch wrapped up the segment by asking if we're "that city" heading for a QB rotation system. I was wondering the same thing listening to the interview.

My personal take (not that it matters) is that Russel's quality of play has earned him the right to start. Flynn has only made one memorable downfield pass thus far, and doesn't seem motivated to move the football in the way that Wilson does. One way to "interpret" (read from the actions, ignoring the words) this is that PC thinks Wilson IS the best quarterback on the roster and plans to start him on opening day. Looking at the situation in the simplest way possible, this is the best explanation.

An alternative, however, seems disturbingly likely and may force us to grin and bare it like we have so many other decisions in PC's tenure. Fortunately he seems to be more right than wrong.

It became clear early on that Tjax was not on par with Flynn or Wilson, and he was relegated to Josh Portis-style obscurity quickly. Since, training camp, preseason games, presser comments and everything else have been in preparation for a 2 QB system. PC is denying teams the opportunity to plan for a single guy, running packages that are distinctly different for Wilson and Flynn, and has been regularly mixing 1's and 2's during the entire game thus far in the pre-season. They may be splitting pre-season reps because they will be splitting regular season reps, and this whole thing is one large exercise in conditioning his team (and us) to this future.

In hindsight it seems like we're being set up to become comfortable with seeing them both. I think he's not saying so to avoid the inevitable criticism that would come from a decision that is not proven in the NFL. I think we may be on the verge of taking "unconventional" to a new level. Get ready for a whole 'nuther level of ridicule? Could it be true?

Looking at the actions of the coaching staff, either explanation is plausible and worthy of discussion.

(Sorry if this has been debated before)




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