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Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson weigh in on Seahawks quarterback derby | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
As many predicted, the Seahawks wrapped up their minicamp Thursday afternoon without naming a starting quarterback.

Seahawks minicamp - June 14, 2012 -

Matt Flynn feels comfortable and sounds confident - Blog -
Quarterback Matt Flynn says he accomplished his goal of understanding and becoming comfortable with the Seahawks offense during organized team activities and the three-day minicamp that ended Thursday. The four years he spent in Green Bay's offense both helped and hurt.

Lynch has a strange nickname for Giacomini, too - Blog -
"He calls me 'The Big Russian,'" Giacomini told "Brock and Salk" on Thursday.

Where Russell Wilson stands after OTAs, minicamps - Blog -
Getting rave reviews from a starting fullback should be an encouraging sign for a rookie quarterback. Especially when that fullback was an accomplished college quarterback.

Tom Brady, Drew Brees Gets Help From the Best Baseball Coach in the NFL -
The NFL's hottest quarterback guru is tinkering with Tom Brady, Carson Palmer and Drew Brees. The catch about the man who has the ear of these megastar signal callers: He's a baseball pitching coach.

Seahawks Notebook: Wilson shows why he's QB mix " Kitsap Sun
After 24 hours of contemplation, Pete Carroll finally had an answer. Asked if the three-way battle for the starting quarterback will eventually be narrowed down to two, Carroll paused for affect and said, "Yes." He's just not saying when.

Pete Carroll's QB situation in Seattle is confusing -
You can't blame Pete Carroll for wanting to learn who's the best man to be the Seahawks' QB, but you have to question the logic in having a three-way competition for the job in camp.

Matt Flynn talks about Seahawks quarterback competition | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
Matt Flynn talks about Seahawks quarterback competition

It's Russell Wilson's turn as Seahawks QB competition rolls on | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Rookie quarterback gets his chance Thursday as Seattle's three-day minicamp concludes with lots of questions about the position

Seattle Seahawks to continue QB battle into training camp - ESPN
Even with a full offseason of OTAs, individual workouts and minicamps, the Seattle Seahawks will still head into training camp next month with a three-way competition at quarterback.

For rookie quarterbacks, vacation isn’t what it seems | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The top two selections in the 2012 NFL draft have each made significant impressions on their new NFL teams, but now that mandatory minicamps are wrapping up, there's the five-week period between now and when training camp begins. The specificities of the new collective bargaining agreement have teams on the blocks in a practice sense between now and then, so for Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts and Robert Griffin of the Washington Redskins, maintaining the progress they've made will be all about doing their own thing.

Seattle wraps minicamp with no decisions at QB - Yahoo! Sports
Even with a full offseason of OTAs, individual workouts and minicamps, the Seattle Seahawks will still head into training camp next month with a three-way competition at quarterback.

That's a wrap
An offseason that seemed like it would never begin is suddenly over as the Seahawks slap an exclamation point on their reduced practice schedule with a spirited three-day minicamp. Blog | Thursday in Hawkville: QB competition to continue in training camp "
Quarterbacks. After the team’s last practice before training camp opens in late July, reporters had one last chance to ask coach Pete Carroll about the three-armed race for the starting job at the pivotal position. The best way to continue summing up the situation? To be continued.

Which QB will it be?
After five weeks of a three-arm race to be the Seahawks' starting quarterback, coach Pete Carroll says the competition will continue into training camp and the preseason.

The NFL Will Make Its All-22 Film Available To Everyone Next Year, And Football Writing Will Never Be The Same Again
For the vast majority of football fans, those who enjoy the games just fine with Cleatus the Hoppin' Fox Robot and Phil Simms's Appalachian intonation on short-I sounds, this won't make a difference. The public availability of All-22 film won't change the way broadcasters work, either, because many TV analysts have access to the private film. (Cris Collinsworth frequently—and endearingly—talks about all the film he's broken down.)

NFL Videos: The secrets of coaching tape
How beneficial is studying game tape in the NFL? NFL Films Presents takes a look at the all-telling "eye in the sky."

Jaws' QB Countdown: Matt Flynn - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have not yet determined where Matt Flynn ranks on their depth chart. They might not know for another month or longer. Jaws' QB Countdown, the 30-part series featuring analysis from ESPN's Ron Jaworski, put Flynn at No. 1 in Seattle and No. 27 among projected NFL starters for 2012.

One man’s view on why so few top 10 rookie contracts are done… -
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Justin Smith reminds 49ers of team's small window -
Things might seem great in San Francisco right now, but Justin Smith knows the fleeting nature of success in the NFL. He's taken time to remind his teammates that the time to win is now.

NFL - The top 10 most versatile players in the NFC in 2012 - ESPN
10. Leon Washington, RB, Seattle Seahawks Entering his eighth season in the NFL, Washington is still a productive player in a lot of areas for the Seahawks. He is most dangerous as a returner (as an outlet receiver, he had a modest 10 receptions), and as a backup running back, he rushed for 248 yards on 53 carries. He is a shifty guy with good open-field elusiveness and dependable hands. He will likely fill in as a third-down back and see more touches in 2012.

A guide to the NFL player's 'summer vacation' | National Football Post
Why the next six weeks before camp are crucial to seeing success.

Antonio Bryant just beginning road back | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Receiver Antonio Bryant finished each of the three practices this week that constituted Seattle's minicamp. The fact that this was an accomplishment of sorts gives you an idea of just how early in a comeback Bryant after not playing the past two years.

The strange story of Kevin Ellison - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks claimed Kevin Ellison off waivers two years ago when they were looking for veteran depth in the secondary.