Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has never been one to shy away from brash statements and radical decision making. Some have cost him his job (his stint with the Jets comes to mind) while others have helped him find wild amounts of success (National Championships, albeit not without controversy, at USC). In his latest high risk, high reward decision, Carroll has opted to start the season with rookie quarterback Russell Wilson instead of Matt Flynn--whom many thought would be the franchise quarterback after inking a contract with Seattle during the offseason.
Wilson, who was a third round selection in April's Draft, has looked more like a seasoned vet than a green rookie during the preseason. In two games against the Titans and Broncos, Wilson looked impressive against the opponent's second team defenses, hurting both with his arm and legs. Wilson had been building momentum, becoming increasingly comfortable in Carroll's offensive scheme and with Flynn out with an injury this past weekend against the Chiefs, Wilson seized his opportunity and showed why the coaching staff--and Carroll in particular--have been raving about the young man from Richmond, Virginia.