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Carroll: QB Battle Shows Seahawks' Depth

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Head coach Pete Carroll believes his team is much deeper than it was a year ago. Head coach Pete Carroll believes his team is much deeper than it was a year ago.

The Seattle Seahawks are halfway through their preseason schedule and position battles are starting to heat up.

When the 'Hawks visit the Broncos this Saturday in Denver Charlie Whitehurst will once again try to make his case for the job of starting quarterback. That job currently belongs to the new guy, Tarvaris Jackson.

Whitehurst put up impressive - and better - numbers, completing 28-of-39 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown in two games.

Head coach Pete Carroll says the battle between the two quarterbacks show just how far the team has come in a short amount of time.

"This is a big statement of how we've improved from last year to this year," said Carroll. "Our second line is really a capable bunch of guys who can stop in and play for us. That's a big deal that we've improved that much. Last year we had trouble picking six or seven guys, we weren't sure who we were going to go with."

Carroll is also pleased with how things are shaping up at the tight end position. Zach Miller, John Carlson, Anthony McCoy and Dominique Byrd are all good, athletic options for the Seahawks. Cameron Morrah is coming along too.

 

*Notes: Running back Marshawn Lynch has sore ankle and will sit out this weekend's game to recover. Safety Kam Chancellor will also sit out with a sore foot. Receiver Ben Obomanu and defensive end Chris Clemons are expected to play against the Broncos. Obomanu is coming back from a shoulder injury. Clemens had off-season ankle surgery.

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