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He may be #30 on this countdown, but Russell Wilson will be #1 in my heart if he does what I hope he does. That would be: unseating Tarvar as the backup quarterback on this team and causing Tarvar’s unceremonious dismissal.
I think I’m a patient man (actually, no, no I am not). I’ve had to suffer years upon years of mediocre quarterbacking. From the tail end of Dave Krieg’s fumble-prone career, to the triad of suck known as Kelly Stouffer, Dan McGwire & Stan Gelbaugh, to #2 overall draft pick-turned-bust Rick Mirer. Then, you’ve got the underwhelming efforts of John Friesz, Jon Kitna, Trent Dilfer and Brock Huard (with a still-good, though highly injury-prone Warren Moon at the end of his Hall of Fame career mixed in for good measure). Have I NOT suffered enough as a Seahawks fan? I’m sorry, but a half-decade’s worth of Pro Bowl-calibre effort from Matt Hasselbeck cannot erase the entire decade of the 90s.
Tarvar is the
icing on the cake e coli on the Jack In The Box hamburger that is the quarterback position of the Seattle Seahawks for the last 20+ years (again, give or take a few great Hasselbeck seasons). It’s not enough to know that Tarvar won’t be the starting quarterback going into this season; I want him out of my life FOREVER. I don’t even want a CHANCE of him entering the game as a hobbled Flynn limps off the field after a particularly nasty sack.
Which means, obvs, I have to root for Russell Wilson to be extremely effective this pre-season.
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? That’s a thing people say when they’ve hatched a scheme and it concludes flawlessly. Well, that’s sort of how I feel when one of my favorite teams eliminates the last of the players I hate. Tarvar, really, is the only guy on the Seahawks I actively don’t like. Not because I think he’s a bad person. Just because I think he’s a bad quarterback. I will be popping open a bottle of champagne the day this team releases him, thanking the heavens that the clouds have parted and I’m free of mediocrity once and for all!