FlyingGreg wrote:...is going to come out this Sunday and have a really, really good game.
I think they will open it up a bit for him and I think they are going to get Baldwin going.
Unfortunately... I have to disagree. I think this is wrong if Wilson starts this week and I'd like to be proven wrong, but this is one of the longest road trips of the season for the Hawks after a tough loss and poor performance by Wilson in St. Louis the week before. Cam Newton's coming off one of his best games, despite losing to Atlanta in Atlanta... Right down the road from Carolina. Wilson's from Carolina, so that could distract him a bit and the travel time is going to wear on the team as a whole. This is why I favor starting Flynn over Wilson this week. Let Wilson rest a week where he's probably going to be distracted a little because it's home for him.
Flynn's fresh and he's looking to earn a starting spot somewhere, so he's going to be focused on impressing in another regular season game. Like it or not... Starting Flynn over Wilson would be the smart decision this week. It protects the development of Wilson and takes pressure off him for the week. If Flynn performed poorly the first half, we could even put Wilson in for the 2nd half. He might actually be more relaxed and more impressive coming in as a replacement in the 2nd half.
I think this is the best option for Seattle at QB this week. If Flynn impresses, we build value in him as a trade commodity and we can still start Wilson at home next week without messing up his confidence. Letting Wilson sit out a long road game to Carolina where he's going to be distracted a little would be better for the Hawks winning in Carolina, better for the Hawks over the long term and better for the development of both our QBs in my opinion.