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Charlie Whitehurst: QB1?
Thanks to protracted labor negotiations, who knows if there's even going to be an NFL season this fall? If not, as Ray

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Insidery Sports Illustrated Writer Names Seahawks' Starting QB

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Charlie Whitehurst: QB1?
Thanks to protracted labor negotiations, who knows if there's even going to be an NFL season this fall? If not, as Ray Lewis has sagely warned, we're all doomed to commit senseless crimes, and everything's pretty much going to suck. On the other hand, if there is a season, the Seahawks will have to clear up one of the murkiest quarterback situations in the league. On that latter point, the unsettlingly well-connected Peter King of Sports Illustrated has some insights that he's been Twittling about over at the website Twitter.

As reported by the fine fan blog Field Gulls, King, the kind of guy who goes to U2 concerts with GMs of NFL franchises, went to the U2 concert with Seahawks GM John Schneider on Saturday, where they knocked back a few brewskies. Afterward, he wrote a column for SI that included this non-nugget from the Generalissimo, speaking in broad terms about where the team's going to look to plug its holes:

"There are three avenues we're all going to have,'' said Seattle GM Schneider. "Your own free agents, free agents from other teams, and the rookie undrafted guys."

Pretty milquetoast. Subsequently, however, he took to Twitter, where he answered questions from readers.

@SI_PeterKing Peter King

RT @danluceroshow: Seattle's starting quarterback for the next NFL game is _________? ... Whitehurst.

In case it's not clear, he's saying that Charlie Whitehurst is going to be the Seahawks' next starting QB. Driving home the point, he responded to a subsequent question thusly:

@SI_PeterKing Peter King

RT @lvnthenw: it will not be Charlie in Seattle! Matt will be back! ... You are incorrect sir!

Which, to translate, means that King rejects any suggestion that longtime starter (and current free agent) Matt Hasselbeck will return to helm the offense.

Normally, such musings from a sportswriter aren't really worth much, but, to reiterate, when the writer in question spent his Saturday evening pondering the blindness of love, considering the namelessness of streets, and throwing back beers with the general manager of the team in question, well, it's probably worth noting.

(Again, a tip of the hat to Field Gulls.)

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