Even Charlie Whitehurst doesn’t seem to know much about Charlie Whitehurst, at least when it comes to what kind of NFL quarterback he is. Whitehurst, of the Seattle Seahawks, was on ESPN 710 in Seattle Friday discussing his first-ever NFL start Sunday against the New York Giants.
Here, from Sports Radio Interviews, is some of what Whitehurst said:
On what he thinks he can bring to the table that perhaps Hasselbeck wasn’t:
"I don’t know. I don’t really think in those terms. You try to look at some of the good things he’s done and do some of those. He’s been efficient with the football, he’s taken care of the ball the last few weeks, so that’s definitely something I’m going to try to do."
On if he feels like he has a good enough command of the offense for the Seahawks to not limit what their offensive game plan:
"Yeah, yeah absolutely. I think the game plan would have been the same if he’d played. So I’m comfortable with everything we’re doing and I plan on playing well.
On how prepared he thinks a backup QB can really get while just watching rather than playing:
"Yeah, definitely there’s no substitute for being in there and getting the plays, repping the plays. But that’s one of the challenges about being a backup is you have to be able to do it watching. So I think I’ve gotten better at that in the last few years, since I’ve been watching Matt."
Umm, gee, thanks for the insight Charlie.