Time to stop booing our own
The Seattle Seahawks lost a tough game this past sunday 30-28 to the Atlanta Falcons. In that game Tarvaris Jackson threw for 319 yards with three touchdowns. The Seahawks loss certainly didn’t fall on his shoulders yet the only player to receive loud boos throughout the game was Jackson.
The supposedly “best fans” have turned on their quarterback despite him play decent this season especially at home.
In this following post I’ll simply explain why the 12′s out there need to support Jackson or at the very least give him a chance.
I’ll admit I’m not a believer in Jackson judging from the games he played at when he was with the Minnesota Vikings. Jackson also isn’t the franchise quarterback and definetely isn’t Matt Hasselbeck.
Having said that, I feel like the fans are being way too harsh on Jackson. The team is 1-3 but that isn’t all on Jackson. The team has no running game and the pass defense has been suspect.
For the season Jackson has completed 62.2% of his passes for 846 yards (6.3 YPA) with five passing touchdowns to four interceptions (two hail marry’s and one was a touchdown to Miller that was deflected for an interception) with a quarterback rating of 80.0 yet his own home crowd is booing every incomplete pass.
I can understand booing Jackson if he has the quarterback of the future behind him but he doesn’t. He has Charlie Whitehurst who is also a nothing quarterback. If Jackson is throwing three or four interceptions then by all means fans please boo as that type of performance is unacceptable.
Until Jackson has such a game stop booing him that just makes our fan base look horrible.
Unless the fans plan on booing the ENTIRE team for being 1-3 I don’t want them to boo Jackson anymore. I’m not one to advocate making excuses or supporting losing. W
hat I am for is our fan base to give a guy a chance.
Too many times this same fan base has glorified crappy players yet Jackson is booed non stop.
In conclusion, if your going to boo Jackson then boo Lynch, boo the secondary, boo the line, boo the coaching staff, etc. Is Jackson the quarterback of the future? No.
Can the Seahawks win a Super Bowl with Jackson? No.
Should the fans wait and see what Jackson can do for them before booing him? Yes.
So all you 12′s out there it’s okay to boo a player just make sure when you are doing so that he is actually messing up. On Sunday Jackson was the only reason the Seahawks were in the game.
Booing him that game just made our fan base look stupid.