Tarvaris Jackson is tough enough
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Tarvaris Jackson hears it from the crowd
By Danny O'Neil | The Seattle Times
It was the kind of play an offensive lineman would love, right?
Except center Max Unger found himself wincing when asked about Tarvaris Jackson's 11-yard touchdown scramble in the third quarter.
"Touchdowns are good, but T-Jack should not be diving into the end zone like that," Unger said. "We've got to be able to punch that thing in there before it comes down to that for sure."
But giving himself up like that for a touchdown did make a statement.
"Just shows T-Jack is all in," Unger said. "He's all in this with us."
You can't say Jackson was embraced by Seattle's crowd in his regular-season home debut. He hasn't thrown a touchdown pass in either of the past two games. Seattle won despite scoring only 13 points, matching their lowest scoring total in any victory going back to the start of 2007 regular season.
There were boos. They weren't overwhelming, but they were audible, and while Jackson couldn't help but hear them, that doesn't mean he's listening.
"I've been through a lot, man," Jackson said. "It really doesn't even bother me any more. It's to a point now, you want to play for your fans, and all that, but I'm playing for the guys in that huddle, I'm playing for the guys in the locker room. I knew it was going to be a hard situation being that Matt was here for a long time and did some great things here.
"I've got a lot of people to win over. I'm probably never going to win them over, but that's not my objective. I can try, but my whole thing here is to come here and try to best I can be and get this team some wins and be the leader. If they keep booing and we keep winning, I don't care."
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