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Lawyer Milloy makes case for Charlie Whitehurst

Wild Card Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 08: Head coach Pete Carroll and Lawyer Milloy #36 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrate a fourth down stop by the Seahawks in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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In a move that would be more compelling if safety Lawyer Milloy had been signed for a third season with the Seattle Seahawks, Milloy took to Twitter after Saturday night’s loss to the Vikings and declared that Charlie Whitehurst, not Tarvaris Jackson, should be the starting quarterback.

Specifically, Milloy said (via “Charlie Whitehurst should be our starting QB opening day.” (Milloy later explained via Twitter that he used “our” even though he’s not signed because “Seahawks are my home team regardless of if I’m on the field or not!”)

Milloy, who played at the University of Washington and grew up in Tacoma, later softened his stance.

“I promise I want TJack to do well,” Milloy said. “Charlie Played his butt off to allow the Hawks a shot at the playoffs. 2 good pre-[season] games deserves a shot.”

Coach Pete Carroll was asked about Milloy’s messages after Saturday night’s game. Per, Carroll said he’d talk to Milloy about it privately.

Whitehurst opted to respond publicly. “He’s a good friend,” Whitehurst said of Milloy, via “He’s a heck of a player. Like I said, I’m just trying to do whatever I can. Whatever happens, hopefully it’ll be a successful year for the Seahawks.”

Jackson was installed as the starter only days after signing with the Seahawks, even before he ever set foot on the practice field. However this all turns out, one thing is fairly clear -- Carroll will not be inclined to bring Milloy, who started all 18 games in 2010, back.