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Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:16 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Charlie Whitehurst may have led the Seahawks to the promised land, but Matt Hasselbeck will start Saturday's wild-card game for Seattle.

That's according to Pete Carroll via the Seahawks official Twitter feed.

"I told him on Monday he was going to start if he could make it through the week," Carroll said.

In other words, Carroll was really impressed with Whitehurst's performance on Sunday night against the Rams (as was everyone else), but he also understands that on Saturday, the 'Hawks aren't playing the Rams again.

They're playing the Saints, who have Gregg Williams running their defense. That means heavy blitzes and a need for a quarterback who's got experience in the playoffs.

Matt Hasselbeck is that quarterback and kudos to Pete Carroll for making the right move. Even though, as Andy noted by not noting in his preview, it really may not matter who's running the offense for Seattle Saturday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 11:38 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

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Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

If you go back the last 5 years the NFC West has had a team in the Super Bowl 3 times. Like it or not we Seattle Seahawks fans have seen our 10-6 seasons go to waist because of this same conflict. I'm sure other teams obviously too. However in the currect structure, this is the first time a looseing record has made it? I wouldn't get all histerical or anything. With all the parody in this league I'm sure there is going to be some teams rebuilding and make some divisions look weak but there is a big picture here. That type of change would change this game as we know it. So just leave it alone. After all the Seahawks were picked to be last in this division, so if you want to call any team weak look at the ones who were picked to win it. Thats whats making this division look weak. The Seahawks at 7-9 and going to the playoffs is a building point for this club and playing this team gives them more to learn from.



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

This is irrelevant. Does anyone really give Seattle a chance? Albeit they won the division, they are just a bad team that shouldn't be in the playoffs. I wouldn't be surprised if Vince Young ended up in Seattle next year....

The NFL needs to readjust the divisions or mix up conferences, because this is just one horrible division... I like the current system, with the division winners advancing and two wild cards, but something needs to change with this...



Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

Seattle Seahawks are going to need a black hurst not Charlie Whitehurst once the New Orleans Saints defense gets ahold on Matt Hasselbeck. The only way Seattle has a chance is if there defense can play the pass. Running back Chris Ivory (wsu) is out, and he ran good against Seattle in there last game so they have Reggie Bush and who? July Jones, Seattles bust, at running back. That will make the Saints more one demetional and have to rely on the passing game more. Seahawks also need the ball to bounce there way again. Like dropped passes,  balls batted down, and force Drew Breeze into making tough throws with line pressure from Chris Clemons. and finally they need the New Orleans Saints to be looking past the Seattle Seahawks for the matchup with the Chicago Bears. Say what you will about records, this is the playoffs. If you get caught looking past any team you deserve to get beat. I look foward the the excitement of Quest Field and getting to watch another game this year and if miricles happen a championship game in Quest Field against the Green Bay Packers. GO HAWKS...



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

Who cares? Even if Tom Brady or Peyton Manning or Vick was the Seahawks qb, they still going to end up losing anyways. Sorry Seahawks and its fans, it is what it is, the record speaks for itself.




Since: Jan 3, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

Yeah, didn't you post this exact same message in a different thread? Getting a little old.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

Hasselbeck will be good for at least 3 turnovers.  Seahawks are a joke.  That Sunday night snoozer was not a battle to win and get in but rather a battle of "let's try not to lose".  Carroll will regret starting this clown.  Hawks probably won't even re-sign him next year, so why go with him?  Whitehurst one the biggest game of the year for the Hawks and is shown the bench for a QB with a broken wrist, prone to throwing multiple interceptions per game.



Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Hasselbeck starting for Seahawks Saturday

All I have to say is win or loose....I get to see a home playoff game against the defending World Champions,in Seattle.We all know the Saints are a better team.Duh, they just won the Super Bowl last year...Seattle is a rebuilding team.Whatever happens, this experience will carry over to next year.As far as the playoff record thing, rebuilding teams need a goal to set at the beginning of the year.Win your division and get to the playoffs.What team really focuses on what any other team is doing outside there own division.You play your divisional teams twice a year. You have to build your team/coaching personel based on who you are playing most often. Making a change to this rule alone would require total schedule changes, and you might as well get rid of divisions because they loose there relevance. Open your eyes people. This is the first time this has happened. Seattle has been on there side of this same situation. Its just a nessary and hopefully a temporary part of the game and has to stay that way to keep this game in tact the way it is.


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