Tag:Matt Hasselbeck
Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:20 am
 

F&R NFL Approval Matrix, Week 10

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag), we present the NFL Approval Matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

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Posted on: November 14, 2010 6:05 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2010 6:19 pm
 

Hasselbeck out, Whitehurst in at QB for SEA

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck hurt his hand in the first half of the Seattle-Arizona game, and backup Charlie Whitehurst has taken over for him to begin the third quarter.

Hasselbeck had a wonderful first half, completing 17 of 23 passes for 273 yards and a  touchdown while building a 17-10 lead for Seattle. Whitehurst, you might recall, struggled in his first start last week, completing 12 of 23 passes for 113 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a Seahawks blowout loss.

Hasselbeck, according to FOX, is probable to return. Which is good for the Seahawks, because on his first series, Whitehurst threw another pick.

UPDATE (6:17 p.m.): With about 8 minutes to play in the third quarter, Hasselbeck reentered the game with a bandaged left hand. He took the shotgun snap and handed off the ball. It'll be interesting to see if he can take a direct snap under center.

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Posted on: November 9, 2010 12:58 am
 

F&R NFL Approval Matrix, Week 9

Posted by Will Brinson

Our affinity for graphs and charts and purty pictures knows no bounds, so (with a nod to the smartypants at NY Mag), we present the NFL Approval Matrix. Suggestions, complaints and intellecutual property lawsuits may be directed to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL).

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Posted on: November 6, 2010 6:57 pm
 

Week 9 injury report analysis Part III

Posted by Andy Benoit

Bucs @ Falcons

The Bucs will once again be without starting offensive linemen Jeff Faine (quad) and Jeremy Trueblood (knee). Also missing is fullback Earnest Graham, which is noteworthy because his lead-blocking abilities fit perfectly in what has become a strict power run approach for this offense. Wideout Sammie Stroughter did not practice all week due to a foot injury. Thus, rookie Arrelious Benn has a chance to start carving out a true niche in this offense (Benn caught a 53-yard touchdown pass last week, but that’s basically been the extent of his contributions).

The Falcons likely will not have OLB Sean Weatherspoon; the first-round rookie has been out since Week 5 with a knee injury. Fullback Ovie Mughelli is questionable with a hamstring. That’s crucial because Atlanta’s best approach against this Tampa Bay D is to pound them between the tackles on the ground.

Saints @ Panthers

Does Drew Brees have a fractured knee and torn meniscus or not? The Saints are saying no – in fact, Brees is not even listed on the injury report. Running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas are both still out (Bush is technically listed as doubtful this week). Rookie CB Patrick Robinson is out with an ankle, though the Panthers do not have the aerial firepower to take advantage anyway. Besides, both Saints starting corners, Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer, who missed the Steeler game, are probable after practicing all week.

Carolina’s 28th-ranked rushing attack will once again be missing RT Jeff Otah (knee) and RB DeAngelo Williams (foot).

Giants @ Seahawks

No Shaun O’Hara for New York. Thus, Adam Koets, who has decent movement skills but lacks O’Hara’s nastiness and veteran shrewdness at the second level in the run game, will be the fulcrum of the offensive line. The Giants are coming off a bye, which explains why basically everyone else (save for OT Will Beatty and FB Madison Hedgecock) is healthy.

The Seahawks are starting Charlie Whitehurst in place of injured Matt Hasselbeck (concussion). Rookie receiver Golden Tate (ankle) is also out for Seattle. And, likely, so is rookie LT Russell Okung (ankle). Because Tyler Polumbus is questionable with a knee injury – and, frankly, because he does not begin to have quick enough feet to handle Osi Umenyiora – the Seahawks will likely turn to veteran Chester Pitts.

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Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:46 pm
 

Hasselbeck out; Whitehurst to start

Posted by Andy Benoit

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced Thursday that quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will be held out of Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Hasselbeck suffered what was believed to be a mild concussion in the embarrassing beatdown from the Raiders last week. Of course, in today’s society, there’s no such thing as a mild concussion. The team is playing it safe.

This means we’ll finally get a chance to see Charlie Whitehurst start. Carroll gave up roughly a second-round draft pick and a two-year, $8 million contract for the little-known former Chargers backup this past offseason. Whitehurst now gets to prove his worth by facing a Giants pass-rush that is rested after the bye and has been a notch better than dominant the past several weeks.

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:46 am
 

Hot Routes 11.2.10: No Randy Moss references!



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asks today: what is wrong with the Packers offense? Maybe the answer is: because they’re using Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn as their featured running backs. Just a thought.

- Throughout most of this what-was-Mike-Shanahan-thinking-to-
bench-Donovan-McNabb incident, not much attention has been paid to what Rex Grossman, the one who replaced McNabb and immediately coughed up a fumble, thought about the move. The Washington Post gets to the bottom of the story here.

- This isn’t the first time McNabb’s practice habits have been questioned, by the way. It also happened in Philadelphia.

- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt isn’t sure who will start at QB this week. The Arizona Republic asks if it really matters anyway.

- Although Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck suffered a concussion last Sunday, he’s expected to play this week. If not, Charlie Whitehurst is waiting in the wings.

- Jets coach Rex Ryan said he was pretty surprised when punter Steve Weatherford tried to fake-punt on a fourth-and-18 from New York’s 20-yard line. Yet, it seems to make sense that if you give your punter the green light to make a decision like that, you shouldn’t ever be surprised.

- The attorney for Jenn Sterger apparently wants to meet with the unnamed Jets employee who might have slipped Sterger’s phone number to Brett Favre.

- This seems like a weird compromise to make. Raiders LB Rolando McClain said he’d only talk to the media if Oakland sells out a game.

- Rams WR Danario Alexander had knee surgery to repair damaged cartilage, and apparently, everything went well.

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Posted on: November 1, 2010 2:46 pm
 

Hasselbeck's head injury not serious

Posted by Andy BenoitM. Hasselbeck

According to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck suffered a slight head injury against the Raiders. The Seahawks are calling it a “ding” (surprising they’d use that word considering how toxic any euphemisms for concussion have become in today’s NFL).

Hasselbeck was not available for interviews after the game because of the injury, though that’s presumed to simply be a very precautionary move. Hasselbeck reportedly appeared to be just fine walking around the locker room afterward.

If Hasselbeck is unavailable for Week 9, Charlie Whitehurst would have to make his NFL starting debut against a first-place Giants team that leads the NFL in sacks per game.

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 12:30 am
Edited on: October 22, 2010 12:34 am
 

Matt Hasselbeck gets 'South Park' cameo

Posted by Will Brinson

So, Matt Hasselbeck appeared on South Park last night. Why? Excellent question -- maybe it's an Inception reference, but since I never caught the movie, I was stuck laughing at Hoots the Owl's creepiness being the focal point for Mr. Mackey's hoarding. (Long story.)

Anyway, Trey Parker and Matt Stone put Hasselbeck in the show as part of a late attempt to rescue Stan, Randy and Mackey from their dream-within-a-dream sequence.

Yes, you should be confused at this point -- so was the Seahawks quarterback.

"I did not know [I was going to be on the show]," Hasselebck told reporters. "It was quite an honor. Any time a Seahawk is on a national show, it's an honor.

Maybe 'The Simpsons' will call next."

Probably not, but still, yeah it's pretty freaking awesome, and, not to mention, it was a much better name-drop than the time that they spent an entire episode calling Bill Belichick a cheater. (The irony there, of course, is that the Broncos, who Parker and Stone root for, ended up getting Josh McDaniels as their head coach.)

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