Gil said QB Matt Hasselbeck has been handling the frustrations of rotating receivers very well, and has not shown the frustration that you'd think would be evident. He said now it is up to the receivers to do their jobs of getting open. When I asked why Courtney Taylor's decent practices have not been transferring to the games in terms catches, he said he didn't know. Gil said Courtney will remain as the starting flanker with the hope that he can develop there with more experience. They just hope that he develops more quickly than he currently is.
Gil said both new receivers did very well on Wednesday, and he expects to see more out of them today. He said Hasselbeck needs to develop a rapport with them this week.
Gil continues to be complimentary of Tight end John Carlson. He said Carlson is easily the best tight end they have had here. He said he still expects him to get 40-50 receptions for the season, and they would be pleasantly surprised if he gets more than that.
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A few things they have learned about Carlson: He has great body control and has the ability to adjust to balls that are thrown off target and still catch it. He also has the ability to go down the middle of the field deeper than they initially thought. He is a better blocker than they thought he was.