With Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s struggles over the past two weeks, there’s been heavy debate on the blog over whether or not he can still get it done for Seattle.
Dave Boling of The News Tribune argues that Hasselbeck still has some gas in the tank, poor play withstanding, and that the Seahawks should continue to put faith in the 34-year-old veteran.
Is he done? He’s 34, it’s his 11th season and he’s making mistakes that make him look like the struggling kid he was in 2001.
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But don’t bury him yet.
He may be an example of a couple facts: You can’t play quarterback in the NFL with a sense of desperation. And you can’t be successful as a quarterback if there are no playmakers to help.
With protection, a diversionary rushing attack and a corps of reliable receivers, Matt Hasselbeck could be effective for a long time.
But leave him out there with what he’s got now, and the guy will continue aging in dog years.
Jim Mora continues to say that the team is playing hard and preparing the right way each week.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com reports that according to Jim Mora, Hasselbeck is chomping at the bit to get back out there.
The Seahawks schedule is set in terms of opponents for 2010. They’ll play the NFC South and AFC West, along with the third place teams in the NFC North and NFC East.
Seattle will host Arizona, St. Louis, San Francisco, Atlanta, Carolina, Kansas City, San Diego and the N.Y. Giants. The Seahawks travel to Arizona, St. Louis, San Francisco, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Denver, Oakland and Chicago.
ESPN’s Mike Sando breaks it all down here.
Some TNT blog posters offer some comic relief from Sunday’s game against the Packers.