Thursday, September 23, 2010
Hasslebeck Will Be Benched By Week 5
Don't get me wrong, I like Matt Hasslebeck. He led the Seattle Seahawks to their only Super Bowl appearance and is a pillar of the community, but his time is up. Years of punishment and a change in the organizations philosophy have taken their toll on him. Without Mike Holmgren in his ear calling all the plays and telling him what to do he's not the same quarterback. After the San Francisco game Hasslebeck looked rejuvenated. It appeared he would flourish in the new system and carry the Seahawks to a respectable record this season. After the Denver game he looked like a lost kid at a country fair. His throws were miserably short and his recognition of coverages simply wasn't there. At a time when EVERYONE on the team is auditioning for a starting role and held accountable for their mistakes Matt Hasslebeck can't survive. There's a reason Pete Carroll traded for Charlie Whitehurst and it appears he will get his chance to prove himself sooner than later. For now coach Carroll is telling everyone that Hasslebeck is the starter, but he is on a short leash. The Seahawks have too many play makers to allow Hasslebeck to impede the progress of the team. It's been a good run, but it's come to an end. Sorry Matt.