Thursday, January 6, 2011

Matt Hasselbeck gets the call

We guessed all week that Matt Hasselbeck would start Saturday’s game against the Saints.  We don’t have to guess any more.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced Thursday that Hasselbeck will get the call.  Charlie Whitehurst played well against the Rams last week, but he’s mostly struggled this year.  Facing a Gregg Williams-coordinated defense in the playoffs would have been difficult for such an inexperienced quarterback.
Hasselbeck completed 32-of-44 passes for 366 yards and a touchdown against the Saints in the Superdome back in November.  This will be Hasselbeck’s tenth playoff start in ten seasons with the Seahawks and his first since 2007.
He’s got an incredible opportunity to win what could be his last game at Qwest Field.

author:  Gregg Rosenthal

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