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Hasselbeck “embarrassed” by injury, but determined to play

Matt Hasselbeck, Chris Spencer

Pete Carroll said the Seahawks will prepare Charlie Whitehurst to start Sunday night against the Rams.  That doesn’t mean we know who the starting quarterback for Seattle will be just yet.

We find it very telling that Seahawks.com calls the situation “uncertain” and stresses that Matt Hasselbeck is “determined” to play.  The team wants to keep the Rams guessing.  Carroll admitted his decision to go with Whitehurst is subject to change.

“Matt is absolutely determined to be playing in this game. He’s already stated, ‘I’m going to be there. I’ll be ready for us,’” Carroll said.

The Seahawks have made it clear they think Hasselbeck gives them a better chance to win if healthy.   Whitehurst has looked very poor in his limited work this year.  There is just the matter of Hasselbeck’s, uh, delicate injury.

“It’s not my back,” Hasselbeck said after Sunday’s loss in Tampa.  “It’s embarrassing, but it’s more my butt. There you go.”

If they don’t win, this will probably be Hasselbeck’s last game in Seattle.  Carroll said that Hasselbeck could play without practicing.

“A quarterback in his situation could get by with the walk-thrus and things like that, and have a real good chance to have the game plan in command,” Carroll said. “I don’t have any problem with that. . . . If Matt can play a factor in that then we’ll figure that out when the time comes.”

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23 Responses to “Hasselbeck “embarrassed” by injury, but determined to play”
  1. heyguru1969 says: Dec 28, 2010 11:41 AM

    He’s a tough guy. Hopefully he can glute – I mean gut it out.

  2. myspaceyourface says: Dec 28, 2010 11:47 AM

    Call me stupid, but what is injured.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 28, 2010 11:59 AM

    Carroll is pumped and jacked that Hasselback will be the one to lose them out of playoff contention instead of Whitehurst.

  4. frankieprince2 says: Dec 28, 2010 12:00 PM

    Awesome! I’m starting the Rams DEFENSE this coming weekend for my Fantasy Super Bowl!! I hope to be $500 dollars richer for this start over my current Green Bay DEF. GO RAMS!

  5. maddog111 says: Dec 28, 2010 12:13 PM

    George Brett junior?

  6. parasonic says: Dec 28, 2010 12:26 PM

    it’s from it being repeatedly kicked by every non-NFCWest team in the NFL since their superbowl trip.

  7. iluvwikileaks says: Dec 28, 2010 12:28 PM

    Hasselbeck is a joke. Total loser.

    Next…

  8. profootballwalk says: Dec 28, 2010 12:35 PM

    myspaceyourface says: Dec 28, 2010 11:47 AM

    “Call me stupid, but what is injured.”

    Stupid.

  9. commandercornpone says: Dec 28, 2010 12:38 PM

    if u think he is a loser… he gives them a chance to win – at home.

    whitehurst, i think not…

  10. nstarqb says: Dec 28, 2010 12:40 PM

    Hasselback Must of had Too Much Marshawn Lynch last nite

  11. bucfansouthtampa says: Dec 28, 2010 12:58 PM

    That is one serious case of Hemorrhoids. We in Tampa appreciate his time in the game and wish him luck in retirement. Look on the bright side, he will be one great spokesman for Preparation H. (H for Hasselback)

  12. kevinfromphilly says: Dec 28, 2010 1:01 PM

    It was a million to one shot, doc!

  13. bartpkelly says: Dec 28, 2010 1:13 PM

    Why would it be his last game in Seattle? Where are you getting that?

  14. cleanface says: Dec 28, 2010 1:19 PM

    Hasselbeck looked like an out of shape, 35 year old white guy running on that play. Oh wait,……..

  15. hobartbaker says: Dec 28, 2010 1:22 PM

    Charlie isn’t all that keen on football, anyway. What he really wants to do is develop a cult following, move to SoCal, and lead his “family” on a murderous spree.

  16. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 28, 2010 2:11 PM

    Hasselbeck should be embarrassed by his entire career. What a joke. Whitehurst can’t really do that much worse.

  17. melikefootball says: Dec 28, 2010 2:13 PM

    Will this fall under the powder puff rule that has been placed on Steeler QB. Watching the game an seeing him fall on ground I thought he was down and out out out.

  18. seahawks4alltime says: Dec 28, 2010 2:14 PM

    Seahawks will win. the Rams will lose on January 2nd. It’s history in the making folks. If there was ever a 7 and 9 team that could win a super bowl it’ll be this Seattle Seahawks team lead by the guy with an injured butt.

  19. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 28, 2010 2:23 PM

    It’s not his trademarked back spasms?

  20. realdeal12 says: Dec 28, 2010 2:26 PM

    The article heading is wrong it should read:

    Hasselbeck “embarrassed” by play, but determined to stay injured

  21. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 28, 2010 2:46 PM

    He should be embarrASSed. That’s what he gets for hanging out with Rex Ryan.

  22. gmsingh says: Dec 28, 2010 5:19 PM

    Clearly an injury to his rear end will hamper his decision making ability.

  23. hooterdawg says: Dec 28, 2010 6:38 PM

    Messing with QB indecision got Singletary fired. Whitehurst was announced as the starter, and should be getting all the reps this week. The guy has been forced to enter games without warning and without practice reps with
    the first team during the week. Hasslebeck definitely doesn’t give the Hawks their best chance to win. He has sucked when he is healthy…now he has a bad wrist and a bad hip. It will be a really stupid move for Carroll to reneg on the start for Whitehurst.

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