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Pete Carroll: We want Matt Hasselbeck back

Matt Hasselbeck

We wrote Tuesday about how one playoff game changed Matt Hasselbeck’s value on the free agent market.  Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that keeping his starting quarterback is a goal.

“Were going to do everything we can to keep him here,” Carroll said.  “He has had a terrific run for us and we want to see what we can do to keep that going. . . .  Yeah, we do want him back.”

There’s really nothing else Carroll could say.  Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times notes that Carroll also said when he took the job that he wanted to keep wide receiver Nate Burleson and defensive lineman Cory Redding.  They both left town.

No one seems to have a great feel for Hasselbeck’s future.   O’Neil wrote a column Wednesday which said, among other things, that Hasselbeck’s performance this week in Chicago will go a long way towards deciding Hasselbeck’s future.

Win another game or two, and Hasselbeck may give the Seahawks no choice but to bring him back.

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22 Responses to “Pete Carroll: We want Matt Hasselbeck back”
  1. cowboysp says: Jan 12, 2011 5:09 PM

    Pete Carroll is so funny. He is just the opposite of Bellichick. Carroll just can’t help but tell everything. He just loves to talk….

    And his timing is great too. Now he says he wants Hasselbeck, after Carroll’s been in charge for a year, and Hasselbeck’s value is at the maximum, with 7 or 8 teams looking for new QB’s, including 2 in the NFC West…..

  2. nflfan877 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:11 PM

    He’s led Seattle to the playoffs six times in eight years.

    More importantly, he keeps advancing them at least one game.

  3. bleedgreen4life says: Jan 12, 2011 5:13 PM

    So what happens when he gets picked off 3 times this week?

  4. jhorton83 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:14 PM

    Pete Carroll seems to have some kind of man-crush on Hasselbeck. Outside of last week’s playoff game, he was absolutely awful this year.

  5. hendeeze says: Jan 12, 2011 5:17 PM

    The rest of the NFC west would LOVE if Hasselbeck resigned with the seachickens DOOO EEEEET

  6. ppdoc13 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:23 PM

    Ask Cory Redding how he feels now that he plays in Baltimore with a team that is always a threat to go deep into the playoffs. The guy after a slow start has had a very good year and was a great pickup for a reasonable price.

    If I am Hasselbeck, I would strongly consider going to SF. Harbs is a very good football mind and it looks like he can coach. Not a huge resume, but he has done very well at every level he has tried. Put Matt with Frank Gore, Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree and SF becomes the immediate favorite to win the west.

    Just one man’s humble opinion.

  7. danimalk82 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:26 PM

    “We want the ball, and we’re gonna score…”

  8. seahawkhuskyfan says: Jan 12, 2011 5:31 PM

    Seattle wins the West next year at 6-10. It is like the NBA, just do enough to get in the playoffs and then start the engines..

  9. stixzidinia says: Jan 12, 2011 5:38 PM

    Look for the Seahawks to come crashing back to Earth this week, and likewise Hasselbeck’s FA market value. Pete Carroll is too loose a personality. His USC teams consistently got more undisciplined every year and their performance (and win totals) also slipped. You cannot let the players rule the roost, especially at the NFL level. His teams will be finishing 4-12 in no time.

  10. sf49erguy says: Jan 12, 2011 5:39 PM

    That’s good news for Hasselbeck b/c I’m not sure he has any other options.. And don’t tell me the 49ers have any interest in him.. The Cards maybe….

  11. jordangarnett says: Jan 12, 2011 5:44 PM

    Hasslebeck is bald

  12. masterofthegridiron says: Jan 12, 2011 5:48 PM

    @hendeeze

    why so you can continue to miss the playoffs? wise up

  13. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 12, 2011 6:37 PM

    WHY???

  14. Deb says: Jan 12, 2011 6:52 PM

    @jordangarnett …

    Hasselbeck is an attractive man. And bald men have more testosterone … or so I’ve heard :)

  15. touchdownroddywhite says: Jan 12, 2011 6:56 PM

    #
    danimalk82 says: Jan 12, 2011 5:26 PM

    “We want the ball, and we’re gonna score…”
    _____________________________

    Any time I’m having a bad day, I load up that clip on youtube. Always good for a few laughs…

  16. jimmysee says: Jan 12, 2011 7:02 PM

    “stixzidinia says:
    Jan 12, 2011 5:38 PM
    Look for the Seahawks to come crashing back to Earth this week, ”

    ————————————————————–

    Didn’t Seattle already beat the Bears once this year at Solder Field?

    While ‘past performance is no guarantee of future results,’ they may have the Bears’ number.

    I’m hoping for a Packers-Bears NFC title game at Soldier Field, but you never know.

  17. commandercornpone says: Jan 12, 2011 7:18 PM

    i am probably the only guy in the playoff pool who thinks chicago will cover.

    that team has basically deteriorated around hasselbeck. if they run the ball, play a little d, and keep people off him, he can get it done.

    this week i see them playing a little d. not very sure they will keep people off him or run the ball worth a damn.

  18. buzzkillbill says: Jan 12, 2011 7:23 PM

    #
    hendeeze says: Jan 12, 2011 5:17 PM

    The rest of the NFC west would LOVE if Hasselbeck resigned with the seachickens DOOO EEEEET

    ______________________________________
    Matty may be the best QB in the division and Seattle has been a mess on the o-line. I think that the rest of the NFC west would like to see Charlie at QB.

    (sign at the game Saturday
    You’ve played the best, now play the west)

  19. cup0pizza says: Jan 12, 2011 7:47 PM

    I hope the Seahacks keep baldy. It will be a pleasure to see Demarcus Ware sack this chump 4 or 5 times when they travel to Dallas next season.

  20. CKL says: Jan 12, 2011 9:04 PM

    Deb says:
    Jan 12, 2011 6:52 PM
    @jordangarnett …

    Hasselbeck is an attractive man.
    ____________________________
    I’ll back you up on that one, he’s cute as hell.
    Love his personality. And I like MAYBE 5 QBs personalities in the whole NFL. (Yes I’m a girl)

  21. Deb says: Jan 12, 2011 9:44 PM

    @CKL …

    You’re a girl? No wonder you always sounded so sensible :) Hasselbeck has a great personality, lovely smile, and gives his all on the field. Agree with you … I’m not usually impressed with pro athletes. Would be tough to come up with five players overall that I find attractive. But some nut just posted that I’m a groupie because I questioned why the Broncos didn’t handle Elvis Dumervil’s problems with their parking attendant internally rather than risk him being jailed or suspended. Some people on here really are simple-minded dingalings. LOL

  22. seattlepackerfan says: Jan 13, 2011 2:28 AM

    @Deb & @CKL

    I’m with you ladies on this one…love the picture of Hasselbeck and his son!

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