When the lockout was briefly lifted last month, the Seahawks passed out a bunch of playbooks. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck wasn’t one of the players to get one.
“I didn’t get one,” Hasselbeck told 710 ESPN, via Liz Matthews. “It definitely hurt my feelings, but it’s alright because all my teammates gave me theirs. So it worked out. It worked out fine.”
Hasselbeck was being sarcastic about his feelings (we think), but it points out something we’ve said more than a few times. Once playbooks got out, everyone that wants a playbook will get one.
It also shows that Hasselbeck is in many ways still acting as the Seahawks quarterback.
He’s been working out with teammates regularly in Seattle. Some other NFC West players have also stopped by, and even said some fans have even joined in occasionally. There has been a lot of speculation about Hasselbeck’s future, and we’re not sure if he will end up staying in Seattle. But it’s still the most likely scenario.
The longer this lockout drags on, the better the chances are Hasselbeck stays put.