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Matt Hasselbeck gets his Seahawks playbook

Matt Hasselbeck AP

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.

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18 Responses to “Matt Hasselbeck gets his Seahawks playbook”
  1. seahawkhuskyfan says: May 18, 2011 12:52 PM

    Class Act.

  2. LPad says: May 18, 2011 12:53 PM

    just another example of how the “playbook” stories are complete nonsense that have demonstrated that NFL players are capable of using kinkos. in case anybody was wondering.

    for example, miami didn’t hand out playbooks during the brief 24 window during the draft. how dumb is sparano? Oh yeah, key members of the team already had playbooks and gave them to the rest of the team.

  3. touchdownroddywhite says: May 18, 2011 1:02 PM

    “The longer this lockout drags on, the better the chances are Hasselbeck stays put.”

    I’m sure Cardinals fans are rejoicing.

  4. friendlylittletrees says: May 18, 2011 1:07 PM

    Cardinals fans have Derek Anderson… They have nothing to rejoice about.

  5. endzonezombie says: May 18, 2011 1:14 PM

    No matter how the 2011 season shakes out for the Seahawks, Pete Carroll will not be criticized for not bringing Hasselbeck back as the starter.

  6. zeckwreck says: May 18, 2011 1:16 PM

    “The longer this lockout drags on, the better the chances are Hasselbeck stays put.”

    I’m sure Cardinals fans are rejoicing.

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    Please tell me you’re a Cards fan.

    Not only did Matt tear them apart w/ Mike Williams TWICE last year (300-something yards together), but he has generally owned them his entire career.

    The fact that Marc Bulger is seriously in contention for their starting job shows how clueless their organization is.

    “Hey, let’s cut Leinart who never got a real chance to begin with, and go with MAX HALL! He’s ready to be the face of our franchise!” Fast forward to a deer-in-headlights performance at Qwest, followed by a concussion from Chris Clemons.

    Now I want Matt back just to destroy them two more times.

  7. Land Snark says: May 18, 2011 1:38 PM

    Why would Hasselbeck be “hurt” that he didn’t get a playbook?

    Is he an actual member of the team or currently one of those Free Agents in limbo?

    Yeah. So it’s nothing personal, but what if he were to be offered a deal by another NFC West team and asked to bring the ole playbook with him?

    Exactly.

  8. august1969 says: May 18, 2011 1:42 PM

    Every fan wants Matt back….that is, every fan outside of Seattle.

    No Superbowl win, guaranteed.

  9. markuh says: May 18, 2011 2:01 PM

    Can’t wait for Max Hall to be the next Kurt Warner..loll

  10. deathmonkey41 says: May 18, 2011 2:09 PM

    Honestly- if the Seahawks don’t sign him- then who will? He’ll probably drop out of football and then his life will change drastically because other potential careers he’d be a fit for just wouldn’t pay as much. I’ve never heard of an Interior Decorator or Hairdresser making that kind of cash. Maybe he get get into Fashion Design or something.

  11. marjones45 says: May 18, 2011 2:22 PM

    He is destined for a career in politics.

  12. endzonezombie says: May 18, 2011 2:31 PM

    He is destined for a makeover with Hairclub for Men.

  13. zeckwreck says: May 18, 2011 3:06 PM

    He is destined for a makeover with Hairclub for Men.

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    I’d take going full Lex Luthor over being in the slow decline that Drew Brees is feeling. In about 2 years, I imagine a full comb-over taking place..

  14. seatown12 says: May 18, 2011 3:25 PM

    Ok, I REALLY dont think Max Hall can be a starting QB in the NFL. When the cards came up to Seattle last year, I remember fearing for his life. Not even a rival wants to see the poor guy get mamed out there.

  15. marvsleezy says: May 18, 2011 3:33 PM

    He cant use last years play book? Its not a new offense as far as I know.

  16. physcoward says: May 18, 2011 4:20 PM

    Who realy cares!

  17. dhawk12 says: May 19, 2011 7:46 PM

    “He cant use last years play book? Its not a new offense as far as I know.”

    Seattle has a new OC…he brought in his own playbook.

  18. dhawk12 says: May 19, 2011 7:48 PM

    “Honestly- if the Seahawks don’t sign him- then who will? He’ll probably drop out of football and then his life will change drastically because other potential careers he’d be a fit for just wouldn’t pay as much. I’ve never heard of an Interior Decorator or Hairdresser making that kind of cash. Maybe he get get into Fashion Design or something.”

    Wow…really? Have you ever seen an interview with the guy? He is made to be a TV announcer after his career. I won’t even bother with how off-base your assessment on his future as an NFL QB is.

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