Pete Carroll doesn’t know his quarterback for next week

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a high class problem for a 7-9 team: He doesn’t have a plan for what quarterback he’ll start in the playoffs.

“We just figure it out,” Carroll said via the Seattle Times.  “I don’t even know. You’re asking about next week? It’s not next week yet.”

It will be soon enough.  Charlie Whitehurst played solid football against the Rams Sunday night, but Hasselbeck’s experience would seemingly give him an edge against a Gregg Williams-coordinated Saints defense.

Hasselbeck looked close to ready Sunday night and the Seahawks seem to believe he gives them the best chance to win if healthy.

“I think even up until the final when we were going out, [Haseselbeck] was hoping I was going to give him the call,” Carroll said.  “But just the way the whole thing came around, his injury, I just thought he would be too vulnerable. If we didn’t have to play him it would be the best thing for us.”