I want to start off by saying I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Matt Hasselbeck. I wish him the best and I can’t wait to see him in the Ring of Honor in a few years.
Doing the right thing isn’t always the easiest. I’m glad Pete and company let Matt go. I’m not one of these Seattle fans who thinks we should keep an aging veteran just because he’s been here for a long time. Football is a business and you need to cut ties with players a year too soon rather than a year too late. That’s how you win. You want a team to trot out a bunch of aging veterans who can’t play any more? Go to a Mariner game. Home of the playing mascots. Oh, and instead of calling sports radio and annoying everyone, just go call your overpriced shrink and leave us alone. (Seattle fans are the worst)
1) Matt doesnt fit this system.
2) The ‘Hawks are in year two of a major rebuilding project.
3) This team needs to get younger at every position on the field.
We have moved forward with Tarvaris Jackson and are going to let Charlie think he has a chance to compete for the starting job. Even if Tarvaris craps the bed and we are stuck with “Buddy Christ,” this can work. The current trend in the NFL is to go with a pass first, spread offense. Defenses have been forced to adapt. They are getting smaller, going to a 3-4, and getting faster to keep up with the 4 and 5 receiver sets.
Pete wants to go against the grain on this one. If defenses are now smaller, why not get a power running game and run the ball down their throats? The Hawks made their intentions clear in the draft with the abundance of lineman taken. This team will continue to build on the defense and run game to win. Those of you who have jumped on the ‘Hawks bandwagon during the Holmgren years are in for a rude awakening. This team is going to win ugly. This will be similar to the USC offense ran by Pete. If you aren’t into the college game, think Rex Ryan and the Jets. Tarvaris and Charlie will be asked to hand the ball off, get out of the pocket and throw off the play action.
This is a fairly low risk signing considering how little the QB is going to be asked to do. Tarvaris is young and if he succeeds, he stick around for a while. If he and Charlie both turn into interception machines, we’ll be in a good position to draft someone who can*.
(*Now: If you are one of those assholes who wants us to “Suck for Luck”, you can get the hell out of here. No way am I going to subscribe to losing for better draft position ever. Get the hell off the bandwagon and return your Seattle Sports Fan Membership Card to the admin on your way out.)