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Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

Posted on: March 22, 2011 3:56 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Recently, I posited an interesting theory to Andy during a podcast (that'll be uploaded soon -- have I mentioned you can subscribe via iTunes so you don't have to wait?) that Matt Hasselbeck might be better off not signing with Seattle, because the market will be so desperate for veteran quarterbacks who can step right in and play.

That theory might actually hold some water, because it seems Seattle already tried to ink the 'Beck, and apparently whiffed on a deal.

"We made a run at getting it done before the stoppage and just weren't able to work anything out," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told ESPN's Mike Sando at the NFL owners meeting Tuesday. "As we go forward, Matt has been in our plans the whole time and now that it's in free agency (at some point in the future), we just have to see what happens."

The thought of Hasselbeck playing anywhere other than Seattle seems pretty odd, but this isn't the same Seattle organization that went to the Super Bowl, and Hasselbeck isn't the same quarterback, even if they'd previously stated they wanted him back.

"Financially, we went after it and couldn't get it done," Carroll said. "In my mind, it kind of came right down to the final day of it. We made an effort and they made an effort."

Carroll doesn't exactly sound like he's completely resigned to losing Hasselbeck, but he doesn't sound like someone who expects to see his starting quarterback be the same in 2011 as it was in 2010.

Of course, if the Seahawks are in fact going after Kevin Kolb (they certainly make the most sense as a team who's offered their first-rounder, only to see Philadelphia look for more), maybe Carroll's not even worried about whether or not Hasselbeck returns.

And there's a good chance that Hasselbeck isn't that concerned either -- if the lockout lasts a long time, he could be in for a much bigger payday than he would have gotten had he given Seattle a hometown discount.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:19 pm
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 23, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

Wait a minute...isn't this the same organization who went after Charlie Whitehurst? So, how well did Charlie do?
What are you even trying to say here?  Yes, they gave up a draft pick.  That answers your first question.

Whitehurst was inconsistent in limited opportunity.  That answers your second question.

It sure sounds like you're implying that because one guy might not have worked out, they shouldn't try to get someone else.  That's weird, because most people would argue that if one guy didn't work out you'd NEED to go get someone else.

The Whitehurst has nothing to do with other possible QB acquisitions, unless the team believes Whitehurst IS the QB of the future.  If they think he's better suited as a backup, then they need to do whatever's necessary to secure a starting QB.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: March 23, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

I in no way wassaying the only reason Carroll would want him was the USC connection,
Um, yeah, I got that.  But if READ my post nowhere did I say Carroll wouldn't be interested in Palmer.  I said that Carroll makes his player personnel decisions based on talent, not whether they wear a school ring.  There a million morons out there who don't have a clue who assume that Carroll is dumb enough to have some loyalty to USC players when he's proven he absolutely does not.  People make the same mistake when he traded for LenDale White. 

If he thinks Palmer is the best option at QB and worth the asking price (if there ever is one), then he'll make a move.  Just not because of a "USC connection".

I didn't pick and choose from your post.  I READ it, and in it you alluded to some USC connection and said that because Carroll said something nice about Palmer the move made sense.  Sure there's a "basis to assume", but its extremely weak.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 10:32 am
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

While I appreciate everything Matt has done for the Seahawks, this is the best thing that could have happened for the Seahawks. Matt has become injury prone the past couple of seasons and obviously isn't the same QB he was a few years earlier. This partially is due to Seattle's horrible line but also due to Matt's degrading skills. I'm not sold on Kolb. Looks mediorce at best and seems as streeky as David Krieg was. If they can't find anything on the free agent market I would go with Charlie "Manson" Whitehurst this year and give him a legitimate shot to show what he can do since they went after him so hard. He hasn't had a fair shake as of yet. I then would draft a QB and groom him a couple of years of Manson is serviceable or Manson may surprise and bethe guy. If not, there is always some team looking to unload a QB at some point.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 23, 2011 9:35 am
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

Well Charlie is NOT the answer, sure he's looked good at practices at the VMAC but he's shown ZERO in games.
That's why Palmer makes so much sense and for them to get someone in the second round to groom as QB, if they plan on having Carroll as HC for a long time then having a QB who can work in his system and learn it while you still have a viable veteran is a win-win all around.



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: March 23, 2011 7:12 am
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

Wait a minute...isn't this the same organization who went after Charlie Whitehurst? So, how well did Charlie do? Matt Hasselbeck has to be a better option than him, and yet the Seahawks went after him. What, now they're going to go after the Eagles Kevin Kolb? And pay another high draft choice? Don't think so...



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: March 23, 2011 12:27 am
 

Carroll says Seahawks tried to re-sign Hasselbeck

THANK GAWD!!!! Let the bum go! I'm tired of this organization holding on to average players... time to move forward Seahawks... even if its a step or two backwards in terms of wins/losses... at least get someone in here thats for the future


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