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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:56 am
  • volsunghawk wrote:
    Sure am, based on just as tenuous an argument as people use to compare Hass to Favre and Warner. When people point to Favre and Warner as evidence that Hass can still play into his late 30s, that's JUST as ridiculous an argument, because Hass has NEVER been on the same level as those guys. Not even in 2005. Hass has been good. Hass has even been really good. But he's never been an elite guy, or shown the durability of Favre and Warner.


    I would NEVER compare Matt Hasselbeck to Brett Favre, Kurt Warner or any future hall of famer.

    Maybe a Marc Bulger.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:57 am
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    volsunghawk wrote:
    Sure am, based on just as tenuous an argument as people use to compare Hass to Favre and Warner. When people point to Favre and Warner as evidence that Hass can still play into his late 30s, that's JUST as ridiculous an argument, because Hass has NEVER been on the same level as those guys. Not even in 2005. Hass has been good. Hass has even been really good. But he's never been an elite guy, or shown the durability of Favre and Warner.


    I would NEVER compare Matt Hasselbeck to Brett Favre, Kurt Warner or any future hall of famer.

    Maybe a Marc Bulger.


    Marc Bulger's been done for years, too, and I sure as hell don't think he'd be the right solution for us, either.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:59 am
  • volsunghawk wrote:
    Zowert wrote:
    volsunghawk wrote:
    Sure am, based on just as tenuous an argument as people use to compare Hass to Favre and Warner. When people point to Favre and Warner as evidence that Hass can still play into his late 30s, that's JUST as ridiculous an argument, because Hass has NEVER been on the same level as those guys. Not even in 2005. Hass has been good. Hass has even been really good. But he's never been an elite guy, or shown the durability of Favre and Warner.


    I would NEVER compare Matt Hasselbeck to Brett Favre, Kurt Warner or any future hall of famer.

    Maybe a Marc Bulger.


    Marc Bulger's been done for years, too, and I sure as hell don't think he'd be the right solution for us, either.


    No no, I meant comparing Matt Hasselbeck to Marc Bulger, instead of Warner or Favre...
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:11 pm
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    Marc Bulger's been done for years, too, and I sure as hell don't think he'd be the right solution for us, either.

    No no, I meant comparing Matt Hasselbeck to Marc Bulger, instead of Warner or Favre...


    I got what you meant. I agree that it's a better comparison, and I'm saying that I wouldn't want Bulger as our QB right now, either. He's in serious decline, feels phantom pressure because of the hits he's taken behind a bad O-line for years, and got into the habit of trying to win by himself due to the lack of talent around him. Sound familiar?
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:14 pm
  • volsunghawk wrote:
    Zowert wrote:
    Marc Bulger's been done for years, too, and I sure as hell don't think he'd be the right solution for us, either.

    No no, I meant comparing Matt Hasselbeck to Marc Bulger, instead of Warner or Favre...


    I got what you meant. I agree that it's a better comparison, and I'm saying that I wouldn't want Bulger as our QB right now, either. He's in serious decline, feels phantom pressure because of the hits he's taken behind a bad O-line for years, and got into the habit of trying to win by himself due to the lack of talent around him. Sound familiar?


    Well.. I'm sure there are a few people who would take Bulger over Hasselbeck. Bulger is 33, Hass 35. So maybe he has another year left in the tank. Besides, Bulger is signed by Baltimore.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:19 pm
  • When Kurt Warner was given the opportunity, he took advantage of it. CW hasn't.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:20 pm
  • Zowert wrote:When Kurt Warner was given the opportunity, he took advantage of it. CW hasn't.


    CW has gotten the opportunity?

    When was this?


    Warner got his because Green was injured, after that Warner played with the starters, Whitehurst has played with the starters how many times?


    Its pretty hard to argue that Charlie has gotten an opportunity yet.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:21 pm
  • Zowert wrote:When Kurt Warner was given the opportunity, he took advantage of it. CW hasn't.

    When was this alleged opportunity Whitehurst had? Kurt Warner got his opportunity when Rodney Harrison took out Trent Green's knee. CBJ hasn't gotten that "lucky" yet.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:21 pm
  • Zowert wrote:When Kurt Warner was given the opportunity, he took advantage of it. CW hasn't.


    Kurt Warner didn't win the starting QB job in Rams camp, either. He was given the opportunity in real games because Trent Green got injured. In other words, when given the opportunity to show something in real games, he performed better than he had in preseason or in camp against the incumbent starter.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:21 pm
  • Warner28 beat me to it, stupid slow internet at my apartment...
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:22 pm
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    JohnnyB wrote:So unless you have some information that the Seahawks definitely have not approached Hass's agent, you're saying what I said you are saying.



    Please, if they believe Matt was what you claimed, we would have heard about Seattle trying to extend him, just like we hear about every major negotiation.

    This believe that no one would have heard whispers about an offer, please.


    Where did you get the idea that we hear about every attempt leading to major negotiations? Are you serious? The agents and players actually have a strict gag rule they employ and rarely do early attempts get any press. We sometimes hear about negotiations when they start getting close, but you can't really believe the public knows about every offer going between team and agents.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:28 pm
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    warner28 wrote:
    JohnnyB wrote:So unless you have some information that the Seahawks definitely have not approached Hass's agent, you're saying what I said you are saying.



    Please, if they believe Matt was what you claimed, we would have heard about Seattle trying to extend him, just like we hear about every major negotiation.

    This believe that no one would have heard whispers about an offer, please.


    At this stage it would not be "early" attempts if they believed Matt to be a top 5 QB, it would be the "we need to get this done now" kind of attempts, those go public.

    Where did you get the idea that we hear about every attempt leading to major negotiations? Are you serious? The agents and players actually have a strict gag rule they employ and rarely do early attempts get any press. We sometimes hear about negotiations when they start getting close, but you can't really believe the public knows about every offer going between team and agents.


    I don't believe the public knows about EVERY offer but if Seattle had come to Matt with some kind of reasonable offer (the kind you would expect if the team believed he was a top 5 QB) one of the beat writers would have heard about it and mentioned it.

    That is how it works now, we hear about negotiations when players and teams aren't close all the time.

    Honestly you are lying to yourself if you think that the team and Hasselbeck have talked about a deal (the kind of deal a team would offer a top 5 QB) and it never got out to the press.


    Now its possible they offered him some kind of 1 year extension (which is not the kind of deal you offer a QB you believe is a top 5 QB) and we did not hear about it but we would have heard about the type of deal that top 5 QBs get offered.


    We heard about Brees, Manning, and Brees (you know top 5 QBs) long long long before they reached deals, it was national sports news (because top 5 QBs are national news).
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:52 pm
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    JohnnyB wrote:
    warner28 wrote:So unless you have some information that the Seahawks definitely have not approached Hass's agent, you're saying what I said you are saying.



    Please, if they believe Matt was what you claimed, we would have heard about Seattle trying to extend him, just like we hear about every major negotiation.

    This believe that no one would have heard whispers about an offer, please.


    At this stage it would not be "early" attempts if they believed Matt to be a top 5 QB, it would be the "we need to get this done now" kind of attempts, those go public.

    Where did you get the idea that we hear about every attempt leading to major negotiations? Are you serious? The agents and players actually have a strict gag rule they employ and rarely do early attempts get any press. We sometimes hear about negotiations when they start getting close, but you can't really believe the public knows about every offer going between team and agents.

    I don't believe the public knows about EVERY offer but if Seattle had come to Matt with some kind of reasonable offer (the kind you would expect if the team believed he was a top 5 QB) one of the beat writers would have heard about it and mentioned it.

    That is how it works now, we hear about negotiations when players and teams aren't close all the time.

    Honestly you are lying to yourself if you think that the team and Hasselbeck have talked about a deal (the kind of deal a team would offer a top 5 QB) and it never got out to the press.


    Now its possible they offered him some kind of 1 year extension (which is not the kind of deal you offer a QB you believe is a top 5 QB) and we did not hear about it but we would have heard about the type of deal that top 5 QBs get offered.


    We heard about Brees, Manning, and Brees (you know top 5 QBs) long long long before they reached deals, it was national sports news (because top 5 QBs are national news).

    So you admit they might have made him an offer without us knowing about it. Now all you have to do is understand that no good negotiator starts with their high offer, especially when Hass hasn't been able to show what he can do for two years now, due to the team around him. Of course they would have lowballed him to start, even if they really want him.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:03 pm
  • I NEVER said they absolutely 100% have not made him an offer.

    You said he IS (again present tense) a top 5 QB, if the team believes as you believe we would not be in "Lets try to lowball him" territory.

    It would be "Holy @#$% we need to get this done" time.


    Of course its possible they went to him and said "how bout a 1 year 2 million dollar extension" although I doubt it since they aren't idiots and know he would not take such an offer so why offer it?


    Now you are trying to back off what you said earlier which was in case you forgot:

    "Hasselbeck is playing at close to his best, which is Pro Bowl level and one of the top five QBs in the NFL."




    IMO, if the Seahawks had the same view you have of Matt (that he IS playing close to his best which IS Pro Bowl and top 5 level) negotiations would not be at the "lets try to lowball him and keep it out of the press" stage.


    For the record, I do think we would have heard about any reasonable extension proposals by now and we would have definitely heard about an offer if they viewed him the way you do. The fact that we haven't means they either have not made an offer or they are incompetent and made such a joke of an offer Matt would have never considered it.

    I am betting on the former.


    BTW, top 5 QBs make the guys around them look better, they don't look like crap simply because they are surrounded by less talent but that is for another time.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:18 pm
  • warner28 wrote:BTW, top 5 QBs make the guys around them look better, they don't look like crap simply because they are surrounded by less talent but that is for another time.


    true story. Peyton Manning can take guys like Pierre Carcon and Austin Collie and make 'em look like starters. Drew Brees has done the same in New Orleans. Brady did it before they just overloaded and they went 16-0 when they got those players.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:20 pm
  • No Seahawks fan in his right mind has ever, ever, ever believed that Matt Hasselbeck is, was, or will ever be a Top QB.

    Good? Yes. Top QB? 'Fraid not.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:38 pm
  • MontanaHawk05 wrote:No Seahawks fan in his right mind has ever, ever, ever believed that Matt Hasselbeck is, was, or will ever be a Top QB.

    Good? Yes. Top QB? 'Fraid not.


    You mean the Pro Bowl isn't for top players at their positions? WTF!? I've been voting it wrong all these years
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:38 pm
  • long in tooth, rebuttal built upon pure fantasy:

    MH has won "the competition" at QB, Pete knows best, Matt won and should be starting.

    * regardless of the fact his INT record has been off the charts (and as other have correctly interjected, would have been grounds for benching a year ago btw).
    Good grief. What and where was this competition? Practice time? or just as worse some would argue...preseason?

    Some are taking this comPETEition stuff a bit too far here. It's obvious that Matt, the face of the Hawks, coming up on his last year (as we know it) is given this year by default. It was his from the get go (and I'd have to admit and add - rightfully so, BECAUSE of his time and Hawk status here). Do you really think PC could come in first year and bench/cut Matt in his last contract year?
    Really? (love to hear an HONEST and SANE reply here).

    IMO, no way in h*ll. Not without an onslaught of concerned press and neverending raving press/fan lashback from hawk camp day 1.
    At the QB position there was NEVER a true competition.
    But I can't help but think PC does wish he could have started just as clean at the QB position.

    Did the "idea" of competition at all positions help put some focus back into this team in regard to stepping things up? IMO - you bet.
    Does it "sound" good coming from our new coach? imo - you bet.
    Does it then sound like great press having it reiterated? IMO - you bet.
    Is it 100% HONEST "competition", and did I expect it to be 100% honest competition across the board? IMO - h*ll no. QB position being the glaring reason (no waaaaaay was Matt gone his last contract year. no. way. in. h*ll).


    I side with the MANY here who place valid reasons they are bothered with having to put up with another year of so-so play at the QB position that moreso "wastes" a 2010 season.

    *and still: the HassHater comebacks are past annoying and now becoming offensive. I believe this is a Hawks forum, not a Matt H fansite.


    btw Stash: not picking on you but there's page after page of you interjecting why you feel Matt "is the man" here, all other opposing thoughts are from "nutjobs". And IMO - all of these replies from you are triple-dipped in emotion I'm afraid.

    Yeah-yeah, so you "see him at the bank" every so often. "He's a nice guy", "he's funny" to you (really? - not to me. Not in the slightest actually)...etc. etc.
    Can you ease up a bit an let the other "pro-hass" repliers chime in? One reason being I'd like to see how many of them actually exist here.
    I think after the 25 repostings of the same stuff from you, it's fair to ask for a little more than you're giving and ask to hear from more than the small number of others who are arguing tooth and nail alongside you.

    My gut is telling me even Matt's mother...without outright saying it...wouldn't mind seeing what we have in CW very soon (ain't gonna happen "soon" though, the QB position was Matt's all along.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:40 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:
    MontanaHawk05 wrote:No Seahawks fan in his right mind has ever, ever, ever believed that Matt Hasselbeck is, was, or will ever be a Top QB.

    Good? Yes. Top QB? 'Fraid not.


    You mean the Pro Bowl isn't for top players at their positions? WTF!? I've been voting it wrong all these years



    3 times he has made the Pro Bowl.

    I'd agree that he has had a few seasons where he was a top 5 QB for that season but overall for his career, he has not been a top 5 QB and its very very very doubtful he reaches such a level ever again.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:42 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:
    MontanaHawk05 wrote:No Seahawks fan in his right mind has ever, ever, ever believed that Matt Hasselbeck is, was, or will ever be a Top QB.

    Good? Yes. Top QB? 'Fraid not.


    You mean the Pro Bowl isn't for top players at their positions? WTF!? I've been voting it wrong all these years


    I guess I mean "Top QB" as in "Hall of Fame" type QB. He's never been that.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:43 pm
  • you know cknoxxhawk, you and the other detractors are all correct, there is no way that we sign Whitehurst to a two year deal and expect him to compete for a starting position right now. Of course we want him to come in next year then have to re-sign him to an extension next season because he's been annointed the man. I just don't know why I couldn't see it before now, it's so obvious it's brilliant. Yup, Hasselbeck isn't the better of the two, it's just a farce because pete's afraid if he was to release him or trade him that he'd lose his job. God I owe all the haters my sincerest apologies for not "getting it" sooner
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:54 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:you know cknoxxhawk, you and the other detractors are all correct, there is no way that we sign Whitehurst to a two year deal and expect him to compete for a starting position right now. Of course we want him to come in next year then have to re-sign him to an extension next season because he's been annointed the man. I just don't know why I couldn't see it before now, it's so obvious it's brilliant. Yup, Hasselbeck isn't the better of the two, it's just a farce because pete's afraid if he was to release him or trade him that he'd lose his job. God I owe all the haters my sincerest apologies for not "getting it" sooner


    This kind of rebuttal belongs in the HassleHate bin, the smack shack or in the sandbox. Take a look at the OP's thread subject again. What does it say?
    I'm saying to me you aren't capable of being objective with this.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:59 pm
  • See warner, we can agree on some things...I never said he was a top 5 qb but I see the posts of some claiming Matt's never been all that good and I have to remind them, makes me wonder if they are new fans or what cuz for a few years there Hass was a top tier qb. I still think he's above average and better than whitehurst and this is where we seem to disagree, but I wouldn't put him in an elite category right now by any means.
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Re: Objective look at Hasselbeck
Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:00 pm
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