Biggs: Mora nearly yanked Hasselbeck
It’s not going to generate anywhere near the buzz that Brad Childress-Brett Favre did, but this is just in: Jim Mora considered pulling Matt Hasselbeck.
That’s no shocker right there in the wake of the Seahawks’ downright miserable effort Sunday in a 48-10 loss at Green Bay. Hasselbeck was picked off four times, once by A.J. Hawk on an unthinkable throw that derailed a drive early when the game was scoreless. His 36.6 passer rating for the game was a career low.
“Sometimes the good can outweigh the bad,” Hasselbeck said, according to the Tacoma Tribune. “Sometimes I’ve seen quarterbacks throw a lot of picks, yet they play really well elsewhere and overcome it. And I didn’t do that. I didn’t play well enough to overcome it.”
Mora was in a tough spot but didn’t yank the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
“I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say (benching Hasselbeck) crossed my mind,” Mora said. “But once again, I think it’s really important at this point in our development and where we (are) as we’re in trying to fix this thing, is we always put the guys out there that give us the best chance to win, and have a successful down. And Matt’s our quarterback, and we’re going to keep him in there.”
Hasselbeck, 34, might not be the quarterback for too much longer. The Seahawks are in the midst of a search for a general manager and Hasselbeck is signed for one more season. Making a decision on him will be the first thing a new GM has to do after deciding whether or not to retain Mora. Those are a couple of big decisions right there.
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