New Orleans vs. Seattle: A Defiant Matt Hasselbeck Says No Apologies Forthcoming

January 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck ripped the Saints defense for 366 yards passing in a losing effort the last time these two teams played, in late November at the Superdome.
And Hasselbeck, who led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl five years ago, says that anybody waiting for an apology as a result of his team making the playoffs with a losing record (7-9) has, in the words of Judas Priest, "Another Thing Coming."
"Apologize to who?" Hasselbeck told the Seattle Times. "No, I've got nothing to apologize for."
In the Saints' regular season 34-19 win over Seattle, the Seahawks came in with a passing mentality and abandoned any effort to establish the run early in the contest. Seattle moved the ball, as Hasselbeck employed a variety of screen plays, but the Saints defense stiffened in the red zone.
Hasselbeck completed 32 of 44 passes for 366 yards with no interceptions and one touchdown.
The Saints were superb on third down (11-15, 73 percent) in defeati...

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