Seattle Seahawks: Despite Early Struggles, Benching Hasselbeck Would Be Mistake

September 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After taking another in-depth (and yes, painful) look at the video of the Seattle-Denver game, it’s clear that the Seahawks offense failed to take advantage of several opportunities to prolong drives and control the clock. This failure had less to do with ability to execute and more to do with, quite frankly, poor decision making on the part of Matt Hasselbeck.
After all, bad execution can oftentimes be a result of bad decisions. Never during Week 2 was this more evident for Seattle than when Hasselbeck took a shot at Deion Branch in the back corner of the end zone on a fourth-and-two play from the Denver 20, with the ‘Hawks trailing by 17 in the third.
But this was only one of several botched opportunities, as the first two INT's thrown by Matt were simply poor choices on plays when other receivers were open and other options were available.
We saw this during Week 1 as well, on Matt’s first throw of the season as he attempted to hit a well-covered Joh...

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