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On this date: Matt Hasselbeck signed to long-term contract

Matt Hasselbeck

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 22:

1989: Tom Flores is named president and general manager to replace Mike McCormack. Flores became head coach in 1992, replacing Chuck Knox.

2002: Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Sinclair is released. Sinclair leaves after producing 73½ career sacks, including a league-leading 16½ in 1998, to rank second in franchise history to Jacob Green (116).

2005: Matt Hasselbeck is signed to a multi-year contract and Shaun Alexander is given the franchise tag. Both would be instrumental in the Seahawks’ run to the Super Bowl that season, as Alexander scored a then-league record 28 touchdowns and led the NFL in rushing while being voted league MVP and Hasselbeck passed for 3,459 yards and 24 touchdowns while compiling a career-best 98.2 passer rating.


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On this date: Steve Largent elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Steve Largent

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 28:

1993: Howard Mudd is named offensive line coach on Tom Flores’ staff. Mudd had held the same position with the Seahawks from 1978-82.

1995: Steve Largent is elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Largent had retired after the 1989 season as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (819), receiving yards (13,089) and touchdown catches (100). Largent already had been inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor (1989) and his No. 80 was retired in 1995.

2000: Ted Thompson is named vice president of football operations.


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On this date: Dave Brown joins Flores’ staff

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 24:

1992: Former Seahawks cornerback Dave Brown is named a defensive assistant on Tom Flores’ staff. Brown, the franchise record-holder with 50 interceptions, would be added to the team’s Ring of Honor in August of the same year.


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On this date: Tommy Brasher joins Flores’ staff

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 23:

1992: Tommy Brasher is named defensive line coach on Tom Flores’ staff. Brasher stayed with the Seahawks through the 1998 season and Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy credits Brasher for improving his game.


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On this date: Seahawks win NFC title

Paul Allen

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 22:

1992: Bob Bratkowski is named quarterbacks coach on Tom Flores’ staff. Bratkowski had been the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami, a position he would later hold with the Seahawks on Dennis Erickson’s staff.

2006: The Seahawks not only play in their first NFC Championship Game, they host the game and win it 34-14 over the Panthers as Shaun Alexander rushes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, Matt Hasselbeck throws for two scores and the defense intercepts three passes. The decisive victory sends the Seahawks to Super Bowl XL. The game, and everything surrounding it, was named the top moment in the first 10 seasons at the team’s state-of-the-art stadium that opened in 2002.

2007: Bruce DeHaven is named special teams coach on Mike Holmgren’s staff.

2009: Tim Lewis, the brother of Seahawks’ director of pro personnel Will Lewis, is named defensive backs coach on Jim Mora’s staff.


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On this date: David Behring named club president

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 19:

1993: David Behring, son of owner Ken Behring, is named team president. Also, Tom Flores is named general manager/coach and Mike Allman, who had been player personnel director, is named to oversee the pro and college personnel departments.

1999: Mike Sheppard is named quarterbacks coach on Mike Holmgren’s staff.


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On this date: Pete Carroll joins the Seahawks

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 11:

Pete Carroll

1992: Tom Catlin announces that he will remain with the Seahawks as assistant head coach/defense on Tom Flores’ staff. Also, Rusty Tillman is promoted from special teams coach to defensive coordinator; Paul Moyer from staff assistant to defensive backfield coach; and Russ Purnell from tight end/assistant special teams coach to special teams/tight end coach.

2010: Pete Carroll is named executive vice president of football operations and head coach. Carroll returns to the NFL after spending the previous nine years at USC, where his teams won seven Pac-10 titles and two national championships while compiling a 97-19 record. He has led the Seahawks to the playoffs twice in his first three seasons.


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On this date: Seahawks stun defending Super Bowl champion Saints

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 8:

1984: The Seahawks take the field at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum for the AFC Championship Game against the Raiders to the Pointer Sisters singing the national anthem and a crowd of 88,734 shaking silver-and-black Mylar pom-poms. But this one is over before it’s over, as Dave Krieg (three) and Jim Zorn (two) combine to throw five interceptions and Marcus Allen carries 25 times for 154 yards and also catches seven passes for 62 yards in the Raiders’ 30-14 victory.

1992: Larry Kennan is named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on the staff of Tom Flores, who replaces Chuck Knox as head coach. Kennan had been selected coach of the year in the World League of American Football after guiding the London Monarchs to the league title and an 11-1 record.

1999: Mike Holmgren is named executive vice president of football operations/general manager and head coach. Holmgren, who had guided the Packers to two Super Bowls, replaces Dennis Erickson. The Seahawks give up a second-round draft choice to the Packers as compensation for signing Holmgren.

2005: Matt Hasselbeck’s pass on fourth-and-four from the 5-yard line with 27 seconds to play goes off the hands of Bobby Engram in the end zone and the Rams escape with a 27-20 victory in a wild-card playoff game in Seattle. Hasselbeck passes for 341 yards, joining Dan Fouts and the Rams’ Marc Bulger as the only quarterbacks to pass for 300-plus yards in his first two playoff games. Darrell Jackson catches 12 passes for 128 yards and a TD as the Seahawks roll up 413 yards.

2010: Jim Mora is relieved of his duties as head coach after just one season, and a 5-11 record.

2011: The Seahawks stun the defending Super Bowl Champion Saints 41-36 in a very-wild Wild Card playoff game in Seattle, as Matt Hasselbeck passes for four touchdowns and Marshawn Lynch ices the victory with an electrifying 67-yard touchdown with 3½ remaining as he breaks eight tackles, tosses Tracy Porter five-yards with a stiff-arm, and the celebration of his effort triggers seismic activity near the stadium.


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On this date: Jordan Babineaux turns in ‘the play’

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 6:

Jordan Babineaux

1992: Tom Flores, who had been the team’s president and general manager, is named president and head coach to replace Chuck Knox. Flores would go 14-34 in three seasons before being replaced by Dennis Erickson.

2002: Trent Dilfer, starting for an injured Matt Hasselbeck, throws two touchdown passes to Darrell Jackson as the Seahawks close their 2001 season with a 21-18 victory over the Chiefs at Husky Stadium. Shaun Alexander also scores on a 44-yard run in the third quarter, as Dilfer runs his record as the starter in ’01 to 4-0 and extends his consecutive victory streak to 15 after quarterbacking the Ravens to a Super Bowl in the 2000 season.

2007: Jordan Babineaux turns in the play that readers of Seahawks.com would vote the play of the decade as he pulls down Tony Romo short of the goal line and a first down after the Cowboys’ holder/QB drops the snap on a game-winning field-goal attempt with 1:14 left in the Seahawks’ 21-20 victory in a Wild Card playoff game in Seattle. Matt Hasselbeck’s second TD pass to Jerramy Stevens with 4½ minutes left in the game gives the Seahawks their one-point lead.


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On this date: Hasselbeck sets record for passing yards

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Dec. 29:

Matt Hasselbeck

1984: Steve Largent catches six passes for 128 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown, and John Harris intercepts two passes but the Seahawks are eliminated from the playoffs in a 31-10 loss to the Dolphins at the Orange Bowl as Dan Marino throws three TD passes.

1994: Tom Flores is relieved of his duties as general manager and head coach five days after a season-ending 35-9 loss to the Browns in Cleveland. Flores leaves with a three-season coaching record of 16-32.

2002: Matt Hasselbeck passes for a franchise-record 449 yards and two touchdowns in leading a 31-28 overtime victory against the Chargers in San Diego. Hasselbeck’s 1-yard TD run ties the score with 1 second left in regulation and Rian Lindell kicks a 24-yard field goal five minutes into OT to win it. Koren Robinson catches nine passes for 103 yards and Itula Mili seven for 119, and John Randle collects three sacks, as the Seahawks close the season with their third consecutive victory.


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