Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is on the field. He is taking drops. Making throws. Blowing into his hands to try and warm them. Basically, he is looking like someone who is counting on playing in tonight’s nationally televised game against the Rams at Qwest Field that will decide the NFC West championship.
But it is how coach Pete Carroll, offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, QB coach Jedd Fisch and trainer Sam Ramsden feel about Hasselbeck after watching his every move that will determine if he does indeed play.
Hasselbeck strained muscles in his left hip and buttock in last week loss to the Bucs in Tampa.
Backup Charlie Whitehurst, who prepared to be the starter all week, just joined the group.