Mar 21, 2007 1
I’ve been a Matt Hasselbeck fan for quite some time, to a fault at times (he was one of my big sleepers of 2001, and he busted). I’ve also been enamored with the Seattle offense for a while, and with good reason. But I gotta say, I’m a little worried about this offense right now. Hasselbeck’s supporting cast seems to be slipping. The O-Line isn’t what is once was, RB Shaun Alexander is close to reaching the downside of his career, and his receiving corps is a little unsettled with that loser Jerramy Stevens gone. Stevens will be replaced by Marcus Pollard, and there is no way Pollard will give them the vertical threat down the seam Stevens did, so despite Stevens’ drops and issues, the Seahawks will miss him.
Additionally, WR Darrell Jackson and/or Bobby Engram could be right behind Stevens. Engram could very well leave via free agency (New Orleans would be a great fit), and Jackson’s future is very much in the air. He’s been the subject of trade rumors due mainly to his injury issues. When they acquired Deion Branch last fall I felt that could be the end of Jackson’s tenure in Seattle, and it still could be. They [...]