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The ‘indispensable’ Matt Hasselback to miss 5th straight game

He isn’t expected to play this afternoon when the Seattle Seahwaks(2-6) play the Miami Dolphins(4-4) in Miami. Can you believe Miami is one win from being over .500?

I find the writing of the follow AP article on Hasselback to be interesting.

Matt Hasselbeck did not make his anticipated return to the practice field Thursday, casting some doubt over whether the Seahawks’ indispensable quarterback will be ready to make his scheduled start next week against Arizona.

That didn’t mean Hasselbeck wasn’t working. He was sweating inside the training room, going through a battery of exercises with a trainer. Their session was continuing a half-hour after the no-pads practice ended.

Friday’s practice is a light walkthrough, hardly an extensive test of Hasselbeck’s back and knee. The Seahawks then leave for Miami to play the Dolphins (4-4) on Sunday, where backup Seneca Wallace will make his fourth consecutive.

“Some guys are banged up and new guys are stepping in. We are working out there, grinding away,” Wallace said.

Seattle has gone 1-3 this season with Hasselbeck, who was the NFC’s lowest-rated passer when he hyperextended his knee Oct. 5 in a loss at the New York Giants. And the Seahawks are 1-3 without him.

A QB with a 57.7 rating is ‘indispensable’ Seattle is 1-3 with Hasselback, 1-3 without him. Seems to me Seattle is equally crappy with and without their ‘indispensible’ quarterback?” May I interest Seattle in the much maligned John Beck? Beck had a higher passing rating in 2007 for the 1-15 Dolphins.

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