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January 29, 2008 11:00 AM

A moment with Matt

Posted by Jose Romero

I spoke with Matt Hasselbeck about an hour ago. He's in Phoenix for a Campbell's Chunky Soup campaign -- He and his mother Betsy were stars of the soup commercials this past season.

I asked Matt several questions about Seahawks-related matters. Here's a couple of highlights:

On being in Arizona and not playing in the Super Bowl: "It's tough to be here...Had we played better in the regular season, maybe we don’t have to go to Green Bay. You just have to use it as motivation for next year.”

On Mike Holmgren coming back: "“I wasn’t sure if he was going to come back or not. The challenge for us will be to be really come together as a team so next year we get to play in this game.”

On Jim Zorn leaving: "It's almost like he's heartbroken to leave Seattle...He's meant a lot to my career. He has taken me from a guy who's thrown 29 passes and nowhere to the person I am now."

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Posted by Southeast Seahawk

12:54 PM, Jan 29, 2008

On Jim Zorn leaving: "It's almost like he's heartbroken to leave Seattle...

Guess it's true, everyone has a price

Posted by free beer

1:08 PM, Jan 29, 2008

Money talks and crap walks....go for the green!

Posted by salemdawg

1:12 PM, Jan 29, 2008

Or maybe it was the chance to get to call the offense for an NFL team? He was never going to get to do that in Seattle - now he's an OC and if he wants to be a head coach some day, this was the right career move for him.

I'm sure the money is nice, yeah, but career-wise, this was a no-brainer.

Posted by Jeff

4:23 PM, Jan 29, 2008

I don't blame Zorn at all. His contract was up at the end of next year. If the team gives him a contract extension maybe he stays for less pay and prestige. He didn't get it, he's going to Washington.

If I was in his position it would have been a no brainer. I have no idea why anyone could think of blaming him for leaving.

Posted by PurpleDawg

5:46 PM, Jan 29, 2008

There isn't a quarterback coach in the history of the NFL who wouldn't jump at the opportunity to become an offensive coordinator. It's a no-brainer.

Posted by free beer

11:38 PM, Jan 29, 2008

A no brainer....we'll see, could be in over his head, hope he makes good!

Posted by Hard way to go

4:48 PM, Jan 30, 2008

Hope things work for Zorn. He's picked about the toughest NFC division to start in as an OC, but no one is going to be offering up a mulligan if the skins suck.

Posted by I.C. Hawks Fan

1:59 PM, Feb 01, 2008

It's clearly a no brainer. He needs to make this move to advance his career. He ain't gettin' anywhere by being timid.

All the best Jim. Except against the Hawks...

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