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August 6, 2008 7:42 PM

Today with Matt

Posted by Jose Romero

It's always fun talking to Matt Hasselbeck. Colleague Dave Boling probably put it best after the handful of reporters spoke with Matt after the afternoon practice.
"If he wasn't so darn rich, I'd give him whatever I had," Dave said. In other words, Hasselbeck is as good as it gets as a person and as someone who deals with the media very well.

Hasselbeck was asked about what he thinks WR Bobby Engram is going through as far as practicing despite dissatisfaction with his current contract, which Engram wants redone.

"He's not happy. He's not happy at all," Hasselbeck said. "But he's the kind of guy that puts the team first. I respect him. He's come to work."

Hasselbeck touched on other subjects as well. Here's his thoughts on the exhibition game Friday:

"Well, it'll be interesting. We've got a lot of guys who've never really played in games. They're going to get a chance to play with the first unit ... Mike [Holmgren] likes everything done a certain way, even travel. He just talked to us about it today. He feels that if you're disciplined in the way you travel, in the way you dress, all those kinds of things, he feels like those carry on to the game, onto the field. If you don't do those things right, that could upset him as well. For me, even though I know I'm not playing four quarters, I've got to prepare myself like I'm playing a game. That's part of the drill."

On a side note, secondary coach Jim Mora really lit into one of the defensive backs during the afternoon practice. His glare and words seemed directed at CB Kevin Hobbs but that is inconclusive. Can't repeat what was said, but Mora was unhappy with the intensity and effort and not taking data from the position meetings and implementing it on the practice field. But overall, it was a very spirited and easy-going practice, as Hasselbeck characterized it:

"I think today was called 'Teaching Tempo.' What I just tried to stress in the huddle was, 'This is a gift that he's given us. We got some injuries right now, so let's have the best practice that we can have assignment-wise, so that [Coach Holmgren] thinks highly of this idea and we do it again sometime.'"

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Posted by CW

8:47 PM, Aug 06, 2008

Can we just fast forward to Sept. 7th? The anticipation is killing me!!

Posted by freedom

9:29 AM, Aug 07, 2008

Discipline, I agree with what Holmgren, is doing when it comes to discipline, like the military, they make problem non

disciplined children into men, once we dropped the draft we got what we got right now, uncaring, dope smoking, murdering bums with lousy parents,....no disciplinein life! Go Hawks

Posted by WHAT !?!?

11:29 AM, Aug 07, 2008

This is supposed to be a Hawks blog, but if you want to take it there.....

The military brainwashes young men and women and turns them into robotic killers. And when you combine that with a corrupt government, you end up sending people to Vietnam and Iraq to fight for no good reason. That's the truth.

And bums, murderers and drug users came along way before they got rid of the draft.

Go Hawks!!!!!

Posted by No.12

3:20 PM, Aug 07, 2008

WHAT?!,

This is a Seahawks blog, but since you went there, you are an idiot, and that''s the truth.

I don't respect you as a Hawks fan for your comments, so go root for the Rams.

Posted by Freedom

5:50 PM, Aug 07, 2008

Who gives a rats ass what you respect, your probably one of the doped up bums!!!!!
Oh one more thing, we train troops to save people like you, you would have a point if we're the only ones with a milatray that just glob trotted the world killing people...dummy!

Posted by brett

8:55 PM, Aug 07, 2008

This is a Seahawks blog. take that crap somewhere else before you embarrass yourself further.

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