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August 19, 2008 11:21 AM

Hasselbeck "back" to the sidelines -- 8.19.2008 A.M. practice

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Matt Hasselbeck left the practice field on Tuesday morning with tightness in his back. He went into the locker room and did not return for the rest of practice. That left Charlie Frye the quarterback taking repetitions with the first team because Seneca Wallace is still out with an injured groin.

TE Jeb Putzier was also sidelined by a tightened back.

The other guys out: LS Tyler Schmitt, LB Will Herring, OL Samuel Gutekunst, RT Sean Locklear, OL Will Robinson, DT Red Bryant, WR Deion Brach, WR Bobby Engram, DE Chris Cooper and DT Larry Tripplett.

Defensive end Lawrence Jackson is now working with the first-unit defense and that left him going against that Walter Jones guy who works like the witness protection program at left tackle. He can make people vanish without a trace.

Jones doesn't say much when he works. In fact, Bryce Fisher once said that the most frustrating thing about going against Jones is that he would work his absolute hardest, even to the point he would feel a little fatigued only to see that Jones was barely sweating.

Well, Jackson is getting a similar introduction as the Big Walt remains mostly silent even at practice.

"I'll get a laugh every once in a while," Jackson said. "To him, he's going out there getting his work done and I'm fighting, trying to beat him."

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Posted by Southeast Seahawk

11:50 AM, Aug 19, 2008

Keep Matt out again this week please! Put Frye back into the pan and let's see how he responds

Posted by Neufer

12:29 PM, Aug 19, 2008

I'm starting to wonder if it is something they are doing to have this many stiff backs out there.

Posted by swab

12:31 PM, Aug 19, 2008

Can we get an update on Larry Triplett?

Posted by Ben

1:36 PM, Aug 19, 2008

I like Lawrence Jackson - he seems pretty solid.

Does anyone think that the rest of the division will finally show up this year? The rams look like a disaster again - OL getting banged up, bulger getting banged up, S-Jak maybe holding out til week 9? Arizona is Arizona. The 49ers are set for another break-out attempt, but i don't see it. not with their QB situation.

The seahawks mostly have problems with WR, but i think are young guys will just fill those holes and we'll be ok. Kind of like the Patriots when they didn't have any known receivers on their team (not that we're the patriots...).

Posted by Gregg

2:50 PM, Aug 19, 2008

Hey Danny,

Any chance Ruskell will go after Joe Horn to add a veteran to the receiver mix or s he too far past his prime?

Posted by SeaHawker81

4:14 PM, Aug 19, 2008

I say we wrap all of the confirmed starters up with bubblewrap until the regular season starts!!!!!! This is rediculas how many people are getting injured at practice, not to mention the pre-season games. I just hope that some of these "injuries" are just holding the starters out because they don't want them to really get hurt.

Lets get healthy so we can dominate the NFC like we should. Lets go Hawks! 16-3 with a SB win!

Posted by Hawk_SB_09

5:33 PM, Aug 19, 2008

Is there some hurry for Matt to face the Charger defense? The Oakland preseason game is only 4 days later anyway. If he feels up to it let him have a series otherwise rest him.

Posted by Benny_D.

9:15 AM, Aug 20, 2008

I hope this is not going to be an "On again / Off again" problem for Matt. Just to be on the safe side, we need to make sure that Seneca Wallace plays as much as he can in the next 2 games. He has been a great backup for us and if needed, he can get in there and do a great job. But we just need to make sure he plays as much as he can with the first team for the next 2 games.

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