Ugh. I get that there's an argument to be made that Hass is a huge part of the reason we're still in contention for a wildcard spot, and he's got the most experience in tight spots in the NFL. I get that. But anyone who's been watching this team all season has season has seen Hasselbeck's play steadily decline, it bottomed out last week with 2 INTs and a passer rating of 60.7. Over the past 6 games he's only had one week where he put up a passer rating over 80, and that was against the Saints when he totaled 7 attempts. Over that same stretch he's got 6 INTs to 2 TDs. If he does the same for the next two weeks, that's half the damned season with subpar QB play. Meanwhile Locker has provided a consistent spark when he comes in, and hasn't been turning the ball over. You just can't logically argue that Hass gives us a better chance to win right now, yet that's what Munch is somehow arguing. I don't know if we win the next two with Locker, but I do know that if win either of the next two with Locker on the bench it'll be in spite of Hasselbeck's play. It'll probably result in us going 8-8... again.
Sure as hell doesn't help Hasselbeck that CJ has a sprained ankle.
If CJ can't go you can probably look forward to an offense that heavily features two FBs on the field at the same time.
Jared Cook took a lot of abuse from us MCMers on Sunday, and a lot of it was deserved. That being said, I do appreciate that Cook showed some mental toughness to put those earlier mistakes behind him and make plays against that prevent defense down the stretch.
Speaking of Cook, FO rated him as the 5th best TE in the league in terms of yards after catch.
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