A large portion of the fan base no longer wants Matt Hasselbeck to be the Seahawks quarterback. Their reasons vary from poor play to age to just wanting a new face behind center. The last time Hasselbeck played in Qwest Field, he was booed off the field, and his backup was greeted with a Bronx cheer and chants of, “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!”

It was despicable and showed zero class. Hasselbeck deserves better. He is a great guy on and off the field. He brought the Seahawks farther than any other QB, and has fully committed to a life in the NW, away from the rest of his family on the East Coast. He’s never pointed the finger anywhere but at himself, and has a work ethic that is beyond reproach.

No matter how you feel about the future of the Seahawks QB position, let’s treat the guy like a champion no matter how he plays this Sunday. We could lose 75-0, and he would deserve a standing ovation for his contributions to this franchise. If you’ve got a #8 jersey, make sure to wear it. Consider starting a “Hass-el-beck” chant. Cheer for him every chance you get, because there is no guarantee this city will ever see another quarterback of his quality. Cheer for him because Seattle has class. Cheer for him because he’s earned it.

5 Responses

  1. Kyle Welsh

    Well put – although I don't count on the majority of Seattle fans to follow through on this. Most have no concept of the game and unless we go to the super bowl consider the season to be a complete waste. They also think that the officials cost us the game in SBXXL -sigh-

  2. Anonymous

    …Nice Topic…I love Matt since SB 40…He is more than a qb…

    CRO-SEAHAWKS!!!Grettings from Europe(CROATIA)!!!

    By…Mile(from FB)…

  3. Anonymous

    I agree, matt haas given our team everything. Even a superbowl in my opinion (steelers superbowlwhich refs took away from us). He deserves support. I will wear my number 8 jersey…go hawks!

  4. Anonymous

    Seattle fans have always had a problem with being appreciative of the people that have given us so much. I.E. Shawn Alexander