Take Five With Seattle Seahawks' QB Matt Hasselbeck

Rob StatonCorrespondent IMay 16, 2009

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck endured a frustrating 2008 campaign.

Persistent back problems, a lack of viable targets and a disappointing 4-12 record were not on the menu for the popular veteran.

Indeed this off season will be an interesting one for Hasselbeck.

He's seen offensive guide Mike Holmgren replaced, favorite target Bobby Engram depart for Kansas City and a modified playbook thrust upon him.

Given the chance to interview Hasselbeck, here are five questions I'd ask:


Q/ A lot has changed in Seattle during the off season. Firstly, do you speak with Mike (Holmgren) often and how is he finding life out of the game?

Q/ What are the noticeable differences you've witnessed in mini-camp under Jim Mora and Greg Knapp?

Q/ Was it strange not to have Bobby Engram out there running routes? Are there any similarities between the new #84 (T.J. Houshmandzadeh) and the former? 

Q/ Are you doing anthing differently in your preperation this off season? Do the injuries from last year dictate this situation in any way?

Q/ The Seahawks drafted Mike Teel in the 6th round this year. As a former 6th round pick yourself, have you taken him under your wing? What advice can you give to him entering the league?


The selection above are current and open ended.

The conversational style would provide openings for further questions.

What do you think? What would you ask Matt Hasslebeck? Let me know by posting a comment below.