Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is saying goodbye to his old team and hello to his new NFL home with the Tennessee Titans. The Seahawks decided against taking on Matt Hasselbeck for another term, but the Tennessee Titans were more than happy to snatch him up with a multi-year contract.
The Seattle Seahawks informed Hasselbeck on Tuesday that the team had decided to go in a ‘different direction’ with the quarterback position this year. Hasselbeck was reportedly “dissapointed” with the decision his brother, Tim Hasselbeck, told 710 ESPN. “He wanted to remain a Seahawk and finish his career, but it’s not gonna happen. It’s part of the deal,” Hasselbeck’s brother said in the radio interview.
After the announcement Hasselbeck would not be returning to the Seattle Seahawks, mass speculation began on what team would snap the veteran up. The Miami Dophins, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals were all teams speculated about in the public forum as possible new homes for Hasselbeck.
On Wednesday morning, the Tennessee Titans reportedly agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with Matt Hasselbeck. The terms have not yet been released. No doubt the team’s management hope veteran Hasselbeck will prove a strong mentor for rookie quarterback Jake Locker. Back in April before the NFL Draft, Hasselbeck called Locker a “great kid, just a wonderful, wonderful guy,” according to the Boston Globe.
â€œI feel like heâ€™s the kind of guy who would be a great leader on a football team. Just really, really gifted and talented. And I understand it could be a reality with me this year â€¦ that Iâ€™m with a guy (like Jake).â€
During hisÂ NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, Matt HasselbeckÂ led the team to six playoff appearances and a Super Bowl, although he has often been plagued by injuries. Heâ€™s thrown for 29,579 yards, 176 touchdowns and 128 interceptions and has been selected for three Pro Bowls.
The Tennessee Titans keep winning, and not even the hallowed Peyton Manning could stop the NFL’s ONLY undefeated team! Yes, it’s sweet right now to be a Titans fan. Nashville’s been waiting for the team to be a contender again, and with their 7-0 record…it looks like this may be our year. The Titans, with quarterback Steve Young sidelined, have still managed to trounce all comers. The rivalry with Indianapolis is a big one, and the win may silence those who say the Titans have had a cushy schedule so far.
The Titans (7-0) have won an NFL-best 10 straight regular-season games, matching the second-best streak in franchise history. More importantly, Tennessee grabbed control of the AFC South away from the team that has dominated this division in winning the past five titles! QB Kerry Collins totally outplayed Manning, throwing for 193 yards with no interceptions. Tennessee’s greatest asset this season might be its resourcefulness. The line doesn’t let anybody touch Collins, which at 35 is probably a real good idea. He’s gone five straight games without being sacked. This is his 14th season in the NFL. Sayeth Kerry:
“We’re trying to get where they’ve been,” Collins said. “It was a big step for us tonight I think. We obviously got off to a good start, and to get one more against a division opponent is again real big at this time of year.”
Nashville LOVES Coach Jeff Fisher…he’s a class act, and a successful one at that. Last night he joined legendary coaches Tom Landry and Don Shula as the only NFL coaches to start 7-0 in their 15th season or later. Jeff credited his defense for staying patient against Manning and his team for focusing on the Colts, not its surprising start.
“The season’s still early, and there’s a lot of games left,” Fisher said. “Our focus was on the Colts and trying to prepare … to try to find a way to beat them. That was the commitment that we made this week. We’re not looking ahead. We’ll now look ahead to next weekend. As far as the division and all that stuff’s concerned, we’re just trying to win ballgames right now.”
Just keep it up, guys. We wanna go back to the BIG game again. And this time, we’d like to win!
NFL superstar defensive end Jevon “The Freak” Kearse was arrested and charged with a DUI near the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tenn. early this morning. Jevon got popped by the Vandy police!! Before you wet your pants laughing, let me tell you that the Vandy po-po are not to be messed with. They pack some GIANT-ass heat! I’ve seen them pull people over, draw first- and ask questions later. Vandy’s one of the most expensive schools in the country, and there’s a LOT of high-end stuff that Daddy’s bought on that campus!
Vandy police pulled over Jevon’s Escalade at 4:42 AM CT after it was spotted “swerving at a high rate of speed.” After Jevon failed field sobriety tests, he refused to take a breathalyser. Cops immediately booked the six-foot-four, 265 lb. Tennessee Titans star into the Criminal Justice Center in downtown Nashville. He was released on $1,000 bond.
You ALSO don’t want to eff with Titan’s coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher is one fine, clean-livin’ guy. He crawled up superstar ex-Titan Steve (Air) McNair’s ASS when he got popped for a DUI while he was on the team, and the beloved Steve was not a troublemaker. I imagine The Freak is REALLY freakin’ right about now.