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Wrapping up Monday’s press conference

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on Nov. 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm with 10 Comments »
November 26, 2007 3:23 pm

Coach Mike Holmgren just finished his Monday press conference. Let’s start with the injury situation.

* D.J. Hackett: Holmgren said Hackett re-injured the same ankle that cost him six games earlier this season. The best guess is that Hackett is out at least 2 games.

* Matt Hasselbeck: The Seahawks QB, who was playing with sore ribs, was so spent after Sunday’s game he was heaving. Holmgren said he expects Hasselbeck to be able to practice Wednesday. On another note, I asked him the question Frank posed earlier – Should he sit Hasselbeck out to rest up, given the 2-game lead – and he said if he’s healthy, Hasselbeck will play and that it’s too early in the season to be thinking that way.

* Lofa Tatupu: Holmgren said he thought Tatupu has a rib injury although it could be an oblique, given the rash of those injuries lately – ha ha. He said he expects Tatupu to rest during practices this week sort of like what Patrick Kerney did a few weeks ago after he injured his oblique.

I’ll get some more stuff up here ASAP.

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  1. PapaHawk says:

    Since Kerney had a week off he’s been credited with six sacks in two games. Hopefully Lofa’s week is just as productive.

    I’m curious as to the severity of Hackett’s injury. Sure, he reinjured it, but is it the same type of injury? As soon as I saw that tackle I knew, “oh no, his ankle again” even before he was slow to get up. My friend sitting next to me thought it should have been a late hit. Either way, someone needs to step up!

  2. I wonder what this all means for Hackett’s contract status. He has clearly shown he is pretty fragile. He has been his whole career. What do you think he can realistically expect to get money wise? Obviously he is very talented, but personally, I’d hate to see the Hawks throw a ton of money at someone who might average 8-9 games a year over the course of that contract.

  3. Was in the dome in the lower section behind Hawks bench, and watched DJ walking off the field. He looked dejected, and very very very slow. If it’s only 2 week’s he’s out I’ll be extremely surprised…

  4. GeorgeOhWell says:

    From clutch receiver to crutch receiver. Ruskell isn’t going sign a fat contract for Hackett.

    When the mad money comes out this winter, Tru will get enough money from some crazed, desperate team to buy a small bananna republic. He’s gone.

    The real keeper is Locklear. He needs to be signed in spite of his recent woes.

  5. To suggest Hasselbeck should sit is the most idiotic thing Ive ever heard. A 2 game lead is nothing. We could lose this game easily, Arizona could win, then all they have to do is beat us to take the Division lead. What a dumb idea.

  6. It’s not dumb if you want Hasselbeck healthy and well swab.

  7. To suggest the season is in the bag because we have a 2 game lead is rediculous. If our players can play they need to play. Period.

  8. I agree 100%.

  9. Hackett out two weeks. Right. This team is the worst at predicting the lenghth of injuries. Branch was supposed to be back the game after the bye at the latest. Ended up being another two games.

    Surprised Hack isn’t going on IR. I think we’ll have the division wrapped up in two weeks and they’ll rest Hack until the playoffs… at best.

  10. I am not sure that Hackett should be marked with the “injury prone” label yet. His career is about a year old and he has 2 injuries. Pretty hard to make a statistical argument with that. Yes, I know he has been a pro longer than that, but it was about a year ago that he first started making plays. I am hopeful because he has the skills that could make him special.

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