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Hawks preseason schedule includes the return of Hasselbeck

Post by Eric Williams on April 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm with 39 Comments »
April 4, 2012 12:49 pm
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck warms up before last year's season finale against St. Louis. (Joe Barrentine/TNT)

The Seattle Seahawks released the team’s preseason schedule for the 2012 season, and it includes the return of a familiar face to CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks will face the Tennessee Titans and longtime quarterback Matt Hasselbeck in Week 1 of the preseason at CenturyLink field between Aug. 9 and Aug. 13.

Seattle will then hit the road for Weeks 2 and 3, travelling to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos between Aug. 16 and Aug. 20, and visiting Kansas City the following week between Aug. 23 and Aug. 26.

The Seahawks then conclude preseason play for the seventh consecutive year by facing the Oakland Raiders, this time at home at CenturyLink Field Aug. 29 or 30.

The games will be broadcast on KCPQ/Q13 Fox and also carried on 710 ESPN and 97.3 FM.

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  1. This is great, hopefully #8 will get a massive applause from the audience, and his team a massive butt whoopin’ from the Seahawks.

  2. ohiohawkfan says:

    Agreed. Matt deserves a standing ovation from the 12th man…and then business is business.

  3. Was not planning on going to a preseason but I will not miss this one.

  4. chrisj122 says:

    Watching Matt play for Tenn. last year seemed kinda weird for me, I couldn’t really get used to it. Now watching him play at the Clink against the Hawks is just gonna seem just down right bizzaar.

    I still like Hass and appreciate everything he did for the franchise while he was here and he will probably always be one of my favorite Seahawk players. It would be awesome if the game is a shootout and our new Matt out plays the old Matt.

  5. chuck_easton says:

    It’s pre-season week 1. The Starters usually only play a series at best. That is going to have to be one heck of a ‘shoot-out’ if we want to see new Matt outplay old Matt in the first 15 minutes or so of the game.

  6. SandpointHawk says:

    As always, (and I hate to say that to a lawyer)….you are so correct Chuck_E.

  7. better than just watching Matt play a series may be Jake Locker playing much more.

    I loved Matt, but this is a young man’s game. Next!

  8. Dukeshire says:

    Well, either way, they’ll both get very warm receptions.

  9. ryanryan says:

    i got to see hass play in atlanta last year, and of course i had his seahawk blue #8 on my back…locker threw his first nfl td that game too.

    hass deserves nothing but the best in seattle, same with locker.

  10. chrisj122 says:

    I know but I was just kinda dreaming out loud. I realistically expect Hass to play no more than 2 posessions but I expect Flynn and T-Jack to play more in the preseason more than normal. Carroll did say he was going to give each of them the same amount of time in the pre-season, so I don’t expect to see a whole lot of Portis this pre-season. I think it will more about the “competition” between Flynn and T-Jack.

  11. Hammajamma says:

    Sure hope the Titans run Matt out early to receive his ovation. Should be a very cool moment for a very cool dude. Everyone should shave their heads for this game.

  12. For the record, the new uniforms and logo suck. Not as bad as I had feared, but they suck.

    And Im not buying a Nike Seahawks jersey, not EVER. The NFL just lost my buy power. I detest Nike, their business practices, thier designs, everything about them.

    Allowing that crappy company to display thier stupid swoosh emblem all over the shoulder instead of having a Seahawk emblem there is the final straw.

    If this is how the rest of the NFL uni’s are gonna look, Im gonna barf. One more way Roger Goodell is ruining the NFL.

  13. chuck_easton says:

    It took me a few years to break down and buy the old ‘new’ jersey’s after the switch in 2002.

    So, I’ll consider buying one of the new ones sometime around 2014 just to see how things shake out.

  14. chrisj122 says:

    My 6 year old son already demanded a new jersey and helmet, so being the sucker dad I’am I will purchase the new jersey and probably helmet for him, but not myself. I will probably stick with my Hasselbeck jersey for now but I was really looking forward to getting a Flynn jersey.

  15. “One more way Roger Goodell is ruining the NFL.”

    What’s ruined about the NFL?

  16. ajstorm1 says:

    Well, I was hoping for the first Old Matt/New Matt showdown to be a regular season game, but this will have to do. It’ll be good to see Jake again as well.

  17. Being that this is the first preseason game it will be Matt vs Tjack to start and then hopefully a long dose of Locker and Flynn.

  18. wabubba67 says:

    Regarding the Denver game….do you think it’s possible that Pete may have a few blitzes ready to go that week (even though it is only preseason)? Kind of his way of saying, “You should have at least listened to us.”

  19. seahawk44 says:

    Chuck… one of the preseason the starters who get 1 or 2 series may be Jackson & Locker.
    I expect Flynn and Jackson to get fairly equal playing time during the beginning of preseason.

  20. seahawk44 says:

    Wabubba……I hope so!

  21. kurtthekraut says:

    I clicked on the comments section,..fearing I would see a bunch of flamer posts knocking Matt. Glad to see that most share my same sentiment: Matt deserves to be treated and welcomed as though he is the best QB the Seattle Seahawks ever had.

  22. pdway – “What’s ruined about the NFL?”

    IMO, it’s a pussified sport that’s a mockery of football of not only generations ago, but even a decade ago. The rule changes are really making this game hard to watch.

  23. HarbaughsMother says:

    A chance to show a little love to Matthew and Boy Wonder?

    That’s a preseason tilt that will be sold out from the jump.

    Great scheduling, NFL. Very nice.

    Now, if we could only get those Steelers to visit the CLINK…

  24. It’s going to be weird watching a Seahawks game where my favorite player on the field will be wearing the opponents uniform.

  25. chuck_easton says:


    The thread is about Matt. Why bring Hutch into this? :)

  26. Nice Chuck!!

    Will be interesting to read reports coming out of OTA’s about the QB “competition”

  27. So hey throw this in the mix:

    – What will the Seattle Seahawks do? Separate sources told me today the team hopes to move out of the 12th slot and trade into the later portion of round one, where they will then draft linebacker Donta Hightower. If they can’t move the pick they are seriously considering Hightower’s teammate, safety Mark Barron, at that slot and Kam Chancellor would then move to outside linebacker.

    Kam at OLB interesting idea – too tall?? who knows!

  28. xcman,
    I hope those “sources” referenced in the article are WAY off. Moving a pro bowl SS (Kam specifically) to LB would make the Charlie Whitehurst trade look like a genius move in comparison, in my opinion. I can’t see it happening anyway, but it has me frustrated just thinking about it.

  29. He is the same size as most of our LB’s – At least we know he wouldn’t have to come out on passing downs.

    Of course we will never know – the interesting thing will be – If a guy like Richardson slips – who knows who would want to trade up to get him.

    I think we all know they want more picks so the idea of trading down is not a new one. Now just gotta find the right partner and what they are willing to give up to move up.

  30. SeahawkFan12 says:

    “It’s going to be weird watching a Seahawks game where my favorite player on the field will be wearing the opponents uniform.”

    I agree, BobbyK.

  31. You may be right, but I guess I guess just fall in the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” camp.

    Now, as far as trading down goes, I’m on board. Now just need to get another team on board, too…

  32. boucherm says:

    Also, can we just mention how we continue to get jobbed by scheduling with preseason weeks 1 and 4 games. This has happened way too frequently in the last 8 years. They are the least relevant games and they are constantly our home games. It’s hard enough to be charged reg season prices for the preseason, but even more so in the two games where you just catch a glimpse of starters.

    Matt will be my favorite player on the field, as well.

  33. Radeon, if it’s hard to watch, don’t watch. Pretty simple. Football is still the most popular sport around. Guarantee the people who bitch about rules ruining the game, still watch the game. Until people stop watching, this argument is moot.

  34. Dukeshire says:

    It almost impossible to put any stock into that rumor FO two reasons: 1- if they want to get faster at LB, Hightower would make little sense. 2- hard to imagine movin Kam to Will with Smith on th roster. I dont see it.

  35. Agree Hightower doesn’t make sense if the goal is to get faster.

    I have been suggesting that Mychal Kendricks would make sense for our MLB spot, but Rang threw some cold water on that yesterday when he said that some teams have Kendricks marked low because he is not smart enough to make defensive calls in the NFL.

    That leaves me with Kuechly and Wagner.

    Funny that there didn’t seem to be any interest (from any team) in Larry Grant. I know he is an RFA, but my understanding is that you only have to give up a 7th for him.

  36. jboard – “just don’t watch”??? Try buying season tickets and then not watching the games. Boucherm is right, scheduling usually is biased against us, even though we are the NFL’s BEST FANS.

  37. Agreed on the scheduling of the Preseason games!! Luckily I have some friends who always want to go so they take the tickets and enjoy it

  38. I think the Seahawks have the best home fans, as evidenced by loudness.

    I don’t think we have the best overall fans, as evidenced by the rather pathetic showing in Detroit over 5 years ago. I was there and thought it was a joke. Sure, it was Detroit in Feb., which sucks, but seriously, you’re not there to care about Detroit, you’re there to attend the first ever Seahawks Super Bowl! I could have cared less if the game was being played in the South Pole, I would have been there.

    Sure, the Steeler fans were closer, but why do Steeler fans attend more than others when the play, for example, a Super Bowl in Phoenix and Dallas is much closer, yet the Steeler fans outnumber them too?

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