I usually listen to the post game show on 710 espn with Ray Roberts and crew because I never get the feeling that they are making excuses and in most cases, the discussions can be enlightening. Today was a day Ray Roberts stepped up against Sam Adkins and blocked his passing the buck for Hasselbeck's failings. Asking the question, is Hasselbeck capable of leading this team for the future.
Sam Adkins wanted to talk about Hasselbeck too, this was the exchange.
Sam Adkins : "You have to look at the fact that the System isn't right, he's a rhythm qb and he needs these things to happen, the receivers don't generate separation. When have you seen guys running wide open this year?"
Ray Roberts: I get what you're saying, but he's not a rookie, system adjustments should not be this hard for him, he's an 11 year pro, the verbage is different, but everything is the same, an out route is an out route. You're not changing ten million things, this isn't Rocket science ok. (Sam Starts to interrupt, about how the receivers totally suck.)
Ray Roberts: Yeah, alright, then throw it away, live to fight another down. Turnovers like this kill the rest of your team. You want to be the leader, or you accept the role, then it's on you to make the best decisions. You also have to look at his arm and his health overall. Just because someone's mind is sharp, doesn't mean they're capable of playing....I know for me, coming into my last year, I had a great sharp mind. I didn't have to ability to handle an inside speed rush anymore, so I really couldn't play.
I know this season has had a lot of built in excuses for Matt from a new system to receiver timing All of these different things to excuse whats happening to the offense, but it starts and ends there right now and I'm starting to wonder after these last two games if he has enough to continue on as a part of this team beyond this year.
Sam Adkins: This team sucks, Hasselbeck is a Rhythm Qb in a bad system, I'm unshaken in my support for him.
(Sam Adkins was so adamant he sounded desperate to defend hasselbeck and I don't understand it.)