badabing8888 wrote:Oh, as far as Hasselbeck goes, obviously I am biased but I think they were right on in him getting the 3rd QB slot over Breese. Breese has been GOD awful in a few games as well as having some brilliant ones.
Hasselbeck on the other hand has been very consistent and is on pace to break every single season passing record in team history.
All this with absolutely NO running game and for most of the season missing both starting WR's (Branch and Hackett). As much as I have seen in awhile on a team, an entire offense is on one player's back and Hass has responded.
Seems like we can't fully agree on this topic, bada.
On one side, I know what you're saying. Hasselbeck has had a good season and has carried the Seahawks offense during the whole year without much help from the running game.
Still, Brees is playing at an absurd level right now. Brady-like. There's no possible comparison between both players at this point. New Orleans, without a running game and anything resembling a defense, still can make the playoffs as a wild card. That's an amazing achievement that has two guys to blame, Brees and Colston, and both are out of the pro bowl.
Of course, all things considered, Hasselbeck has been more consistent than Brees during the whole year. Brees has been playing at MVP level the second half of the season, but looked pretty average (bad, at times) the first half, so it's not like Hasselbeck's pick is an outrageous snub.
To change the trend, there's something I agree with you, and that's Lofa starting above Willis. Even tho numbers favor P-Willie, I also think Lofa does more for his team's defense. Also, Seattle's LB corps are more talented, so it's natural his stats are lower. Willis has been more of a one-man show.
Don't get me wrong, both deserve to be there. I just think Lofa deserves to start this year, although that may soon change.
xbaywarrior wrote:Hasselbeck is your most consistent player. The problem your Seahawks have had since their Superbowl loss couple years back is staying consistent. Honestly, if everyone was completely healthy, I'd think they'd be able to compete against the Patriots.
I think the best chance for the NFC against the Pats is Green Bay. I'd give Seattle a chance if they were all healthy AND playing at home. I just don't trust them enough on the road.
As for Dallas, I don't like their secondary, specially their safeties. I think Moss and Brady might have a field day against them.