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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Just b/c I love to stir the AB pot - what about Matt Hassleback? Just wondering, and this is totally hypothetical, but... why not? Seattle may be getting raided this year - he's a guy who could come in and ...

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Old 02-11-2005, 09:18 AM   #1
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An AB Option???

Just b/c I love to stir the AB pot - what about Matt Hassleback? Just wondering, and this is totally hypothetical, but... why not? Seattle may be getting raided this year - he's a guy who could come in and start. Both AB and Hassleback really need a change of venue. Both teams need "new direction." Saints dump AB and his contract on Seattle (who then doesn't have to worry about signing another big-name player, and the Saints worry about Hassleback's contract. Whaddaya think? :)
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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I would do backflips. As I said several times, he actually DOES suffer from a serious case of dropsies from his receivers. I would love to have this guy. He can put up AB\'s stats without the bone-headed plays AND without the me first attitude. DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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could we afford that? I don\'t know.
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:28 AM   #4
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he actually DOES suffer from a serious case of dropsies from his receivers.
There must be something about the way he throws then. I mean these WRs in Seattle all were catching balls fine in college. I heard similar things about AB and our WRs dropping passes.

Anyway, I\'d be for this move. Change in scenery may help. It\'s definitely not a step backwards. Most importantly of all, the AB threads would probably slow down once he isn\'t around anymore!
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:29 AM   #5
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Whaddaya think?
I think Hasselbeck better worry about trying to get his team to win a playoff game.

Hell, Hasselbeck can\'t win with one of the best runningbacks, 3 great receivers, and one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. And a coach that made Brett Farve a super bowl champ!

Isn\'t that why we need to get rid of Brooks? Minus the great offensive line and great coach, of course...
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:38 AM   #6
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A change at that position is needed. IMHO, AB has the skills necessary to play the position in the NFL...but I am not sure if his head is screwed on right. His smiling quirk makes me wonder what exactly is going on in that head. His habit of making mistakes at the most inopportune time puts him on the borderline, and his egotistical personality tips the scale to the side of hasta la vista, baby. Perhaps if we would\'ve sandwiched just one more playoff trip into the last four years I would be willing to stick with him, but I am not convinced that the whole team is on board with AB, and if they are not, then the Saints are in trouble with him leading the way.
I am guessing that Hassleback is a game manager type QB, and perhaps that is what we need at this particular time. Whatever it takes to get over the hump, and I am for it.

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Old 02-11-2005, 09:38 AM   #7
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Actually Scotty, both Jackson and Robinson had hands questions coming out of college. Guess that hasn\'t changed in the pros. Nice shot though.
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I agree LB. One more trip to the playoffs and I would be stand offish. But combine the three factors you mentioned, and it is just too much. It is frustrating as hell. This is a deal that could be win win for us, and I would love to see it happen.
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Old 02-11-2005, 09:45 AM   #9
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For the record.

Haselbeck has a career comp. % less than 60%.

In his best year Haselbeck had 26TD and 15 ints.

Last year he completed only 58% and threw 22 TD and 15int.

And did it on an offense loaded with talent. And is coached by one of the best coaches in the NFL.

What\'s so great about this guy?
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For the record.

Haselbeck has a career comp. % less than 60%.

In his best year Haselbeck had 26TD and 15 ints.

Last year he completed only 58% and threw 22 TD and 15int.

And did it on an offense loaded with talent. And is coached by one of the best coaches in the NFL.

What\'s so great about this guy?
He\'s a different QB.
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