Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck looks leaner after losing 8 pounds to get closer to 230.
“I was open minded to trying new, outside-the-box things,” he said. “I did different things and I made it a priority.”
Why all the work? The health of Hasselbeck, nine-time Pro Bowl LT Walter Jones, and two-time Pro Bowl DE Patrick Kerney are the keys to Seattle’s hopes of a rebound season.
When he did play last season, Hasselbeck was under siege behind an injured and ineffective offensive line. He was throwing futilely to guys signed off the street because of 7 injuries at WR. Seattle finished 4-12, its worst season since 1992.
Now he’s got new head coach Jim Mora, new OC Greg Knapp and their run-first offense.
“Yeah, absolutely,” Hasselbeck said. “It’s obviously a new system. I didn’t play much last year. I had a tough injury. It was a very frustrating season.”
Now, he has no limitations – or concerns. “I am feeling good,” he said.