NFL wagering expectations are high for the Seattle Seahawks after back-to-back losing seasons as Pete Carroll has changed the Football gambling dynamics. Football betting odds makers could also discover that seasoned Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is all set for a comeback year and could be a critical Football gambling asset.
Last winter Carroll arrived with much fanfare and as something of a surprise hire as the Seattle Seahawks were preparing for a season finale news conference with Jim Mora, Jr., who was their head coach at the time. Carroll shocked everybody in football by taking the Seattle job almost immediately and lacking any prior warning or leaks to the media. He earlier was the long time and very successful national championship coach of the University of Southern California.
One of the 1st things that Carroll did was make contact with Hasselbeck, who was instantly pleased with the new coach’s confidence and method.
“I just felt his confidence come through the phone,” claimed Hasselbeck. “His big point of emphasis was competition.” As he traded for Charlie Whitehurst, who was a 3rd string signal caller for the San Diego Chargers, Carroll soon demonstrated to Hasselbeck he was serious about the idea of competition. Carroll spent $8 million to bring in Whitehurst and it was a definite wake up call for Hasselbeck.
“That put a new spin on the whole ‘competition’ thing,” claimed Hasselbeck. “I said ‘wait, not at my spot.’” Hasselbeck, a 3 time pro bowler, rose to the challenge with an exceptional off season through which he cemented his place as the number one starter, which has been his job with Seattle since the 2003 Football gambling season.
Carroll has indicated that he doesn’t have a lot of patience and wants his team to be deemed among the faves with the Football preseason odds to win the NFC West Division. Hasselbeck is regarded as a critical element to Seattle reclaiming its standing of being a leading contender.
“Matt’s play last year was not indicative of what he’s capable of doing,” said Carroll. “By the end of the year, he was pressing, trying to do too much. He made mistakes that would horrify any quarterback coach or offensive coordinator.” Cornerback Lawyer Milloy has been satisfied with Hasselbeck’s better work going into competition with the football odds.
“He’s leading this team in a way he wasn’t last year,” reported Milloy. “When he came in this offseason he had his chest puffed out and a different swagger about him.” The Seahawks competition versus the Tennessee Titans on Saturday would be the first time that Carroll has been on the NFL sidelines since he was head coach of the New England Patriots for the 1999 season. He was lured away from a successful nine-season run with USC to be head coach of the Seattle Seahawks by a $30 million deal. Carroll was called in to replace Jim Mora, who was dismissed after the Seattle Seahawks ended up with a dismal 5-11 history for the 2009 season, his only year as the squad’s head coach. The squad signed Carroll to a 5-year contract appointing him as head coach pretty shortly after Mora was fired.