KIRKLAND, Wash. - Matt Hasselbeck is headed into his 10th NFL season and seventh with the Seattle Seahawks, but he's going back to school at this training camp.
With a coaching overhaul on the offensive side at Kirkland, the 32-year-old quarterback says he's finding himself in the meeting and film room quite a bit in the early stages of camp. After spending his entire career in Seattle with Jim Zorn as his quarterbacks coach, Hasselbeck is now working on his relationship with new quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor.
Coach Mike Holmgren says he didn't know Lazor before hiring him, but had former coaches Joe Gibbs and Dan Reeves call him within two hours on the same day to recommend Lazor for the job.
Hasselbeck wouldn't go into detail yesterday, but says Lazor has come up with little things for all the quarterbacks to work on. He also notes much of the coaching staff spent the offseason going through game film of the past three seasons to gain an understanding of what has worked and what hasn't in the past.