Lincoln said that about General Grant during the Civil War, but it should now be the mantra of the entire Seahawks organization and fan base regarding Matt Hasselbeck. His stat line was not impressive today: 22/38 for 287 yards and a pick. But just in maintaining some sembelance of an offensive attack while absorbing brutal punishment for 60 minutes, he proved his value to this franchise.
For everyone on the "dump Hass" bandwagon, I hope your little cart of pessimism careens into a ditch filled with broken glass and used hypodermic needles. For everyone who thinks that Hass is too old at 33, check this action:
Kerry Collins: Age 35
Brett Favre: Age 39
Kurt Warner: Age 37
Yeah, none of those old fucks are MVP candidates this year are they?
So now the Seahawks are staring down their worst season since 1992, and it's time to start thinking about preserving their most precious resource: An elite QB with a lot of gas left in the tank. As we move into the Mora era, no player is as irreplacable as Matt Hasselbeck.
Anyone who fails to see that is an ignorant fool. End of line.