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Hasselbeck learned how to run Carroll's offense vs. Bears

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Matt Hasselbeck said the Seahawks Week 6 win over the Bears was the first time he ran the offense the way first-year coach Pete Carroll wanted him to.

"That was the first game where I found the balance that Pete's looking for in terms of being aggressive but being smart, protecting the football," he said. "But at the same time you don't want to drive a car like a student driver. You want to drive a car like you know what you're doing without being reckless."

Hasselbeck completed 25 of 40 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 23-20 win.

"If we can just keep games tight and we're still in the game and you get to play with decision-making that is sound instead of crazy desperation things, then you can play football the way you want and you've got a chance to win the game."

Hasselbeck said Carroll tells lots of stories, including some about the 1985 Bears.

"We'll keep that confidential til after this game," Hasselbeck said. "I don't want to offend any of the '85 Bears. I think a lot of those guys. They might still come after me."

The veteran is in the final year of his contract and doesn't know if he will return to Seattle next season.

"We've had good communication all year long, even going back to March when they made a trade," Hasselbeck said. "They're looking for the next guy here; I get that, I know that. I'm not concerning myself with that. I'm just trying to play the best football I can."

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Neil good job on putting your foot on the shovel and digging some inside on the Bears opponent's QB and his thoughts. Having him, Hasselbeck learn the system as a whole against the Bears in weeks 6 have any impact on the game sunday? What Hasselbeck told me there is that he needs a system to have an impact on a game.

I dont have an inside or any kind of comminication with the Bears, as a fan stand-point and a supporter of the Bears, I would like to see the Bears attack Carroll's system rather then the defense drop back and play conservative.

Offense Cutler should not be the focus for us Bears fans. What we should focus on is how Martz plans this game. Forte needs to get his touches. This game isnt a gimmie. It's the playoffs!
The Bears special teams and the defense has been the core of the Bears sucsess. This game is no difference. Now Martz show your value because it could be the last time it happens???

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