Hasselbeck prepares for Green Bay

Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will take his 3-0 Seahawks into Lambeau Field to face the 2-2 Green Bay Packers. Hasselbeck spent the first three years of his pro career with the Green Packers.


Q: You're going back to Green Bay, and it's another tough one this week.
Matt: "Well, it's a tough place to play football, but it's a great place to watch a game. If you're an opposing team going in there it's a hostile environment and it's loud. It's going to be a challenge for us, no question about that."



Q: Is there a mystique at Lambeau field?
Matt: "I think if you're a fan and you're watching a game there's something about all the tradition, the history, all the great players that have played there. You see their names up on the stadium, and all the great games that have been played there. I think if you're a fan you can get caught up in the mystique, but as a player it's the same size field and you're playing against 11 guys and you just go out like it was any other game."

Q: What is your primary concern this week?
Matt: "I'm not sure, exactly, there's a lot to worry about and there's a lot to be distracted about. I think the big thing is just focusing on what we do offensively and trying to execute each play one at a time and just try and block all the other stuff out."

Q: How tough will it be to try and control your emotions?
Matt: "I've been thinking about it a little, and I don't think it is going to be as tough as I thought it might be. It will be a special time and it's a special place to play. I know a lot of the people there, but at the same time I'm going to work and I have a job to do, and that has got to be my focus."


Q: What is the key for you guys to pick up where you left off?
Matt: "We had some time off this week, but what we did is we worked hard and attacked some of the things that have been giving us trouble and worked hard on it. We also tried some new things game-plan-wise, the coaches have been looking at some stuff that could help us improve our team. We've been practicing some of that stuff and some of that looks good. We might make some of those adjustments as the year goes on. Basically, we haven't sat back on our hands this bye week, we really worked hard on getting better and I hope it will pay off."


Q: Was there a gelling in the last few minutes of the fourth quarter against St. Louis, or was this something you've always had?
Matt: "I think at that point it was one of those things where our backs were up against the wall and we needed to do something to go down and score and win the game. Guys just made plays that drive and coach was calling some good plays. We got a couple calls that went our way and things just lined up for us on that drive, and sometimes that is what you need."

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