SEATTLE - Pete Carroll challenged the 12’s to bring the noise on Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings – and a former fan-favorite quarterback is being called on to help the fans do just that.
Matt Hasselbeck, who led the Seahawks to their first ever Super Bowl appearance during the 2005-2006 season, will raise the 12th Man Flag at CenturyLink Field before Monday night football against the Minnesota Vikings.
“I’ve said — and I’m a broken record — but I’ve said time and time again, just the support and just the energy that the 12th Man brought to us in Seattle was absolutely amazing our whole time there,” Hasselbeck told 710 ESPN Seattle about his time in Seattle.
Hasselbeck will be in town as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown where he has been an analyst since retiring from the NFL in the spring of 2016.
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“I think the 12s will probably go crazy on this one just like they always do. Let’s not leave any doubt at all. Let’s be wild and loud and have fun and enjoy the heck out of it. We’ll try to play accordingly to make it such, so looking forward to it,” Pete Carroll said on Wednesday.
Hasselbeck was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1998 draft out of Boston College. In 2001, Hasselbeck was traded to the Seattle Seahawks where he was reunited with Mike Holmgren, who was Hasselbeck’s head coach in Green Bay for his rookie season.
Hasselbeck would go on to play 10 seasons in Seattle, and led the Seahawks to their first ever Super Bowl appearance. The Seahawks would go on to lose Super Bowl XL 21-10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Including the playoffs, Hasselbeck appeared in 149 games in a Seahawks uniform and spent his last season in Seattle playing under then first-year head coach Pete Carroll.
Hasselbeck left Seattle following the 2010 season to join the Tennessee Titans, and later joined the Indianapolis Colts before retiring after the 2015 NFL season.
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