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Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:48 p.m.

Seahawks season over? "That's ridiculous," says Hasselbeck

The Seahawks just wrapped up their final practice before taking four days off for the bye week. As much as they'll use the time off to rest physically, the next week and a half will also be big for a team trying to stay in the right frame of mind mentally after a home beat down at the hands of Arizona last weekend.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck says the Seahawks are still confident they can turn things around.

"I know that there's times in a season where a team can pull apart or pull together, and after a performance like we had, at home, I think people have definitely counted us out, I think there's a lot of negativity around our team," he said. "I've heard people say that the season is over, we've got no chance. That's ridiculous. For us as a team, this is an opportunity for us to pull together and prove people wrong, but it's also an opportunity where you've seen teams in the past, point the finger at each other, maybe whisper and doubt the plan that the coaches have put forth. Mentally we've got to rise above all that stuff. It would be easy for us to make excuses about whatever, but what's important is that we just block that stuff out and just continue to work hard and just stay together."

As for today's practice, it was another quick practice like yesterday's with the highlight coming from the coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp lined up for a play at receiver, and beat defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for a touchdown, getting huge cheers from the offense, including Hasselbeck, who threw the pass.

Marcus Trufant and Leroy Hill were both on the field again, Trufant even came away with an interception. G Rob Sims worked out on the side, but did not practice. Lofa Tatupu (pectoral), Patrick Kerney (groin), Kelly Jennings (ribs, hip) and C.J. Wallace (hamstring) did not practice.

The Seahawks added guard Mike Gibson to the practice squad. Gibson was a sixth-round draft pick last season by the Eagles and played his college ball at Cal.

A quick programming note. I'm using the bye week to take a little time off too, so unless news happens, this blog will be pretty quiet until Monday.


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