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Expect Seahawks QB Controversy

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At first blush, I'd guess that coach Pete Carroll will go with Whitehurst even if Hasselbeck's rear end is completely healed. Whitehurst played well against the Rams, going 22 for 36 for 192 yards with one touchdown and, most importantly, no interceptions. That performance in a victory warrants a starting nod in the playoffs.

Or does it? With Carroll, you never know. After the Atlanta loss three weeks ago in which Hasselbeck struggled while Whitehurst played reasonably well, Carroll still opted to start Hasselbeck in the next game against Tampa Bay. The explanation -- Hasselbeck gave the Seahawks the best chance to win.

Then this past week, Carroll seemed solidly in Whitehurst's corner and stuck with him even when Hasselbeck appeared good to go in pre-game...

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