Expecting Matt Hasselbeck at this point

Raise your St. Louis Rams beer mug if you saw this one coming: Matt Hasselbeck took some practice snaps Friday and could start for the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17.

The week went to plan for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. He wanted backup Charlie Whitehurst to get ample reps in practice just in case. He wanted Whitehurst to be ready. He wanted the team to be ready for Whitehurst. But if Hasselbeck can play Sunday, Hasselbeck will get the start.

Taking some reps in practice Friday tells me Hasselbeck will give it a go Sunday with a playoff spot on the line. If his condition worsens or he struggles, at least Whitehurst got ample work.