Well, the escalating feelings the Seahawks have for defensive end Darnell Dockett hit full speed late yesterday afternoon, after Dockett apparently put his forearm into the throat of Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck after getting Hasselbeck to the ground at one point Sunday. Hasselbeck wasn’t happy at the time, and Seahawks coach Jim Mora was even less happy yesterday after seeing the film.
“If they’re not going to call it, then I’d like to see our guys do it to their quarterback,” Mora said. “If they’re not going to call it.”
Strong words from a coach, and probably ones that won’t sit well with the league office. Dockett used his Twitter account to respond, saying “Dear coach mora, its football (expletive) happens if u ever played the game ud understand, really I would try to hurt matt. He’s a good guy.” Dockett quickly corrected himself on Twitter saying he meant to say “wouldn’t” try to hurt Hasselbeck. (Hasselbeck hasn’t said anything himself on his own Twitter account).
Interestingly, Dockett went out of his way after the game to praise Hasselbeck in particular and how tough it was to play against him. I haven’t seen the video, but my guess is, if it was caught on tape, Dockett will probably be losing a little money to the NFL by the end of the week.
UPDATE: Dockett addressed the issue.
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