Alexander helps Hasselbeck in first game back

With its two stars -- Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck -- back, Seattle's ready for the stretch run, writes John Clayton.

Updated: November 28, 2006, 6:17 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- Shaun Alexander offered some important pregame advice to his quarterback, Matt Hasselbeck, who returned Monday night after missing four games because of a knee injury.

"You have to catch up with the speed of the game," said Alexander, who had a modest 37-yard return last Sunday in San Francisco after a six-game absence due to a broken foot. "I told Matt, 'Don't worry, you'll realize you're just back into a game.'"

Fortunately, coach Mike Holmgren ...

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