Hasselbeck and his back making the radio rounds

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TAMPA, Fla. -- Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is bouncing from one radio show to another here at the Super Bowl XLIII media center. Someone needs to remind people to lay off his recovering back.

Former teammates and media personalities keep slapping him on the back when they greet him. Damien Woody, his former teammate at Boston College, gave Hasselbeck a strong embrace. Fox's Jay Glazer gave him the hardest slap, but at least he directed the greeting toward the middle of the spine instead of lower.

I've spoken with Hasselbeck a couple times and hope to catch him for an interview as time permits. He's excited about what he's seen so far from new offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, even though the change means learning some new terminology.