ST. LOUIS -- The view from high above the field at the Edward Jones Dome can be disorienting enough without sights such as this one: Matt Hasselbeck, dressed in Tennessee Titans powder blue cap and game pants, chatting with one of his longtime former Seattle Seahawks coaches, Nolan Cromwell, now of the St. Louis Rams.
Several other Seahawks alumni -- Mike Reinfeldt, Ruston Webster and Lake Dawson among them -- will be settling into their press box seats when their current team, the Titans, kick off against the Rams in a couple hours.
These sorts of pregame meetings are standard fare in the NFL. Players and coaches switch teams regularly. In fact, as I look down on the field again, Hasselbeck is reconnecting with another former Seattle teammate, Rams kicker Josh Brown.
Hasselbeck's departure from the Seahawks this offseason represented the final significant break from the Mike Holmgren era in Seattle. Seeing Hasselbeck in person wearing Titans gear provided visual confirmation.
The Rams won't mind seeing Hasselbeck leave the division. He won eight consecutive starts against them from 2005 to 2009.