Hawks drop home opener

After watching the Seahawks scrape by the lowly Cleveland Browns in their first regular season game, it came as a relief to see the Eagles hand them a convincing 27-3 loss Sunday at Husky Stadium. <br><br> We no longer have to hope all season long that they will play well enough to have a possible shot at a wild card berth. Six wins would be an overachievement if the Seahawks continue playing the way they did in the first two games.

Simply put. the Seahawks stink on the offensive side of the ball.

Defenders like Anthony Simmons, Chad Brown and Levon Kirkland played their hearts out Sunday at Husky Stadium, only to sit on the sidelines momentarily, while their offense fumbled a ball away, dropped passes, overthrew receivers, missed blocks, and drew penalties that stalled drives.

In two games the Seahawks' offense has generated 12 points and the defense spent a majority of time on the field.

Koren Robinson has had difficulty getting off the line in bump-and-run coverage. The receiving corps is young and inexperienced and part of the reason why quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed nine out of 24 passes for 62 yards.

Right offensive tackle Chris McIntosh returned to the lineup for the first time in six weeks and had difficulty blocking on several occasions.

Looking at Seattle's schedule this season, a 4-4 division record would be exceptional. They finish six of their last eight games on the road, which will be a grueling task.

As well as the defense has played so far this season, it may be hard for them to maintain the same intensity if they aren't getting help from the other side of the ball.

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