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Sunday, November 9, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 21, Seahawks 19

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Seahawks' inability to catch the ball consistently renewed questions about the team's ability to bounce back even after Matt Hasselbeck returns from injury.

Seattle wasted one of its most competitive efforts of the season in falling to 2-7.

Coach Mike Holmgren, dispirited following a home defeat to the Eagles last week, vowed to gut it out with this team even though his final season as head coach isn't going as planned. The Seahawks answered by gutting it out against the Dolphins, but the Seahawks' personnel deficiencies on offense caught up to them eventually.

Hasselbeck could return from a back injury in Week 11 against the Cardinals. His return might not matter a great deal if the receivers keep dropping passes.

Koren Robinson dropped one in the end zone during the third quarter Sunday. The Seahawks settled for a field goal. Keary Colbert dropped what should have been a 19-yard reception on third-and-12 to kill a drive in the fourth quarter. And with Seattle trying to get into field-goal range in the final seconds, tight end John Carlson couldn't handle a pass that hit his hands.