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Monday, November 10, 2008
Around the NFC West: Mistakes doom Seahawks

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says the Seahawks declined to accept a moral victory for their improved play during a 21-19 road loss to the Dolphins.

Also from Farnsworth: Fullback Leonard Weaver hasn't been able to stay healthy since his breakout performance against the 49ers.

Art Thiel of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer throws a flag on the Seahawks after the team committed five false-start penalties, two by Mike Wahle.

Frank Hughes of the Tacoma News Tribune speaks with Koren Robinson about dropped passes. The Seahawks haven't suffered chronic drops since the last time Robinson played for the team.

Also from Hughes: A look at the mistakes that doomed Seattle, including a recitation of every false-start penalty.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune checks in with Julius Jones, who chooses his words carefully after being asked whether getting extra carries helps him enjoy a productive game.

Also from Boling: Seattle's defeat featured familiar problems for a team with a 2-7 record.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times counts the missed opportunities for Seattle.

Also from O'Neil: The Dolphins made outstanding catches, but the Seahawks couldn't make the simple ones.

More from O'Neil: A notebook with items on Wahle, Deion Branch, Seneca Wallace and Jordan Babineaux. Also, Seattle wide receivers have scored five touchdowns this season, two more than the Seattle defense has scored.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks need to get back to basics following a defeat marked by fundamental breakdowns.