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Friday, December 5, 2008
Nightmare scenario unfolds for Seahawks

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Curious to see what the Seahawks might look like without four starters on the offensive line, one starting receiver and the starting quarterback? Curious to see what the Seahawks might look like without those guys and their Pro Bowl defensive end?

We'll probably find out Sunday. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (back) and left tackle Walter Jones (knee) probably will not play against the Patriots. Right guard Rob Sims, center Chris Spencer and left guard Mike Wahle are on injured reserve, joining receiver Nate Burleson, pass-rusher Patrick Kerney and seven other Seahawks.

This is a nightmare scenario for Mike Holmgren during a nightmare final season with the Seahawks. The offensive line, left to right, could look like this: Sean Locklear, Floyd Womack, Steve Vallos, Mansfield Wrotto and Ray Willis. Good luck handling those New England blitzes with a line that has never played together.