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Around the NFC West: Seahawks plummet

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer sums up the Seahawks' struggles in one all-too-familiar play. The combination of ineffective blitzing and ineffective coverage is not a good one for a Seattle team with so little offense.

Also from Farnsworth: Seahawks middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu suffers a concussion.

Jim Moore of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says the Seattle offense struggled with Seneca Wallace at quarterback. Wallace takes the blame and says the team never found a rhythm.

Frank Hughes of the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks thought the Bucs were guilty of offensive pass interference on a first-quarter touchdown pass.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks scored three points in the third quarter to double their season-long output in third quarters, just one example of the team's futility. Boling recommends playing Steve Vallos at center, among other changes.

Also from Boling: Seattle doesn't point fingers at Wallace after the defeat.

Jose Romero of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks again had trouble recovering from a big play allowed.

Also from Romero: A quick look at key plays from the game, including another holding call against Seahawks guard Mike Wahle to negate a long run.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks have become an afterthought.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald says the Seahawks' season is essentially over with 10 games remaining.

Also from Johnson: Notes from the game, including the possibility of a fine for Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill.