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Seahawks coping with change

Updated: October 27, 2006, 11:40 AM ET
Seneca Wallace is now the starting quarterback for the Seahawks. Jordan Babineaux is now the starting safety. Maurice Morris is the starting running back. Deion Branch is the starting wide receiver. When will the changes cease in Seattle?

The Seahawks began the season as the favorite to win the NFC West, and they still hold the lead with a 2-0 record in the division. But with all the changes that have now taken place in the past month with the Seahawks having to insert new players due to injuries, this is the stretch of the season that will truly test Seattle's dominance.

The Seahawks are obviously at their best when quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is in the lineup and able to command the offense effectively, but now Wallace will have to fill the void. Wallace stands at 5-foot-11 and 196 pounds, considerably smaller than Hasselbeck (6-4, 223). Wallace is a lot more mobile than Hasselbeck, but because of his size, it will be tough for him to effectively get the ball downfield to his receivers.

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