Originally posted on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 11/8/11
Seahawks lack finishing movesBy Danny O'Neil | The Seattle TimesThe Seahawks stand at 2-6 and trail the 49ers by five games in the NFC West standings having also lost a head-to-head game against San Francisco.That leaves a lot of games without much chance of postseason positioning, which means the focus is going to become more and more on coach Pete Carroll and whether this young team he has assembled is improving as he has repeatedly said it will.For a matter of perspective, it's worth comparing Carroll's first season and a half to the last guy who was hired to improve this franchise: Mike Holmgren.Now, a couple of things worth noting:1) Holmgren took over a better team. The Seahawks 16-16 in the last two seasons under Dennis Erickson before Holmgren was hired.2) The situations at quarterback were markedly different. Holmgren inherited Jon Kitna and spent a third-round draft choice on Brock Huard. Carroll inherited a former Pro Bowler in Matt Hasselbeck, and traded away a third-rou...
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