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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 30-28 loss

Good morning. Here’s what folks are writing and saying about the Seattle Seahawks entertaining, 30-28 loss to Atlanta on Sunday.

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John McGrath of The News Tribune writes about the Seahawks use of the no-huddle in the second half, which once again energized Seattle’s offense.

McGrath: “Then the Seahawks went to a no-huddle attack that darn near enabled them to pull off one of the most inspiring victories in franchise history. The bad news: They lost a game, 30-28. The good news: They found an identity. The question: What took so long?”

Larry LaRue of The News Tribune tells us why Seattle struggled to stop bruising Atlanta running back Michael Turner in the first half.

Dave Boling of The News Tribune gives us a breakdown of Tarvaris Jackson’s impressive performance.

Seattle’s offensive line showed improvement by not giving up any sacks against Atlanta. Center Max Unger said the Seahawks cannot use youth as an excuse anymore: “We’re kind of at the point of our group where progress is good, but we just have to start winning games,” Unger said. “I mean we’re an NFL offensive line, and no one cares if we’re all younger guys that didn’t really have an offseason. It’s time to start winning games.”

And Leon Washington finally got going, with long kickoff and punt returns that set up two Seattle touchdowns in the second half.

Art Thiel of writes the Seahawks got so caught up their second half comeback that they actually thought kicker Steven Hauschka would make a 61-yard field goal.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says Pete Carroll was wrong for trying a 61-yard field goal.

Clare Farnsworth of provides and overview of the game.

According to John Boyle of the Everett Herald, linebacker David Hawthorne made it seem like teammate Matt McCoy’s knee injury was season ending.

ESPN’s Mike Sando provides his thoughts on Seattle’s loss here.

Jim Moore, writing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says Tarvaris Jackson’s performance against the Falcons’ defense should have them concerned.