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Morning links: Hawks awful, but youth adds hope

Dave Boling of The News Tribune provides some commentary on the Seattle struggles in the first two games of the year, including this note – Sixteen of the franchise’s 36 seasons have started off 0-2. The Seahawks have never advanced to the playoffs in a season after opening with back-to-back losses.

Boling says there’s no way around it – the Seahawks are awful. But they’re young-awful, which gives fans hope for the future.

Boling: “Considering they are one of the youngest teams in the league, the promise of improvement at least makes it easier to swallow bad performance. That also sets the 2011 edition apart from many monotonously awful predecessors.”

Here’s my story on offensive guard Robert Gallery, the latest Seahawks to catch the injury bug. Gallery will be out 4 to 6 weeks because he needs groin surgery. The Seahawks have cycled through 13 left guard since Steve Hutchinson left the team in 2006. Also, offensive tackle Russell Okung has been called for five penalties in two games. He only had three in 10 games during his rookie season.

Clare Farnsworth of notes the roster churn has continued at the VMAC. After making 284 moves last year, Pete Carroll and John Schneider have made 150 roster transactions since the opening of training camp.

Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald continues his look back of former Seahawk players’ greatest moments on the field with a profile on quarterback David Krieg.

Christian Caple of provides some unvarnished comments from KJR’s Hugh Millen on Seattle’s performance the first two games, including this on the offensive line: “Don’t tell me we have any offensive tackles. All we have is four offensive guards and a center. We have no tackles, because you’re not a tackle in the NFL until you can block an end.”

Millen also said he’s seen enough of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times takes a look at what we’ve learned from the Pittsburgh game.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gives the Seahawks a D grade for their performance against Pittsburgh.

Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle says the Seahawks will not win until they host Cincinnati on Oct. 30.