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Morning links: Hawks overachieving at midpoint of season

Dave Boling of The News Tribune says few expected the Seattle Seahawks to be at 4-4 at the midpoint of the season. And even though the Seahawk have been hammered two straight and are dealing with several injuries, fans should embrace the fact that they are atop the NFC West in the playoff hunt.


Ignore for a moment the concussed quarterback, the limping linemen and the schedule looming ahead.

Instead, go back a few months, picture your response if someone had told you that the Seahawks would be 4-4 at the midpoint of this season and sharing the lead in the NFC West Division.

Most fans would have taken that in a heartbeat, right? That’s as many wins as they had in the entire 2008 season, and just one shy of the ’09 season total.

Few would have believed it possible at this point, especially if they had known the Hawks would have the 30th-rated offense, the 27th-ranked defense, and were last in the league in first downs.

The Seahawks look to get Matt Hasselbeck, Russell Okung and Brandon Mebane back this week. If Okung does return and start, it would be the six different starting offensive line combination for Seattle this season.

Art Thiel of writes that although the Seahawks are 4-4, in the context of being the world’s tallest midget that accomplishment means nothing.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that head coach Pete Carroll is proud of the way his team is handling adversity.

ESPN’s John Clayton says that after watching Charlie Whitehurst’s performance that the Seahawks must draft a quarterback.

KJR’s Ian Furness and Hugh Millen discuss the Seahawks latest loss in this audio link.

Looks like ex-Seahawk Josh Wilson is being promoted ahead of Fabian Washington at cornerback, which should help the Seahawks draft position next year. The Seahawks received a conditional draft pick from the Ravens for Wilson that could be as high as a fifth depending on playing time.

Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic writes that Kenny Iwebema could be lost for the rest of the season with a right knee injury.