Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks' performance during a 34-7 defeat to the Texans should clear the way for a massive offseason overhaul. Brewer: "The transitioning Seahawks should have no confusion over how much chopping they'll need to do after they hire a new general manager. The whole tree can come down, if need be. Before this game, the Seahawks seemed in prime position to play well enough late in the season to shed some doubt over how much change they require. Not anymore. They're still closer to the team that lost seven of its first 10 games than the one that claimed consecutive victories before this shameful showing."
Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times says Seahawks coach Jim Mora expressed frustration with center Chris Spencer, who participated in three botched snaps. Mora: "We've got a center that's trying to snap with his left hand, and has a cast on his right hand, which he's had on it seems like forever, which I'm not quite sure why he's still got a cast on his hand, but he does. And that is a factor. That is a big factor. You see it affecting on shotgun snaps. You saw it affecting a lot of our running plays today. The timing on offense has to be crisp. And when you can't get the snap to the quarterback, you've got no chance of having a successful play." Mora is either calling out the training staff or questioning Spencer's toughness -- or both. Sounds like a comment made in frustration.
Also from O'Neil: The Seahawks could not touch Andre Johnson or the Texans.
More from O'Neil: Linebacker Aaron Curry suffered a hip pointer. Receiver Nate Burleson injured an ankle.
Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune says cornerback Marcus Trufant must not be full strength, according to Mora. Mora: "The years that I’ve known him, I don’t see him at 100 percent, top-end speed right now,” Mora said. “I don’t see that long speed that has made 'Tru' such a good player. It’s got to be a residual. He hasn’t lost it. I mean it didn’t go away. He’s the same guy. He works the same way. So it’s got to be something that’s triggering that."
Also from Williams: The offensive line has failed quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Mora: "I’m not happy with our offensive line. I’m not happy at all with them. And if we can make moves to make them better up there, we’re going to make them because it’s unacceptable for our quarterback to stand back there and get hit the way he’s getting hit."
More from Williams: The Seahawks "sleepwalked" through another road game.
Greg Johns of seattlepi.com thinks Steve Vallos could replace Chris Spencer at center for the Seahawks.