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Julius Jones' words ring hollow

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Julius Jones talked about the Seahawks' need to hit the Giants in the mouth. That's a great attitude except when the other team rallies around the idea.

Former Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck, speaking on his weekly radio show this morning, hit on the idea today independent of what Jones said (Tobeck audio here).

Tobeck pointed to a play when the Giants took out Seattle tight end John Carlson after a play. No one on the Seahawks appeared to take exception. The sequence symbolized the Seahawks' lack of fight in this game. We saw no swagger from the Seahawks. They got hit in the mouth and failed to retaliate.

Years ago, Tobeck or Steve Hutchinson might have run over stood up for a teammate in Carlson's position. Current guard Mike Wahle strikes me as the type to make such a stand. The other players on offense, short of Hasselbeck, seem to have quieter personalities.

Hasselbeck made the inspirational play against the Rams in Week 3, diving to take out two defensive backs as Jones finished a touchdown run. The Seahawks need similar efforts from other players on offense, particularly on the road. They didn't get it Sunday.