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Jared Cook

Matt Calkins: Seahawks get hit hard with a dose of reality in losing to the Rams

ST. LOUIS The Seahawks received a message after their season-opening defeat Sunday. It was from reality. And it said they have a long way to go. The message explained that as talented as these back-to-back Super Bowl participants might be, there are as many blemishes as there are boons. It made clear that a world championship is still a reasonable expectation, but that they'll be in a world of trouble if they don't improve. Mental mistakes were abundant. There were some physical shortcomings, too. Is the sky in Seattle falling? No. But if some of these issues linger, it won't be the limit, either. The most glaring deficiency in the Hawks' 34-31 overtime defeat...