Perfect-storm loss is no reason to worry

Antonio Gates catches a TD pass over K.J. Wright in the second half (AP)Funny how a team can go from 13 wins to nine in just one week.

The Seahawks came into this season amid pomp and circumstance as Super Bowl champs, and they merely added to their aura of invincibility with a blowout win in the opener against Green Bay.

Everyone fully expected them to carry that over to Week 2 in San Diego, but no one — particularly the Seahawks — was prepared for the Gates of Hell. A resurgent all-star tight end and debilitating heat conspired to overwhelm Seattle’s vaunted defense.

Now, just like that, the worry warts are out.

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Are any of Seahawks’ nominees elite enough for Hall of Fame?

There is no Walter Jones in this group. No once-in-a-generation, first-ballot Hall of Famer.

Former Seahawks draft picks Shawn Springs and Kevin Mawae are among the first-year-eligible nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015, announced Tuesday.

They join former coaches Chuck Knox, Tom Flores and Mike Holmgren and former running backs Shaun Alexander and Ricky Watters as nominees who coached or played for the Seahawks.

Those seven are among 113 total nominees — a list that will be whittled to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 finalists in January before the inductees are selected Super Bowl weekend.

The Seahawks have had a good run in the Hall of Fame recently, with career Seahawks Cortez Kennedy and Jones being inducted over the past three years. They join Steve Largent as the only career Seahawks in the Hall (and they shared a great moment before the Seahawks’ opener a couple of weeks ago).

But do any of Seattle’s current nominees have a chance to join that trio this year? Let’s take a look at each of the seven, starting with the coaches:

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Chawk board

Bob Condotta of the Times leads off his Tuesday chat with the question: How concerned are you about Seattle’s loss Sunday?

See what else they are discussing at the Times’ Seahawks forum.

In his chat, Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN addresses concerns about pass coverage, Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks’ ability to win 13 games.

What did they think of the loss to the Chargers at the Hawk Shack?

See the hot topics (yeah, the San Diego heat is one of them) over at SeahawkBlue.

How down on the Hawks are the fans at Seahawks.net?

What’s going on over at Reddit?