I suppose that there's not too much to lose at this point by letting Vallos and Willis finish the season out. I just hope that Hasselbeck doesn't pay for it.
Edit by John Morgan: This should be the cue to bench Matt Hasselbeck. Steven Vallos was awful against Dallas, perhaps best evidenced by nose tackle Tank Johnson and inside linebacker Bradie James three sacks. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff added two stops, a tip and a tackle for a loss of two. Hasselbeck was under siege all game and much of the pressure started up the gut.
Not only should Seattle bench Hasselbeck, it should bench Walter Jones. I've explained why teams can't tank, but given the age and injury history of each, this is entirely justifiable and shouldn't been seen as anything but prudence. Sean Locklear can start at left tackle.
Benching Hasselbeck and Jones is somewhat far fetched, but starting Mansfield Wrotto is not. At 2-10 and no longer fielding a competitive team, it's time Seattle sends in the clowns. Something to root for. Something to stare at other than the broken back quarterback and his three ring suckus.
On a final note, Spencer's injury strengthens Seattle's need at center. Oregon's Max Unger is a venerable center prospect, played two seasons at left tackle and has the size, strength and athleticism to play left guard. He's an excellent pull blocker and his stock would be higher if he wasn't typecast as a center and didn't snap to Jeremiah Masoli. A team rarely gets a chance to cover two positions with one pick, but Unger in the early second round could do that. Should he play left guard, he could pick up line calling from Spencer.