Seahawks Insider

Oct.
22nd

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Percy Harvin: “I was disappointed.”

Darrell Bevell has a unique perspective on Percy Harvin. He’s been the wide receiver’s offensive coordinator here with the Seahawks for the last two seasons and in Minnesota for Harvin’s first two NFL seasons with the Vikings, 2009-10.

“I was disappointed, you know. I was disappointed. I did have a history with him, and I thought it would be a different outcome. But I guess that’s just the way it went.

“I think we have a phenomenal atmosphere here. It’s led by Coach Carroll. I think he gives the guys great freedom to be who they want to be. I

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Oct.
22nd

Doug Baldwin on report Marshawn Lynch didn’t want to board Seahawks’ bus after Harvin trade: “That’s stupid”

The national, heck even international, media parachuted into Renton and the Virginia Mason Athletic Center today to find out what’s up with the Super Bowl champions being 3-3.

A day after The New York Times and even the Wall Street Journal published what’s-wrong-with-the-Seahawks stories, Sports Illustrated, NFL Network and TSN of Canada, among others, were here for interviews and to attend coach Pete Carroll’s weekly Wednesday press conference before Sunday’s game at Carolina (3-3-1).

“You know, we are six games in. That’s a lot of time for some people, but there’s a lot

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Oct.
22nd

Seahawks say they are far from buried–and they have reason to believe that

Here’s something to help the morning coffee go down more smoothly:

Sure, these aren’t the same Seahawks who blew threw last regular season to get home-field advantage for the playoffs en route to Seattle’s first Super Bowl championship.

Not even close — the Seahawks (3-3) have as many losses in their last five games as they had in all 19 of the 2013 regular and postseason.

Yet there are many reasons the champs are not KO’d entered Sunday’s game at Carolina (3-3-1), many reasons for the team to believe Russell Wilson’s “adversity is opportunity” comment from Sunday after the 28-26

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Oct.
21st

Seahawks’ snap counts versus St. Louis show DE Michael Bennett in on 90 percent of plays

I alluded to the snap counts from the Seahawks’ loss at St. Louis in my article in this morning’s News Tribune about the changes coming in Seattle’s dormant pass rush.

Defensive end Michael Bennett is exhibit A on why the pass rush has only seven sacks this season — third-fewest in the league — after having 20 at this point last season on the way to 44 for the season, eight-most in the NFL.

Bennett has three sacks this season, and (I hesitate to note this because it’s a whole new world) the advanced-metrics geeks note Bennett is the

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Oct.
20th

Seahawks’ dormant defense may be blitzing more to address what Pete Carroll says is team’s most pressing issue

The Seahawks got back early last night from what coach Pete Carroll today called “a real disappointing trip” to St. Louis. The 28-26 loss in which Seattle fell behind 21-3 in the second quarter leaves the Seahawks 3-3 and in third place in the NFC West. They are a game behind San Francisco and two behind Arizona, each of which they’ve yet to play.

So there’s that.

The three defeats are as many losses as Seattle had in 19 games last season through the Super Bowl. As yesterday against the previously 1-4 Rams

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Oct.
20th

Seahawks day-after chat following St. Louis

Live Blog Seahawks day-after chat following St. Louis
 

Oct.
19th

Earl Thomas doesn’t care for the way Seahawks games are being officiated this season

Even after they got bamboozled on the Rams’ fake punt with 3 minutes left, the Seahawks — out of timeouts and down 28-26 — still had a final chance.

St. Louis’ Tre Mason amazingly fumbled on a hit by Malcolm Smith at the end of his long run to the Seattle 32 with 74 seconds to go. The ball bounded 9 yards and rested under Sherman’s legs and, briefly it appeared, his torso. Yet the officials ruled St. Louis ultimately recovered.

The Seahawks were still steaming afterward that replay officials did not even stop the game to review

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Oct.
19th

Doug Baldwin confirms he fought Percy Harvin; other Seahawks call sent-awy WR “a great teammate”

ST. LOUIS The reasons for Friday’s stunning trade of Percy Harvin to the New York Jets include some of what you’ve already read — but not all.

And Seahawks players sounded divided Sunday on whether Harvin was such a bad fit for the team and the locker room that he needed to go two days before their 28-26 loss at the St. Louis Rams.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin confirmed in a candid postgame talk following Sunday’s loss here that he and Harvin got in a physical altercation days before Seattle played its preseason finale at Oakland

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