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Hawks LB Hawthorne signs extension

Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne (Joe Barrentine/TNT)

As first reported by Brian McIntyre, Seattle Seahawks starting linebacker David Hawthorne signed a one-year extension with the team.

The Seahawks confirmed the deal this evening. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to contract numbers first reported by McIntyre, Hawthorne’s deal is worth $1.38 million, and includes a $350,000 signing bonus along with an increase of his $470,000 base salary as an exclusive rights free agent to $696,667 for the final six weeks of the regular season.

Hawthorne also is set to make $900,000 in base salary in 2011, along with $50,000 in per game roster bonuses
The 25-year-old linebacker was an exclusive right free agent this past offseason, and tendered by Seattle, making the league minimum of $470,000 based on his two accrued years in the league.

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Hawks-Panthers stats

2010 Stats Seahawks Panthers
Record 5-6 1-10
Total Yards Gained 3,292 2,851
Total Offense (NFLRank) 299.3 (29) 259.2 (32)
Rush Offense 77.9 (32) 101.4 (22)
Pass Offense 221.4 (17) 157.8 (32)
Points Per Game 19.0 (27) 12.7 (32)
Total Yards Allowed 4,389 3,698
Total Defense

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Morning links: Niners back in NFC West hunt

San Francisco running back Anthony Dixon celebrates a touchdown against Arizona (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

David White of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the San Francisco 49ers have jumped back into the NFC West title hunt with a dominating, 27-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals down in the desert. The Niners, who started the season at 0-5, have now won four of their last six games.

But the Niners will have to go the rest of the season without Frank Gore, who broke his hip against Arizona. Reserve running back Brian Westbrook played well in place of Gore, finishing with 136 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown.

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Williams a question mark for Carolina

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said as far as injuries from the game, center Chris Spencer got kicked in the left ankle but should be okay. Spencer has a bruised ankle.

Marcus Trufant made it back from his ankle injury and should be fine going forward this week. There was no mention of David Hawthorne’s chest injury, so we’ll find out if he practices this week.

Carroll said receiver Mike Williams will try and come back this week from his strained foot.

“We got to wait and see,” Carroll said about Williams. “Today they looked at him and there wasn’t a lot of improvement, so we’ve got to wait and see Tuesday until Wednesday. We’ll have to go day-to-day, and we’ll rest him until he’s ready to run fast, until he can really go. We’re not going to push him back on this thing until we get resolved.”

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Monday Morning QB chat transcript

Lots to talk about. We’ll get started at 11 a.m.


Personnel Review – Week 11 vs. Kansas City

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Offensive Personnel Groupings

Including kneel-downs, but excluding penalties, the Seattle Seahawks ran 51 offensive plays out of five personnel groupings on Sunday.

Group “” Pass Run Total Pass% Run%
1 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE “11” 22 5 27 81.5% 18.5%
1 RB, 2 WR, 2 TE “12” 12 5 17 70.6% 29.4%
1 RB, 4 WR “10” 1 0 1 100.0% 0.0%
1 RB, 1 WR, 3 TE “13” 0 2 2 0.0% 100.0%
0 RB, 3 WR, 2 TE “02” 4 0 4 100.0% 0.0%
Total 39 12 51 76.5% 23.5%

Seahawks Passing on Sunday (By Personnel Grouping)

Hasselbeck Com Att % Yards LG TD INT Sacks Sack Yd Rating
“11” 10 21 47.6% 165 87 1 2 1 -11 50.8
“10” 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
“12” 7 11 63.6% 96 52 1 0 1 -3 121.8
“02” 3 4 75.0% 21 0 0 0 0 0 86.5
Total 20 37 54.1% 282 87 2 2 2 -14 74.4

– Hasselbeck was 12-of-18 for 218 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 1st down, but just 2-for-7 for 15 yards with a sack/fumble on 3rd down.

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Morning links: Reaction to Hawks 42-24 loss to Chiefs

Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe cuts between Seattle's Walter Thurmond and Earl Thomas (Joe Barrentine/TNT).

Here’s some reaction to Seattle’s 42-24 loss to Kansas City at Qwest Field on Sunday.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks have yet to prove they can physically match up against a good opponent.

More Boling: Not the kind of report card you want to bring home to mom.

With owner Paul Allen on hand, the Seahawks lose their second straight at home. The Seahawks have lost four of the last five by an average of 24 points.

Ryan Divish of The News Tribune writes that Seattle had no answer for Kansas City’s run game.

More Divish: The same goes for Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

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Seahawks postgame quotes

TNT photo/Joe Barrentine

Pete Carroll

(Opening… ) It was a most disappointing day. We didn’t play anywhere near like we had planned. It didn’t work out in really any phase, although special teams made some things happen. I thought that the running game they brought in had been the best in the league. We thought we saw some stuff that we could do, and boy we couldn’t handle it. They ran the ball beautifully today. Jamaal had a huge day.

It gave Matt Cassel time to do his thing, too. He had a great day today. We couldn’t rattle him on third down, we couldn’t get to him enough. They nailed us on third down conversions, which is really an Achilles heel for us in games we don’t play well. They started out 6 out of 8 in the first half, or something like that, and it carries on. It was a very difficult day for us; coming back home, starting this push for the end of the season, and to play like that, it’s disturbing. I told these guys I’m trying to not make any assessments right now, not to figure it out in the locker room.

We have to come back to work tomorrow and get after the film and get going, and get our stuff right. We need to get a new start. This start isn’t the one we wanted, so we’re going to start it again next week and see if we can get going. We made it out of here okay, health-wise. A couple of guys banged, but it doesn’t look like too many serious things. I really want to see us play so much better when we play here for our fans. It was a bad day for us out there, for the showing, and the fans ready to crank it up and get going and we played like garbage out there. That’s what it is.

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