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Archives: Aug. 2013

Aug.
29th

Seahawks vs. Raiders live game chat replay

We’ll get started at 6:30 p.m.

 

Aug.
29th

Rice, Lynch out vs. Raiders

The Seattle Seahawks announced nine players are not expected to play tonight.

Sidney Rice, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Robinson, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Chris Clemons, Brandon Mebane, Jordan Hill and Tony McDaniel all are not expected to play tonight.

Aug.
29th

5 keys for Hawks vs. Raiders

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, left, tackles Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, left, tackles Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Good morning. We’ll have our live game chat up and running later this evening for tonight’s Seahawks vs. Raiders contest.

Also, I will post my projected, 53-man roster on the blog soon after the game is over, so check back for that as well later this evening.

But for now, let’s take a look at five keys for the Seahawks as they try and win the team’s ninth straight preseason game.

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Aug.
29th

Morning links: Russell Wilson on the cover of SI

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Due to hit newsstands today, check out Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson making yet another cover of a magazine, this time Sports Illustrated.

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated writes a piece comparing Wilson to the player he looked up to as a teenager, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.

“He’s more talented than I am,” Brees tells SI. “He’s more athletic. He grasped the NFL game at a faster pace than I did. He has not only great leadership qualities, great charisma, but also the It factor that you look for in a young quarterback. I couldn’t be more impressed. You watch the road he traveled, and you’re happy for him and root for him.”

We’ll get to watch the two quarterback in action on the same field when New Orleans travels to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Dec. 2.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated picks the Patriots to defeat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in this video link.

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Aug.
28th

Miller, Carpenter set to play vs. Raiders

Apparently, Zach Miller is a persuasive guy.

Earlier this week, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said his starting tight end likely would sit out the entire preseason to make sure he was ready to play against Carolina in the season opener.

Miller recently was activated of the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, and has looked good in practice coming off a foot issue. Miller wanted to play on Thursday against his old team, the Oakland Raiders, and apparently will get his wish.

“He’s going to get into the game, and he’s ready to go,” Carroll said. “It surprised us that he jumped back so well.”

So what caused Carroll to have the change of heart?

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Aug.
28th

Morning links: Winfield still spry at 36

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield (21) covers wide receiver Golden Tate (81) during a drill at NFL football practice Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield (21) covers wide receiver Golden Tate (81) during a drill at NFL football practice Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In my story today, I talked with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Antoine Winfield about the transition from Minnesota to Seattle after signing with his new team in free agency.

And the 36-year-old Winfield said he’s benefitting from a change in surroundings, and the energy he receives on a daily basis from Seattle’s blossoming superstars like Richard Sherman.

“We have a young team,” Winfield said. “It kind of reminds me of a college atmosphere. Guys are loose, it’s very competitive and we’re working hard trying to get each other better, so when we go out on Sundays it makes it a lot easier.”

Specifically, it’s not unusual to see Winfield and Sherman huddled together at practice talking coverage schemes.

“Watching him from afar, you all know he was a guy who didn’t hold his words back,” Winfield said, smiling. “He pretty much spoke freely. But he’s a guy who’s very confident. He had a heck of a year last season. He made plays all over the field.

“But just getting to know him the last five months, he’s a great teammate. A guy who comes to work each day, and still is working on his craft. He wants to be the best.

“A lot of people just don’t take him serious because anything can come out of that mouth. But the guy works hard. You see it each day. He plays hard, and it shows up on Sundays.”

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Aug.
27th

Miami Heat’s Spoelstra shares championship vision

 Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after the Seahawks practice on August, 27, 2013 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA. Spoelstra spoke to a team meeting and then attended practice. (Rod Mar/Seattle Seahawks)
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after the Seahawks practice on August, 27, 2013 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA. Spoelstra spoke to a team meeting and then attended practice. (Rod Mar/Seattle Seahawks)

Russell Wilson wants what Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has – championship rings.

A native of Portland, Ore., Spoelstra spent today at the Seattle Seahawks team headquarters, including a talk with the full team this morning.

Spoelstra also hung out for practice, talking with defensive passing game coordinator Rocky Seto along the sideline.

Wilson spent time with Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen at the ESPYS, so he understands the hard work that went into the Heat winning back-to-back titles.

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