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Archives: Sep. 2014

Sep.
30th

Kam Chancellor takes the “Mars Blackmon” cure to play through bone spurs in both ankles: “No concerns at all”

Basically, the old Spike Lee-Michael Jordan skit is Kam Chancellor’s new cure for painful bone spurs in both ankles.

“Money, it’s got to be the shoes!”

The Seahawks’ thudding safety said a change from the low-cut shoes he’d worn for years to higher-top, mid-cut cleats, plus new inserts into the soles of those new shoes, are what likely has saved him from double-ankle surgery to repair painful bone spurs — and thus have saved much of his 2014 season for Seattle.

“It’s the shoes,” Chancellor said today following another pain-free practice in Renton.

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Sep.
30th

Garry Gilliam gets to show off his versatility at TE for Seahawks; Richard Sherman on Denver

Garry Gilliam has played just two snaps on offense through the Seahawks’ first three games. That may now increase exponentially, beginning Monday night at Washington, as the Seahawks rookie implied with this tweet Monday:

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Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday the rookie tackle and former tight end for his first three seasons at Penn State is a viable option to help replace starting tight end Zach Miller over the next few

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Sep.
29th

Carroll: Seahawks like in-house fill-ins for starting TE Zach Miller (ankle surgery) better than signing a new one for next few weeks

It’s going to be Luke Willson as the starting tight end, Cooper Helfet number two and tackle Alvin Bailey as a third “tight end” on running downs for the next few weeks for the Seahawks. Even rookie tackle Garry Gilliam, a tight end until his senior season of 2013 at Penn State, may get some of the time at the position. All this is while starting tight end Zach Miller recovers following surgery to clean out bone spurs and what coach Pete Carroll said were other “loose bodies” in his ankle.

Carroll said following the Seahawks’ indoor practice this afternoon

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Sep.
29th

Seahawks confirm TE Zach Miller had ankle surgery, timetable for his return “yet to be determined”

The Seahawks have confirmed Seahawks tight end Zach Miller had surgery during the bye week on his injured ankle.

The team says an “exact timetable for his return has yet to be determined.”

Fox Sports first reported last week’s surgery for the 2010 Pro Bowl tight end. Fox said Miller will miss “an extended period of time.”

Miller missed two days of practice before the Denver game on Sept. 21 but then played throughout Seattle’s overtime win. Coach Pete Carroll said at the end of that week that Miller had improved and was ready for the Broncos game, which he proved to

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Sep.
29th

Seahawks take care of Heath Farwell with “unheard of” IR offer; team returns to practice after bye week

The Seahawks are back from their seven-day bye-week vacation this morning and will be on the practice field this afternoon at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. Coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media following practice, seven days before Seattle plays a Monday-night game at Washington.

The Seahawks have repeatedly cited the “family” they have and the loyalty they share Carroll’s and general manager John Schneider’s program as a key ingredient to their formula to becoming Super Bowl champions.

But what creates such bonding? Every team strives for such dedication. How does Seattle get it?

What

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Sep.
28th

Richard Sherman live in studio on NFL Network; 5 questions for NFL’s Week 4

Good (no Seahawks) Sunday morning.

–Richard Sherman is live this morning of NFL Network’s Gameday Morning, getting a lot of love from the crew and in a bow tie putting stop moves on Michael Irvin in the studio:

Sherman’s been diplomatic when asked to pick between, for instance, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Chicago’s Jay Cutler today. Asked who will have the upper hand today at Soldier Field, Seattle’s cornerback

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Sep.
27th

NFL Week 4: Desperate 49ers, soaring Eagles, way-overdue Packers

Happy bye-week Saturday. Here are the picks for the rest of the NFL’s weekend that will be in Sunday’s News Tribune. Enjoy for your argumentative purposes:

 

Carolina at Baltimore, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 7

Panthers career receiving leader Steve Smith is now a Raven. That’s the only intrigue here.

Ravens 17, Panthers 14

 

Green Bay at Chicago, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 13

Time for the real Packers – and the real, not-this-good Jay Cutler – to show up.

Packers 26, Bears 23

 

Philadelphia at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Channel 13

Eagles are flying with prodigious pilot

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Sep.
26th

Seahawks atop TNT 32; Seattle’s next foe ranked 30th

As long as it’s not 249 degrees and Philip Rivers isn’t spinnin’ it to Antonio Gates, the Seahawks are the class of the NFL.

That’s the result of Seattle’s win last week against Denver, which the Seahawks controlled for most of the first 59 minutes before Peyton Manning became Peyton Manning again to force overtime. Going 80 yards in 43 seconds with no time outs for a touchdown and the tying two-point conversion on the Super Bowl champions’ home field will go down as one of Manning’s more impressive feats of a career full of them.

As the Seahawks enjoy

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