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Nov.
26th

Kam Chancellor NFC player of the week; short week is prime time for Russell Wilson to “visualize” ga

Playing through bone spurs in both ankles — and after a fiery pregame speech that was the first one of his career (more on that later today) — Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is the NFC defensive player of the week.

The league made that announcement this morning.

Chancellor seems renewed, invigorated and more like his usual, thudding self in the middle of Seattle’s defense since the two games off he took earlier this month to calm down those bone spurs and heal a strained groin. That and Bobby Wagner’s return at middle linebacker were two main reasons the Seahawks

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Nov.
25th

Richard Sherman, cardboard “Doug Baldwin” mock “hypocritical” NFL for fining Marshawn Lynch

Oh, just another normal day with the Super Bowl champions.

All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman used a cardboard “Doug Baldwin,” backed up behind a podium and a cutout by the real Seahawks wide receiver and his fellow Stanford-educated player, and his weekly media availability today to perform a cutting skit mocking the NFL for being “hypocritical” in fining teammate Marshawn Lynch.

Sherman used every product he and Baldwin endorse (sans, to Sherman’s regret, Oberto beef jerky and Body Armor sports drink, which he forgot) to drive home the point the league last week fined

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Nov.
25th

Colin Kaepernick thinks Jim Harbaugh will be back to coach the 49ers next season

Some have been talking that Thursday night’s NFC West showdown and rematch of last January’s conference championship game could be the Seahawks’ chance to not only derail San Francisco’s track to the playoffs but perhaps hasten Jim Harbaugh’s end as 49ers coach.

Colin Kaepernick disagrees

“I think he’ll be back,” Kaepernick said today when I asked him on a conference call for his “gut feeling” on whether his coach will return to the 49ers in 2015.

What makes San Francisco’s quarterback — behind whom Harbaugh staked his 49ers tenure during the 2012 seasonwhen he picked the then-second-round draft pick and

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Nov.
25th

What sets Seahawks-49ers rivalry apart? “The physicality,” Bobby Wagner says

Here it is, the rematch of the NFC championship NBC chose as its Thanksgiving-night showcase. And it’s going to be more alley fight than familial holiday.

While Colin Kaepernick was in Santa Clara Monday saying about 10 variations on “it’s another game we have to win if we want to get to the playoffs,” the Seahawks were in Renton saying there is obvious extra juice to this week’s showdown than, say, October at Carolina.

“I think the physicality,” Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner said of Seattle-San Francisco games. “I think over the years you look at these defenses have

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Nov.
24th

Seahawks snap counts from Sunday’s win over Arizona: More of Norwood, none of Super Bowl MVP

These numbers show an increase in snaps for Kevin Norwood, and indeed the rookie wide receiver had a home-run ball thrown by Russell Wilson to him. Arizona’s Patrick Peterson showed why he is one of the top cornerbacks in the league when he raced back while the ball was in flight and got his arm between Norwood’s as the ball arrived inside the 10-yard line to break up the play.

I expect Will Tukuafu’s snaps to increase at San Francisco. The 285-pound fullback and former 49er until a couple a weeks ago knows San Francisco’s defense better than any other

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Nov.
24th

Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch’s back getting more attention, but just normal managing, wear

Marshawn Lynch has had to stay outside on the sidelines getting treatment during halftime in 10-degree wind chill at Kansas City because his low back was aching. He’s had to sit out two drives in the first half of yesterday’s game against Arizona in Seattle while spending some of the time next to the bench sitting on a stationary bike and not pedaling.

The last three weeks, the Seahawks’ star running back had to sit out practices on Wednesday and Thursday. The first week it was rest and a calf injury. The second

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Nov.
24th

TNT’s Seahawks day-after chat following win over Arizona — and right before another huge one at SF

The Seahawks get right back at practice today and tomorrow in Renton instead their usual two days off from the field. Instead of basking in the afterglow of Sunday’s 19-3 win over NFC West-leading Arizona, their most complete performance since Sept. 4’s opener, the Seahawks (7-4) must get primed for Thursday night’s showdown at San Francisco (7-4) in a rematch of last January’s crazy NFC championship game.

Live Blog Seahawks day-after chat following win over Arizona
 

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Nov.
23rd

Dominant themes in Seahawks’ locker room after win over Arizona: Unity; Lynch talking — or not

Two issues dominated the postgame scene inside the Seahawks’ locker room following today’s reviving, 19-3 win over NFC West-leading Arizona:

1. The meeting of more unity and trust 10 “core” veteran players had with coach Pete Carroll a couple days ago, and the effect that had on the most complete defensive effort of the season.

2. The ongoing sideshow that follows Marshawn Lynch’s every move — and even fewer words.

Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas were among the 10, self-described “core” veterans that met a few days ago with coach Pete Carroll

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