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April
10th

What did you expect Michael Bennett to say now about Jimmy Graham? An apology?

Really, what did you expect Michael Bennett to say?

Yesterday when I wrote about the Seahawks’ funny, glib — outspoken, actually — defensive end and his comments on 710 ESPN radio in Seattle I purposely didn’t include what he said about newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham. It didn’t one bit surprise me, so I judged it would be (re)stating the obvious.

Bennett, you recall, jawed with Bennett before and throughout a January 2014 playoff game then said this after Seattle beat then-Graham’s New Orleans Saints that day en route to the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl championship: “Nobody likes

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April
2nd

Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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Feb.
19th

Entire transcript of GM John Schneider today at NFL combine, including off-stage comments on Lane, Thomas surgeries

Any more news on offseason surgeries? “Well, Earl (Thomas) is going to have his (shoulder) surgery coming up. That’s probably our biggest issue. But it’s a normal procedure, so he should do well.”

No issues for him being ready for the start of the 2015 season? “No. Especially Earl. He attacks everything.”

Even start of training camp for Thomas? “You know, I’m not sure. We are going to monitor him and make sure we do what’s best for long term. He’s going to be scratching and fighting to get out there as soon as he can. But we just don’t

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Feb.
10th

GM Schneider says Seahawks, Russell Wilson thinking “outside the box” on new contract

Is Russell Wilson so much of a team player that he will sacrifice some of his new money to keep the franchise reloading for a Seahawks run at a third consecutive Super Bowl?

Seattle general manager John Schneider raised the possibility today of the quarterback accepting something of a “hometown discount” below the $20 million plus per season most have assumed the only quarterback to start two Super Bowls in the first three seasons of a career is about to get. The GM confirmed he and Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, are already in negotiations on a new deal; his rookie one scheduled to pay

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Feb.
10th

Will Marshawn Lynch retire this offseason instead of getting a new Seahawks deal?

Seahawks general manager John Schneider was on the Brock and Salk morning show on Seattle’s 710 ESPN radio today talking a lot about Marshawn Lynch.

As he said to us Seahawks beat reporters a couple weeks ago, Schneider reiterated how huge the 1,500-yard, 19-touchdown running back is to the Seahawks’ plans for the 2015 season and foreseeable future.

“Obviously, we think he’s a hell of a player. We want to have him back. He knows that. His representatives know that,” Schneider said today. “He knows that if he’s back he’s not going to be playing at the same

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Feb.
2nd

Pete Carroll: “We are really hurt…it will make us grow stronger”; surgeries for Sherman, Lane, maybe Chancellor, Thomas

The Seahawks are leaving Phoenix this afternoon after one of the most thrilling and ultimately excruciating and regrettable endings in Super Bowl history.

And there’s been 49 of them.

Pete Carroll talked informally on a patio outside the team’s Arizona Grand Resort hotel, before the Seahawks left on buses to nearby Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight that was due to land around 3 p.m. at SeaTac Airport.

“It’s pretty hard right now for all of us; I think you can all understand,” Carroll said of the 28-24 loss to New England

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Jan.
26th

The Marshawn Lynch these Seahawks know is just having his own fun with everyone else

The Marshawn Lynch the Seahawks know is not the one the rest of America sees and hears. It’s not the Lynch that’s likely to have another standoff of some kind with establishment tomorrow here at the annual circus called the Super Bowl’s media day.

“Yeah, I think a lot of people misunderstand Marshawn,” teammate and safety Kam Chancellor said today at the Arizona Grand Resort, following the Seahawks’ first practice of Super Bowl week at Arizona State University in neighboring Tempe. “Just because he doesn’t want to talk to the media doesn’t make

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Jan.
14th

Russell Wilson credits his champion’s poise to parents having him play multiple sports

Posted this earlier, but I’ll put it up top this time to give it a headline — and for all the parents of sports-playing kids out there:

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was saying today Russell Wilson’s visualization of success and game situations are at a level above anyone he’s coached. And Bevell had the same job in Minnesota before coming to Seattle. With the Vikings he had some quarterback named Brett Favre.

That, Bevell said, is why Wilson is so good in these mega games like the one coming up Sunday, the NFC championship against Green Bay at CenturyLink

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