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Category: Awards and honors

June
16th

Richard Sherman is 2nd consecutive Seahawk to win “Good Guy Award” from Pro Football Writers Association

Richard Sherman’s humor and willingness to talk about almost everything — not to mention his thoughtful answers and interest in what a reporter has to say — has earned him the league’s “Good Guy Award” for the 2014 season as voted on by members of the Pro Football Writers Association. The PFWA announced the honor Tuesday morning.

The All-Pro cornerback makes the Seahawks the first team to have winners of the award in consecutive years. Quarterback Russell Wilson won it in 2014.

Sherman will talk to you anywhere, and about anything. Remember the time I stopped him outside the

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May
18th

Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin didn’t mean Falcons when he said “Atlanta”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin really doesn’t want to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, after all.

Last week Seattle’s linebacker who is entering the final year of his rookie contract this coming 2015 season, was quoted in a story posted on blacksportsonline.com this way: “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready. … Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that.”

Over the weekend Carroll said that didn’t mean Irvin wants to play for his hometown Falcons, now coached by his former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

April
23rd

Kenny Easley to announce Seahawks’ second-round pick May 1 at NFL draft

Kenny Easley remains for many as popular a former Seahawks as there is — and, for many, especially Seattle fans such as TNT Seahawks Insider regular BobbyK, an unjust omission from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The thumping former high school quarterback from Chesapeake, Virginia, was the 1981 AFC rookie of the year, a five-time Pro Bowl strong safety, a two-time All-Pro and the 1984 NFL defensive player of the year over 89 career games from ’81-87.

He was forced to retire in 1987 after a physical that was going to be part of a trade from Seattle to

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Dec.
24th

Pro Bowl on line 1: Bobby Wagner gets his first call to be an all-star — from Pete Carroll

 

Merry Christmas Eve!

Lynch got his normal Wednesday off. His tummy seemed fine before practice as he snacked and listened to his music at his locker. … Coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that Helfet has a chance to play Sunday, Kearse is a long shot and Simon is going to try. … Unger’s slow recovery from his high-ankle sprain makes it iffy for him to play for the first time in six games this weekend. If he doesn’t, Carroll hasn’t committed to either Patrick Lewis for the second straight week or Lemuel Jeanpierre playing center against the Rams.

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Dec.
24th

Russell Wilson is the NFC’s offensive player of the week

The Seahawks will take this “alternate.”

A day after Russell Wilson was left off the Pro Bowl roster as an all-star alternate, the league this morning named Seattle’s quarterback as the NFC’s offensive player of the week. That was for him throwing for a regular-season career-high 339 yards and two touchdowns on 20 completions in 31 attempts and running for 88 yards and another score in the 35-6 dismantling of the Arizona Cardinals. In that game Wilson became the first NFL quarterback since Randall Cunningham in 1990 to have an 80-yard pass (to Luke Willson for a touchdown) and a

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Dec.
23rd

Seahawks get 5–Sherman angry it’s only 5–in Pro Bowl. Bennett an alternate: “I’ll take the ring instead”

Richard Sherman is ticked — and he got picked.

Teammate Michael Bennett just got named as a mere alternate to the Pro Bowl — and says “I could not care less.”

“It doesn’t matter if you go to the Pro Bowl and your team is not in the Super Bowl,” Bennett said this afternoon, before the NFL announced the five Seahawks selected to this season’s Pro Bowl by votes of fellow players, league coaches and fans are Sherman, safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, linebacker Bobby Wagner and running back Marshawn Lynch.

Five more Seahawks were selected as alternates for

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June
13th

Marshawn Lynch No. 24 on NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes as Dallas Cowboys' Danny McCray tries to tackle during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)
Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes as Dallas Cowboys’ Danny McCray tries to tackle during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey)

Beast Mode finally made an appearance on the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013, as Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch checked in at No. 24 overall, coincidentally the same as his jersey number.

Lynch came in at No. 94 last year. Lynch likely brings to a close the amount of Seahawks on the Top 100 at six overall.

Seattle players joining Lynch on the list include Richard Sherman (50), Russell Wilson (51), Earl Thomas (66), Percy Harvin (90) and Max Unger (95).

May
23rd

Russell Wilson debuts at No. 51 in NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets off a pass under pressure from behind by Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton (98) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets off a pass under pressure from behind by Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton (98) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

According to his fellow players, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson still remains the No. 3 quarterback of last year’s rookie class.

Although he earned an invitation to the Pro Bowl, Wilson debuted on the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013 at No. 51, which is about where Wilson should be if you ask me.

Washington’s Robert Griffin III and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck have yet to make an appearance, but are expected to be among the top 50 players left on the list.

Wilson joins Earl Thomas (No. 66), Percy Harvin (90) and center Max Unger (95) as Seattle players in the Top 100.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch’s name has not been uttered yet, so you have to think he’s among the top 50 best players in the NFL still to be announced.