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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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Reasons for Seahawks’ optimism: Haven’t played complete game since opener, plus their return to health

The Seahawks’ players have their weekly day off from practicing today. They will be back on the field in Renton tomorrow to start full preparations for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-5), who got hammered at home last night by Indianapolis 40-24 in a game that was 37-10 after three quarters.

As for the Seahawks: it is halfway through what has been a rather eventful regular season for the defending Super Bowl champions, and I say 5-3 is about what this team deserves to be right now.

The Seahawks were brilliant in a zooming, opening win

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Senior editor Russell Wilson, on Derek Jeter’s new frontier in athletes’ interaction with fans, opines on domestic violence

Click on the front page today of Derek Jeter’s new athletes website, The Players’ Tribune, and you’ll see Jeter’s new senior editor.

It’s Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, complete with a closeup of him in his Seattle uniform and his signature.

Click on that, and you will read the usually controlled, conservatively messaged Wilson writing and opining on the hottest-button issue in the NFL, if not society, today: domestic violence.

“I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot,” is how Wilson begins his first column for The Players’ Tribune. “Many of you

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“Bogus” indeed: Marshawn Lynch cleared by police of assault allegation; Seahawks time Ricardo Lockette in a kickoff 40 at 3.93 seconds

It started out oddly … and stayed that way.

The assault allegation against Marshawn Lynch that became news Monday morning via an unusual and mostly unsolicited release from the Bellevue Police Department ended Wednesday night. That’s when the Bellevue PD issued a statement ending its investigation and clearing the Seahawks running back of a woman’s allegations he had committed assault and personal-property damage.

“He was not involved in this incident in any way,” the Bellevue PD’s statement read.

So that’s that.

The statement did note the investigation remains open and ongoing. But it no longer will involve Lynch or the Seahawks.

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Questionable questions at media day

A sampling of questions asked at Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day:

“Who’s your crush?” – a reporter to Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, who responded “Isn’t Beyoncé everybody’s crush?”

“What’s the Roman numeral for 48?” – a Nickelodeon reporter dressed as a superhero to third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels

“Do you own a pet unicorn? Is the Lombardi Trophy filled with chocolate? And have you ever worn sweats to the strip club? – a reporter to center Max Unger

“A guy asked me if he could buy my earrings. I think he was joking.” – Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor

“Somebody asked me what

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Holmgren headed to broadcast booth?

KIRO radio is reporting that Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren may be headed for the broadcast booth.

Holmgren told KIRO Radio Tuesday he’s been talking with NBC about a possible role on playoff games and maybe the Super Bowl.

This would seem like a natural transition for the personable Holmgren — the best coach I’ve seen in handling press conferences and dealing with the media.

Listen to Holmgren’s conversation here.


Revisiting NFL Network

If someone knows of a positive review for Bryant Gumbel as NFL Network play-by-play man, please pass it along. I haven’t seen one, and not until recently have I had a chance to listen to him call a full game. Most play-by-play guys who reach this level have followed the game closely since they were kids. Or at least it seems that way. One gets the feeling Gumbel hasn’t followed football much, and that he wouldn’t be interested in watching these games without someone paying him to do so. It’s a remarkable thing.

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This just in: NFL rips itself

An NFL team is ripping an NFL reporter. Adam Schefter, formerly of the Denver Post, has been with NFL Network for the last few years. He reported today that the Raiders are expected to fire coach Art Shell after the season.

The Raiders responded with the following statement: “Adam Schefter has always been a false rumor mongerer with respect to the Raiders and anti-Raider based upon his relationship with Denver and Mike Shanahan. No decisions have been made relative to the 2007 Oakland Raiders nor will they be made for some time. Adam Schefter could not have

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