Seahawks Insider

Category: Media Issues


New Seahawks Insider look, new comments section to debut Thursday

Remember the changes to the blog I mentioned last week?

Here they are:

Starting Thursday all of The News Tribune sports blogs will have a new look.

The blogs are being moved into the main site from our current blog platform. We are aiming to go live with the new site around 11:30 a.m.

To readers, the postings and stories will look largely the same — and look better on mobile. (See, we do listen!)

The main difference is in how you comment. You will need a Facebook account through which to sign in so you can comment on the blog. Otherwise,

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Russell Wilson on Jimmy Kimmel Live: “I just want to be paid based off my play. It will all work out in the end. We’ll figure it out”

Russell Wilson’s stalled contract negotiations have become such a big story 29 days before training camp begins the star player is now going on late-night talk shows — and his agent is getting almost as much pub as the Seahawks’ two-time Super Bowl quarterback.

The day before Wilson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live late Thursday, Mark Rodgers’ home-base newspaper, the Vero Beach Press Journal in Florida, published a profile on him. It detailed how the baseball agent got back into representing NFL clients — and how he views negotiating contracts in the two sports.

“It’s so different in football,” Rodgers said to the paper

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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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Richard Sherman has a retort for Antonio Cromartie’s criticism of him. Of course he does.

That’s me having fun with Richard Sherman over his wearing that bucket hat throughout the Seahawks’ eighth (of 10) organized team activities practice — it even stayed on while he sprinted step for step with Doug Baldwin down the field during scrimmaging.

Sherman then had some fun firing back at New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who said last week on Sirius XM radio Sherman should not be considered one of the league’s top cornerbacks because he doesn’t play both sides of the field and follow the opposing team’s best receiver man-to-man.


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“Beast Mode” goes gaming: Marshawn Lynch first athlete featured in “Call of Duty” video game

ESPN released this, trumpeting Marshawn Lynch as the first athlete to be featured in the Call of Duty video game:


The release, from ESPN:

“ESPN The Magazine’s First-Ever eSports Issue on Newsstands Friday

“On the cover:  This year’s Call of Duty cover star isn’t the black-helmeted soldier you’d expect—it’s Seattle Seahawks star and gaming fanatic, Marshawn Lynch. Here’s the story of how a  gamer-turned-motion-capture performer put his stamp on the blockbuster franchise that has captured his imagination and will soon carry his likeness, giving him the distinction

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Agent Mark Rodgers “optimistic” he’ll reach deal to make Russell Wilson a Seahawk “for a very, very long time”–and there’s no deadline



Agent Mark Rodgers broke his public silence on his negotiations with the Seahawks on a contract extension beyond 2015 for quarterback Russell Wilson this morning by talking to 710 ESPN Seattle.

The agent’s message for you via the “Brock and Salk Show” Thursday morning: “As a Seahawks’ fan, it’s a no-brainer to think that Russell Wilson will be a Seahawk for life. And I tend to be very, very optimistic. … So as long as I am talking to the Seahawks, it’s with a tone of optimism, it’s with the idea of optimism…

“The goal here is at

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Jon Ryan goes very un-punter-like American Ninja Warrior Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC

The Seahawks have a bad-ass punter. How bad-ass? A national-television audience is about to find out.

Yes, Jon Ryan wants you to know he is no normal punter. Some evidence: his fake-field goal touchdown pass to Garry Gilliam started the Seahawks’ comeback from 16-0 down in January’s NFC championship Seattle ultimately rallied to win in overtime to advance to Super Bowl 49.

Now this: Monday, Ryan goes national with his offseason, full-body workouts on Monday, Memorial Day, when he appears on NBC’s America Ninja Warrior competition program (8 p.m. Pacific Time, channel 5 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

How many punters are ninjas?

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Michael Bennett nails it – again: Playing for Pete Carroll is “like playing for Willy Wonka”

Michael Bennett appeared in a telephone interview from his Seattle-area home on 750 The Game radio in Portland this week — and had what may be the most apt description yet of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from one of his players.

“It’s like playing for Willy Wonka,” the disruptive, and always glib, defensive end told the station’s John Canzano.

“He’s crazy. He wants to be young,” Bennett said of Carroll. “He just is one of those guys who’s always up beat, wants to have a good time, and let’s you be yourself.”


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