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Quick-hit observations from the Seahawks’ locker room after New Orleans win

Advancing in the NFL playoffs is always a joyous occasion.

After a 23-15 victory over New Orleans in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Saturday at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks have now won a game in the postseason in three of coach Pete Carroll’s first four seasons.

Naturally, the Seattle locker room was full of glee and happy faces. Defensive linemen Red Bryant and Brandon Mebane grabbed hands and began dancing in a circle, almost like in a game of “Ring Around the Rosie.”

The music was loud. Players were willing to address the mass amount of questions coming from reporters,

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Seahawks clean out lockers: Sad that one season ended, excited about next season ahead

The Seattle Seahawks spent today in meetings with their coaches and then filed into the locker room for the final time in a season that ended so painfully yesterday.

Like many of their fans, the Seahawks players were torn between the disappointment of their last-seconds loss in Atlanta and excited about what they might accomplish in the coming season and the seasons to come.

Typical was this interview with safety Earl Thomas.

“I feel like we left a lot of stuff out there,” Thomas said. “We had our chances. It definitely (hurts) to be wrapping it up and everybody saying

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Hawks lose two days of organized practices

According to a statement released by the NFL Players Association, the NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association determined that the Seattle Seahawks violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s offseason workout rules on the prohibition of live contact during one of the team’s organized team activities (OTA days).

As punishment for the violation, the Seahawks have to forfeit two of the team’s schedule OTA practices on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as an additional offseason workout day on Friday.

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Column on Holmgren’s comments

Here’s a copy of the column running in the Thursday TNT regarding Mike Holmgren’s KJR radio interview — Dave Boling

After the emotional good-byes and the recap of 10 years of joys and disappointments, Mike Holmgren seemed ready to hang out the "Do Not Disturb" sign. Or maybe it was "Gone Fishin’."
The Seattle Seahawks coach had promised his wife that he would take a year away from football.
He said he would evaluate his options after that, and be open to just about anything.
Sure, he had an itch to get back into the front-office side of things. He still felt the sting of having that taken away from him with the Seahawks, and he was certain he had learned from the experience and would be better the next time.

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Jets’ Ellis fined $10,000 for throwing snow boulder

THe NFL announced today that Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis has been fined $10k for throwing that snow boulder into the sdands at Sunday’s game. Ellis said, “It was all in fun.”

Here is a link to a story in the New York Daily News that says the Jets have talked to defensive end Shaun Ellis about hucking the snow boulder into the stands.

In case you missed Holmgren’s quote yesterday regarding all the snowballs, here is what he said: "First of all, the people at our stadium don’t see snow that much, so it had

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Plan ahead for Sunday’s bad weather

The Seahawks have issued the following press release, urging fans attending the game to plan ahead and consider alternative transportation options in getting to the game. Here’s the press release:

Please be advised that Sunday’s game versus the New York Jets will be played as scheduled at 1 pm at Qwest Field. With the recent winter storm and more snow expected this Sunday, the Seahawks want to make sure that fans have a safe and enjoyable trip to Qwest Field. The Seahawks strongly urge you to take advantage of the following transportation options:

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That China trip is off permanently

Remember a few years ago, when the Seahawks were supposed to play a preseason game in China as part of the NFL’s attempt to promote the sport internationally? The game was canceled because logistics had not yet come together. Well, those plans are postponed permanently, according to PFT, per the Sports Business Journal.

I know this makes many in the Seahawks’ front office happy. I think they viewed it as being more of a pawn in the league’s attempt at global saturation, and while the experience would have been cool it does nothing logistically but hurt the

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Pressuring the Cowboys — some amazing stats

My man Curtis Crabtree at KJR compiled some stats regarding the team’s pressure situation in the Dallas game — since that is the game that the players complained about a lack of pressure, and subsequently backed off at the urging of … somebody.

Re-watching the game film, Curtis determined that when the Seahawks had only a four-man rush, Tony Romo was 11-for-13 for 167 yards and three touchdowns, compiling a perfect 158.3 passer rating.

When they blitzed, Romo was 11-for-21 for 158 yards and one interception, with a 57.2 passer rating.

According to Curtis, when

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