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Category: Morning links

Oct.
30th

Richard Sherman expects Raiders rookie Derek Carr to challenge Seahawks again: “He doesn’t know any better”

Richard Sherman had a little bit of fun yesterday talking about the Raiders and rookie quarterback Derek Carr; they will be in Seattle for Sunday’s 1:25 p.m. game at CenturyLink Field.

Carr won Oakland’s starting job by shredding the Seahawks’ first- and second-team defenses Aug. 28 in the exhibition finale at the Oakland Coliseum. A backup to former Houston starter Matt Schaub at the time, the second-round draft choice from Fresno State completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns while playing the first quarter and one drive of the

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Oct.
26th

Seahawks’ tasks today at Carolina: Get to Cam Newton, unleash Russell Wilson, “ignore the noise”

Beautiful weather day here in Charlotte, N.C., about 75 degrees and no clouds.

For the fashion-istas out there: The Seahawks are in all gray today under their blue helmets.

We will be chatting live from here in the press box at Bank of America Stadium to Seahawks fans around the world beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time here on the blog.

The Seahawks’ inactives for today are not a surprise — all injured players, including four starters, plus usually inactive extra tackle Andrew McDonald: Punt and kickoff returner Bryan Walters (concussion), corrnerback Byron Maxwell (strained calf), linebacker Bobby Wagner (turf

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Oct.
23rd

Doug Baldwin asserts himself; Richard Sherman on Seahawks: “The team is fine”

Doug Baldwin is becoming more than just the new, undisputed, No. 1 wide receiver with Percy Harvin shoved out to New York.

It’s been noticeable to me in the last couple weeks how assertive Baldwin has been publicly from inside a locker room national reports have been portraying as divided.

It was striking on Sunday in the minutes after the Seahawks lost 28-26 at the Rams.

As players filed in and out of the visitors’ locker room on the ground floor of the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Baldwin folded himself into a white, plastic chair in front of

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Oct.
22nd

Seahawks say they are far from buried–and they have reason to believe that

Here’s something to help the morning coffee go down more smoothly:

Sure, these aren’t the same Seahawks who blew threw last regular season to get home-field advantage for the playoffs en route to Seattle’s first Super Bowl championship.

Not even close — the Seahawks (3-3) have as many losses in their last five games as they had in all 19 of the 2013 regular and postseason.

Yet there are many reasons the champs are not KO’d entered Sunday’s game at Carolina (3-3-1), many reasons for the team to believe Russell Wilson’s “adversity is opportunity” comment from Sunday after the 28-26

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Oct.
16th

Play caller Darrell Bevell on Seahawks offense; Doug Baldwin explains sideline venting with Russell Wilson

Far below are the transcripts from yesterday of some of what offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say and all of what Pete Carroll said.

Note the first question was about Marshawn Lynch getting the ball more. So were about the eight, ninth, 10th, 12th and 14th or so. I know because I asked them (!) They aren’t in here, but much of it is in my story about it here that is in today’s News Tribune.

To be clear, Bevell was pleasant and didn’t seem offended by the questioning or his knowledge that fans are all over him

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Oct.
14th

Hey, c’mon back from that ledge! It’s still way early in this Seahawks season

For those of you who may be reading this while your toes are dangling from a ledge of a tall building, a reminder:

It’s mid-October.

These are long seasons, full of teams on winning streaks, losing streaks and injury streaks — many of which are still to happen. The nature of NFL teams usually playing only once every seven days means there are six days in between to scrutinize and inflate the importance of the most recent game. Win or lose that last game becomes a confirmation or indictment of an entire season.

In fact, it’s 1/16th of it.

Sure,

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Oct.
13th

Do the Seahawks have too many weapons and ideas on offense for their own good?

Finishing my game story and notebook last night for today’s News Tribune on the Seahawks’ 30-23 loss to the Cowboys, I dug up this telling statistic on Seattle’s use — and misuse — of Marshawn Lynch since it acquired him from Buffalo in a trade four games into the 2010 season:

The Seahawks are now 2-9 when the giving Lynch 10 or fewer rushes in a game. That includes 0-2 this season, Sunday’s second loss in 21 home games for Seattle and his six-carry day last month in a 30-21 loss at

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Oct.
11th

Seahawks’ Sunday vs Dallas would be a lot tougher without Chancellor; picks for week 6

It will be a game-time decision for Kam Chancellor Sunday. The Seahawks’ strong safety and key to the league’s No. 1 run defense has a new hip injury and coach Pete Carroll said he is questionable for Seattle’s game against Dallas and NFL rushing leader Demarco Murray.

Chancellor missed practices Thursday and Friday. Carroll said Chancellor will test the hip during pregame warmups. The Seahawks will then make a decision on his availability 90 minutes before kickoff.

Chancellor has missed only one game because of injury in his five NFL seasons with Seattle. On Oct. 2, 2011, Atari Bigby started

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