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June
9th

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.

“That,”

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May
28th

Transcript of the entire 26 minutes Russell Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers spoke today on Seattle’s 710 ESPN radio

Only because I care (and had two hours to burn transcribing, I guess). The comments in bold are what I see as highlights:

 

Mark Rodgers, agent for Russell Wilson, on Seattle’s 710 ESPN Radio May 28, 2015

How’s Russell doing? We know he hasn’t been at the first couple days of OTAs.

“You know what, he’s doing fine. It’s been an emotionally rough week for Russell. Obviously, he was in Miami along with (Seahawks VP of player relations) Mo Kelly for the funeral of Jimmy Graham’s best friend, close adviser, really the mother figure of his life. And Russell got to

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May
28th

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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April
10th

What did you expect Michael Bennett to say now about Jimmy Graham? An apology?

Really, what did you expect Michael Bennett to say?

Yesterday when I wrote about the Seahawks’ funny, glib — outspoken, actually — defensive end and his comments on 710 ESPN radio in Seattle I purposely didn’t include what he said about newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham. It didn’t one bit surprise me, so I judged it would be (re)stating the obvious.

Bennett, you recall, jawed with Bennett before and throughout a January 2014 playoff game then said this after Seattle beat then-Graham’s New Orleans Saints that day en route to the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl championship: “Nobody likes

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April
9th

Michael Bennett says he never asked for a trade: “They made rumors about Jesus, they’ll make rumors about anybody”

On Seattle’s 710 ESPN radio this morning, defensive end Michael Bennett dismissed a report from the Cowboys’ beat writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram rumoring Bennett wants traded from the Seahawks to Atlanta because he’s unhappy with his contract.

And he did it in a way only Bennett does.

“Man, they made rumors about Jesus, they’ll make rumors about anybody,” Bennett said on the “Justin and Gee” show, his voice rising in its familiar, semi-incredulous way.

Asked a second time a few minutes later about the rumor he isn’t happy with a Seahawks contract that will pay him $6 million guaranteed

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March
13th

Pete Carroll on KJR radio: he still gets awakened by Super Bowl; Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for season

Credit host Dave Mahler for going beyond the primary news of the Seahawks’ week — the stunning trade to acquire premier tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans, the signing of Cary Williams to likely replace Byron Maxwell as a starting cornerback — and asking a checklist full of roster questions and follow-ups from post-Super Bowl issues to coach Pete Carroll today. The question-and-answer session aired live this afternoon on Mahler’s show on Seattle’s 950 KJR radio.

Here are the highlights of what Carroll said:

–All-Pro safety Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for the start of the regular season

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March
11th

Still buzzing over Jimmy Graham; more on salary cap, Lynch deal + Wilson, Wagner extension talks

On the day after the trade that surprised the league, and there is still a buzz around the team for getting New Orleans’ 2013 All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham.

“It’s a big deal for us, everybody in this building,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said this morning from the team’s Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on Seattle’s 710 ESPN radio.

“He makes everybody better.”

Schneider told the station Graham was chillin’ on a beach on the west  coast of Florida yesterday when he got call of trade that also nets Seattle a fourth-round choice in next month’s draft from New Orleans

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Feb.
10th

GM Schneider says Seahawks, Russell Wilson thinking “outside the box” on new contract

Is Russell Wilson so much of a team player that he will sacrifice some of his new money to keep the franchise reloading for a Seahawks run at a third consecutive Super Bowl?

Seattle general manager John Schneider raised the possibility today of the quarterback accepting something of a “hometown discount” below the $20 million plus per season most have assumed the only quarterback to start two Super Bowls in the first three seasons of a career is about to get. The GM confirmed he and Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, are already in negotiations on a new deal; his rookie one scheduled to pay

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