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Dec.
5th

Refreshed Kam Chancellor a big reason for resurgence of Seahawks’ defense

You have to go back to 2005, Seattle’s first Super Bowl season, for the last time the Seahawks have allowed fewer points in consecutive games than the six total they’ve surrendered to Arizona and San Francisco the last two games. (Dec. 5 and 11, 2005, Seattle won 42-0 at Philadelphia and 41-3 over the 49ers).

Kam Chancellor being refreshed and Bobby Wagner returning at middle linebacker have coincided with the defense’s revitalization.

Chancellor made a rare podium appearance yesterday before practice. I teasingly asked the strong safety if he lost a bet to

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Nov.
20th

QB Russell Wilson, four times, on Seahawks’ sub-200-yard passing games: “It’s on me”

There’s a disparity beyond records and place in the NFC West standings between the Seahawks (6-4) and Cardinals (9-1), who meet in what is essentially a must-win game for Seattle on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

These two teams have vastly differing approaches to their passing games.

Despite completing only 27 more passes than the Seahawks — and despite playing mothballed journeyman backup Drew Stanton in four games with starter Carson Palmer injured and now out for the year — the Cardinals have 601 more yards passing. That’s a huge chunk more.

Why? Arizona’s

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Nov.
17th

The value of Max Unger and Brandon Mebane to the Seahawks — and what’s next without them

If you saw even a fraction of the Seahawks’ loss yesterday in Kansas City you saw how much Seattle’s defense misses Brandon Mebane, who went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring last week. Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs tromped through where Mebane used to stuff blockers and running lanes en route to 190 yards rushing. That is by far the most Seattle’s previously No.-1 rushing defense has allowed this season.

For the game story from Kansas City that’s in today’s News Tribune I focused first on where this loss leaves the Seahawks’ quest to defend their Super Bowl title in

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Nov.
7th

Marshawn Lynch, ace Seahawks’ … receiver? “We want to get him the ball as many ways as we can”

Here are running back Marshawn Lynch’s numbers of receptions and touchdown catches through the first eight games of each season he’s been a Seahawk:

SEASON    CATCHES     TD CATCHES

2010              12                         0

2011               8                          0

2012               11                        0

2013        

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Oct.
21st

Seahawks’ snap counts versus St. Louis show DE Michael Bennett in on 90 percent of plays

I alluded to the snap counts from the Seahawks’ loss at St. Louis in my article in this morning’s News Tribune about the changes coming in Seattle’s dormant pass rush.

Defensive end Michael Bennett is exhibit A on why the pass rush has only seven sacks this season — third-fewest in the league — after having 20 at this point last season on the way to 44 for the season, eight-most in the NFL.

Bennett has three sacks this season, and (I hesitate to note this because it’s a whole new world) the advanced-metrics geeks note Bennett is the

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Oct.
18th

Percy Harvin’s hasty exit to Jets means Seahawks’ return to Marshawn Lynch. Remember him?

UPDATE: A league source with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks are getting a conditional, sixth-round choice in the 2015 draft from the New York Jets in the now-official trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin. Depending on how many games Harvin plays and how much he produces the rest of this season, that pick could become a fourth-round choice next spring.

The Jets made the official announcement of the still-stunning trade this morning. The Seahawks were waiting for New York, as the acquiring team, to official announce the deal.

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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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Sep.
25th

Ricardo Lockette’s increased prominence in the offense; Seahawks’ run-pass splits in four years with OC Darrell Bevell

Ricardo Lockette is what happens when speed grows up.

Three years ago he was an undrafted rookie free agent from Division-II Fort Valley State whom the Seahawks couldn’t get to line up correctly in formations.

Now he’s now the unlikely leader in touchdown receptions for the Super Bowl champions through this season’s first month.

In today’s News Tribune I detailed how Lockette is earning the trust of quarterback Russell Wilson and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who says Lockette isn’t remotely close to the same player he was as a fast but otherwise lost rookie in 2011.

And if you

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