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You might want to put on a helmet and shoulder pads to read, watch this Earl Thomas: “I am going to go on a tear”

Even for Earl Thomas, a no-smiles, all-business, self-described “warrior” renowned for intensity, this was especially full of fervor.

It was candid. It was unguarded. And it was so much better than the usual, game-week fare from veteran NFL players.

In Thomas’ weekly press conference on stage in the main auditorium of the Virginia Mason Athletic Center the Seahawks’ All-Pro gripped each side of the podium, at times clutching it like he it was a running back he was about to discard to the turf.

And he was unguarded in assailing himself for a

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Richard Sherman says Chargers’ WR Keenan Allen “wants to get his name in the paper”; All-Pro CB explains no-talk Sunday

Richard Sherman talked today, three days after making national news by not talking.

As expected, the All-Pro cornerback was in full Sherman mode.

“It’s humorous. It fun to me. It’s funny, really funny,” Sherman said before the Seahawks practiced this afternoon for Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch against the Denver Broncos. “Especially when you got little guys like the Chargers’ guys, talking about they ‘exposed’ somethin’ — and they had 50, 60 yards (receiving).

“I mean, (Antonio) Gates, a Hall of Famer, had a fantastic game. And Philip (Rivers) had a great game, you

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Carroll on Seahawks players after 6th loss in 31 games: “Real quiet and serious. We don’t take this easily.”

This is unlike most Mondays here at Seahawks’ headquarters at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.

For sure, the rollicking, seven-month afterglow of the Seahawks’ first franchise Super Bowl championship — which carried through the opening walloping of Green Bay — has come an abrupt and noticeable halt.

Pete Carroll said this morning on Seattle’s 710 ESPN radio that the team’s flight was quiet coming back from the 30-21 loss at San Diego last night, just Seattle’s sixth defeat in 31 games dating to the middle of the 2012 season. And he

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Seahawks snap counts from San Diego show Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner go the distance; fly sweep gets swatted; links

On the way back from San Diego. The Seahawks got home last night on their charter flight.

Coach Pete Carroll will have his weekly, day-after press conference today at 3 p.m. in Renton. I hope to get word then on the condition of Seahawks’ assistant offensive line coach Pat Ruel. He stayed last night at a San Diego hospital after being taken out of the locker room to there following the game because of an irregular heart beat.

The NFL’s official snap counts from yesterday’s game show the entire offensive line played every

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers masterfully counters Seahawks’ nickel-or-not-nickel defense to control game, win

That’s Russell Wilson after the Seahawks’ 30-21 loss here in San Diego today. But, to be fair, the never really had a fair chance to win this one.

This one was on the defense.

Sure, as I wrote in this morning’s News Tribune, the defensive-line rotation benefits the Seahawks. And the pass rush did get to Philip Rivers in the second half today, after reserves Jordan Hill and rookie Cassius Marsh began entering in the first quarter during hockey-like lane changes on the defensive front.

“I think we did a great job

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Marcus Burley on the spot as man in the middle of Seahawks’ secondary on passing downs Sunday at San Diego

The Seahawks are finished with their Friday practice — more like a walkthrough — here in Renton. They leave at noon tomorrow for Sunday’s first road game of the season at San Diego. The Chargers have sold out Qualcomm Stadium (that’s not always a given there), and I’m told there are already packs of Seattle fans in San Diego for the game.

After the end of the clip above, Carroll hinted at why Marcus Burley is the new fill-in nickel back for injured Jeremy Lane for Sunday’s game and the foreseeable future. The coach

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Carroll: LB Bruce Irvin likely to be pass rushing for Seahawks tomorrow; “you’ll have to wait and see” if Earl Thomas returns punts

UPDATE: The team just announced it has placed G/C Lemuel Jeanpierre, the backup to center Max Unger last season, on season-ending injured reserve with an unspecified neck injury. Wide receiver Phil Bates is now signed to the active roster. Bates was on the active roster following the final preseason cuts on Saturday. He then got waived Monday when Seattle added wide receiver and kick returner Bryan Walters to the active roster. Bates cleared league waivers yesterday.

The Seahawks now have a whopping eight wide receivers on their 53-man roster: Paul Richardson, Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Walters, Kevin Norwood,

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When was the last time Seahawks WR Percy Harvin felt this fast? “Before college”

That was Percy Harvin talking about the state of the offense — “We are on schedule, for the most part” — following today’s practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Friday night’s third exhibition game against Chicago.

But that’s a mere tease to the rest of what the Seahawks’ game-breaker said today.

Harvin has looked almost supersonic at times this summer, his first practices since offseason surgery on his hip. He said earlier this month that he’s found “another gear.” It’s certainly higher than any he had last season. In 2013 he

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