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What Chris Borland’s stunning retirement after just one year says about football, what it could (or won’t) mean

Chris Borland sure got our attention.

My pals in the Bay Area are still buzzing over the 49ers middle linebacker who started last season abruptly retiring after playing just that lone season in the NFL because of his concerns about the long-term effects of  head trauma from playing football.

This was the cover of Wednesday’s Mercury News in San Jose:

Mark Purdy, the longtime columnist with the Mercury News I last saw again

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One Seahawks’ advantage against Peyton Manning’s Broncos is the same one they had in Super Bowl: noise

The Seahawks are back on the practice field today at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton after yesterday’s hiatus. We talk to Denver coach John Fox and a Broncos players, presumably Peyton Manning, just after noon on a conference call. Then Pete Carroll holds his weekly Wednesday press conference, the locker room is open for interviews and Richard Sherman is scheduled to speak before practice early this afternoon.

There is one factor the Seahawks will have going for them this week that they didn’t in San Diego.

Crowd noise for them, not against.

Like San Diego, Denver uses audibles and

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Another reason Marshawn Lynch looks so good early this season: Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin, not exactly plodding himself these days after being re-made and revitalized by offseason hip surgery, was talking about Marshawn Lynch on Thursday in the Seahawks’ locker room at the Virginia Mason Athletics Center. And the wide receiver’s face lit up as if a pass was coming his way with no one around him in an end zone.

“He’s got another step,” Harvin said of Lynch, who enters Sunday’s game at San Diego coming off a 110-yard rushing day in the opener against Green Bay. “I don’t what he did in the offseason, but it worked.”

As a few

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Seahawks (very) off; Phil Bates, explained; NFC West’s start to the season today

The Seahawks are so off right now.

After film and treatment Friday, they didn’t have practice Saturday and don’t again today. Effectively, the Thursday night opening win over Green Bay created a mini bye this weekend for the Seahawks. They practice Monday in Renton — then are off again Tuesday for the weekly players’ rest day mandated by the collective bargaining agreement. Volia! Three days off from practice in four days.

The Seahawks who are benefiting most from these days off include LB Bruce Irvin, who played 19 snaps against Green Bay in his fifth day back following offseason surgery — Pete

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News, notes and quotes: Reinforcements hit the field

A long list of players are back at practice today for the Seahawks: Max Unger, Breno Giacomini, Russell Okung, Red Bryant, Jeron Johnson, Derrick Coleman, Jordan Hill and some guy named Percy Harvin.

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Hawk bites: Solid, unspectacular runners needed


They are numbers not mentioned often, but when looked at on their own make for an interesting conversation.

Of the past 10 Super Bowl champions, only half of the team’s offenses ranked in the Top 10 in rushing during the regular season. The 2007 New York Giants had the highest ranking at 4th overall, followed by the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers (5th), the 2000 Baltimore Ravens (5th), the 1999 St. Louis Rams (5th) and the 2004 New England Patriots (7th).

Three teams, the 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (23rd overall), the 2003 New England Patriots (27th) and the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (27th), ranked in the bottom third in rushing during the regular season, but still managed to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season.

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