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July
6th

Who is going to block for Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, et al this season?

Lost amid all — and I do mean ALL — the noise over when or if Russell Wilson signs a contract extension this year is a more fundamental concern: Who will be blocking for him this season?

Finding the five starters on the offensive line remains the Seahawks’ most important task in training camp this summer, at least on the field. Line coach Tom Cable said last month he thinks that’s going to happen sooner rather than later once camp begins July 31 in Renton.

I came across this advanced statistic from Pro Football Focus a couple weeks ago, and

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June
10th

Line coach Tom Cable expects spring parade of centers to yield new starter by early in preseason

Tom Cable, joking about Russell Okung interrupting a post-OTA-practice interview on Tuesday in the video above, isn’t more than the Seahawks’ offensive line coach this spring. He’s become the team’s chief mixologist.

Cable’s been using more centers than a hockey team does. That’s been since Seattle sent two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger to New Orleans in March in the trade that added star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks’ recently meager passing game.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, Unger’s backup for most of the last five seasons, has been the first-string center for the majority

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June
9th

Michael Bennett’s only kinda-sorta OTA protest; Paul Richardson’s progress, more from OTA practice #8

The Seahawks just finished the eighth of 10 organized-team-activity practices on the field here in Renton. How relatively casual did this one feel to the Tuesday ones I witnessed the previous two weeks?:

Sherman spoke to the media afterwards — and chuckled when asked if he’s been talking to teammate Michael Bennett, the defensive end who has skipped these voluntary practices after saying

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June
3rd

Jimmy Graham’s roaring, dunking start, more absurdly early June observations at OTAs

There was the source of the buzz during the Seahawks’ fifth practice of organized team activities Tuesday in Renton. Yes, it was June 2 and they were practicing basically in underwear and not even in helmets. Still, Jimmy Graham wowed.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had him lined up in the slot, on a wing, at the end of the interior line like an “old-fashioned” tight end and on the flanks as a wide receiver. The play caller said after the show that’s how the offense will employ Graham this season, as the Saints

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May
8th

Tom Cable on Seahawks OL as minicamp begins: “We like the guys we have”

The Seahawks are beginning their three-day rookie minicamp today at team headquarters in Renton.

Offensive line coach Tom Cable likes the blockers he will have there — and beyond.

Cable talked Saturday after the team drafted Terry Poole from San Diego State and Mark Glowinski to play guard. It was an hour or two before Seattle selected Kristjan Sokoli with the intent to convert the defensive tackle from the University of Buffalo into a center beginning this weekend.

That’s what Cable did a few years ago with seventh-round pick J.R. Sweezy. The college defensive end is now the Seahawks’ starting

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Jan.
16th

RT Justin Britt questionable for Sunday’s NFC title game; Alvin Bailey poised to play if rookie can’t

Rookie right tackle Justin Britt is the only starter in question for Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. After he participated fully in Thursday’s practice he was limited today by his knee injury out of last weekend’s divisional-playoff win over Carolina. If he can’t play, Alvin Bailey would likely replace him on the right edge of the offensive line. Bailey has started five games this season filling in at left tackle for Russell Okung and left guard for James Carpenter.

The Seahawks’ good injury news is starters Tony Moeaki, Max Unger and Tony McDaniel all being probable after

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Dec.
23rd

The subtle and the sublime: How the Seahawks have stormed back to seize the NFC

So how did they do that?

How did the Seattle Seahawks (11-4) annihilate the first-place Arizona Cardinals by 29 points on the road to seize not only the NFC West but also put themselves one home victory Sunday against St. Louis (6-9) from having home-field advantage throughout the conference’s playoffs?

How have the defending Super Bowl champions won five consecutive games? How have they won eight of their past nine after a 3-3 start? The start that had Sports Illustrated write this just last month under the heading “Season’s story lines:”

“Seahawks repeat. DIED: WEEK 6

How have they done

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Dec.
19th

Russell Okung, Max Unger out; J.R. Sweezy will play, Carroll says

 

Both Russell Okung and Max Unger will sit because of injuries in Sunday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

That’s what Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after practice Friday. That leaves the Seahawks without their two All-Pro offensive linemen against a Cardinals pass rush that sacked quarteraback Russell Wilson seven times the last time these teams met on Nov. 23.

But the good news: Carroll said right guard J.R. Sweezy will play. He missed Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury and is listed as probable on the injury report.

So it’s not quite half the

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