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NFC West at the combine: 49ers GM says he wants Gore back; Cardinals bring back WR Larry Fitzgerald

San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke just spoke at a podium here in the stadium lobby at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Two things he said of note to the NFC West and the Seahawks in particular.

*He praised quarterback Colin Kaepernick for how diligently and hard he is working this winter in Arizona with former NFL MVP Kurt Warner on the mechanics of the position such as footwork, arm angles of different passes plus throwing with more balance and versatility in the pocket. The 49ers GM used the word “dedicated” to describe Kaepernick’s work this offseason.

*Baalke said he

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Roger Goodell, Marshawn Lynch after the Super Bowl–and how we in the media view Lynch and the NFL

Going through my phone photos to clear some memory space, I almost deleted this one before recognizing what it was: The biggest blow by of Super Bowl 49.

I was trying to talk to Lynch as the star running back walked out of the Seahawks’ locker room before the media was allowed into it. It was minutes after Seattle decided to not run Lynch from the 1-yard line on second down with 25 seconds left and the Seahawks trailing the Patriots 28-24 in the Super Bowl. Russell Wilson threw the ball instead — to New England’s Malcolm Butler for the

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The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be Seahawks’ biggest advantage in tomorrow’s Super Bowl

To every other Seahawk, going to University of Phoenix Stadium today for the first time this week was simply to take a team picture for Super Bowl 49.

But Russell Wilson was likely scouting out a key detail that might become Seattle’s biggest weapon tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

In every stadium he’s ever played in, Wilson finds a place. That place could be a flag staff, a railing, a top of a section. It might be a tunnel in a seating bowl. Sunday, it might be the

windows beyond one end zone of Arizona’s home field.

The quarterback

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Playoff opening day arrives — with the Seahawks at home watching, assistant coaches interviewing

Russell Wilson will try to watch today like you and me. But of course he won’t.

“It’s hard for me just to sit there and watch the games as a fan or anything like that: I play that quarterback position in my head,” the Seahawks’ quarterback said before his NFC West champions and top conference seed this postseason got Friday through Sunday off to watch the start of the playoffs. “But that will be good to watch.”

The Seahawks don’t play until next Saturday, Jan. 10. They will host either the winner of today’s 1:30 p.m. wild-card game, Arizona at

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“O-H! I ….” Plus, how Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Seahawks will spend 1st weekend of 2015



Like Doug Baldwin said, “Go Buckeyes.”

Sorry, had to get that out the way.

Now that we enjoyed that New Year’s Day — some, such as those of us from the Buckeye State, more than others — back to the Seahawks’ playoff run.

Oh, wait. The NFC West champions and conference’s top seed get the next three days off while on their wild-card round bye.

My News Tribune colleague Don Ruiz was at Seahawks headquarters in Renton today for me, and he wrote about the Seahawks’ week of rest and extra preparation.

Like a lot of fans, several

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Jermaine Kearse out; Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, 11-2 in December: “It doesn’t get any better than this”


The Seahawks (11-4) just got off the practice field, after taking Christmas Day off. Coach Pete Carroll said after it that wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is out for Sunday’s game against St. Louis (6-9) with his hamstring injury. Doctors have cleared left tackle Russell Okung to play after he returned from one week out with a bruised lung. The coach made it sound still iffy whether center Max Unger (high-ankle sprain) will play Sunday for the first time in six weeks, though he practiced today. Tharold Simon’s recovery from a shoulder that popped out of place late at Arizona last week

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Merry Christmas! NFL makes it Marshawn Lynch’s $11,050 grab; Sherman says he could have spared him the fine

Merry Christmas to you all. I hope your day is full of warmth and cheer amid loved ones.

As for the Seahawks, Richard Sherman thinks he could have spared Marshawn Lynch about $11,000.

The league has said Merry Christmas to Lynch, in the not-so-merry way it has often interacted with him.

The NFL fined the unique-in-many-ways running back $11,050 for grabbing his crotch during his back-to-the-goal-line plunge into the end zone during Seattle’s game last weekend at Arizona. It was the very Lynchian punctuation to his epic 79-yard touchdown run as the Seahawks crushed the Cardinals. Game officials did not

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