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March
2nd

Marshawn Lynch: “Maybe it was good I didn’t get that ball” at end of Super Bowl, for he’d become “the face of the nation”

Is anyone really surprised the first extensive, public opinions from the always unpredictable Marshawn Lynch about him not getting the ball at the end of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl are coming from … Turkey?

But here’s what’s being lost amid Lynch telling a Turkish television network that he was expecting the ball on second down from the 1-yard line with 26 seconds left in the Super Bowl Feb. 1 and his Seahawks down to New England 28-24: Lynch publicly raising the question of whether we were all ready for him to be “the face of the nation” had he scored

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Feb.
25th

Draft guru Rob Rang assesses Seahawks needs, talks WRs such as Funchess, Strong at top of draft

Before I left Indianapolis Saturday afternoon I asked Tacoma’s Rob Rang, a senior NFL draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange, to give me a rundown on the video above of what he thinks of this year’s draft class. He also offered what he sees as the Seahawks’ primary needs, and some ideas of wide receivers that may or may be available for Seattle should it choose to go that route with its first couple picks, currently scheduled for 31st and 62nd overall in the first two rounds.

“This isn’t like

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Feb.
12th

After Super Bowl breakout, how much is Chris Matthews an option at wide receiver in 2015?

It didn’t register as anything more than a roster move at the time, just another promotion to the active roster. But when the Seahawks signed Chris Matthews off their practice squad on December 6, they as a procedure added a second season to the non-vested wide receiver’s contract. He is currently signed for 2015 at $510,000.

How much will he and they put that contract to use this fall?

Matthews recovered the onside kick late in regulation that allowed Seattle to take the lead in its eventual overtime win over Green Bay in the NFC championship game Jan. 18. Then

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Feb.
2nd

Pete Carroll: “We are really hurt…it will make us grow stronger”; surgeries for Sherman, Lane, maybe Chancellor, Thomas

The Seahawks are leaving Phoenix this afternoon after one of the most thrilling and ultimately excruciating and regrettable endings in Super Bowl history.

And there’s been 49 of them.

Pete Carroll talked informally on a patio outside the team’s Arizona Grand Resort hotel, before the Seahawks left on buses to nearby Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight that was due to land around 3 p.m. at SeaTac Airport.

“It’s pretty hard right now for all of us; I think you can all understand,” Carroll said of the 28-24 loss to New England

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Feb.
1st

Oh, Canada! Former CFL WR Chris Matthews’ 2 huge catches have Seahawks tied with Pats at 14 at halftime

The third tie in 49 Super Bowls, and it’s because of one of the most unlikely heroes in the game.

Chris Matthews?

Seahawks’ nickel back Jeremy Lane made the game’s first big play, an end-zone interception of Tom Brady after Michael Bennett hit New England’s iconic QB and made him shy away from what became an awful throw. That saved Seattle at least three points — but cost it Lane. He appeared to fracture his lower left arm on his landing at the end of his interception return.

That meant on the next defensive drive the Seahawks moved starting

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Jan.
22nd

How’s this grab you?: A “fine” day ends with a Seahawks practice Earl Thomas misses to heal shoulder

Another practice day for All-Pro safety Earl Thomas to rest the shoulder he separated and had popped back into place last weekend as he played on in the NFC championship game. Same with right guard J.R. Sweezy. He’s been dragging the ankle he sprained in the Dec. 28 regular-season finale through the last two playoff games.

But why not relax? There are still 10 days until the Super Bowl.

It was a mighty fine day here at Seahawks headquarters.

Marshawn Lynch learned he got fined $20,000 for grabbing himself.

Sweezy got dinged $8,268 for hitting Packers linebacker Clay Matthews

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Jan.
14th

Unger, Maxwell good to go for NFC title game; Carroll keeps talking up B.J. Daniels

The Seahawks are practicing right now. Max Unger and Byron Maxwell are on the field with them — and will be for the NFC title game Sunday against Green Bay.

Unger ”feels fine,” in the words of coach Pete Carroll. The two-time Pro Bowl center played last weekend for the first time in seven games following a high-ankle sprain — then got that ankle rolled on late in the divisional-playoff win over Carolina Saturday night and didn’t finish the game. He initially feared it had re-injured the ankle worse than he did.

Maxwell is

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Jan.
12th

Kam Chancellor: “Yeah, I can get up there”; early primers on Seahawks-Packers for NFC title

Kam Chancellor prides himself on his basketball skills. He showed them Saturday night against Carolina when he astoundingly leaped completely over the field-goal snapper — twice.

–Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has his weekly Monday press conference at noon today. Seahawks.com streams those live on its site. Our weekly Monday Seahawks chat will begin as usual at 1 p.m. today here on the blog.

–The story on Sunday’s NFC championship-game matchup, and the next-opponent info box I filed for today’s News Tribune:

SEAHAWKS’ NEXT OPPONENT

GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-4)

12:05 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field

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