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Pete Carroll on Seahawks’ final 3 games to win NFC West: “As good as it gets in the NFL”

With the dumping rains subsiding the Seahawks were outside for practice this afternoon for the first time this week. After it, coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson, safety Kam Chancellor and running back Christine Michael were among the players and coaches who stopped to sign autographs and pose for pictures on the edge of the practice fields here in Renton with participants in the Seattle-area Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Carroll then talked about the task ahead: win all the final regular-season games against division rivals San Francisco (Sunday at home), at Arizona and home to

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Dominant themes in Seahawks’ locker room after win over Arizona: Unity; Lynch talking — or not

Two issues dominated the postgame scene inside the Seahawks’ locker room following today’s reviving, 19-3 win over NFC West-leading Arizona:

1. The meeting of more unity and trust 10 “core” veteran players had with coach Pete Carroll a couple days ago, and the effect that had on the most complete defensive effort of the season.

2. The ongoing sideshow that follows Marshawn Lynch’s every move — and even fewer words.

Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas were among the 10, self-described “core” veterans that met a few days ago with coach Pete Carroll

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Needed: Seahawks bring back C Lemuel Jeanpierre, sign DT Travian Robertson from ATL practice sqd

That didn’t take long.

The Seahawks saw enough Sunday in Kansas City when the Chiefs steamrolled them for 190 yards rushing and they went nowhere on offense after center Max Unger got hurt. Less than 48 hours after that they brought back Lemuel Jeanpierre from an injury settlement to replace Unger. And they signed 304-pound Travian Robertson off the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad onto the active roster to try to help fill the huge void of Brandon Mebane being injured at nose tackle.

Jeanpierre sustained a neck injury at the end of the exhibition season. Seattle placed him

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Pete Carroll: Rush end Bruce Irvin a “game-time decision” for Sunday vs. Denver; Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas visits Seahawks

The Seahawks’ goal of affecting Peyton Manning Sunday with their four-man pass rush as they did in February while dismantling Denver in the Super Bowl may be missing someone on Sunday.

Rush end Bruce Irvin missed practice for the second consecutive day this afternoon, this one a lighter walk-through at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center here in Renton, and his status will be a game-time decision Sunday. He hurt his ribs in Wednesday’s drills. The Seahawks list him as questionable to play Sunday.

“He didn’t go today, but he feels a lot better,”

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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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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 ends the Earl Thomas-as-punt-returner “experiment,” says All-Pro needs to focus on defense; Bryan Walters in there

Pete Carroll says “that after the long experiment and the time we spent doing this,” All-Pro safety Earl Thomas is no longer the Seahawks’ primary punt returner.

The coach cited not the risk of injury but the need for Thomas to focus solely on defense.

That means reserve wide receiver and former Charger Bryan Walters will be the primary punt returner Sunday in San Diego — and for the foreseeable future. That is the reason he is on the team, why Seasttle re-signed the Ivy League’s career punt-return leader days before last week’s opener.

“The focus from Earl on the

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Percy Harvin not on Seahawks’ trip to Oakland because of “personal matter”; eight others will not play in exhibition finale

That above might be the most we see of Seattle’s No. 24 tonight here in Oakland.

Seahawks starters are likely for cameos and not much more in the exhibition finale beginning at 7 p.m. (Channel 13, 710 AM and 97.3 FM radio in the Puget Sound area, with our live chat beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT on And no starter plays less in the exhibition season than #24 Marshawn Lynch, who graduated from Oakland Tech High School about a 10-minute drive from the Oakland Coliseum and then played for Cal in neighboring Berkeley. His only carries of the preseason

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