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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
20th

Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch’s fitness, the center competition, Kasen Williams and much more

Coach Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch is in great shape. (Here was the running back on Thursday at Seahawks minicamp, making his first appearance on the field since February’s Super Bowl):

 

Carroll’s not worried about settling the starting competition sooner rather than later. He’s excited to see how Kasen Williams may fit into the wide-receiver mix.

All that and more here below, the transcript of all Carroll said Thursday at the end of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, their last time on the field as a team until training camp begins July 31:

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June
18th

Russell Wilson says insurance policy “is just smart,” “hopeful” to have deal by training camp; Marshawn Lynch present but idling in minicamp

Russell Wilson confirmed that yes, he did take out a rich insurance policy against injury for the 2015 season in the event the Seahawks’ quarterback ends up playing it under only his $1.5 million base salary to end his rookie contract from 2012.

“That’s just being smart,” he said of the policy, shrugging his shoulders after the Seahawks’ only day of mandatory minicamp spent on the practice field. “If I do have to play this season (without signing-bonus cash from a new, long-term contract), that’s just being smart. That’s all that is, really.

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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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Nov.
17th

The value of Max Unger and Brandon Mebane to the Seahawks — and what’s next without them

If you saw even a fraction of the Seahawks’ loss yesterday in Kansas City you saw how much Seattle’s defense misses Brandon Mebane, who went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring last week. Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs tromped through where Mebane used to stuff blockers and running lanes en route to 190 yards rushing. That is by far the most Seattle’s previously No.-1 rushing defense has allowed this season.

For the game story from Kansas City that’s in today’s News Tribune I focused first on where this loss leaves the Seahawks’ quest to defend their Super Bowl title in

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Sep.
4th

Game day in Seattle: Seahawks have been prepping for this–defending a title on grand stage–for 4 1/2 years

Happy Opening Day!

The first game day of the NFL’s 2014 season has dawned sunny in Seattle. Supposed to be about 75 degrees and perfectly clear at the 5:30 kickoff today as the Seahawks begin defense of their Super Bowl championship against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field.

First, some blog housekeeping: If you missed the posts last night, the Seahawks made a few roster moves yesterday. They placed backup guard-center Lemuel Jeanpierre on the season-ending injured-reserve list with an unspecified neck injury that must be bad, and they re-signed wide receiver Phil Bates, cut on Monday, to the

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