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March
9th

Seahawks’ offseason plans crystallize with Marshawn Lynch signed; what is going down in Santa Clara?

The first domino the Seahawks needed to fall to set their offseason plans fell late Friday afternoon: Marshawn Lynch agreed to return for $12 million guaranteed this year as part of a new, two-year contract extension he signed at team headquarters in Renton. The deal got done during a meeting between him, his agent, Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll — and even owner Paul Allen.

Now the Seahawks know they don’t need to sign a lead running back when the free-agent signing market opens tomorrow. They can keep their primary targets at cornerback, including among Tramon

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Feb.
18th

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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Jan.
26th

Earl Thomas’ anecdote for shoulder injury: “If my mental game is right my body just mirrors perfection”

The Seahawks are practicing today at their workplace for this Super Bowl week, Arizona State University.

Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media for the second consecutive day at the Arizona Grand Resort at 1:45 p.m. Seattle time, with the following six players talking after him: defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, safety Kam Chancellor, center Max Unger plus linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.

Those many here at the Super Bowl who don’t talk regularly to Earl Thomas got a sampling of the All-Pro safety’s intensity and unpredictability yesterday upon the Seahawks’ arrival here in

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Jan.
9th

Why Pittsburgh “Steel Curtain” S Mike Wagner says these Seahawks are “closest I’ve seen a team play defense the way we did”

Do you guys know how long I’ve been waiting to write a story about my childhood Steelers teams?!! …

 

Mike Wagner was watching last year’s Super Bowl on television from his Pittsburgh-area home. He watches most Super Bowls. And not as a mere fan but as an expert observer; he’s won four of them.

When the two-time Pro Bowl safety on the famed “Steel Curtain” defense saw what the Seattle Seahawks did to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, smashing the highest-scoring offense in any NFL season, ever, 43-8 to win the Super Bowl last February, he called some

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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.
20th

Continuity: Christmas comes early for Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn

K.J. Wright, four-year contract extension. A day later, the Seahawks announce Cliff Avril has a new, four-year deal.

Seattle has invested $55.5 million on two more of the core pieces to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s machine.

Quinn inherited half of this era of Seattle defensive excellence from predecessor Gus Bradley, now the first-time head man for the Jacksonville Jaguars. But his Seahawks credit Quinn with allowing them to play simply, and for being themselves on an off the field. The result is the NFL’s top-ranked defense for two seasons now.

“He allows us

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Dec.
19th

Seahawks sign Cliff Avril to 4-year extension, keep securing No.-1 ranked defense. Deal reportedly worth $28.5M

That Percy Harvin trade from October keeps on giving. Now the Seahawks are even locking up their imports to keep their No.-1 ranked defense intact.

Seattle used some more of the future cap space it freed by dealing Harvin and his $11 million salary to the New York Jets in October and signed rush end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension, a league source with knowledge of the contract confirmed to me this morning. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Seahawks have yet to announce the deal, though

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Dec.
18th

Three-fifths of Seahawks O-line remains out heading into Arizona’s blitz-fest

Yes, 3/5ths of the starting offensive line remained out for the second consecutive practice day: LT Russell Okung (bruised lung; Pete Carroll hasn’t ruled out for Sunday yet), C Max Unger (high-ankle sprain, twisted knee) and RG J.R. Sweezy (ankle). That’s not the best Seahawks news days before Arizona’s blitzes swarm at them. Tthe Cardinals sacked QB Russell Wilson seven times in Seattle’s 19-3 home win last month.

If Sweezy and Unger can’t play, look for Patrick Lewis at center and perhaps backup center Lemuel Jeanpierre at guard. I get the sense Sweezy is going to play,

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