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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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No Wilson. No Graham. No Lynch. No … Seahawks OTAs more noteworthy for who wasn’t on the field than for who was

The Seahawks’ first day of offensive-versus-defense drills in voluntary organized team activities was more remarkable for who wasn’t there (and why) than for who was on the field.

Russell Wilson (along with Mo Kelly, Seahawks vice president of player engagement) took a transcontinental flight to be in Florida Tuesday with recently acquired tight end Jimmy Graham for the funeral of Graham’s close mentor Tamara Fox Meyerson. The quarterback was also trying to travel to the funeral for the father of defensive end Cliff Avril.

Wilson, Graham and

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No baby delievery for Sherman; among Seahawks’ Super Bowl inactives: NFC title game hero Garry Gilliam

Richard Sherman’s (very) pregnant girlfriend is not imminently close to labor with their son, so the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback is indeed full-go for today’s Super Bowl.

Undrafted rookie free agent Garry Gilliam is inactive for Super Bowl 49, two weeks after the former Penn State tight end caught a fake-field-goal touchdown that sparked the Seahawks’ rally past Green Bay in the NFC championship. Gilliam’s mother Thelma “Vene” Shifflett and her older son made the trip from Carisle, Pennsylvania, on Thursday to be here for Gilliam.

Seattle’s other inactvies: third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels, cornerback Marcus Burley, center Patrick Lewis,

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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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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. 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:



12:05 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field

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NFC title game: Packers said they were too tentative on offense the last time they came to Seattle

It’s Seahawks-Packers for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Green Bay’s rally from 21-13 down in the fourth quarter at home to beat Dallas 26-21 today in the other NFC divisional playoff game means the Seahawks will host the Packers for the NFC championship next Sunday at 12:05 p.m. Pacific Time.

“We’re going to crank it up,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last night.

The second NFC title game in Seattle in as many Januarys is a rematch of the first game of the NFL season, Sept. 4 at CenturyLink Field. Seattle had a 17-10 lead at halftime and won

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“We are in the finish mode right now.” Suring Seahawks following Pete Carroll’s mantra. Again.

When Pete Carroll had Steve Sarkisian as his offensive coordinator at USC about a half-dozen years ago Carroll’s one-word edict for their USC Trojans was “finish.”

When Carroll came to coach the Seahawks in 2010 and Sarkisian came to coach the University of Washington the year before both brought that mantra with them to Seattle.

The word “FINISH!” — with the exclamation points — was everywhere at the Seahawks’ headquarters in Renton and UW’s facilities on Montlake. On signs in the weight rooms and locker rooms. In meeting rooms. On the fronts of T-shirts the players wore. Even on the

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Seahawks snap counts from Sunday’s win over Arizona: More of Norwood, none of Super Bowl MVP

These numbers show an increase in snaps for Kevin Norwood, and indeed the rookie wide receiver had a home-run ball thrown by Russell Wilson to him. Arizona’s Patrick Peterson showed why he is one of the top cornerbacks in the league when he raced back while the ball was in flight and got his arm between Norwood’s as the ball arrived inside the 10-yard line to break up the play.

I expect Will Tukuafu’s snaps to increase at San Francisco. The 285-pound fullback and former 49er until a couple a weeks ago knows San Francisco’s defense better than any other

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