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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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June
4th

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell: Jimmy Graham “will be huge for us” in the red zone

There’s something we are likely to see plenty of this fall: Russell Wilson throwing a jump ball to Jimmy Graham. This time was at practice during organized team activities that continue through next week at team headquarters in Renton.

Coordinator Darrell Bevell spoke on Tuesday about the growing relationship between the quarterback and his new tight end. The play caller also talked of how Graham’s arrival could have Seattle’s offense in even more two tight-end formations with Luke Willson this coming season. Bevell also talked about Chris Matthews’ emergence outside at wide receiver would

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June
3rd

Jimmy Graham’s roaring, dunking start, more absurdly early June observations at OTAs

There was the source of the buzz during the Seahawks’ fifth practice of organized team activities Tuesday in Renton. Yes, it was June 2 and they were practicing basically in underwear and not even in helmets. Still, Jimmy Graham wowed.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had him lined up in the slot, on a wing, at the end of the interior line like an “old-fashioned” tight end and on the flanks as a wide receiver. The play caller said after the show that’s how the offense will employ Graham this season, as the Saints

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March
31st

Aloha: Russell Wilson’s offseason workouts apparently in Hawaii; OL coach Cable at FSU pro day

Russell Wilson is apparently taking his offseason workouts for the Seahawks’ passing game to Hawaii.

Tight end Luke Willson talked with his hometown newspaper in Ontario, Canada, the Windsor Star, about his offseason. In the interview Willson said he and other Seahawks receivers are going to Hawaii for a “team activity” in a few weeks (see the 6:18 mark on the linked video).

Each spring Seattle’s quarterback organizes 7-on-7 passing and pass-defense drills for his teammates in decidedly non-football venues before the team’s minicamps begin. In previous Aprils he’s brought them to Hermosa Beach, California, just south of Los Angeles, for work

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Jan.
12th

Out-Fox-ed: As last Super Bowl foe fades, Seahawks roll on to NFC title game redux vs. Packers

OK, now that my home-state Buckeyes went to work on the Duckies … back to the issue at hand:

 

Just like that, the Denver Broncos go from the Super Bowl last year into a complete transition full of doubt.

Coach John Fox is out, as of Monday. Legend Peyton Manning may or may not be back for an 18th season at the age of 39 as a quarterback with a new coach. Complete transition and doubt in Denver.

It can happen that quickly.

The Seahawks (13-4) know to behold this run they are on. Eleven months after beating Manning’s

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Jan.
10th

One word aptly sums up what Russell Wilson was for Seahawks against Carolina: “Impeccable”

One word best describes Russell Wilson’s Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoffs against Carolina.

“Impeccable.”

That’s the word Pete Carroll used following Wilson completing 15 of 22 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns — including 8 for 8 for 199 yards and all three scores on third downs — in the Seahawks’ 31-17 victory that puts them in the NFC championship game for the second consecutive January. His 149.2 passer rating was the fifth-highest in NFL postseason history.

“That’s as good as it can get,” Carroll said of his third-year

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Jan.
10th

Misty, foggy Seahawks-Panthers playoff game day in Seattle: Key matchups, and the pick

The Seahawks today are trying to become the first defending Super Bowl champion since the 2004 New England Patriots to win a playoff game in the following season. Kickoff is at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Fox (Channel 13 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

Reminder: Join colleagues Dave Boling and Kenny Via and me with Seahawks fans around the world for the live game chat from the press box at CenturyLink Field beginning around 4:45 p.m. PT here on the blog.

If you missed it (shame on you!), here’s Mike Wagner, safety on Pittsburgh’s “Steel Curtain” defenses that won four Super

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Jan.
6th

Seahawks very familiar with NFC’s other playoff teams. So which one is their biggest threat?

The Seahawks are back on the practice field at team headquarters in Renton this afternoon, after noon-time press conferences with Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is scheduled to speak to the media following practice, one week after he interviewed with the Oakland Raiders for their head-coaching job.

The Seahawks are familar with what’s ahead.

But don’t say they are comfortable.

They are meeting the Carolina Panthers (8-8-1) for the fourth time in three seasons on Saturday night in an NFC divisional playoff at CenturyLink Field. Seattle has won all three of the previous meetings.

Seattle (12-4)

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