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Tag: NFc West

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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Dec.
30th

The Seahawks’ versatile, increasingly valuable Will Tukuafu: “He lays the wood”

The snap counts from the win over the Rams on Sunday show how much more 285-pound fullback Will Tukuafu played — on defense, too. He’s proving to be a find since the Seahawks signed him off waivers from San Francisco midseason. Coach Pete Carroll praised his uniqueness yesterday.

“It’s such a rare accomplishment for anybody for it to happen. You can’t remember guys that can do stuff like this,” Carroll said. “He’s really good at it; he does a nice job. His effect has been obvious from the beginning. A 285 pound fullback? That’s pretty cool. And he lays the

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Dec.
28th

Is Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman’s transformative 2014 beyond his dreams? “It definitely is.”

While the league and the state of Michigan swoon around Jim Harbaugh’s is-it-done-or-not deal out of Santa Clara to coach his college team, the Wolverines, the Seahawks have an NFC West title and home-field advantage for the conference playoffs to win today.

A victory today would be a fittingly sterling cap to a 2014 for Richard Sherman that even Seattle’s All-Pro cornerback can’t believe.

A televised rant immediately after January’s NFC title game, spawning a national discussion on race that Sherman poignantly steered.

Winning a Super Bowl title, with he and the Seahawks’ defense shutting down the prolific Peyton

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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.
22nd

TNT’s Seahawks day-after chat following win at Arizona

Live Blog TNT Seahawks day-after chat following win at Arizona
 

Dec.
21st

Seahawks rise for game day in Arizona, NFC West title at stake tonight

Game day has dawned sunny and cool here in the desert — though Seattle’s kickers were saying this week their hunch is the retractable roof will be closed at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale for tonight’s showdown of Seahawks and Cardinals essentially for the NFC West title.

Philadelphia’s face-plant at Washington yesterday means the Seahawks will clinch a playoff berth today with a either a win or a Dallas win at home over Indianapolis. In the bigger picture, the potential for Seattle (10-4) to earn the top seed in the NFC in next month’s postseason, the Seahawks would like

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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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Dec.
17th

Three-fifths of Seahawks’ starting line misses practice, 4 days before Arizona’s blitzing resumes

I wouldn’t sound alarms just yet, but, yes, three-fifths of Seattle’s starting offensive line didn’t practice today.

RG J.R. Sweezy spent much of last weekend’s win over the 49ers seeming to drag his leg behind him after someone fell on it during a play. Wednesday he did not practice with what the team listed as an ankle injury.

As for two-time Pro Bowl C Max Unger, coach Pete Carroll said the twisted knee and high-ankle sprain that has kept Unger out the last four games didn’t respond well to him practicing on a limited basis last week.

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