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March
18th

What Chris Borland’s stunning retirement after just one year says about football, what it could (or won’t) mean

Chris Borland sure got our attention.

My pals in the Bay Area are still buzzing over the 49ers middle linebacker who started last season abruptly retiring after playing just that lone season in the NFL because of his concerns about the long-term effects of  head trauma from playing football.

This was the cover of Wednesday’s Mercury News in San Jose:

Mark Purdy, the longtime columnist with the Mercury News I last saw again

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Feb.
3rd

Roger Goodell, Marshawn Lynch after the Super Bowl–and how we in the media view Lynch and the NFL

Going through my phone photos to clear some memory space, I almost deleted this one before recognizing what it was: The biggest blow by of Super Bowl 49.

I was trying to talk to Lynch as the star running back walked out of the Seahawks’ locker room before the media was allowed into it. It was minutes after Seattle decided to not run Lynch from the 1-yard line on second down with 25 seconds left and the Seahawks trailing the Patriots 28-24 in the Super Bowl. Russell Wilson threw the ball instead — to New England’s Malcolm Butler for the

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Dec.
10th

Richard Sherman: “Racism…everybody thinks it’s gone. And it’s not. The moment we recognize that as a nation is the moment we step forward”

This video starts with me teasing Richard Sherman that his weekly press conferences just aren’t the same without the cardboard Doug Baldwin he brought to his skit last month that mocked the NFL:

I know most of you want football, football and then some more football on here. And yes, we know what’s at stake for the suddenly rolling Seahawks (9-4) on Sunday at home against the 49ers (7-6), and how San Francisco seems to be in free fall since Seattle last saw the Niners on Thanksgiving.

But Richard Sherman is worth more

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Dec.
3rd

Richard Sherman gets “a lot” of praise from fellow NFL players for calling league “hypocritical”

Richard Sherman walked onto the same stage inside the Virginia Mason Athletic Center auditorium where last week he made waves across the NFL calling the league “hypocritical.” Alas today, he didn’t have a cardboard cut out of Doug Baldwin with him.

“Apparently, someone kidnapped him, though,” Sherman said of the cardboard version of the Seahawks wide receiver. “We haven’t seen him after that. We were going to put out a search warrant for him. But you know how that goes …”

He didn’t have his good friend Baldwin, the real version, with him,

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Sep.
11th

An extraordinary day at Seahawks headquarters, and in the NFL

Wednesday is the busiest non-game day of the NFL week. In Renton Pete Carroll has his weekly press conference. The opposing coach and star player have a teleconference with the Seattle-area media. Usually at about the same time all that is going on the locker room is open for interviews for the only half hour of the day, before a practice and then interview periods with assistant coaches.

And there was a lot of news yesterday out of Seahawks headquarters. I was initially weighing which one to make one my Seahawks’ main story in today’s News Tribune: Earl Thomas is

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Sep.
10th

Josh Thomas enters Seahawks’ most pressing competition; Seattle tops News Tribune’s NFL 32

The Seahawks are back on the field this afternoon in Renton to resume preparing for Sunday’s game at San Diego, after being off the field for three of the previous four days in what amounted to a mini bye following last Thursday’s opening win over Green Bay.

For today’s News Tribune I detailed more on the newest Seahawks defensive back, Josh Thomas (right), and why his arrival is important with Seattle facing Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning in

the next two games. Thomas says he has never played inside versus slot receivers, but he was a safety in

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Sep.
8th

Executive director of NFL players’ union says Ray Rice video’s “disturbing to watch”; Seahawks elect Richard Sherman as new union player rep

All Seahawks players had a union meeting this afternoon with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith following practice, so the locker room was as vacant as it ever will be.

Richard Sherman was elected the Seahawks’ new players’ union representative, a job the now-departed Michael Robinson had last year. Zach Miller is again an alternate. Michael Bennett is another alternate.

On his way out of Seahawks’ headquarters a few minutes ago, Smith stopped in the front lobby and answered questions about the Ray Rice video of the Baltimore Ravens running back punching his fiancee, now wife, knocking her out

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Aug.
27th

Travel day for Seahawks, to final exhibition at Oakland; why DE O’Brien Schofield has been so good this month

The Seahawks have a short walkthrough practice this morning at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton before they leave this afternoon for Oakland. The final exhibition game is tomorrow at 7 p.m., one week to the day before Seattle hosts Green Bay to begin the NFL season.

The only starters who could benefit by playing more than a series tomorrow night are left tackle Russell Okung, center Max Unger, linebackers Malcolm Smith and Bobby Wagner and safety Kam Chancellor. The rest really don’t need to play a down. Okung, coming back from toe surgery that wiped out his entire

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