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Feb.
25th

Draft guru Rob Rang assesses Seahawks needs, talks WRs such as Funchess, Strong at top of draft

Before I left Indianapolis Saturday afternoon I asked Tacoma’s Rob Rang, a senior NFL draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange, to give me a rundown on the video above of what he thinks of this year’s draft class. He also offered what he sees as the Seahawks’ primary needs, and some ideas of wide receivers that may or may be available for Seattle should it choose to go that route with its first couple picks, currently scheduled for 31st and 62nd overall in the first two rounds.

“This isn’t like

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Feb.
17th

Whom might the Seahawks be targeting as the NFL combine begins in Indianapolis?

About to board flights to Indianapolis for the NFL combine. The Seahawks are a bit more keenly interested in this year’s meat market, because of having a first-round draft choice (at 31st overall) plus general manager John Schneider saying last week he expects to have 10 picks in May. This is the third time in 13 years Seattle, barring a draft trade, will have a double-digit number of selections.

SEAHAWKS’ EXPECTED PICKS IN MAY’S DRAFT

1st round, 31st overall

2nd round, 62nd overall

3rd round, 93rd overall

4th round, 31st pick of the round, *TBD by compensatory picks NFL will

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Jan.
24th

Seahawks to speak upon Sunday arrival at Super Bowl: Bennett, Kearse, Okung, Sherman, Thomas, Wilson

Lakewood’s Jermaine Kearse has again made the big time. One week after his catch in overtime won the NFC title for Seattle, Kearse is one of six Seahawks who will be the first players to speak to the media upon the NFC champions’ arrival tomorrow afternoon in Phoenix for Super Bowl XLIX.

Seems like Bennett is about to become a breakout media star of Super Bowl week. The rest of the nation is about to find out what we already know: He’ll say anything at any time, a lot of it highly entertaining.

I leave SeaTac tomorrow morning

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Jan.
16th

RT Justin Britt questionable for Sunday’s NFC title game; Alvin Bailey poised to play if rookie can’t

Rookie right tackle Justin Britt is the only starter in question for Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. After he participated fully in Thursday’s practice he was limited today by his knee injury out of last weekend’s divisional-playoff win over Carolina. If he can’t play, Alvin Bailey would likely replace him on the right edge of the offensive line. Bailey has started five games this season filling in at left tackle for Russell Okung and left guard for James Carpenter.

The Seahawks’ good injury news is starters Tony Moeaki, Max Unger and Tony McDaniel all being probable after

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Dec.
26th

Jermaine Kearse out; Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, 11-2 in December: “It doesn’t get any better than this”

 

The Seahawks (11-4) just got off the practice field, after taking Christmas Day off. Coach Pete Carroll said after it that wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is out for Sunday’s game against St. Louis (6-9) with his hamstring injury. Doctors have cleared left tackle Russell Okung to play after he returned from one week out with a bruised lung. The coach made it sound still iffy whether center Max Unger (high-ankle sprain) will play Sunday for the first time in six weeks, though he practiced today. Tharold Simon’s recovery from a shoulder that popped out of place late at Arizona last week

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Dec.
23rd

Seahawks get 5–Sherman angry it’s only 5–in Pro Bowl. Bennett an alternate: “I’ll take the ring instead”

Richard Sherman is ticked — and he got picked.

Teammate Michael Bennett just got named as a mere alternate to the Pro Bowl — and says “I could not care less.”

“It doesn’t matter if you go to the Pro Bowl and your team is not in the Super Bowl,” Bennett said this afternoon, before the NFL announced the five Seahawks selected to this season’s Pro Bowl by votes of fellow players, league coaches and fans are Sherman, safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, linebacker Bobby Wagner and running back Marshawn Lynch.

Five more Seahawks were selected as alternates for

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Dec.
23rd

Seahawks’ chances for top NFC seed hinge on winning, GB-DET not tying. There have only been 20 ties in 40 NFL years.

The NFL issued the following Monday, and all of it comes down to one fundamental truth: If the Seahawks, who are already in the playoffs, beat the Rams at home on Sunday they will have achieved everything they set as their goal for this regular season defending their Super Bowl title.

If they lose — or if on the one in-almost-500 chance Green Bay and Detroit tie — the Seahawks could be the second, third, fifth or sixth seed.

 

There have been exactly 20 ties in the NFL in 9,556 regular-season games over the last 40 seasons, since the

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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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