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Aug.
20th

Praising DE O’Brien Schofield and S Jeron Johnson, Russell Wilson’s two words of advice for Johnny Manziel; Earl Thomas the punt returner

Malcolm Smith was all the rage yesterday at practice, his first full one since surgery in the spring to clean out his ankle. His twisting, leaping, one-armed interception was remarkable — even for a Tuesday in August — and that is what I lead with in today’s News Tribune.

–The notebook story details the NFL’s new rules on practice squads, highlighted by them now being 10-man squads instead of eight. Honestly, I’m still working through the permutations of the new rule and trying to apply them to which Seahawks may now be practice-squad eligible that weren’t before Tuesday.

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Aug.
18th

Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith makes preseason practice debut; LBs getting back; LT/RT get new looks; rookie Richardson as KR?

The Seahawks’ linebacking unit — the core of their thudding defense — is getting back into form in time for the real season to begin.

Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Malcolm Smith practiced this morning in individual linebacker drills and some group work. It was his first practice since surgery in the spring to remove “loose bodies” in his ankle.

“It’s a great deal to get him back,” coach Pete Carroll said of the former USC Trojan the coach recruited out of Northridge, Calif. “It’s been a long offseason for him, a highlighted offseason for him, but it’s still been hard

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Aug.
17th

Who’s made roster strides; who can slow down Harvin?; reader request granted: quotes from Chargers-Seahawks

Good sunny Sunday morning.  The Seahawks were off Saturday and are off again from practice today — days off mandated by the most recent collective bargaining agreement. The players return to practice Monday through Thursday for Friday’s third exhibition, at home against Chicago. This week will likely be most starters’ final and most-extensive preseason action before the Sept. 4 opener against Green Bay.

–In today’s News Tribune I highlighted the three players I feel have gained the most through two preseason games: Terrelle Pryor, Robert Turbin and O’Brien Scholfield. Each has been in the league more than a day,

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Aug.
16th

“Turbo” Robert Turbin’s boost; Paul Richardson’s quick learning; Pete Carroll talking to NFL about officiating “points of emphasis”

Russell Wilson’s training-camp roommate took a huge step last night — 81 yards worth of steps in less than one half, in fact — toward becoming the Seahawks’ first option at running back behind Marshawn Lynch. But as you can see and hear above, Robert Turbin wasn’t about to claim any ground in the competition with Christine Michael to be the No. 2 runner.

As I noted here late last night/early this morning, coach Pete Carroll made it clear he doesn’t like Michael’s two fumbles in eight carries over two exhibition games. And

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Aug.
16th

Even though it was just preseason, Seahawks respond like champions to Pete Carroll’s call

No matter that this was August. This was what Super Bowl champions do.

They answer their coach’s call to be more physical at the line of scrimmage. They clean up penalties. They get an opponent down early, then bury it.

“What jumped out was just in general, I thought we played real hard and ran fast. And it looked like we had full energy across the board,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said tonight of his team answered last week’s relative dud in Denver with a 41-14 mauling of San Diego at CenturyLink Field

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Aug.
15th

Russell Wilson in prime, November form, starting defense shines, Seahawks lead Chargers 24-7 early 3rd quarter

As sputtering as last week’s start was for the Seahawks’ first-teamers in the exhibition opener at Denver, that’s how splendid they were tonight against San Diego.

None were more sterling than Russell Wilson.

Seattle’s do-it-all quarterback did it all, rushing for two touchdowns, completing his first nine passes and 11 of 13 in all, and running away from numerous sacks in a runaway first half for the starters. Wilson’s second scoring run of the half came when he avoided a Charger on each of his flanks and ran up the middle for a 5-yard touchdown. That amde it 24-0.

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Aug.
15th

Pete Carroll’s goal for tonight is also the key to Seahawks’ season: “Protect better”

Tonight’s primary goal for the Seahawks’ offense in the second exhibition game will be easy for all of us to assess: Keep Russell Wilson and the quarterbacks from getting chased and hit as much by the San Diego Chargers as they were last week by the Denver Broncos.

Wilson got hit three times on Seattle’s first, five-play drive in the exhibition opener. He was sacked once and hit after he threw on two other plays.

“No, that’s by design. Russell was getting kind of cocky so we wanted to make him get banged up a little bit,” coach Pete Carroll

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Aug.
14th

He’s healed! Rookie DE Cassius Marsh’s MRI A-OK, could play tomorrow; Carpenter, Unger likely; Lynch might; Okung likely won’t

One of the sporting games within a game of the preseason is the back-and-forth we writers get to have each week with the coach on who may or may not play in each of these four preseason games.

Today was the latest bi-play, with coach Pete Carroll pleasantly joking over whether many of his baker’s dozen veterans that missed last week’s exhibition opener at Denver will play tomorrow night when the Seahawks play San Diego in their first contest at CenturyLink Field since January’s NFC championship game.

Here’s the video of the start, including Carroll saying with a not-quite-straight face

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