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Aug.
29th

Seahawks’ defense says it needs to “clean up little things”; Pete Carroll’s so-so assessment of Terrelle Pryor’s exhibition finale

The Seahawks arrived back to team headquarters in Renton in the middle of the night following the kind of wild, 41-31 loss at Oakland in the exhibition finale. That game proved this:

*The starting offense — particularly Russell Wilson and the passing game — couldn’t be flying higher entering Thursday’s opener against Green Bay. Eleven scores in 13 preseason drives, the empty trips between the very first drive at Denver Aug. 7 when the offensive line was missing three starters and Wilson was just running to stay upright, and last week against Chicago when Steven Hauschka had a 53-yard field

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Aug.
28th

Pete Carroll following Seahawks’ 41-31 exhibition finale loss at Oakland: “We are ready” for Green Bay

The focus in the Seahawks’ locker room postgame tonight here in Oakland was on how sharp Russell Wilson and the starting offense was in zooming to a touchdown on an 80-yard drive behind three completions by Wilson in as many throws.

It wasn’t on the mess that followed in the 41-31 loss to the Raiders, in which Seattle’s first- and second-team defense allowed 35 points and 262 yards in the first half.

“We are ready,” coach Pete Carroll said.

He noted how great Wilson looks right now. The third-year starter went 33 for

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Aug.
26th

Two vs. three quarterbacks; an endorsement for Byron Maxwell; starting defense getting whole; 7 more cuts today

Ah, nothing stokes the flames of an already passionate fan base like the raging debate over whether to keep two or three quarterbacks on the regular-season roster.

That’s how smooth the Seahawks have it right now — you can knock on your proverbial slab of wood here. Their most compelling issue heading into the exhibition finale Thursday at Oakland is whether Terrelle Pryor makes the team.

The other primary issues of training camp — who will be the starting right tackle, who will be the punt returner, will Byron Maxwell nail down the cornerback job opposite Richard Sherman — have

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Aug.
25th

Bobby Wagner returns to MLB as Seahawks’ starting D becoming whole; LB Heath Farwell has major injury, likely cementing job for undrafted rookie Brock Coyle

The Seahawks are done with a no-pads, helmet-only practice that went about two hours at the sunny, warm Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Bobby Wagner (above, talking after practice today) was back with the first-teamers at middle linebacker, after missing three-plus weeks with a hamstring injury.

Last week it was Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith coming back. Bruce Irvin could be back next week, coach Pete Carroll says. So the Seahawks’ starting defense is becoming whole at the right time. The opener against Green Bay is 10 days away.

Carroll says Tuesday is an important

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Aug.
22nd

All (healthy) hands on Seahawks’ deck for full dress rehearsal vs Chicago; K.J. Wright a Plan B for Wagner at MLB?

 

Russell Wilson warms up about 50 minutes before the Seahawks host Chicago in the third exhibition game (Gregg Bell/Staff writer).

The Seahawks have all healthy players in uniform and available tonight for the third exhibition game, against Chicago at filling-up CenturyLink Field.

Seattle left about a  baker’s dozen of veterans home for the exhibition opener at Denver. Last week at home against San Diego, left tackle Russell Okung sat out despite having been back at practice for a week following offseason surgery on his toe and foot.

Okung is expected to play tonight. That would be the first time

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Aug.
22nd

“Game”day for Seahawks; OL, LBs seeks continuity; 49ers have grass issues

The Seahawks are getting at their team hotel for tonight’s exhibition game number three, against Chicago at 7 p.m. at CenturyLink Field.  Join in on our live game chat from the press box beginning at 6:30 p.m. at www.thenewstribune.com/sports

Coach Pete Carroll on Thursday continued his hobby of being coy with us on how long his starters will play tonight. But quarterback Russell Wilson said (let slip?) on Wednesday that he expects to play into the third quarter, if not all the way to the fourth.

Into the second half is a safe bet — though maybe not for Wilson.

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Aug.
20th

When was the last time Seahawks WR Percy Harvin felt this fast? “Before college”

That was Percy Harvin talking about the state of the offense — “We are on schedule, for the most part” — following today’s practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Friday night’s third exhibition game against Chicago.

But that’s a mere tease to the rest of what the Seahawks’ game-breaker said today.

Harvin has looked almost supersonic at times this summer, his first practices since offseason surgery on his hip. He said earlier this month that he’s found “another gear.” It’s certainly higher than any he had last season. In 2013 he

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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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