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Sep.
30th

Kam Chancellor takes the “Mars Blackmon” cure to play through bone spurs in both ankles: “No concerns at all”

Basically, the old Spike Lee-Michael Jordan skit is Kam Chancellor’s new cure for painful bone spurs in both ankles.

“Money, it’s got to be the shoes!”

The Seahawks’ thudding safety said a change from the low-cut shoes he’d worn for years to higher-top, mid-cut cleats, plus new inserts into the soles of those new shoes, are what likely has saved him from double-ankle surgery to repair painful bone spurs — and thus have saved much of his 2014 season for Seattle.

“It’s the shoes,” Chancellor said today following another pain-free practice in Renton.

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Sep.
26th

Seahawks atop TNT 32; Seattle’s next foe ranked 30th

As long as it’s not 249 degrees and Philip Rivers isn’t spinnin’ it to Antonio Gates, the Seahawks are the class of the NFL.

That’s the result of Seattle’s win last week against Denver, which the Seahawks controlled for most of the first 59 minutes before Peyton Manning became Peyton Manning again to force overtime. Going 80 yards in 43 seconds with no time outs for a touchdown and the tying two-point conversion on the Super Bowl champions’ home field will go down as one of Manning’s more impressive feats of a career full of them.

As the Seahawks enjoy

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Sep.
25th

Ricardo Lockette’s increased prominence in the offense; Seahawks’ run-pass splits in four years with OC Darrell Bevell

Ricardo Lockette is what happens when speed grows up.

Three years ago he was an undrafted rookie free agent from Division-II Fort Valley State whom the Seahawks couldn’t get to line up correctly in formations.

Now he’s now the unlikely leader in touchdown receptions for the Super Bowl champions through this season’s first month.

In today’s News Tribune I detailed how Lockette is earning the trust of quarterback Russell Wilson and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who says Lockette isn’t remotely close to the same player he was as a fast but otherwise lost rookie in 2011.

And if you

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Sep.
23rd

Seahawks on break; Marshawn Lynch’s 10 great minutes on the radio; snap counts from win over Denver

This morning the Seahawks are as far away from the NFL as they can possibly be during the regular season. They have started a seven-day break during their lone bye in the schedule, due back at their headquarters in Renton on Monday to begin preparing for the Oct. 6 game at Washington.

The Seahawks took the same full-week break during their bye last season before a Monday-night home game against New Orleans, though that was far later in the season, in late November.

In today’s News Tribune I wrote why the break

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Sep.
21st

Seahawks beyond-his-years QB Russell Wilson, absolutely exquisite taking game into own hands — and feet — in overtime

Sure, that was harder than it should have been at the end. Yes, Russell Wilson took a backside, second-down sack by DeMarcus Ware that he can’t take on his own goal line up 17-3 early in the fourth quarter and then threw a rare interception to set Denver up for another TD. Those plays directly led to nine of the Broncos’ 17 points in the fourth quarter that forced overtime.

But, man, was Wilson absolutely exquisite when the game demanded someone make plays to win it. Don’t be so demanding and spoiled by a Super Bowl championship and meteoric expectations

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Sep.
20th

Thanks to San Diego, Seahawks are mentally sharper for Broncos than they were a week ago

Talent is all over the NFL, of course. Every team has top players that are among the best in football.

The differences between teams are often within the mind.

That’s where the Seahawks may be better off now for Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos than they were even a week ago.

It’s only the sixth game between Super Bowl foes in the following regular season, and the first in 16 years. The champions are 3-2 in the previous encores. And the Seahawks are far hungrier, far angrier, far more “serious,” to use their coach’s refrain all week, for

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Sep.
19th

Pete Carroll: Rush end Bruce Irvin a “game-time decision” for Sunday vs. Denver; Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas visits Seahawks

The Seahawks’ goal of affecting Peyton Manning Sunday with their four-man pass rush as they did in February while dismantling Denver in the Super Bowl may be missing someone on Sunday.

Rush end Bruce Irvin missed practice for the second consecutive day this afternoon, this one a lighter walk-through at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center here in Renton, and his status will be a game-time decision Sunday. He hurt his ribs in Wednesday’s drills. The Seahawks list him as questionable to play Sunday.

“He didn’t go today, but he feels a lot better,”

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Sep.
19th

Russell Wilson finds a place to “zero” his mind; Wes Welker’s return likely to put Seahawks’ Marcus Burley in spotlight

It might be the end of the tunnel that connects the Seahawks’ locker room to the field. It might be the platform behind and high above the south end zone, where the 12th Man flag gets raised before every Seahawks’ home game. Heck, it might be section 327, or any other random spot inside CenturyLink Field.

But there will be a point in Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Broncos that Russell Wilson will find his favorite place in his home stadium, look at it, and reset mentally.

“For me, I try to

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