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Michael Bennett nails it – again: Playing for Pete Carroll is “like playing for Willy Wonka”

Michael Bennett appeared in a telephone interview from his Seattle-area home on 750 The Game radio in Portland this week — and had what may be the most apt description yet of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from one of his players.

“It’s like playing for Willy Wonka,” the disruptive, and always glib, defensive end told the station’s John Canzano.

“He’s crazy. He wants to be young,” Bennett said of Carroll. “He just is one of those guys who’s always up beat, wants to have a good time, and let’s you be yourself.”


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Dawg Day at NFL draft: UW’s Danny Shelton 12th to Cleveland, Marcus Peters 18th to KC, Shaq Thompson 25th to Carolina

The photo above was the best — and most genuine — moment of the first round tonight. Nothing but happiness from, and for, Danny Shelton. For all he got through to be here.

Tonight is the first time Washington ever had three players taken in the first round of any NFL draft. That’s saying something for a program that won a national title in 1991, had some NFL talent for decades — and went 8-6 with those guys last season.

1. Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: Buccaneers do the expected, take the homestate guy from four hours

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From the combine: Tacoma’s, CBS Sports’ NFL prospect guru Rob Rang: “2015 draft is a good one”

I’m like the Seahawks, just 21 days removed from another run through the Super Bowl. So I’ve had about as much time and interest as my wife in the NFL combine and upcoming draft. You can imagine how much that is (isn’t).

That’s why I was glad to be sitting near Rob Rang for much of my week in Indianapolis.

Rang, a history teacher at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, immerses himself in this. The senior national draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange has been regarded for years as one

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Winston? Mariota? Seahawks get to shrug over top QBs at NFL scouting combine

Hi from Indianapolis, where it’s about 80 degrees colder than it was when I left sunny Seattle.

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith, owner of the first pick in the April 30 draft, just spoke at a podium here in a lobby lounge of Lucas Oil Stadium on the first morning of the NFL scouting combine. He didn’t sound very concerned about any perceived “red flags” from Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s off-the-field drama in college.

Smith said dryly that Winston “hasn’t been taken off our board” in QB-needy Tampa Bay.

Smith also said he’s seen Oregon’s Marcus Mariota make all the

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Why Pittsburgh “Steel Curtain” S Mike Wagner says these Seahawks are “closest I’ve seen a team play defense the way we did”

Do you guys know how long I’ve been waiting to write a story about my childhood Steelers teams?!! …


Mike Wagner was watching last year’s Super Bowl on television from his Pittsburgh-area home. He watches most Super Bowls. And not as a mere fan but as an expert observer; he’s won four of them.

When the two-time Pro Bowl safety on the famed “Steel Curtain” defense saw what the Seattle Seahawks did to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, smashing the highest-scoring offense in any NFL season, ever, 43-8 to win the Super Bowl last February, he called some

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