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I'm pretty sure this isn't news to anyone, but penalties have been killing the Seahawks. False starts, neutral zone infractions, defensive pass interference, unnecessary roughness -- you name it, the Seahawks have been penalized for it. According to Pete Carroll and others, the reason for the increase in penalties this season is the team's youth and lack of experience. As explanations go, this one has the benefit of sounding like a reasonable, valid answer. It just seems logical that inexperienced players would make more mistakes, which in turn would lead to more penalties being assessed.
But do the stats bear that out? Is there an inverse relationship between a team's experience and the number of penalties they commit, or is there an explanation that better fits the data? To find out, I started off by looking at stats for the last ten full NFL seasons, 2001 - 2010, although I ended up ignoring 2010 after I discovered some errors in Pro Football Reference'...
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NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a fun list with lots of nostalgia. The 10 fastest players in Seattle Seahawks history have been named in today's list. From a guy named "Burner" to a guy named Earl, he covers the spectrum of blazing fast Hawks. Earl Thomas, Michael Bates, Joey Galloway, Shawn Springs make the list.
K-Shell one of our Seattle Seahawks bloggers tells us the Seahawks won't be a good team until they have their quarterback high up on this list. Matt Barkley could be the guy in 2012, for now though he points out five great Seahawks players to build around. Sidney Rice, David Hawthorne, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, and Red Bryant.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer Through eight games, Zach Miller has proved to be a glorified offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks.
That's not a bad thing. It's a sign of just how valuable the Pro Bowl tight end is as a blocker, especially with the young offensive line the Seahawks have used.
But Seattle didn't lock Miller up for...
Each week, I contact the editor of the FanSided team blog the Ravens are playing that Week. This week I wrote five questions to Keith Myers, editor of the Seahawks blog 12thManRising. Read what he has to say about the rivalry and more.1. It’s pretty clear that Tavaris Jackson is not the guy for the Seahawks. Moving forward, who do you think will be the next franchise quarterback...
First-year wideout leads team in catches and is tied for first in receiving touchdownsThe Seattle Seahawks have a pair of starting wide receivers in Sidney Rice and Mike Williams who are large, physical targets for either Tarvaris Jackson or Charlie Whitehurst.
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Despite an impressive Week 9, Marshawn Lynch has been too inconsistent to be considered a top-rate fantasy running back and is among our unfavorable matchup picks in Week 10
Coming off a thrilling win over their biggest rivals, the last thing the Baltimore Ravens need is another letdown against an inferior opponent. The Ravens are vying for their third consecutive win Sunday against a Seattle Seahawks squad hoping to avoid their first-four game losing streak in almost two years. Trailing Pittsburgh 20-16 with 2:24 [...]
WHAT: Baltimore Ravens (6-2) at Seattle Seahawks (2-6) (Week 10) WHEN: 1:05 p.m. PT WHERE: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash. TV/RADIO: CBS (channel 7 in Seattle) / 710 AM, 97.3 FM What to watch for 1. No offense, but … Don’t look for the Seahawks to have much of it in this game. That’s the norm for most teams against the Ravens to begin with. But after watching the Seahawks...
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said a couple players still dinged up from last Sunday’s game against Dallas will not practice today. They include receiver Sidney Rice, who missed practice last week with a foot injury. Carroll would not disclose what ails Rice, other than to say he has a couple things he’s dealing with. Tight end Cameron Morrah (knee/toe) also will not practice...