Arthur Blank delivers huge news that’ll please Falcons fans

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Atlanta Falcons, despite three straight years without a winning record and no...
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Cliff Avril Crashes Michael Bennett's Press Conference But Leaves Right As The Questions Get Tough

Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril are not just two of the best defensive players on the Seahawks; they are two of the best in the league. As fun as it is to watch Bennett and Avril on the field, watching them off the field can be just as fun sometimes. Bennett has been known to make some outlandish and often hilarious comments while talking to the media.However, this time the comedy...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams Pro Bowler Hekker completes sweep of punting triple crown

St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker earned notoriety for all the wrong reasons last month, but he also finished the season with attention-grabbing numbers.Hekker wound up leading the NFL in both overall punting average at 47.9 yards per kick and net average (43.7), becoming the first punter to rank No. 1 in both categories since Andy Lee with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011.Selected...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ravens suggest Rams P Johnny Hekker took cheap shot in St. Louis-Baltimore tilt

A day after Rams punter Johnny Hekker drew a personal foul penalty for blindsiding Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril on a punt play, the Baltimore Ravens gave a wink to Avril by noting a similar Hekker incident.Check it out:That play, in which Hekker knocks down 228-pound Ravens safety Will Hill, occurred on Nov. 22 at Baltimore. Viewing the play from only this one angle, the hit...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril trolls Rams punter after receiving cheap shot

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril isn’t the type of player that will just sit idle and remain quiet after opposing players attempt to get one over on him. No, Avril is the type of guy that gets his revenge. That’s exactly what happened to St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker, who came up behind Avril toward the end of one particular play in Sunday’s game and shoved...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Seattle Seahawks done?

This was supposed to be the year the Seahawks got back over the hump. They were on a plight of destiny, sure to make up for the unbelievably painful defeat in last year’s Super Bowl. Jimmy Graham was supposed to make those infamous goal line situations, that will forever haunt the Hawks, become almost automatic. The defense, which collapsed against Tom Brady in February, was getting...
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle DL Cliff Avril Has Sack-Fumble NO. 22 Against Cardinals

When people talk about the defensive line in Seattle the first name that comes to mind is Michael Bennett, but there is another guy that is pretty darn good as well--Cliff Avril. He has been known to be disruptive from time to time, and is in fact one of the better in the league when it comes to the sack-fumble.He got No. 22 in the second half Sunday night that for a moment appeared...
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November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Dolphins, Seahawks, & Vikings

Bears Bears RM Matt Forte admitted that he’s concerned about returning too early from an MCL sprain he sustained a few weeks ago and possibly impacting his future. “That’s [a factor], if not the most important factor — the future,” Forte told reporters on Friday, via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune. “Because if you go out there for one game and then ruin the rest...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report Card: Five grades for the Seahawks defense halfway through season

Since we are half way through the 2015 season now is a good time to evaluate where the Seattle Seahawks are and how they’re performing at each position. Yesterday I started with six grades for the Seahawks offense. Today it’s the defense’s turn, and it’s mostly good news. AROUND COVER32 What to Watch: The top five NFL games to watch for Week 10 Power Rankings: How high can...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Silent Sack Battle

I wrote back in July how the departure of Bruce Irvin after this season may not be as certain as everyone assumed. They key premise was that the team could choose shift money from Cliff Avril to Irvin based on the structure of Avril’s contract, the fact that he is older, and the reality that Irvin recorded more sacks in 2014. This season is seven games old, and both players...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Police Confirm No Drag Racing In Accident Involving Seahawks Running Back

The news coming out of suburban Seattle in Tuesday did not look good. Seahawks running back Fred Jackson had wrecked his car when it crashed into a stop sign while he was leaving the team’s practice facility. Initial reports, including one by gossip site TMZ, said he was drag racing with a teammate at the time of the accident. That rumor has since been proven untrue by Jackson...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks' Avril takes to Twitter to dismiss report of drag racing

Seattle Seahawks veteran Cliff Avril quickly jumped to the defense of teammate Fred Jackson following a published report that the running back was involved in a car crash while drag racing teammate Marshawn Lynch.Avril responded to a Twitter posting by Pro Football Talks that referenced the initial report by TMZ, which was later refuted by police in Renton, Wash. Avril tweeted "that...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Avril set to face former team with Seahawks hosting Lions

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Cliff Avril has experienced both ends of the spectrum during his NFL career. The ultimate high of winning the Super Bowl in Seattle. And the ultimate low of a winless season in the initial stages of his career with Detroit. His past and present collide on Monday night when Avril and the Seahawks host the Lions. After spending his first five seasons in the NFL...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Take a look at this Seahawks-themed Lamborghini

Ever thought about getting your car wrapped in the colors/patterns of your favorite team? If so, you'll definitely appreciate the spirit demonstrated by a vehicle owner in Seattle.Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril hosted a charity event for his Cliff Avril Foundation earlier this week, and outside the event, Matt Lorch of Q13 FOX News in Seattle snapped the following picture of...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril may be the Seahawks MVP this year

It hasn’t been pretty for the Seattle Seahawks through the first two weeks of the 2015 season, but there’s plenty to be hopeful about. Kam Chancellor has finally ended his holdout, the hardest part of the schedule is over, and defensive end Cliff Avril is playing at such a high level that he may be the team’s most valuable player this year. While he has not recorded a sack...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks players serve coffee at Starbucks for charity

It’s always great to see athletes rally together for a good cause, and that’s what some Seattle Seahawks players did on Tuesday. The Seahawks participated in an event created by Pete Carroll’s community initiative, A Better Seattle, and became guest baristas for an hour on Tuesday afternoon, according to the team’s official website. Bobby Wagner, Ricardo Lockette, Cliff...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks defenders impressed with Aaron Rodgers’ toughness

With a highly anticipated rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game coming Sunday night, members of the Seattle Seahawks defense took the time to sing the praises of Aaron Rodgers, specifically how he seems able to absorb hit after punishing hit and hop up like it was nothing. Not only that, Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, in recalling a play in said title game when...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: New generation of Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen wreaking havoc

For the last several years the Seattle Seahawks defense has been defined by dominant play from their secondary. This year the focus may switch to the defensive line. It’s not just about Brandon Mebane, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, either. A new generation of defensive linemen have come in and looked extremely impressive thus far in 2015. Frank Clark, Jordan Hill and Cassius...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Youth Rejuvenates Seattle Seahawks Pass Rush

It was the talk of the NFL after Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle Seahawks pass rushers appeared to be coming from every crack and crevice of MetLife Stadium to harass Peyton Manning into a pedestrian performance. They came in waves. Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril, and then Bruce Irvin and O’Brien Schofield would attack the edges. Michael Bennett and Clinton McDonald would collapse the...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Cliff Avril be a Future Cap Casualty?

The Seattle Seahawks are finding out how expensive it is to keep an elite team together. The Seahawks recently signed Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner to lucrative contract extensions, and they could theoretically give one to Kam Chancellor to get him to end his holdout. Add to that Michael Bennett's seemingly constant desire for a new and richer contract and the Seahawks will soon...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s How Bruce Irvin Plays In Seattle Beyond 2015

It is old news. Seattle did not pick up Bruce Irvin’s fifth-year option for next season. He expressed his displeasure about it on Twitter and then publicly talked about his desire to play in Atlanta next season. Most Seahawks fans, including myself, have assumed this will be Irvin’s swan song in the Great Northwest. There is, however, a scenario that could result in Irvin getting...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Seattle Seahawks

Cliff Avril still not over Seahawks' Super Bowl defeat Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is still having a hard time forgetting about last year's brutal ending to the Super Bowl. Avril was playing one of his best ... 2015 Seahawks Preview: Running Back/Fullback ... the Seahawks acquired Marshawn Lynch from Buffalo in a deal that will go down as one of the best trades...
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Cliff Avril still not over Seahawks' Super Bowl defeat

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is still having a hard time forgetting about last year's brutal ending to the Super Bowl. Avril was playing one of his best games on the world's biggest stage, before eventually having to leave the game in the 3rd quarter with a concussion.It was real disappointing,” Avril said, via The News Tribune. “All of us are competitors; all of...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril 'doesn't fault' Michael Bennett for wanting a new deal

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is looking for a new deal, despite signing a four-year contract worth over $28 million just last year. Teammate Cliff Avril says he completely understands Bennett's point of view and supports him in getting a new deal. “Me and Mike talk pretty often actually,” Avril told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “We probably talk...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Showdown – 2015 Defensive Line Vs. 2013 Defensive Line

‘Tis the time of year when all is possible and potential overpowers pragmatism. Pete Carroll and his coaching staff mention a new player that stood out, and fans instantly envision Pro Bowl prowess. A recent topic befitting this time of year is whether this Seahawks team is better than the 2013 squad that won it all. It would be completely silly to compare a team that has yet to...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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