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Bring on a Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and the Patriots

When Tom Brady plays Madden it is rumored he prefers the difficulty on easy. It must feel like his player fields the snap easier, the ball is easier to grip and softer – there are no hard-frozen balls coming out of the center’s hands when the snow is drizzling. When the slider’s on easy, the receivers must seem to catch the ball better, and it is harder for the defense to punch...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson among four absent from Seattle Seahawks OTA’s

Four key members of the Super Bowl contender Seattle Seahawks were missing in action on Tuesday. Russell Wilson headlined the four, impact players missing from OTA’s as well as big off-season pick up Jimmy Graham, DL Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril. Many would be led to believe that Russell Wilson was missing due to ongoing contract talks with the Seattle Seahawks on an extension...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks open OTAs without several star players

The Seattle Seahawks began on-field organized team activities Tuesday with a number of their biggest stars missing. Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent. Avril posted on Instagram about the death of his father. Lost a great man today… Ive learned so much from you Dad. I can...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars missing for various reasons as Seahawks open OTAs

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent. And Marshawn Lynch? Well, no one expected him around anyway. The Seattle Seahawks began on-field organized team activities Tuesday with a number of their biggest stars missing. Avril posted on Instagram about the death of his father...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Spotlight: Cassius Marsh

Brian Nemhauser View image | gettyimages.com Cliff Avril went down late in the Super Bowl and his absence made it difficult for the Seahawks to get pressure on Tom Brady as he led the Patriots... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Hawk Blogger
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril: Health was more important than returning to the Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril was injured in the third-quarter of the Super Bowl with an apparent concussion.  The Seahawks training staff did not let Avril back into the game, which of course disappointed Avril at the time, but now that he looks back on it, he is very happy with the decision the trainers made.  Avril was on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Justin and Gee" Monday...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Imminent Impact: Cassius Marsh set for coming out party in '15?

Defensive end Cassius Marsh was a high-motor UCLA product whom the Seattle Seahawks drafted in the fourth round last year. Though he was sitting behind guys like Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, Marsh looked to be a part of the defensive line rotation, as he illustrated great intensity and pursuit in the offseason. A broken foot ended Marsh's hopes of being a first-year impact for...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman is enjoying being a father

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is known for his trash talking, thumping his own chest, and making big plays in big moments.  But off the field, Sherman is calm and quiet. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times spent the day with Sherman as the 27-year-old spoke to students at his alma mater of Dominquez High in Compton. “It’s day...
Via Sports-Glory
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Why cornerback is still a need

After signing Cary Williams, the Seattle Seahawks have their four starting defensive backs in place. With that being said, cornerback is still a need for many reasons. I pointed that out in my previous article on the Cary Williams signing, but I’ll go into more detail in this article. To begin, it’s important to mention that teams don’t only play two or three cornerbacks. Most...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: Contract situation will ‘work out the way it’s supposed to’

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie contractor that will pay him $1.542 million. On Saturday, Wilson was asked about a potential contract extension. “In terms of my contract, I don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” Wilson told reporters in Surprise, Ariz, via the Everett Herald. “I love...
Via Sports-Glory
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign DT known for his hustle and effort

Former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin is joining the Seattle Seahawks after agreeing to a one-year deal, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan and Mary Cabot of Cleveland.com. Source confirmed. Good signing. RT @MaryKayCabot: #Browns are officially losing Ahtyba Rubin. He’s signing a 1 year deal with the #seahawks. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 19, 2015 ...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks will not let a lack of defensive line depth burn them again

Since the tragic end to the 2014 season I have been fond of saying that you can never have too much depth on your defensive line. The Seattle Seahawks learned that the hard way at multiple points throughout the year. Losing Red Bryant, Chris Clemons and Clinton McDonald really did come back to haunt Seattle despite the Super Bowl trip. (This is the part where I say I told you so...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy to visit Cowboys and Seahawks

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Free-agent pass-rusher Greg Hardy is being pursued by several NFL teams. The former Carolina Panthers defensive end has planned visits with the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. Been in since the beginning RT @Rand_Getlin: Hardy currently in negotiations with the #Bucs, #Seahawks & #Cowboys. Scheduled to visit all 3 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via Sports-Glory
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cadillac Or Chevy? The Seattle Seahawks Look At Their Defensive Line Options

The Seattle Seahawks are known as a “draft and develop” organization. While this always sounds good to both the personnel executive saying it and to myriad NFL observers, the economic realities of the NFL make all teams “draft and develop” organizations. But that’s not all. The Seahawks are also known for making a splash or two in the free agent waters, either by bringing...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Drafting Seahawks: Nate Orchard's Seattle fit

In 2013 the Seahawks reaped success with a rotational defensive line with Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett gaining the headlines with Red Bryant, Brandon Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Chris Clemons and Clint McDonald all making hay on the run to the team's first Superbowl win. With three of those names leaving in free agency and injuries to their heir's blighting the 2014 season, the rotation...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks – Suh Me

This column written by Brian Nemhauser of HawkBlogger.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News Click bait. Mention a big free agent name and the team you write about, and readers are sure to follow. Those of you who have read this blog long enough know chasing big name free agents is not only something I often advise against, but something I generally do not even like to write about...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor played Super Bowl with torn MCL and bone bruise

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor played in Sunday’s Super Bowl with a tear in his medical collateral ligament. “It’s not a matter of talking about being injured and playing, it’s about being grateful for getting the opportunity to still even play through the injury,” said Chancellor to the team’s website. “There are...
Via Sports-Glory
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Richard Sherman may need Tommy John surgery

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman might have to undergo Tommy John surgery in the offseason after playing Super Bowl XLIX with torn ligaments in his left elbow, reports ESPN’s John Clayton.   Tommy John surgery (TJS), known in medical practice as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is a surgical graft procedure in which...
Via Sports-Glory
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks lose DE Cliff Avril with concussion

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks lost defensive end Cliff Avril with a concussion in the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Avril fell to the ground and remained there for a moment while the Seattle training staff worked with him. He was able to get up and walk off the field, then went to the locker room, where the concussion was diagnosed. It was the second significant injury...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll supports Richard Sherman baby watch: I can’t wait to see little Petey

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is about to become a father, and there’s a possibility that his son is born Sunday, the day of the Super Bowl. Sherman hopes his son waits until the Seahawks have finished the game. “I think he’s going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there until after the game,” Sherman said, smiling...
Via Sports-Glory
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Irvin on Seahawks: We’re one of the best of all-time

The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up to take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and neither team is viewed as much of a favorite. Seattle has a much more dominant defense, while the Patriots have a better all-around offense. Bruce Irvin is one of the starters for the Seahawks’ dominant defense, and he made it clear that he believes his team is one...
Via Sports-Glory
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman preparing for SB and birth of his son

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a lot on his mind this week.  Not only does he have the Super Bowl to prepare for, he’s also about to be a father. His girlfriend, Ashley Moss, is expected to give birth to their son in the next week.  Sherman said a visit to the doctor assured them that his son will not arrive in the next few days. But just in case, Sherman...
Via Sports-Glory
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Papa’ says Marshawn Lynch will retire if media ‘keeps standing in his face’

Marshawn Lynch’s maternal grandfather, Leron Lynch, is the man he calls “Papa.”  The Seattle Seahawks’ running back’s father is Maurice Sapp, who is serving a 24-year sentence for burglary. Papa told USA Today Sports that if the media doesn’t back off from trying to interview Lynch, the 28-year-old will probably walk away from football. “I know he’ll quit...
Via Sports-Glory
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick on Pete Carroll: ‘He’s made me a better coach’

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday at  Super Bowl XLIX media day. “Good. Great,” Belichick said, via NFL.com. “Not a coach in the NFL I respect more than Pete Carroll. He’s a tremendous coach. He and I have kind of come up together in roughly the same era. We’ve both...
Via Sports-Glory
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: ‘There’s a little envy’ of Seahawks

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught two passes for 98 yards in his first Pro Bowl on Sunday in Arizona.  Despite the success he’s had this season, Tate was reminded that his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, are also in Arizona, but they’re preparing for Super Bowl XLIX. “There’s a little envy,” Tate told the Detroit Free...
Via Sports-Glory
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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