Can the Seahawks survive losing Chris Clemons?

Welcome to cover32′s Wednesday Seahawks mailbag. While the Seahawks remain on top of our traditional power rankings, this offseason they have been mediocre at best regarding free agency. The biggest issue has been the losses along the defensive line to the Jacksonville Seaguars. This week’s question concerns how the team can handle those losses and stay competitive. Like a literary...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Seahawks do blitzing better than anybody

The Seattle Seahawks did not play any unusual packages in the Super Bowl and did not need to bring extra blitzers to get to Peyton Mannning. They just lined up their normal four-man front against one of the best offenses in history – and smashed them in the mouth. In a recent story by Pro Football Focus the Seahawks ranked 28th of the 32 teams in blitz frequency, blitzing only...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jared Allen in Seattle, the rich get richer in the NFC too

Jared Allen on the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks is about as scary as NFL nightmares get for opposing quarterbacks. After all, Allen might no longer be the player he used to be, but he’s still only 31 and is coming off a bad year in which he still recorded 11.5 sacks and But what makes this truly scary is that playing in Seattle could give Allen a special opportunity to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks must prepare for the 2015 contract hit

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril played only half the snaps last season, but still racked up 33 QB hurries, five forced fumbles and eight sacks and was a crucial weapon for Seattle’s 1# ranked defense. Two years ago Avril turned down a $30 million deal from the Detroit Lions to try his luck in free agency. Things didn’t work out so hot on that front, so Avril decided...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham of New Orleans Saints just won’t shut up

Before the Seattle Seahawks hosted the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got into an altercation with a few Seahawks players. Graham was warming up on Seattle’s side of the field. When Cliff Avril confronted him and asked him to leave Graham reportedly said “but I’m Jimmy.” Avril took his football away and punted it...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seahawks players guess pregnant Lindsay Czarniak's weight

Well this was weird.  Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, Cliff Avril and Jermaine Kearse of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks tried to guess the weight of pregnant SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak by picking her up.  Awkward. Follow Connor Hutyler on Twitter @ConnorHutyler The post Seahawks Players Guess the Weight of a Pregnant SportsCenter Anchor appeared first...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor has it there will be over 200,000 people at the Seahawks parade

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is hearing there will be over 200,000 people at Wednesday’s Super Bowl parade. So I hear it's suppose to be 200k plus people out for this parade… The #12thMan is real — Cliff Avril (@cliffavril) February 5, 2014 The Seattle mayor made it clear that he would like the schools to let their kids goto to the parade if they want to.     Need...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle mayor hopes schools will allow kids to play hooky for the Seahawks parade

Cliff Avril is hearing that there will be over 200,000 people at the Seahawks Super Bowl parade on Wednesday. The Seattle mayor made it clear today that he hopes his schools will let kids play hooky if they want. It is my hope that the school district will excuse absences for students who want to join their family during the #celebrate48 events — Ed Murray (@Mayor_Ed_Murray) February...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Avril: Mebane is “one of the best nose guards in the game”

Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has been one of the constants of the Pete Carroll era in Seattle. Including the postseason, the 6-foot-1, 311-pound Mebane has started 62 consecutive games for the Seahawks. Player-rating service Pro Football Focus graded Mebane as the third-best defensive tackle of 2013 and ranked him second among run defenders along the interior line. Seahawks...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril: From winless to Super Bowl contender

Six years ago, Cliff Avril was a rookie on arguably the worst team in NFL history: the 0-16 Detroit Lions. It’s amazing how much it has all come full circle for the defensive end, as he and the Seattle Seahawks are now just one win away from being a Super Bowl champion. Avril, a third-round pick by the Lions in 2008, has quickly developed into one of the league’s best pass rushers...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril not upset about his contract

Before becoming a free agent in 2013 Seahawks DE Cliff Avril reportedly declined a 3-year $30 contract to stay with the Lions opting to test the free agent market in hopes of getting a little bit more. Avril ended up signing a 2 year contract worth $13 million. A lot of players would be bitter knowing they lost out on $3.5 million a year, but Avril isn’t one of those players. “It’s...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Avril knows he’ll have to be efficient to get to Peyton Manning

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has managed 9.5 total sacks in the 2013 season while splitting time with Chris Clemons. In the team’s next game, Avril knows it’ll be a challenge to add to that number. Though not mobile nor elusive, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning avoids sacks by making quick decisions and getting rid of the ball. And Avril recalls how hard it is to get...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Avril, Bennett prove big additions for Seattle

Adding Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril to the Seattle Seahawks' defensive line has paid big dividends. The odd part is neither lineman is really serving the roles expected when Seattle general manager John Schneider signed the free agents in the offseason. They've been part of a deep defensive line rotation that has kept players fresh throughout the season. Along the way...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Balls: BUT I’M JIMMY edition

On Saturday the Seahawks clinched a ticket to the NFC Championship game by beating the New Orleans Saints 23-15. Before the game started Jimmy Graham got into a confrontation with Cliff Avril and several other Seahawks players. At issue was the fact that Graham was warming up on Seattle’s end of the field. When Avril asked Graham to leave, he reportedly said: “But I’m Jimmy...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks thankfully silent as trade deadline passes

With the Seattle Seahawks looking like a complete team, despite its dreadful victory yesterday against the Rams, the team’s front office had, as I saw it, no need to make a move before the trade deadline this afternoon. Thankfully, the Seahawks stayed quiet. It’s not like the NFL trade deadline is that big of a deal, anyway. It’s definitely not like the MLB deadline. NFL teams...
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans QB Matt Schaub gets leveled by Seahawks DE Cliff Avril

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub had a forgettable day against the Seattle Seahawks and this hit by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril had to hurt.  Avril absolutely leveled Schaub who had nowhere to go but straight into Avril’s waiting arms.
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman on win over 49ers: ‘We did what we expected to’

Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense made the highly anticipated NFC West showdown between Seattle and San Francisco a one-sided rout. In front of a record crowd of 68,388, the Seahawks defeated the 49ers 29-3, moving into sole possession of the AFC West and starting 2-0 for the first time since 2006.
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September 16, 2013  |  2 Comments

Cliff Avril will play this week, Brandon Browner is doubtful

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters today that defensive end Cliff Avril will play in Sunday night’s opener against the 49ers. Pete Carroll said DE Cliff Avrill will play. CB Brandon Browner is doubtful. #Seahawks — John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 13, 2013 Cornerback Brandon Browner has been listed as doubtful and Chris Clemons is questionable. Pete Carroll said...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks' Cliff Avril likely to make season debut against division-rival 49ers'

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is likely to make his season debut this week against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers’, according to's Marc Sessler. Avril has missed time this preseason due to a hamstring injury and was inactive last weekend in Seattle’s regular season debut against the Carolina Panthers. He was brought in as a free agent from Detroit...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril expected to make his Seahawks debut

According to,  defensive end Cliff Avril is expected to make his Seahawks debut on Sunday night against the 49ers. Avril has been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout the preseason. Avril returned to practice last week and was close to ready for the Panthers game, but the Seahawks gave him a little more recovery time. If he indeed plays Sunday in the most-anticipated...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Browner, Avril both ruled out

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  both cornerback Brandon Browner and defensive end Cliff Avril will not play in today’s opener against the Panthers. The Seahawks will be fine without Browner, but they’ll miss Avril with Chris Clemons also out.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Browner, Avril both ruled out appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Cliff Avril out for Seahawks

Defensive end Cliff Avril’s debut for the Seahawks won’t happen today. Per a league source Avril will miss the Week One game at Carolina with a hamstring injury. Avril had been listed as questionable.
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril, Brandon Browner will be game-time decisions for Seattle

According to John Boyle of the Everett Herald,  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that both Cliff Avril and Brandon Browner will be game-time decisions. Pete Carroll said Cliff Avril and Brandon Browner will be game-day decisions. Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel should be good to go. — John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 6, 2013 Avril has been listed as doubtful...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Browner, Avril game-time decisions for Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks won't know until Sunday whether starting cornerback Brandon Browner or defensive end Cliff Avril will be able to play in the season opener against Carolina. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Browner and Avril will be game-time decisions. Browner suffered a hamstring injury earlier this week, while Avril is trying to come back from a hamstring...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks injury report: Cliff Avril, Chris Clemons, Sidney Rice

This week, the Seattle Seahawks travel to the east coast to visit the Carolina Panthers. As of Thursday evening, there are still several players whose game status is up in the air. Perhaps the most important is defensive end Cliff Avril, who was acquired by Seattle during the offseason via free agency. Avril previously played for the Detroit Lions where he wreaked havoc off...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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