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Seahawks thrive keeping same weekly approach

RENTON, Wash. (AP) At some point every week, Pete Carroll will describe the upcoming opponent as a ''championship opportunity.'' Every week. Without fail. No matter the quality of the competition or the setting of the game. The end goal is that when a big game arrives - like last February's Super Bowl, or Sunday's NFC West showdown with Arizona - it's handled in the same way as...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks' top defensive linemen taking more snaps

RENTON, Wash. (AP) When Michael Bennett decided to sign with Seattle during the 2013 offseason, part of the attraction was the idea that he'd no longer be asked to play nearly every down and wouldn't be worn out by the end of the season. Last season, that's almost exactly how it played out for Bennett and the rest of Seattle's defensive line. This season, not so much. Bennett, Cliff...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Draft Prospects: Defensive end Nate Orchard

Name: Nate Orchard. DE. Utah Height: 6’4” Weight: 254lbs NFL Comparison: Cliff Avril/Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks Analysis: Orchard is playing at a high level for a decent Utah squad. This season, he’s accumulated 18 sacks. These occur in bunches, including 11 against teams ranked in the Top 25. Speed and coordination are what scouts see in Orchard. Agile enough to man the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four reasons the Seattle Seahawks will beat the Eagles in Philadelphia this week

On Sunday, the Seahawks travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. It’s an important game for both teams. The Eagles are trying to stay ahead of the Cowboys in the NFC East race. Meanwhile, the Seahawks are trying to catch up to the newly fallible Cardinals, whose lead in the NFC West is down to one game. Both teams need to win, but only one bird can come out on top. Here’s five...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers Takeaways

Hawks Regain Swagger and Playoff Contention The Seattle Seahawks certainly gave us reason to be thankful this year.  In front of a hostile, holiday crowd in Santa Clara, the Seahawks decided to eat the 49ers for Thanksgiving dinner, then have turkey for dessert. Posting an identical score as the Cardinal game, the Seahawks beat the 49ers 19-3 and quite frankly, it wasn’t even...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
16 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Seattle Seahawks bodyslam Arizona Cardinals in classic NFC West slugfest

This game was the very definition of the brutality the NFC West division has come to be known for. Both quarterbacks took a pounding but the Seattle Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals 19-3 at CenturyLink Field this afternoon. Here’s how it happened. MVP – Cliff Avril Too often we glorify the play of quarterbacks and receivers without giving credit on the other side of the...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
24 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Seahawks pass rusher Cliff Avril scarred Derek Carr for life on this monster hit

I like this photo of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril pounding Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. I like it a lot. via http://i.imgur.com/k709tnS.jpg It works for me on so many levels! I might like it too much in fact. You can almost hear Carr squealing like a little piglet as Avril comes down on him, can’t you? That’s the kind of fear that the Seahawks pass rush...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks' big 1st half enough in win over Raiders

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Seahawks had a 24-3 lead over winless Oakland at halftime. The injury-ravaged defending Super Bowl champions ended up barely holding on. ''This week, came out, played three quarters and then the fourth quarter we took our foot off the pedal or whatnot,'' Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril said. ''We just have to be consistent and be able to put a full game...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks trying to find right mix to get to QB

RENTON, Wash. (AP) One of the hallmarks of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl run was the ability to wreak havoc on quarterbacks. Whether it was Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett or Chris Clemons - to name a few - the Seahawks were constantly putting opposing quarterbacks under pressure. This season, Seattle's pass rush isn't close to matching its effectiveness from last year. ''It's the...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Forbes Top 10 NFL Overpaid Players; Percy Harvin #1

Harvin is paid like a #1 wide receiver, but doesn’t produce like one. He was a key contributor in the Seahawks Super Bowl win, but beyond that he was a disappointment. Once you add in the locker room issues, I am sure Seattle is regretting the monster contract they gave him. With that being said, I never liked the term “overpaid”, simply because no one forces owners to pay...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Percy Harvin punched teammate, was poison in Seahawks locker room

The sports world is still reeling from today’s news that the Seattle Seahawks have traded wide receiver and kick returner Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick. Now that more reports have been coming in we have a better idea of exactly what went wrong between Harvin and the ‘Hawks. According to Lance Zierlein of Rotoworld, Harvin’s anger issues followed...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports claim Percy Harvin punched teammate, was poison in Seahawks locker room

The sports world is still reeling from today’s news that the Seattle Seahawks have traded wide receiver and kick returner Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick. Now that more reports have been coming in we have a better idea of exactly what went wrong between Harvin and the ‘Hawks. According to Lance Zierlein of Rotoworld, Harvin’s anger issues followed...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Players Respond to Reported Percy Harvin Trade

In one of the biggest stunners around the National Football League this season, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets. As shocked as some of us might have been by this deal, it apparently caught some Seahawks players by surprise. Note: We did not include Marshawn Lynch’s tweet due to its graphic nature. Click here to read it.  **** crazy...
Via Sportsnaut
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

When it rains it pours: Another Seattle Seahawk goes down with an injury

Seattle sports fans know better than anybody that when it rains it pours, but this is getting ridiculous. The Seahawks are already missing their starting center, tight end, right cornerback and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. Now they’ll have to go without the best pass rusher on their bench as well. According to a report by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, rookie defensive end Cassius...
Via cover32
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Ranking the Seattle Seahawks safeties, kick returners & pass rush

Where does the time go? We’re six weeks into the 2014 NFL season already and the Seattle Seahawks seem poised to make another playoff run. On Monday they won a primetime showdown despite a Jeff Triplette handicap and now enter the softest part of their schedule, beginning with a home tilt against the upstart Dallas Cowboys. Last week I started a new series of posts which will function...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

These two 2013 Seattle Seahawks are balling out for their new teams

Question: What happens when you win the Super Bowl with three players who are both (a) a part of discussions for offensive/defensive player of the year, and (b) near the end of their rookie contracts? Answer: You’re going to let some terrific players leave town to keep room under the salary cap for those transcendent talents. Extending All-Pros Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman this...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What I’m Watching As The Seahawks Take On The Cowboys

Dallas Is No Picnic This Time The Seattle Seahawks will square off against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6 of the NFL season in their only home game in October. Normally when I see Dallas on the Seahawk’s schedule I start giggling thinking about all of those Tony Romo blunders I have witnessed over the past several years. This year, the Cowobys are different however. The self proclaimed...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Week 6 tilt with Dallas named top game to watch

Five games into the NFL season and there are already some huge games on the docket in Week 6, showdowns that will have playoff implications down the road. There are battles for first place in divisions, match-ups that could ultimately determine home-field advantage in the postseason and games that will set the course for marquee teams the rest of the season. With that as the backdrop...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril the best pass rushers in the NFL today?

If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a hundred times. The NFL is becoming a passing league more and more every day. This means that the relative value of certain positions has changed over time. It used to be that running backs and inside linebackers were considered far more important. Today it’s all about quarterbacks, wide receivers and pass rushers. Everybody likes to...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Redskins OL Morgan Moses Gets Smoked Off the Line By DE Seahawks Cliff Avril

The Washington Redskins will need to bring their 'A' game if they are going to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. That means they can't have any mental errors, stupid mistakes, or blown assignments. If they do Seattle will absolutely exploit them and make the Redskins look down right silly.Just like defensive end Cliff Avril did when right tackle Morgan...
Via FatManWriting
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

3 things we learned about the Seattle Seahawks defense on Sunday

Yesterday the Seattle Seahawks managed to pull off a stunning overtime win over the Denver Broncos in front of their home town crowd. It was a rematch of last year’s Super bowl but the two games could not have been any more different. The defense that Seattle hung their hat on last season is different this year in several ways. Through three games Seattle is giving up 22 points...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect in Sunday’s Super bowl rematch between Seahawks & Broncos

Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:25pm (PT) Key Matchup Peyton Manning vs. Seattle’s pass rush Last week I told you that Philip Rivers is the best quarterback in the NFL when it comes to completing passes under pressure. He did not disappoint and executed perfectly in the Chargers’ Week 2 win. Manning may be a better...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ramifications of the Bryan Bulaga Injury

#454643616 / gettyimages.com Bryan Bulaga will be out for a long time as he sustained an MCL tear in last night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.  Bryan Bulaga was a pretty decent Offensive Tackle, and yesterday, he was replaced by Derrick Sherrod, which is very bad news for Aaron Rodgers.  Yesterday, Sherrod was beat constantly by Cliff Avril on the right side, without the...
Via TopSportsReport
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Bird Breakdown Week 1: Packers vs. Seattle

Hello all! My name is Stu Weis, and this column has moved from pocketdoppler.com to Packers Talk . During the season, there will be a review of the previous weeks good and bad going forward, but for week one we will just dive right into this week’s game. Without further ado, the breakdown! The Breakdown: Packers’ Offense vs. Seahawks’ Defense: The Packers will have their hands...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Still Hoping To Sign K.J. Wright & Cliff Avril To Extensions

  Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks haven’t given up hope of signing DE Cliff Avril and LB K.J. Wright to long-term extensions, despite the fact that the NFL season will kickoff tomorrow night. According to La Canfora, Seattle is still “exploring” their options regarding the two players at this point in time. The Seahawks wound up getting a pretty...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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