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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25 days ago  |  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...
Via Oregon Sports News
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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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Thursday web roundup: Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks defense returns mostly intact, but how will contract situation affect Bruce Irvin? The Seattle Seahawks return 10 players who were primary starters on defense in 2014 ... But when he met the media last week he said he wants to stay in Seattle and ... Seahawks nominated in this year's ESPY Awards Seahawks fans might not want to ever relive Super Bowl XLIX, but the game...
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June 24, 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

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...
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May 26, 2015  |  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...
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May 26, 2015  |  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...
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May 19, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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 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

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...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks – Suh Me

This column written by Brian Nemhauser of, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 “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
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