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Three Free Agent Targets for the 2015 Seattle Seahawks

Cap Space Is Limited, But Some Deals Still Likely With mega-deals pending for Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and maybe even Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks are going to be seriously limited in what they can do in terms of free agency this offseason. Yes, put that crazy idea of signing Ndamukong Suh right out the window.  He very well might want to sign with Seattle, but the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Seattle Mariners Breakout With Big Seasons In 2015?

Seager Busted Out In 2014, so who’s Next? I have already said on numerous occasions that it’s very unrealistic of Seattle Mariners fans to expect their shiny new DH, Nelson Cruz, to step in and hit 40 homers in 2015.  It’s NOT going to happen, and you are fooling yourself if you believe it will.  What will happen for Cruz is 25 homers or so — maybe 30 — and a batting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Success Comes More Seahawks Coaching Changes

Norton and Quinn Replacements Named The fallout of Seahawks Coaches Ken Norton Jr. and Dan Quinn departing has come full circle as their replacements were named this week. In a move that surprised practically nobody, the Seattle Seahawks named Kris Richard, their current secondary coach, as their new defensive coordinator to replace Quinn who left for the Falcon’s head coaching...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Spring Training Battles to Watch

A Few Key Battles Will Be Brewing In Peoria The 2015 Seattle Mariners are certainly looking more and more like a complete team.  Most of the position battles have already been sorted out and most guys are headed into spring training knowing what their role will be this season. A key battle for a job that will be fought will be for the 5th spot in the Mariners rotation which we’ve...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Seattle Mariners Headed To The Arbitration Table?

Tom Wilhelmsen Still Holding Out When it comes to arbitration cases for their arbitration eligible players the Seattle Mariners are really quite boring, especially when you consider the fact that they haven’t been to a hearing in 12 seasons. Shockingly, reliever Tom Wilhelmsen and the Mariners seem to be on a collision course for that hearing. The Bartender is taking a hard line...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Seattle Seahawks Have Free Agent Decisions To Make

Time To Churn That Roster It’s inevitable.  It happens every year regardless of whether or not you win the Super Bowl.  Free agency time has rolled around for the 2015 Seattle Seahawks‘ season and just like always, there are decisions to be made. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when you look some of the names that John Schneider and Pete Carroll must decide upon...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks Can’t RePete, Fall To Pats In Super Bowl 49

Devastating Loss equals Bevell’s Head? Sunday, February 1st, 2015, a day that will live in infamy, the Seattle Seahawks were suddenly and deliberately attacked by one of the worst play call decisions made in the history of the Super Bowl. Trailing by just four points, a time out in hand with just 20 seconds left in regulation, and with a 2nd down and goal at the 1 yard line ...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seahawks and The Patriots — Super Bowl XLIX Preview

Seahawks Have The Blueprint In a very strange way, the roadmap to victory for the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks is not a very hard one to draw up.  The Seattle Seahawks need to do just one thing to bring home their second Lombardi Trophy in as many years–  Do exactly what they did last year. Maybe that sounds overly simplistic but I think it’s very true....
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Have A Battle For The Five Hole Starter

The Fifth Man In Rotation Will Win Job During Spring The Seattle Mariners roster for 2015 continues to finalize itself.  The M’s just picked up Endy Chavez one more time with a minor league deal to bolster their depth in the outfield.  Only one spot is truly “up for grabs” during spring training from what I can discern.  That spot would be the 5th starter in the M’s five...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 49.  Is It The Last Game For Beast Mode As A Seahawk?

Win or lose, What becomes of Lynch? At the beginning of the season I speculated that the 2014 Seattle Seahawks season was likely the last for running back Marshawn Lynch wearing a Seahawk uniform.  And while I still feel that this is probably true, even as the Seahawks head to their second consecutive Super Bowl, it’s probably not for the reason I thought back in August. I think...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Baldwin Exposed — Is Angry Doug Really Angry?

Why Doug, Why? Sorry ladies.  If you came here looking for naked pictures of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin you came to the wrong place.  Today I want to discuss exposing Baldwin’s anger, not anything else. What is the deal with Baldwin anyway?  By now I’m sure you’ve heard his post game rant following the Seahawks miraculous come from behind win over the Green...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawk and Awe– Seahawks Stun Packers In NFC Championship

Seattle Packing For Super Bowl 49 I find myself staring blankly at walls today, the day after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship over the Green Bay Packers, 28-22.  No adjective I can find in my thesaurus accurately describes the comeback the Seahawks made Sunday.  I’m forced to give you several. Improbable, Unimaginable, Breathtaking,  Classic, use any of these...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the 2015 Seattle Mariners A Complete Team?

Who Are The Starting 25 For The M’s? The Seattle Mariners’ 2015 roster is pretty well dialed in.  I think they are done acquiring players that have a chance to make the 25 man roster.  Maybe they make a move for an aging vet or two and give them minor league deals with spring training invites but I think we’ve seen what we are going to see. The question now becomes– ...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC Championship Preview — Packers at Your Seattle Seahawks

Will The Seahawks Dominate The Pack Again? Think way back to Week 1 of the blossoming NFL Season when the Seattle Seahawks squared off against the Green Packers at Century Link.  The game was never really in doubt for the Seahawks as they beat the Pack 36-16 and had everyone talking repeat right from the outset. A couple of things stood out in that Seahawk victory.  Richard Sherman...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Playoffs: The Seattle Seahawks send the Panthers Packing

Seahawks Move On To NFC Championship Game Like a bird taunting a cat, the Seattle Seahawks slowly but surely forced the Panthers to the point where they started making mistakes.  As the mistakes mounted, the Seahawks’ score climbed.  Eventually the Seahawks found themselves victorious, winning 31-17 over a hopelessly overmatched Carolina Panthers team. For the Seahawks, it means...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hall Calls Johnson, Edgar Left Out Again

Johnson In, But Edgar Deserving Tuesday the MLB Hall of Fame released the results of the hall vote.  At last we know who is headed to Cooperstown and who is stuck on a clogged ballot loaded with names of worthy candidates. The good news for Seattle Mariners fans was that ace starting pitcher Randy Johnson is in on his very first try.  The bad news is that Edgar Martinez is still...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Playoff Time – Seahawks Host Panthers In 2015 Divisional Round

Do The Panthers Pose Any Threat To The Seahawks? After a week of rest, and hopefully some healing of nagging injuries, the Seattle Seahawks are now preparing for their first playoff game of the 2014 NFL Season.  After securing the #1 Seed in the NFC the Seahawks also got home field advantage which means they will host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers this Saturday. Most analysts...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Ravage Rams, Take #1 Seed and Home Field Advantage

A Slow Start But A Strong Finish for Hawks Even in the final regular season game for the Seattle Seahawks, Carroll’s bunch certainly had plenty left to play for. A win over the underrated St. Louis Rams would propel them into NFC West Champions once again, along with the #1 Seed in the NFC playoffs and home field advantage. A was a bit of a struggle at first but the Seahawks rose...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Are The Seattle Mariners Done Adding For 2015?

Mariners Hot Stove Grinds To Halt In an MLB offseason that took off like greased lightening with the majority of the big deals occurring before or during the Winter Meetings it seems that it has stopped just as fast as it started. I think it’s a stretch to say the Seattle Mariners missed out on deals.  The made some deals, some good ones too but all too often fans’ expectations...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Home Field Advantage On The Line In Seahawks Final Regular Season Game

Rams And Their Bag Of Tricks Visit Seattle The playoff scenarios are really pretty simple for the Seattle Seahawks as they head into Week 17, the final week of their season.  A win over the visiting St. Louis Rams gives the Seahawks the #1 Seed in the NFC which comes with the perk of a 1st round bye and of course, home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Technically, the Seahawks...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Blast Cardinals From The Sky, Clinch Playoff Spot

#1 Seed and Home Field Advantage Still Up For Grabs It really doesn’t get any better for Seattle Seahawks fans than what they were able to witness on Sunday night.  In front of a loud, hostile Arizona Cardinals crowd the Seahawks absolutely destroyed a Cardinal team that has been limping their way toward the playoffs for some time. In this one the Seahawks’ message to the rest...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A Battle For Supremacy: The Seahawks Head to Arizona in NFL Week 16.

Division Rivalry Games Don’t Come Any Bigger To poetically say, “It all comes down to this” wouldn’t be 100% accurate but the Seattle Seahawks upcoming matchup against the Arizona Cardinals is without question, their biggest game of the year so far. Yes, the Seahawks would still be mathematically alive in the playoff chase should they go down to Phoenix and lose this Sunday...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Quest For A Full Time Right Fielder May Come Up Empty

No Melky, No Rios, Now What? After seemingly being on the verge of signing free agent right fielder Melky Cabrera the Seattle Mariners instead swung and missed as he wound up signing a three year deal with the White Sox. Why did this happen?  Maybe the Mariners wouldn’t go four years.  Maybe they didn’t think Melky was worth $14 million per season when that’s pretty much...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks Eliminate The 49ers From Playoffs With Big Win

49ers Sent Home, Playoff Push Continues for Hawks The sun was shining, the air was crisp and your Seattle Seahawks put an end to the playoff aspirations of their hated rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, on Sunday with a key 17-7 win. For the Hawks the playoff chase will continue next week as they travel to Arizona to face the division leading Cardinals.  For the 49ers, the winds...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Face Fading 49ers At Home In NFL Week 14

Is Seattle Underestimating The 49ers? The quest for back to back NFC West Championships for the Seattle Seahawks takes them home this week to face their most hated division rival, the San Francisco 49ers. For the Seahawks, the road to the division crown is simple: Win your final three games. For the 49ers, well, the playoffs are probably not a realistic opportunity anymore while...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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