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Lowering the Boom: Seattle Seahawks prepare for new rules emphasis

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 Lowering the Boom: Seattle Seahawks prepare for new rules emphasis

The Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom pass defenders must be on their best behavior in the upcoming 2014 campaign. The NFL, according to former VP of officiating and current Fox Sports analyst Mike Pereira, has announced a renewed emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact. The intention, apparently, is to not allow defenders guarding receivers…

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No offense: The Green Bay Packers outshine the Seattle Seahawks

No offense: The Green Bay #Packers outshine the Seattle #Seahawks

According to the Washington Post, there has been no better wide receiver / quarterback combination over the past three seasons than Jordy Nelson and Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers’ dynamic duo will be in Seattle to kick off the NFL season on September 4th. Also attending, the Packers’ superior rushing attack. Sound crazy? It’s not. There are at least 31 NFL general managers that would…

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It’s ‘stupid season’ time in the NFL

Ray Rice and wife of the Baltimore Ravens, NFL — It's stupid season in the NFL

The NFL’s stupid season is upon us. Last year was a doozy. This year —  well, it’s off to a strong start.

If you’re an NFL coach, general manager or owner, this is the time of year you fear the most. The four or five weeks between the close of your final offseason mini-camp and the start of training camp at the end of July is crazy time. It’s when your players and coaches are on their own. The…

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Marshawn, Marshawn, Marshawn. What are you doing?

Marshawn, Marshawn, Marshawn. What are you doing? #Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

The stories are out there. Marshawn Lynch is not long for Seattle. The Seahawks are going running back-by-committee. Christine Michael is poised for a major role in the Seahawks’ offense.

Apparently, Marshawn Lynch read the articles. Or at least he read between the lines. Lynch, for reasons unexplained but widely speculated on, is staying away from Seahawks OTAs and the upcoming mandatory…

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Seattle Seahawks: Pretty pleased with pass catchers

Seattle Seahawks Doug Baldwin

Quarterback Russell Wilson thinks the Seattle Seahawks’ receivers are the “best looking” position so far on the 2014 team roster. Wilson said “Our receivers right now are as fast as it gets. You’ve got Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin — Jermaine Kearse is extremely fast too. Then you add Paul Richardson.…” Yup, Wilson sounds pretty pleased, indeed, with his pals’ pass-catching prowess.

Should he be?…

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Run away: Will the Seattle Seahawks become a pass-first team?

Run away: Will the Seattle #Seahawks become a pass-first team?

Will the Seattle Seahawks become a pass-first team?

Show me an NFL general manager that is OK with spending $10 million or so per year on a running back and I’ll show you a general manager who retired 10 years ago. The days of the high-salaried veteran bell cow running back are over. The lead runners are going to be the cheaper youngsters for the near future of the NFL.

The Seattle Seahawks of recent vintage, who rely so heavily on Marshawn Lynch…

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Vaccinations are a public health benefit

#Vaccinations are a public health benefit

vaccinations and public health

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. Can you believe we’re still asking this question? In the meantime, measles cases have reached a 20-year high in the U.S., according to a statement just released by the Centers for Disease Control.

Vaccinations are an important public health benefit. I recently wrote an article for grouphealthresearch.org that highlights the steps GHRI, Group Health Cooperative…

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The way, way, way too early preview of the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Green Bay Packers

Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers

Rookies? Who needs rookies? Every team does, in fact. However, you don’t necessarily want them starting for you on day one of week one of the first season in defense of your NFL championship.

The Green Bay Packers will open the 2014 NFL season by visiting the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on September 4. The Packers figure to start a couple of rookies in this matchup while the…

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Roster improvement? The NFL Draft is it for the Seattle Seahawks

ROSTER IMPROVEMENT? THE NFL DRAFT IS IT FOR THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Like any NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks want to get better before the 2014 season kicks off in September. With the 2014 NFL draft set to begin Thursday, May 8, now is the time.

With such little free agency action to date, this week is the one week where Seattle can make a difference in terms of adding impact players to the roster.

No doubt, the Seahawks are “all in” on the 2014 NFL draft. Their…

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Seattle Seahawks’ Earl Thomas beats Richard Sherman to the contract table

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS’ EARL THOMAS BEATS RICHARD SHERMAN TO THE CONTRACT TABLE

A question for you, Seattle Seahawks fans. What does:

  • Five interceptions,
  • Nine pass deflections,
  • Two forced fumbles,
  • 105 solo and assisted tackles in 2014 …

… all add up to?

If you’re 24-year-old Earl Thomas, Seattle’s heat-seeking missile of a safety, those numbers add up to $40 million — as in dollars — as in new money on top of the $4.625 million Thomas is due to make in the 2014 season. All…

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