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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Larry Stone: What’s next? Russell Wilson’s ‘goofball’ persona remains the Seahawks’ best offseason story line

Russell Wilson tweeted the other day that it “makes me sick” not to be still playing in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Matt Calkins: The Seahawks were held back by their depleted defense this season. Here’s how they can fix that.

Coaching football generally requires a comprehension of complexities that exceed those of other sports. The schemes, the formations, the details, the adjustments – they’re pretty much unrivaled when you compare …



Matt Calkins: Pete Carroll doesn’t throw players under the bus, and maybe that’s why Marshawn Lynch is back

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll plays the long game when it comes to player punishment. “We’re not going to spank the guys publicly,” he said.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Matt Calkins: Another poor decision by Josh Gordon costs him and, to a lesser extent, the Seahawks

Not sure if this was insane, devastating or entirely predictable. I suppose it’s all three, really.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Matt Calkins: NFL playoff-seeding system just fine, even if commish-in-waiting K.J. Wright disagrees

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright thinks the most spectacular play in franchise history never should have happened. He feels Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Quake” run in the first round of the 2010 …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Matt Calkins: Has Seahawks’ success been more about grit or luck?

This franchise has built a reputation for edging out victories under coach Pete Carroll for the better part of this decade. It is well-documented that quarterback Russell Wilson’s 21 fourth-quarter …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Larry Stone: We’re finally about to find out how good the 7-2 Seahawks really are

The Seahawks have nudged, trudged, finessed, finagled, willed and Wilson’d their way to a 7-2 record.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

John Blanchette: Russell Wilson’s rise to elite level boosts Seahawks’ fortunes

As the sure-thing kick missed by no more than the width of the hyphen between sure and thing, there was one obvious conclusion: It’s better to be lucky than …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Larry Stone: Not everything is rosy, but the Seahawks are 2-0 and ‘just getting warmed up’

They have won two games by a grand total of three points against teams that by November – or sooner – might look like they actually should have been pushovers.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Matt Calkins: Seahawks fans should just enjoy the moment with Jadeveon Clowney, and not fret about the future

They don’t appear to be available yet, but I imagine at some point soon, the Seahawks are going to start selling Jadeveon Clowney jerseys.


Larry Stone: Seahawks QB today, tycoon tomorrow –Just call Russell Wilson ‘Mr. Unlimited’

Last year, Russell Wilson somewhat facetiously introduced his alter-ego, “Mr. Unlimited,” to counteract what he termed “the typical boring Russell, Robot Russell.”


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Larry Stone: Shaquem Griffin, an inspirational NFL story, might be on the bubble to make the Seahawks roster

It was one of the feel-good stories of the sports world in 2018 when the Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round out of Central Florida.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Matt Calkins: ‘It’s not football anymore’ – Are NFL safety rules going too far? Some Seahawks believe so

While watching a game Saturday night, one of the most ferocious hitters in Seahawks history weighed in on his area of expertise.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Quiet night from Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf is a reminder to scale back the near-hysterical hype

Somehow, DK Metcalf didn’t debut with a 100-yard pass reception and vault into the upper deck to celebrate.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Matt Calkins: Seahawks punter Michael Dickson on his Pro Bowl rookie season – Meh

Few besides Dickson would call his 2018 campaign anything short of stellar. It wasn’t just the distance in which he would boom his kicks, it was the pitching-wedge-like control he’d …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Larry Stone: Is running back C.J. Prosise’s storyline ready to take another turn?

When he first showed up in Seahawks camp in 2016, a third-round pick out of Notre Dame, the dominant C.J. Prosise storyline was his dazzling potential.


Larry Stone: As Seahawks training camp opens, with issues to spare, Pete Carroll remains upbeat, of course

Linebacker Bobby Wagner was still on the sideline, wearing a hoodie and merely observing the first day of Seahawks’ practice until his contract is resolved.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Matt Calkins: Jarran Reed’s misdeeds are bad news for Seahawks

It’s critical to know as much as possible before forming a concrete opinion, and it when it comes to Reed’s incident 27 months ago, we don’t know all the facts. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Matt Calkins: NFL’s latest 18-game/16-week proposal an interesting idea, but not realistic

If you don’t have a team, or particularly care about any teams, the NFL may have just come up with its best idea of the 21st century.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019

Larry Stone: The best offensive line in the NFL? Don’t laugh, it could happen for the Seahawks

Left tackle Duane Brown says the Seahawks’ offensive line has a chance to be the best in the NFL.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Matt Calkins: Kurt Warner says Seahawks’ Russell Wilson isn’t a top-five NFL QB, and he might be right

A few days ago, the Hall of Fame quarterback was on NFL Network, giving his top five QBs heading into the 2019 season. There were 10 quarterbacks on the list …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Larry Stone: Give Seahawks credit for hard but necessary choices while remaking core

For the Seahawks, this has been an offseason of amazing efficiency in the realm of roster construction.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Larry Stone: With Seahawks career over, look for Doug Baldwin’s fire to be redirected, not extinguished

Doug Baldwin went undrafted out of Stanford University, carrying that injustice (which is exactly how he viewed it) like a permanent scar. It was a reminder etched into his id …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Pete Carroll seems convinced Seahawks are on verge of breakthrough. Are they really?

The Seahawks’ painful playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys in January had barely ended when Seattle coach Pete Carroll began gushing about the prosperous times ahead.


Matt Calkins: Seahawks follow NFL’s safe game with big-time pass-rushers by tagging Frank Clark

Clark got a huge raise by getting the tag, but imagine what he and other coveted pass rushers would get if they hit the open market. So far this offseason, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Larry Stone: Seahawks’ playoff mission accomplished, it’s on to the next goal – ‘We’re not stopping here’

The Seahawks did the requisite amount of savoring on Sunday night, sprinkled with just a little bit of sass, and why not?


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Blanchette: Seahawks don’t point finger at themselves

Who wasn’t giving the Seahawks the bird in a 33-31 loss to the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams that was half heartbreaking, half forehead-slapping?


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

Larry Stone: Goodbye, Legion of Boom – Earl Thomas’ injury marks the end of a Seattle sports institution

The significance was lost in the heat of the moment. But with Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman already gone, and now Thomas unlikely to return, something special has been irretrievably …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Matt Calkins: Not easy finding truth behind Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s ‘consequences’

From the outside it appears Earl Thomas is joining a few former Seahawks stars in avoiding punishment for his actions away from the game. While Pete Carroll says there are …