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Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, info, interviews, analysis --  from around the interwebs.

Bevell on creating balance on offense | Seahawks Insider
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell discussed a hot topic this week, creating better offensive balance on offense with Seattle struggling to run the ball so far this season. "We can do better balancing it up," Bevell said. "Sometimes when you’re ahead in the game, then the runs start to balance up, but that hasn’t been the case."

32 Teams, 32 Observations |
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has an Accuracy Percentage of 71.8. That’s higher than star quarterbacks like Matt Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger.

NFP Week 8 rookie report card: The QB's | National Football Post
To be fair, I didn’t see all of the Cincinnati - Seattle game but I saw enough to know Andy Dalton is going to be one fine NFL quarterback.

Scout’s corner: Stock Watch | National Football Post
The latest look at which prospects are rising and falling on 2012 NFL draft boards.

Quick hitters from Pete | Seahawks Insider
Pete Carroll just finished his press conference. He said Tarvaris Jackson will get the majority of quarterback snaps with the starters this week, although he will still be listed on the injury report. "He feels the best he’s felt, but he’s still not well," he said. In other injury news, Cameron Morrah will not practice today with a sore knee, and Mike Williams (hamstring) will be limited.

Romo on Hawks: "It doesn’t look like a 2-5 ball club when you watch the tape." | Seahawks Insider
We had an opportunity to talk to Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo and head coach Jason Garrett.

Building for the Long Term
Going from NFC West champions to 2-5 is taking its toll on the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll and the team’s fans. But as history shows, struggles usually precede long-term success.

11/2: Watch out Seahawks, the 49ers are for real - Blog -
The Seahawks have won five of the last seven NFC West titles. The 49ers, meanwhile, haven't been to the playoffs since 2002.

17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: Five Things Pete Carroll Still Needs to Prove
Youth is catching up to the Seahawks. Last year's early success, memorable mostly for its improbable defeat of the Chargers and Bears, is not being repeated. The players are visibly upset, Pete Carroll looks mellower each week, and people are starting to wonder just how legitimate last year's underdog excellence was.

Seahawks' ‘D’ earns ‘A’ so far | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
The Seattle Seahawks’ offense struggles with inconsistency, but the defense continues to play at a high level. Seattle’s defense has allowed two touchdowns in the second half this season, the fewest in the NFL, and has given up just 33 points total in the final two quarters of games.

Seahawks Blog | By the numbers: Seahawks at Cowboys | Seattle Times Newspaper
A look at some stats and rankings for both teams.

Notes From The Weekend: Cincinnati Bengals At Seattle Seahawks - Cincy Jungle - Cincinnati's 34-12 win over the Seattle Seahawks was a combination of grit from the defense, capturing opportunities from the offense and spectacular play-making abilities on special teams. It was truly a combined effort by every player within every unit (except for maybe the pass coverage team) that pushed Cincinnati's league-wide reputation as the emerging Cinderella team this year. Further encouraging is that the league's record for teams coming off a bye week is horrendous, something that didn't affect the Bengals as greatly as other teams; especially considering the team won by 22 points. Before we move onto the next game, here's the game notes from last week. Remember that these are notes written on the fly (some posted as updates on Sunday), so the grammar police can take a smoke break.

Pete Carroll dealing with frustrated group of Seahawks after falling to 2-5 - The Washington Post - The first moment where Pete Carroll could tell the frustration was growing in his team came when normally sure-handed receivers like Sidney Rice and Zach Miller started seeing passes hit the ground.

Rookie Review: Seattle Seahawks - NFL Mocks - Covering the 2012 NFL draft, Mock Draft Database, Scouting Reports, and Fantasy Football - The Seattle Seahawks are a team that has a lot of roster turnover over since Pete Carroll took the head coaching job, which makes it very difficult for people who cover all teams (like myself) to keep track of them. That’s why I reached out to Seahakwsdraftblog‘s Rob Staton (a friend of NFLMocks who’s done multiple projects with us) to enlighten us.  The only problem I have with Rob is that he’s not writing for us!

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: GUEST WRITER/SCOUT: A "What If" Mock Draft - 2011 & 2012 QB Prospects Compared - In evaluating the potential QB crop of the 2012 NFL Draft, one of the interesting, fun and relatively simple analyses to perform is to look at the previous year’s group at the same position, and try to project what order the selections would have fallen in had both groups been in the same draft. Brian asked me to create a mock draft reflecting how I think the 2011 Draft may have gone if the 2012 QB prospects had been included in the pool.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Andy Dalton Won’t Forget the NFL Teams That Passed On Him in the Draft - Andy Dalton joined WLW in Cincinnati with Lance McAlister and Dave Lapham to talk about how he defines a winning quarterback, what the mindset of the team is, what it is like to have so much talent on offense, what his relationship is like with Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden, how tough it has been for him taking over for Carson Palmer, and if he has extra motivation playing teams that passed on him in the draft.