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Seahawks' ground game Turbin-powered against San Diego - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
"I loved the finish," Carroll said. "I've been trying to get Turbo to straight-arm somebody since he got here, and he had a dominant straight-arm. He finally used one in big fashion, and I was really fired up for him."

Packers exploring benefits of analytics in player personnel, scouting
"We are beginning the process of dabbling in analytics," general manager Ted Thompson said in a recent interview. "First of all, I've got to get a couple really smart people around me and teach me what it is. We're working on that."

Seahawks vs Chargers Recap
Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, O'Brien Schofield and others talk in the locker room about the Seahawks 41-14 victory over the Chargers in the team's second preseason game.

Seahawks Rookies React To Roar of 12s at CenturyLink Field
Wide-eyed rookies took to the turf at the loudest venue in sports for the first time on Friday night against the San Diego Chargers.

Seahawks’ evolving offense much more explosive | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
In small doses, you can see the change afoot. As much as the Seahawks are a championship team set in their championship ways, they’re also addicted to being different.

Instant reaction: Seahawks stroll through San Diego | Seahawks Draft Blog
Russell Wilson put in possibly his best pre-season performance. The Chargers couldn’t stop him. He scrambled to extend plays, he rushed for first downs. More importantly he struck up an early connection with Percy Harvin and made use of the two starting tight ends.

Terrelle Pryor Interview vs Chargers
Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor talks with the media following the Seahawks 41-14 victory over the Chargers at CenturyLink Field.

Another fresh start for O’Brien Schofield
One of the more impressive performances in the Seahawks’ impressive victory over the Chargers on Friday night was turned in by O’Brien Schofield, who wasn’t even supposed to be with the team this summer.

Seahawks notebook: Questionable call nullifies Tharold Simon's pick-6 - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The record will reflect that the play resulted in a 3-yard gain and a first down for the opponent's offense.

Seattle Seahawks' Tharold Simon stymied by illegal contact emphasis - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks would have won 48-7 Friday night over the San Diego Chargers instead of 41-14 if an exciting 103-yard interception return by cornerback Tharold Simon had counted.

Pro Football Focus reviews Friday's game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Pro Football Focus has posted its review of Friday’s game. Of note — high praise for J.R. Sweezy, Robert Turbin and Russell Wilson as well as a defense of Tharold Simon.

Takeaways from Seahawks-Chargers preseason game - Aug. 16, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
The Seattle Seahawks looked like a team coming off a Super Bowl victory Friday night.

“Turbo” Robert Turbin’s boost; Paul Richardson’s quick learning; Pete Carroll talking to NFL about officiating “points of emphasis” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Russell Wilson’s training-camp roommate took a huge step last night — 81 yards worth of steps in less than one half, in fact — toward becoming the Seahawks’ first option at running back behind Marshawn Lynch. But as you can see and hear above, Robert Turbin wasn’t about to claim any ground in the competition with Christine Michael to be the No. 2 runner.

Even though it was just preseason, Seahawks respond like champions to Pete Carroll’s call | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“What jumped out was just in general, I thought we played real hard and ran fast. And it looked like we had full energy across the board,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said tonight of his team answered last week’s relative dud in Denver with a 41-14 mauling of San Diego at CenturyLink Field in the second exhibition game.

SEATTLE: Starter Marshawn Lynch’s quick exit lets Robert Turbin shine for Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said before Friday night’s exhibition game that he wanted to see Terrelle Pryor improve his decision making and throwing accuracy.

Dave Boling: They don’t call him Turbin ‘Turbo’ for nothing | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
His Seahawks teammates call him “Turbo.” Robert Turbin gave evidence why in the Seahawks’ win over San Diego Friday night at CenturyLink Field in their second preseason game of the season.

Notes and quotes from Seahawks 41, Chargers 14 | - Seattle Sidelines
First thing’s first, not a lot of injury news to report. Pete Carroll said DE Michael Bennett didn’t play because his hamstring tightened up on him during pregame warm-ups. Carroll said it wasn’t an injury as much as just something with which they were being precautious. The only injury that came out of the game according to Carroll was a knee injury suffered by backup linebacker Horace Miller. Carroll said Miller “got a good twist on his knee” and will have an MRI.

SEATTLE: A few Seattle Seahawks helped roster status with their play against San Diego Chargers | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Terrelle Pryor, Robert Turbin, O’Brien Schofield stated convincing cases on the field. Off it? They all deferred.

Bills' Sammy Watkins suffers rib bruise vs. Steelers -
After taking a hit from Steelers rookie Ryan Shazier, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins left Saturday's 19-16 preseason loss to Pittsburgh with a rib injury. Ian Rapoport reports the injury isn't serious.

Rams' Sam Bradford effective in first preseason game -
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford saw game action for the first time in nearly a year -- and looked good. Bradford completed 75 percent of his passes to lead the Rams' offense to its only touchdown.

Rams' Jeff Fisher concerned Isaiah Pead tore ACL -
St. Louis Rams tailback Isaiah Pead may have suffered an ACL injury that could end his season after a non-contact injury he suffered on a kickoff return in Saturday's 21-7 preseason loss to Green Bay.

Thiel: Seahawks fix many things in a walkover | Sportspress Northwest
An upgraded O-line performance helped the Seahawks gain 243 yards on the ground, including 4 TDs by quarterbacks, in routing the Chargers.

Worst rule in football robs possession from the Bucs | ProFootballTalk
One of these years, the NFL needs to take a look at one of the worst rules in the game.

The Rams and First Round Linemen —
Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays do a great job on their NFL podcasts. Yesterday, I listened to their NFC West preview, and it’s just stunning the amount of highly drafted talent the Rams have on both lines. We already know that the Rams have four former first rounders on the team’s starting defensive line, making them the first team since the 2012 Saints to pull off that feat. With Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Michael Brockers, and Aaron Donald, St. Louis has the best defensive line (at least on paper) in the NFL.