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Tale of the Tape: Why Percy Harvin Is a Matchup Nightmare | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin creates stress for opposing defenses because of his matchup ability within the game plan.

Percy Harvin makes Seattle Seahawks’ offense virtually unstoppable | The MMQB with Peter King
Seahawks wideout Percy Harvin will be one of the most valuable players in the NFL this season. The revolution we expected the ex-Viking to bring to Seattle is finally here.

Inside Brock Vereen's first months with the Bears. | SportsonEarth.com : Dan Pompei Article
After being chosen in the fourth round of the draft five days earlier, Brock Vereen reports to Chicago Bears rookie minicamp on May 15. Then things start happening fast. He is shown around Halas Hall. Head coach Marc Trestman addresses Vereen and the rookies about expectations at an introductory meeting. Vereen is measured for his helmet and gear by equipment manager Tony Medlin and his staff. He is assigned an iPad with the team playbook and videos on it, and instructions on how to use it.

San Diego Chargers place C Nick Hardwick on Injured-Reserve - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers placed starting Center Nick Hardwick on season-ending Injured-Reserve due to a neck injury, ending his season and likely his career.

Q&A: Cardinals GM Steve Keim on First-Round Quarterbacks, Scouting Mistakes, and Running an NFL Franchise «
Steve Keim knows the Cardinals. This is his second year as Arizona’s general manager, but his 16th with the organization. He started as an area scout in 1999, working the entire East Coast from Maine to Miami. Since, he’s been promoted to the director of college scouting, the director of player personnel, and, finally, to the big chair before last season.

The NFL is Changing | The Sideline View
Historically, NFL teams have been slow to make fundamental changes to the way the game is played; however, changes are happening at warp speed and you might not even realize it.

Chris Long Injury: Who Steps Up? - Turf Show Times
Chris Long will be sidelined for the next two months dealing with an injured ankle. Who fills the void?

Chris Long Injury: Rams' Iron Man to Miss "A Few Games" (Updated) - Turf Show Times
With Sam Bradford and Trumaine Johnson already sidelined, the Rams will miss their long-serving DE for the game against Tampa...and beyond.

Arizona Cardinals re-sign Marcus Benard as John Abraham leaves team, contemplates retirement - Revenge of the Birds
His concussion apparently is causing him to rethink playing this season.

Seahawks needs: status check 9th September | Seahawks Draft Blog
Throughout the year we’ll consider 2015 needs based on how the team’s performing. It’s still early days, but even now all signs point to a strong focus on the defensive line.

Scouting Report: Chargers vs. Seahawks
Here is your complete breakdown of this week's match against the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Week 2 schedule not fair for Chargers, but great for Seahawks | UTSanDiego.com
If normal existence isn’t fair, then the NFL -- which considers itself larger than life -- doesn’t figure to be close. And. It. Is. Not.

Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks hopes for more action against San Diego Chargers - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had no idea that people can place a bet this week on how many times San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will throw the ball his way.

Seattle Seahawks have NFL's lightest roster - NFL.com
It's realistic to say that one of the NFL's best defenses resides in Seattle. After further statistical review, the Seahawks are also the lightest team in the league.

Pete Carroll: Earl Thomas out, Bryan Walters in as Seahawks punt returner
Key takeaways from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's Wednesday meeting with the media.

Wednesday in Hawkville: Bryan Walters looking forward to his return and returns at San Diego
Upon further review, coach Pete Carroll has decided to remove punt return duties from the already overflowing plate of All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas and go with Bryan Walters in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

Pete Carroll of Seattle Seahawks says he 'will never be the same' after Ray Rice incident - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the Ray Rice incident has changed him forever and will impact how he evaluates players in the future.

Wagner does not want Seattle's LBs overlooked
Sometime during the offseason, Bobby Wagner decided it was time for the Seattle Seahawks linebackers to start getting attention.

RENTON: Pete Carroll meets with Seahawks about domestic violence | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Real life is intersecting with the Seahawks and the rest of the NFL.

Pete Carroll says he, and way he evaluates players, “will never be the same” in wake of Ray Rice domestic-violence case | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“It will never be the same,” Carroll said during his weekly Wednesday press conference here in Renton. “I’ve got to admit, my awareness is different than it was and I don’t think it will ever be the same as it was. I’m glad that I can say that. Hopefully we can prevent, we can head off any issue that could come up in the future.”

Seahawk Kam Chancellor’s missed tackles show he must dial aggression back | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, now healthy, was delivering blows but also missing tackles in the opening victory over Green Bay. He plans to play with more control against San Diego.

Shaun Alexander takes pride in what he helped build in Seattle | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
“It's what I always wanted it to be when I first walked into this city the first time,” Alexander told Yahoo Sports. “When I first got here, we were playing in Husky Stadium. When I first got here, we were 6-10. I told my brother when he asked what it is like in Seattle, I told him, 'Coming from Alabama, we have work to do. We don't have our own stadium and we are at a small college for our building offices.' He asked me what I thought and I said, 'We will go to a Super Bowl in five years.'

Carroll ends the Earl Thomas-as-punt-returner “experiment,” says All-Pro needs to focus on defense; Bryan Walters in there | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“I was just noticing in the game (Thomas last week against Green Bay) that he wants to do so well that his focus is challenged. And I’d rather his focus be on safety. “He’s not doing it.”

Russell Wilson returns to dad's stomping grounds in San Diego - ESPN
SAN DIEGO – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he looks forward to playing at Qualcomm Stadium because it brings back memories.

Seahawks to face another backup center against San Diego - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
For the second straight week, the Seahawks' opponent will be playing a backup at center due to an injury to the starter. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on sharing the wealth, the pop pass, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Said Bevell of the play: “Like I’ve said before, you’ve got to give Coach (Pete Carroll) credit on that. It’s something he really wanted to get a part of it. It was something that we worked a little bit in training camp. We kind of tinkered with it and it all came together on that one play. It’s just another element of the zone read, whether he hands it to Marshawn, whether he keeps it, whether he runs, just to have that, just made the defense have to be that much more honest.”

Flags up, but not for the Legion of Boom - NFC West Blog - ESPN
And you know how many times the Seahawks were whistled for those violations in their season opener? Zero. Not once.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: 'I need the ball' | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“I’m flattered,” he said. “But I mean it doesn’t make as much sense to me as it does you guys. I’m a ballplayer. You don’t make impact of a game. You don’t get the ball you know it’s not as much impact, that’s how I feel. Everybody has their own opinions of it, but I need the ball.”

Quotes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s the official transcript of what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:

Seahawks injury report for Wednesday — Only three sit it out | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks had a pretty bare injury report following Wednesday’s practice as only three players did not participate.

Seahawks aren't quite the youngest team in the NFL, but they're the lightest | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
It’s no secret that Pete Carroll and John Schneider have built one of the league’s youngest rosters while turning the Seahawks into Super ...

Earl Thomas out as Seahawks punt returner - Sept. 10, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
In his place, the Seahawks will turn to cornerback Marcus Burley to serve as their nickel back. "We’re hoping that Marcus will take over that spot," head coach Pete Carroll said. "It’s a spot that he’s familiar with. He did a nice job coming in the game in short time."

Independent investigation to be held into Rice incident - NFL.com
Former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III is set to conduct an independent investigation into the league's pursuit and handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, the NFL announced.

QB Index: Nick Foles, Tony Romo off to slow starts - NFL.com
Nick Foles and Tony Romo got off to rocky starts in Week 1. Take a look at Gregg Rosenthal's quarterback index from the first week of the season.

Ravens executives address Ray Rice investigation in exclusive interview - baltimoresun.com
The Ravens’ top decision makers acknowledged Wednesday that the organization failed in its handling of the Ray Rice investigation and now needs to rebuild trust with its fans.

John Abraham tells Arians heart isn't in game anymore - NFL.com
John Abraham's NFL career is suddenly in doubt after suffering a concussion in Monday night's opener against the San Diego Chargers. He has taking a leave from the Arizona Cardinals.

49ers suspend radio announcer Ted Robinson for Ray Rice comments - CBSSports.com
49ers radio announcer Ted Robinson has been suspended two games for making 'offensive' comments about Ray Rice's wife, Janay.

Week 2 Game Rankings: Compelling Steelers-Ravens matchup tops list - CBSSports.com
NFL Week 2 offers a crucial divisional battle between the Steelers and Ravens and an interesting Falcons-Bengals matchup.

AP: NFL executive was sent copy of Ray Rice video in April - CBSSports.com
A voicemail obtained by the Associated Press reveals that someone in the league office had access to the Ray Rice video as early as April 9.

Matt Ryan, Julius Thomas lead Week 1 Players of Week - NFL.com
Matt Ryan's storming comeback and franchise-record passing day earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Julius Thomas dominated Week 1 (again) to win the award in the AFC.

Roger Goodell won't be fired, but credibility has come into question | The MMQB with Peter King
He’ll keep his job. Of course he’ll keep his job, because even after Monday’s swift and stunning turn of events, you won’t be able to find at least 17 NFL team owners who think Roger Goodell should lose it.

Jim Harbaugh isn’t second guessing keeping LaMichael James to start season | ProFootballTalk
The San Francisco 49ers kept running back LaMichael James on their 53-man roster to begin the regular season only to release him after their season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Week 1 Quarterback Comparison
Ryan Fitzpatrick averaged 9.61 Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt in week 1, good enough for the 4th best grade of the week. But the Houston signal caller — who went 14/22 for 206 yards with 1 touchdown, no interceptions, and 1 sack — was not a very good fantasy quarterback. Using the Footballguys.com standard scoring system of 1 point per 20 yards passing, 1 point per 10 yards rushing, 4 points per touchdown pass, and -1 point per interception, Fitzpatrick had just 15.3 fantasy points (he rushed for 10 yards). That tied him for only the 25th best performance by a quarterback in week one.

Goodell: Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald subject to new discipline rules - CBSSports.com
According to Roger Goodell, Greg Hardy and Ray McDonald will be subject to the league's new discipline policy.