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Eagles haven't contacted Seahawks executive Scott Fitterer for GM vacancy, per report - Bleeding Green Nation
So much for that?

Which player would you steal from the four remaining playoff teams? - The Phinsider
What if you were to get to steal a player from the Packers, Colts, Patriots and Seahawks and add them to the existing Dolphins roster. Who are you picking, and why?

A "hard night" for Seahawks' Tharold Simon in surprise start - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
A late insertion into the Seahawks' starting lineup, cornerback Tharold Simon appeared to be picked on and picked apart by Carolina. Coach Pete Carroll said that had something to do with the defensive strategy Seattle was employing. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks' Carroll: ‘More fun than I ever could have imagined' | - Sports
RENTON — On January 12, 2010, Pete Carroll stood at a podium and talked about expectations.“I hope that we can separate, that we can do...

The Most Clutch Postseason Quarterback Of All Time Is Eli Manning | FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver's newly launched website at ESPN, uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about politics, science, economics, lifestyle, and sports.

NFL Playoffs: Watching the Cowboys-Packers game with Richard Sherman | The MMQB with Peter King
MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — Richard Sherman is calm, quiet and engaged. Barefoot and dressed in sweats, he’s staring at a 70-inch flat-screen TV mounted on a living room wall.

QB snapshot: Russell Wilson - ESPN
QB snapshot: Russell Wilson -- The Seattle Seahawks signal-caller dominated the Carolina Panthers by going perfect on third down.

Bill Belichick: The NFL’s Scary Alex Trebek - WSJ
Quick, Bill Belichick has a few questions for you: Describe the third player from the left on the Indianapolis Colts’ kickoff coverage team. Is he fast? Is he strong enough to run you over? Where did he play in college?

Seattle Seahawks used only 5 defensive reserves vs. Carolina - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Seattle Seahawks won over Carolina on Saturday despite a strange personnel rotation on defense. I’m working on my tape study of Saturday’s playoff game (as best as i can since the all-22 film isn’t available yet) and I noticed a surprising trend. The Seahawks only played five reserves on defense.

Where will they land? -
Will the Bears hire John Fox? Is Adam Gase headed for San Francisco? With six coaching vacancies still unsettled, Marc Sessler takes a look at which coaches will land where.

Tony Gonzalez has had teams ask him to come out of retirement | ProFootballTalk
Tony Gonzalez is retired. Really. Probably. Gonzalez, the future Hall of Fame tight end who now works as an analyst for CBS, said today that he got feelers from NFL teams that hoped to persuade him to come out of retirement in 2014.

As Seahawks-Packers showdown looms, ‘Fail Mary’ ref Lance Easley contends with depression and PTSD - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
With a calm and understanding comportment, Easley told me about the death threats he received — and was still receiving — from misguided Green Bay fans. He told me about the menacing phone calls from people who somehow found his number. He told me about the time he and his wife called the cops when a suspicious package showed up on their Santa Maria, California, doorstep; it turned out to be a box of cheese curds with a note that read, “The Cheeseheads will never forget.”

Max protection: Unger makes a difference | CHAWK TALK: Everything being said about the Seahawks
Max matters. Just ask Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. Oh, and the stats.

Seahawks’ success surprises even Pete Carroll | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The always-positive coach marvels at the team’s accomplishments during his five-year tenure in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks expect center Max Unger, cornerback Byron Maxwell to play in NFC Championship Game vs. Green Bay Packers | FOX Sports
Seahawks expect Unger, Maxwell to be able to go vs. Packers

NFC Championship Game a rematch, but Packers and Seahawks have changed
NFC Championship Game may be a rematch, but a lot has changed since Seattle's dominant Week 1 win.

5 key things to watch in the Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship game | For The Win
The NFC's top two seeds meet at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

Packers unlikely to avoid Richard Sherman again | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
It was pretty clear to everyone else that Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s decision not to throw at Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in the season opener was a bad idea.

Seattle's 2012 Draft Class Providing Difference for Seahawks - ABC News
Seattle's 2012 Draft Class Providing Difference for Seahawks

Ogbuehi suffers torn ACL, Stanley staying & random thoughts | Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s been revealed Texas A&M left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi suffered a torn ACL in the Liberty Bowl. Ogbuehi had a rough season. He struggled to adjust to the blindside after a good year at right tackle in 2013. Unlike Jake Matthews (who made a similar switch the year before) he just looked flat out bad at times — giving up nearly double digit sacks. Bob McGinn recently quoted an unnamed scout suggesting he was “soft” and “never practices”.

The softer side of Marshawn Lynch
Before he ever barrels his way through would-be tacklers, or launches himself backwards into the end zone, Marshawn Lynch has one pre-game ritual he

Trent Dilfer, NFL - ESPN
ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer shares his thoughts on the poise of Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck's star power and if Peyton Manning will return to Denver.

Up next: Green Bay Packers
The teams that opened the 2014 NFL season at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 4 meet again in the NFC Championship game on Sunday as the Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.

Pete Carroll: B.J. Daniels will help Seahawks "in a number of spots" - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
B.J. Daniels earned a promotion to the Seahawks' roster, and he might even have a role for the remainder of the playoffs beyond being Seattle's third-string quarterback. The operative word there: might. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

St. Louis Rams positioned to add veteran pieces - ESPN
For each of the three seasons in which coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead have been in charge, the St. Louis Rams have been one of the youngest teams in the NFL.

QB snapshot: Russell Wilson - ESPN
A quick observation of quarterback Russell Wilson and how he played in the Seattle Seahawks' 31-17 playoff victory over the Carolina Panthers:

Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck are all winners / Larry Stone | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
The four remaining NFL quarterbacks can be divided into two convenient categories: The old-guard titans (Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers) trying to hold off the new wave of young contenders to the throne (Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck). But they all are winners, too.

RENTON: As their last Super Bowl foe fades, Seahawks roll on to NFC title game redux vs. Packers | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Max Unger, Byron Maxwell and Tony Moeaki should all be back to play Green Bay on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game – which is a place most Super Bowl champions don’t reach.

Chiropractors Russell, Wilson team up in Everett | - What's Up With That?
Meet the other Russell Wilson.Drs. Mara Russell and Jennifer Wilson, a chiropractic duo in Everett.What are the odds?Russell joined Wilson's...

Seahawks' Carroll: 'More fun than I ever could have imagined' | - Sports
RENTON — On January 12, 2010, Pete Carroll stood at a podium and talked about expectations.“I hope that we can separate, that we can do...

New York Jets hiring Todd Bowles as head coach -
The New York Jets are hiring former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Ian Rapoport reports.

Bills hire Greg Roman as offensive coordinator -
It took Rex Ryan less than two days to hire his offensive coordinator in Buffalo. The 49ers' Greg Roman has accepted the position with the Bills. How will his hiring affect the future of EJ Manuel?

Aaron Rodgers: Rematch different from Week 1 -
Aaron Rodgers said when the Packers and Seahawks meet Sunday for the NFC Championship, neither will be the same as the squad in the Week 1 blowout. But will Rodgers calf injury be the biggest change?

Report: Dan Quinn wants Falcons job | ProFootballTalk
The Atlanta Falcons had appeared to be zeroing in on a pair of candidates for their head coaching vacancy. Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn were two candidates that seemed to be high on Atlanta's list.

Report: John Fox headed to Chicago on Wednesday to meet with Bears | ProFootballTalk
John Fox and the Bears are reportedly set to meet about the club's head coaching job. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Fox will interview with the Bears. He will travel to Chicago on Wednesday, the Post said.

Larry Fitzgerald speaks of Cardinals in past tense | ProFootballTalk
“I truly enjoyed my time playing for the Arizona Cardinals, really enjoyed my relationship with Bruce Arians and his coaching staff, truly been a pleasure to play in the NFL for as long as I have been able to but obviously there’s business that needs to be taken care of,” Fitzgerald told Paul Burmeister of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.  “Hopefully we can address it here in the near future.”

Ezekiel Elliott should shut it down in 2015 | ProFootballTalk
Running back Ezekiel Elliott has shown that he has an NFL future.  To best secure it, he should say farewell to college football in the present. In order to properly ingratiate itself with the custodians of the free farm system known as college football, the NFL prohibits players from entering t...

Justin Forsett replaces Arian Foster on Pro Bowl roster | ProFootballTalk
Arian Foster's former backup in Houston is replacing him on the Pro Bowl roster. Ravens tailback Justin Forsett is headed to the NFL's all-star game in place of Foster, who has an injury. The announcement was made by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Russell Wilson’s quick-strike passing was difference | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The theatrics of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have earned him a reputation as a football Houdini.

Aaron Rodgers: 'A ton of respect' for Richard Sherman -
Rodgers says he is not scared of the Seahawks cornerback, but knows he has to be aware of where he is.

2015 NFL Draft: Seminoles lose DT Eddie Goldman to NFL too -
The 6-foot-3, 320 pound defensive tackle was arguably Florida State's most talented defender and is one of five former Seminoles making the early jump to the NFL, joining Jameis Winston, fellow defensive linemen Mario Edwards, Jr and cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Divisional Round Quick Reads
Following Denver's 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the Divisional round of the playoffs, Peyton Manning was asked point blank if he planned on playing next season.

RENTON: “Scary”: Kam Chancellor’s 2 weeks off in November changed him, Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
After months of dragging his hip and pained legs through games, Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor yielded to the bench to rest for two games in early November. Now he looks superhuman again — and Seattle (13-4) is one win away from a return to the Super Bowl.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Giant Slayers
Seattle exploded onto the NFL landscape with a resounding 43-8 win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos last year. They had to beat Drew Brees and then the bruising 49ers in order to get to the big game. This year started with an easier draw in the divisional round, but the next two games could vault Seattle into rarified air.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Divisional Round Quick Reads
Following Denver's 24-13 loss to Indianapolis in the Divisional round of the playoffs, Peyton Manning was asked point blank if he planned on playing next season.

Greg Cosell's Playoff Review: How the Colts upset Denver | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
The Indianapolis Colts were the only team to pull an upset in the divisional round, and it’s worth a closer look to see how they did it.

Greg Cosell's Playoff Preview: How the Colts help Andrew Luck | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Andrew Luck is an important figure in the Indianapolis Colts’ game at the Denver Broncos, of course.

Cap Crunches and Free-Agent Questions Loom for Divisional-Round Losers | Bleacher Report
Four more teams shifted gears suddenly this weekend from playoff preparation and Super Bowl expectations to offseason planning and uncertainty about the future. It happens this time every year, and it's never fun for the participants. Just ask John Fox.