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Updated mock draft: 14th January | Seahawks Draft Blog
#1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) Nothing’s changed for me. Mariota has all the tools to become a dynamic NFL quarterback. There are zero concerns about his character. Put him on an offense that already includes Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson and he can be productive very quickly.

Cheap, Young, and Versatile: The Homegrown Importance of New England’s Linebackers «

New GM Scot McCloughan is Washington Redskins' best hope for change | The MMQB with Peter King
By hiring Scot McCloughan to be their general manager, the Redskins, at long last, may be transforming themselves into a team that builds for sustained success rather than always searching for a quick fix.

The Final Four | National Football Post
What do these teams have that many don’t?

John Fox, Firing Successful Head Coaches, and Losing Coordinators
John Fox went 13-3 in 2012, 13-3 in 2013, and then 12-4 in 2014 as head coach of the Denver Broncos. But with a 2-3 playoff record during that time, John Elway shockingly fired the head coach.

Russell Wilson on being clutch: 'It's a mental space you have to be in' -
The Seahawks quarterback prides himself on being a clutch player.

Aaron Rodgers goes through limited practice Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has said his calf injury is "worse" than it was entering the divisional round. Nevertheless, Rodgers was able to do some work in the Packers' first practice leading up to Sunday's NFC title game at Seattle.

Carroll: Unger, Maxwell appear to be fine; B.J. Daniels promoted - Jan. 12, 2015 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
While the Seattle Seahawks did lose receiver Paul Richardson to a torn ACL on Saturday, they did receive some good news on the health front on Monday.

Kawakami: 49ers set to hire Jim Tomsula: This is the guy Jed York and Trent Baalke have always liked, and it'll be a return to Power Ball
There always was a strong sense in 49ers HQ that Jim Tomsula was the guy to beat for the 49ers coaching vacancy. Or to fall back on.

Wednesday Seahawks links: with coaching jobs filling up, will anyone wait for Dan Quinn? | - Seattle Sidelines
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is one of the hottest names in the NFL when it comes to head coaching candidates, but will anyone wait for him?

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.

Six potential replacements for Arizona Cardinals' Todd Bowles - ESPN
The New York Jets got what they wanted -- Todd Bowles -- and now it's time for the Arizona Cardinals to look for his replacement at defensive coordinator.

Pete Carroll has a lesson for us all - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"I thought I could never top what I did at USC," Carroll said. "I thought I had seen the top of it. We won for so long. We won a lot of games there, a lot of games in a row and did a lot of stuff. How could you hope to hit it again?"

Hawk Talk highlights: Looking ahead to the NFC title game - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of Hawk Talk with Danny O'Neil, which touched on Seattle's win over Carolina, the NFC title game against Green Bay and more. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Grey Area: Packers' challenge even tougher in rematch with Seahawks - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
In a rematch of Week 1, Green Bay will be charged with trying to score on a Seahawks defense that's held on to its spot as the best in football, and it will do so with a hobbled Aaron Rodgers. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

10 takeaways from Pete Carroll: Byron Maxwell, Max Unger on track to play vs Green Bay Packers
Key takeaways from Pete Carroll's Wednesday press conference ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers.

How soccer saved the Seattle Seahawks | Sport | The Guardian
When the Seahawks’ potential move to California was put to a referendum, an unlikely voting bloc helped keep the team in Seattle

Seahawks' KamQuake Rattled Seattle, but Beast Quake Still Rules - NBC
SEATTLE — Football fans moved the seismic needle here when Seahawks defensive safety Kam Chancellor ran an interception back for a touchdown during Saturday'...

Seattle Seahawks' Dan Quinn the favorite for Falcons' head coaching job, per report - NFL -
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is reportedly the favorite to land the Atlanta Falcons' head coaching job.

His furniture was in storage, his mailing address was nonexistent and Jim Tomsula's bed was the reclined driver's seat of a red Cadillac.

As 7.5-point underdogs, Packers' odds to beat Seahawks under 30% - JSOnline
The Packers have been at least 7.5-point underdogs only three times in the Mike McCarthy era, and they've never been more than 6-point underdogs in a game started by Aaron Rodgers.

NFL Films Presents: Jim Tomsula - NFL Videos
From living in his car to 49ers interim head coach, NFL Films chronicles the unique journey of Jim Tomsula.

Pete Carroll makes learning interesting with the Seahawks
Things are different here at the Seattle Seahawks' facility.

Jermaine Kearse the detonator in Seahawks’ explosive passing plays
When it comes to explosive plays, no one has been more explosive in the Seahawks’ passing game than Jermaine Kearse. And his 63-yard TD catch against the Panthers on Saturday night was just the latest example of what he brings.

The 8 baddest dudes in the NFL playoffs -
Ladies and gentlemen, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White presents the best and brightest in the trenches from the 2015 NFL Divisional round of games, the Hoss Honor Roll.

Wis. radio station bans Seattle music before Seahawks game | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
A Wisconsin radio station has slapped a ban on all music and bands from the Seattle area in the run-up to Sunday's NFC championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

Why Seattle Seahawks could be NFL's last great defense - ESPN
In an era when everything favors offense, the Seahawks' defensive dominance might never be duplicated, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Rating Scot McCloughan's drafts: 2009 - ESPN
Rating Scot McCloughan's drafts: 2009 -- With fewer picks and a big miss in the third round, it was not a memorable draft.

Russell Wilson vs Carolina - 15/22, 268 yards, 3 TDs
Russell Wilson was efficient, but struggled with deep ball accuracy. His flawless decision-making allowed his receivers to make plays and win the game.

Kam Chancellor vs. Panthers
Kam Chancellor got a lot of press this week for a play he didn't make, but what about all of the plays that he did make?

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll emphasizes leadership and consistency
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joins “The Aftermath” to discuss Kam Chancellor's great performance and what must be done in order to win the NFC Championship game.

Seahawks Saturday Night 1 on 1: Earl Thomas
Seahawks Saturday Night sits down for an interview with Earl Thomas and his parents to discuss his childhood and what has led to his optimistic personality.

Seahawks Saturday Night 1 on 1: Russell Wilson
Seahawks Saturday Night sits down for an exclusive 1 on 1 interview with quarterback Russell Wilson.

Seahawks Saturday Night 1 on 1: Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett speaks with Seahawks Saturday Night about his many surgeries and life-threatening condition that led to his appreciation for the little things in life.

Seahawks Saturday Night 1 on 1: Kam Chancellor
Seahawks Saturday Night sits down for a 1 on 1 interview with Kam Chancellor to talk about his childhood and what led to his successful career.

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.