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Kris Richard likes the “strength on strength” of putting Sherman on top receiver | ProFootballTalk
After spending most of his career anchored to the left side of the defensive formation (and being criticized from time to time for it), Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been moving around.

After Further Review: Why Luck's play has deteriorated and how to fix it -
Andrew Luck's numbers are mind-numbingly bad, horrible, in fact, for a player of his talent. What happened? A closer look at the tapes reveals what's ailing the Colts QB.

Six trades we'd like to see happen -
The trade deadline is less than a week away, so it's buying and selling season around the league. The ATNFL guys suggest some blockbuster swaps for teams already out of the running.

McCarthy: Eddie Lacy bigger than he was as a rookie -
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy doesn't like talking about players' weights but did admit that he thinks running back Eddie Lacy is bigger than he was as a rookie.

Dez Bryant: 'I had a great day of practice' -
Could Dez Bryant return to action this Sunday against the Seahawks? The Cowboys wide receiver told reporters that he felt great on the field during Thursday's practice.

What we learned: Brady's bunch remains undefeated -
A year younger than Miami Dolphins head coach Dan Campbell, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady proved once again Thursday night age is just a number for the prohibitive MVP.

Greg Hardy is one to watch, says Cowboys insider in's Speaking with the Enemy - Seattle - Scout
Previewing Sunday's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys by posing five questions to's KD Drummond, who contends that Greg Hardy, Darren McFadden and rookie Byron Jones are players to watch.

Art Thiel: Cowboys' mess aggravated by narcissist owner | - Sports
Under Jerry Jones, owner/general manager/narcissist-in-chief of the Dallas Cowboys since 1988, the franchise has always been the old Dodge City of...

Richard Sherman likely to follow Dez Bryant against Cowboys -
Bryant is one of the league's most explosive receivers when healthy and could be another target of Sherman's increased attention. The Seahawks have typically kept their defense in set positions with Sherman at left cornerback and a combination of Brandon Browner, Byron Maxwell and others holding down the right cornerback spot. Sherman held Bryant to just two catches for 39 yards after the switch, though he was called for a pair of penalties as well. Sherman also moved inside to cover slot receivers in passing situations in the team's season opener against the St. Louis Rams. Sherman has received criticism from peers and analysts alike because he rarely followed a team's best wide receiver around the field.

Cowboys RB problems create opportunity for two ex-Seahawks - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Cowboys RB problems could create opportunities for Christine Michael and Rod Smith against their former team when Dallas faces Seattle Sunday.

Video: Seahawks' Russell Wilson on a unique method to staying healthy - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talked to the media Thursday about one of his lesser-known methods to staying healthy during the NFL season. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Playing Dallas carries extra meaning for Seahawks' Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Earl Thomas considers it a big deal every time he steps onto a football field. It will be an especially big deal when the Seahawks play the Cowboys, the team Thomas rooted for while growing up in Texas. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Thursday practice report: Thomas Rawls listed as limited; no injury-related absences - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
In another sign of how much the Seahawks' health has improved over the last few weeks, their practice report on Thursday lists only one player who didn't take part. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Revisiting the Seattle Seahawks' 2014 draft class - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seahawks' 2014 draft class could ultimately be judged by the performance of WR Paul Richardson, who will be activated to the roster any day now.

Despite shaky start, Seattle Seahawks in position to make a run - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A victory over Dallas on Sunday would have the Seahawks 4-4 entering the bye, and the friendly stretch after could get them back into playoff position.

Why the NFL's offensive linemen aren't as bad as you think
In ESPN The Magazine's Being Out Issue, Peter Keating examines why offensive linemen aren't as mean and physical as they used to be, and, in today's wide-open NFL, whether that really matters.

Seattle Seahawks' preference is to use less zone read in run game - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The bulk of the Seahawks' rushes last week came with Russell Wilson under center, and Pete Carroll hinted there may be more of that ahead.

Seahawks will take advantage of Cassel's mistakes - ESPN Video
ESPN's Mark Schlereth and Darren Woodson analyze the Sunday afternoon matchup between the Seahawks and Cowboys.

Seahawks Free Safety Earl Thomas’ Passion “Drives The Team” | Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas is one of the Seahawks' best athletes, but his intensity and passion in what really sets the the All-Pro free safety apart from his peers.

Thursday notes: Paxton Lynch going very early? | Seahawks Draft Blog
Paxton Lynch will go higher than people think According to a report in Sports Illustrated, NFL scouts expect Memphis' Paxton Lynch to be the first

Wednesday Practice Report: Thomas Rawls, Marshawn Lynch Sit For Seahawks; Dez Bryant Limited For Dallas Cowboys | Seattle Seahawks
Practice participation for injured Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys players ahead of their Week 8 game.

Seahawks Sign Wide Receiver B.J. Daniels To Practice Squad, Release Linebacker Tyrell Adams | Seattle Seahawks
Wide receiver B.J. Daniels returns to the Seahawks as a member of the practice squad.

Seahawks' Michael Bennett explains sack dance -

Seahawks Look To Have Regained Focus As They Head To Dallas « CBS Seattle
In perhaps their most complete game of the season this past Thursday evening, the Seahawks all but dominated rival San Francisco in a 20-3 win on the road. With the victory, Seattle (3-4) stayed within striking distance of NFC West front-runner Arizona who is 5-2.

Texas native Earl Thomas, the most unique, intense Seahawk — and still a Cowboys fan | The News Tribune
What looks at first glance like a week of conflicting emotions for the native of Orange, Texas, really is what it always is for Seattle’s All-Pro safety: One of unparalleled intensity and dedication.

Seahawks vs. Cowboys preview
SEATTLE (3-4) at DALLAS (2-4)Sunday, 1:25 p.m., FoxOPENING LINE — Seahawks by 5 1/2RECORD VS SPREAD — Seahawks 2-4-1, Cowboys 1-5SERIES RECORD —

Four Things We Learned From Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson's Week 8 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's Week 8 meeting with the media ahead of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Darrell Bevell Week 8 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talks about the addition of Paul Richardson and about the offense's production in the win against the 49ers.

Kris Richard Week 8 Press Conference | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard tells the media he is looking forward to the challenge of facing the Cowboys with the return of Dez Bryant.

Doug Baldwin, Larry Fitzgerald among WRs with best hands in NFL - NFL -
From Malcom Floyd to Doug Baldwin, determining the wide receivers with the best hands in the NFL.