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Why Pete Carroll Is Underrated
When it comes to glossing over a résumé, Pete Carroll -- prior to his time as head coach in Seattle -- is most talked about for his time as the head coach for USC. There, he was known for his prolific offenses featuring stars such as Reggie Bush and Carson Palmer. However, Carroll was a safety in his playing days and only coached on the defensive side of the ball until becoming a head coach.

Off the Grid: Growth of mobile QBs, Q&A with Pettine and Manziel, more |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from'

For injured WR Benjamin, Panthers' magical season is bittersweet |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Tyrod Taylor, Bills search for quarterback since Jim Kelly | The MMQB with Peter King
He is the Buffalo Bills’ 15th starting quarterback since Jim Kelly took his final NFL snap 19 years ago. With every game he plays and every throw he makes, Western New York wonders if the search for their next franchise QB might finally be over, or if it will be time to turn the page again

NFL expands referees’ contact with Blandino during playoff games | ProFootballTalk
As a season full of high-profile officiating mistakes comes to a close, the NFL has announced that it will adjust its officiating procedures for the playoffs. NFL V.P.

Colts claim safety Akeem Davis | ProFootballTalk
The Colts claimed safety Akeem Davis off waivers from the Seahawks Wednesday. Davis also previously spent time with the Redskins, Saints and Buccaneers. He played in one game for the Seahawks before being waived on Tuesday.

Officiating changes likely will be implemented right away, unofficially | ProFootballTalk
The last time Commissioner Roger Goodell exercised his broad discretion to make in-season rule changes, a new procedure for the postseason was announced after the regular season ended.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's in constant contact with Josh Gordon
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he is in "constant contact" with Josh Gordon and that the suspended Gordon is "doing the right things."

The best athlete on each NFL team
J.J. Watt? Odell Beckham Jr.? Yes, those choices are obvious. But who are the other players that stand out in each locker room because of their athleticism? NFL Nation takes a team-by-team look.

Arians, Fitzgerald unhappy with home-game turnout -
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and receiver Larry Fitzgerald made it clear this week that they're tired of seeing opposing fans take over University of Phoenix Stadium.

Bowe: 'I've never been through anything like this' -
Dwayne Bowe is making $3 million per catch this year. His $9 million deal has been a big focal point of the Cleveland Browns' lost 2015 season, and the veteran wideout is new to this kind of struggle.

Patriots work out free-agent RB Steven Jackson -
With LeGarrette Blount done for the year, the Patriots worked out free-agent running back Steven Jackson on Wednesday. Does he have anything left in the tank?

NFL will discipline those who impede injury protocol -
The NFL has decided they will fine or suspend anyone who impedes the league's injury protocol. Much of this stems from the situation that surrounded Case Keenum a few weeks back with a concussion.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 10 Things I Think Heading Into Week 15

Seahawks release three, including DuJuan Harris - Seattle - Scout
As expected, the Seahawks officially added Bryce Brown to the roster Tuesday. The club also re-signed tight end Chase Coffman and activated backup middle linebacker Brock Coyle. The news wasn't so good for Harris, wide receiver B.J. Daniels and defensive back Akeem Davis, each of whom were released.

Plan F, for familiarity: Seahawks bring back Christine Michael to help ailing backfield | The News Tribune
Call it Plan F.

"A Really Good Chance" Running Back Marshawn Lynch Will Be Back This Season & More Injury Updates From Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll provides injury updates on Marshawn Lynch, Kam Chancellor, Michael Bennett, Luke Willson, and more during his Week 15 Wednesday press conference.

Todd McShay’s mock: Breaking down options for Seattle | Seahawks Draft Blog
In every mock draft I’ve done so far, I’ve put Auburn tackle Shon Coleman in the top ten. I still think he’ll enjoy that kind of rise. However, it’s worth looking at other mock drafts to consider players we assume won’t be there.

VIDEO: Grinning Christine Michael on 'blessing' of Seahawks re-signing him | The News Tribune

Megan Rapinoe Offers Injured Seahawks A Chance To Rehab With Her
With the Seahawks decimated with injuries, perhaps they can all rehab in Seattle with U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

Seahawks' Tyler Lockett talks about taking big hits, passing for a high schooler - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
While the standout rookie added two more touchdowns to his stellar rookie campaigning, he's also taken two wallops along the sideline that resulted in personal-foul penalties. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

How the Seahawks can secure a playoff berth this weekend - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Seattle can punch its ticket with a win over Cleveland plus a little help from some of the other teams in the NFC playoff picture. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks Draft Blog
In every mock draft I’ve done so far, I’ve put Auburn tackle Shon Coleman in the top ten. I still think he’ll enjoy that kind of rise. However, it’s worth looking at other mock drafts to consider players we assume won’t be there.

Wednesday Round-Up: Seattle Seahawks Defensive End Cliff Avril Among NFL's Top 10 Pass Rushers | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

NFC West Notebook: Replacing Rawls a daunting task for Seahawks | FOX Sports
The Seattle Seahawks have survived - and thrived - despite injuries to star running back Marshawn Lynch and tight end Jimmy Graham. Whether Seattle can withstand the loss of Thomas Rawls is another matter.

Seattle Seahawks sign 2013 draft pick running back Christine Michael
With their running back situation in flux, the Seattle Seahawks brought back a familiar face Wednesday, signing veteran Christine Michael.

Running Back Bryce Brown to Return to Seattle Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks are bringing Bryce Brown back to bolster their running back depth following Thomas Rawls' season-ending injury.

Super Bowl 100: What will NFL media coverage be like in 50 years? - NFL -
What will covering Super Bowl 100 as a member of the media  look like? Will there be great access to players, or no access at all? Will the game itself look vastly different than Super Bowl 50? Sports reporters and writers attempt to answer these questions and more.

Five numbers that explain stellar play by Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Having trouble comprehending Russell Wilson's unbelievable play? Here are five numbers that explain the Seattle Seahawks quarterback's groove.

Top 10 Comeback Player of the Year candidates -
Carson Palmer and Adrian Peterson lead a host of worthy candidates for the NFL Comeback Player of the Year honor. See who else makes the cut.

Sam Koch has changed the punting game -- and almost no one noticed - NFL Nation- ESPN
Punter Sam Koch has roughly 10 distinctly different kicks in what the Baltimore Ravens refer to as his "golf bag."

2016 NFL Draft: After losing to Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens have 4th overall pick - Baltimore Beatdown
The top-5 of the NFL Draft has changed drastically once again. As teams win and teams lose, things are so bunched up that the first overall pick turns into the third at the drop of a hat. Another...