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Mike Ditka coaching tree includes Ron Rivera, other former Bears | The MMQB with Peter King
Yes, Virginia, there is an Iron Mike coaching tree. But unlike the followers of cerebral football strategists like Sid Gilman and Bill Walsh, Da Coach’s acolytes—including Ron Rivera, Jeff Fisher and Sean Payton—are guys who played under him, absorbing his style and what he stood for

After Further Review: Why Aaron Donald is better than Watt right now - CBSSports.com
Aaron Donald is playing better than any defensive player in the NFL this year. A closer look at games tapes reveals what makes him so good.

Handing out holiday gifts to all 32 NFL teams - NFL
Naughty or nice, every NFL team deserves something for Christmas. So in lieu of Santa Claus, Bill Barnwell is here to distribute some gifts.

John Schneider's fight to help others impacted by autism - NFL
The Seahawks GM knows how hard it can be having a child impacted by autism. So he and his wife, Traci, have spent the past four years helping families impacted by the disorder.

Predicting first-time Pro Bowlers in 2016 for all 32 teams - NFL
With the 2015 Pro Bowlers getting announced Tuesday, NFL Nation takes a look into the future and predicts who will make their Pro Bowl debuts next season.

Bruce Arians: Tyrann Mathieu's ACL tear is 'clean' - NFL.com
Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Tyrann Mathieu's ACL tear is "clean." Will the Cardinals have their defensive leader back for OTAs in May?

A tale of two snubs: Robinson, Jones talk Pro Bowl - NFL.com
The Pro Bowl rosters were revealed on Tuesday, and as always, there were plenty of players around the league who felt snubbed. Some reacted differently than others to the news, however.

Browns' Mack on opt-out clause: Winning is important - NFL.com
Browns center Alex Mack has the power to opt out of his contract this offseason. Will he? The Pro Bowler gave one potential clue about his decision by saying: "Winning is really important to me."

Cheers to Cam’s killer instinct, enduring Fitzmagic - NFL.com
Welcome to the Around The NFL End Around, a weekly look back at the world of the National Football League. Dan Hanzus serves as your guide for an interesting Week 15.

Tom Cable says Marshawn Lynch will have to 'adapt' in return to Seahawks - Dec. 23, 2015 | Seattle's Sports Radio 950 KJR
Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes with the ball against the San Francisco 49ers duri

Thiel: Rams forlorn, but pity not in Seahawks | Sportspress Northwest
Rams DT Aaron Donald has been a two-year menace for the Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson. But St. Louis is a crippled franchise, and the Seahawks are in no mood to offer sympathy.

OL coach Tom Cable: If Marshawn Lynch returns, he must “adapt to us” | The News Tribune
Tom Cable is the Seahawks coach that may be closest to Marshawn Lynch.

Tom Cable: Marshawn Lynch must adjust to Seattle Seahawks' offense - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
If Marshawn Lynch returns to the Seattle Seahawks for the playoffs, he'll have to figure out a way to blend in with the team's now-prolific offense.

Tom Cable: Marshawn Lynch will need to “adapt” to Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
It's likely not a coincidence that the ascension of Russell Wilson to true franchise-quarterback status has happened with running back Marshawn Lynch out of the picture. And it's now becoming more clear that, whenever Marshawn returns to the team, he may not recognize it.

Dave Boling: Ignore Rams’ record, they’ll still get after Wilson | The News Tribune
The St. Louis Rams have sacked Russell Wilson more than any other team in his career. Expect more of that Sunday in Seattle.

Michael hoping to build on strong 1st game back with Seattle - seattlepi.com
(AP) — When Christine Michael arrived back at the Seattle Seahawks' training facility last week, he was humble and quiet. [...] for the first time in his professional career it was about what he accomplished on the field when he rushed for a career-high 84 yards on 16 carries in Seattle's win over Cleveland.

Seahawks personnel updates: Marshawn Lynch progressing, but still no timetable on return - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
It is still anyone's guess as to when Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be return to Seattle's starting lineup or even the team's headquarters, for that matter. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Jermaine Kearse and Right Tackle Garry Gilliam Join 'The Huddle' | Seattle Seahawks
Hear from wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and right tackle Garry Gilliam as they join 710 ESPN Seattle's 'The Huddle' on Wednesday afternoon at Seahawks headquarters.

Seahawks “Very Grateful” For Pro Bowl Selections | Seattle Seahawks
Head coach Pete Carroll and players react to news that seven Seahawks were selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl roster.

Six Points: Rams vs. Seahawks | FOX Sports
The Seattle Seahawks have already locked up a postseason berth as they go for their sixth consecutive victory against the visiting St. Louis Rams on Sunday. It will be a revenge game for the Seahawks, who dropped a 34-31 overtime decision at St. Louis in the season opener.