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Behind Closed Doors: Interviewing to Become an NFL Head Coach | The MMQB with Peter King
Before their introductory press conferences, NFL head coaches endure a grueling hiring process. Here’s what goes on behind closed doors

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh: Missed field goal won't ruin my life | The MMQB with Peter King
His name might be synonymous with the 27-yard miss that booted the Vikings from the NFL playoffs, but the kicker is refusing to let it define his career. The perspective gained from a classroom of first-grader is helping, too

49er quietly clean house in coaching staff | ProFootballTalk
No press release has been issued, but Monday brought about the end of the line for 10 members of the coaching staff in San Francisco. Gone, per a source with knowledge of the situation, are offensive coordinator Geep Chryst (pictured), quarterbacks coach Steve Logan, receivers coaches Adam Henry ...

Report: Rams considering Shurmur as offensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The Rams want to interview Pat Shurmur for their vacant offensive coordinator job, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reported Tuesday. LaCanfora writes that if new Eagles coach Doug Pederson goes with Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator, Shurmur returning to the Rams would be "a natural move.

Report: Rams considering Shurmur as offensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
The Rams want to interview Pat Shurmur for their vacant offensive coordinator job, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reported Tuesday. LaCanfora writes that if new Eagles coach Doug Pederson goes with Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator, Shurmur returning to the Rams would be "a natural move.

NFL Draft: Titans willing to deal No. 1 pick, so what can they expect to get? -
Let's take a look at some of the trades for recent No. 1 draft picks.

McCarthy: Eddie Lacy can't play at same weight in 2016 -
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has put Eddie Lacy on notice about his weight and what he expects from his running back. "He cannot play at the weight he played at this year."

Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch's future: 'I don't know' -
Pete Carroll was noncommittal on Marshawn Lynch's return to Seattle for the 2016 season. Will "Beast Mode" be back with the Seahawks? Or will Thomas Rawls take over the backfield?

Ranking each NFL offseason coaching hire -
Seven coaches have been hired since the regular season ended, but which new team leader is poised to wring the most improvement out of their squad? Gregg Rosenthal ranks each hire.

East-West Shrine Game Day 2 observations -
NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock offers his insight on some of the key prospects at East-West Shrine Game practice, including the intriguingly versatile Devon Cajuste from Stanford.

Thiel: After a long run, Seahawks wore down | Sportspress Northwest
The Seahawks have had a four-year run of high-intensity playoff games. It seemed Sunday that the emotional toll left them vulnerable to a Carolina team on the ascent.

“Just normal” with Marshawn Lynch, which again leaves Seahawks in the dark | The News Tribune
In that way, clean-out Monday — a day after the end of the Seahawks’ season — was no different than any other day for star running back Marshawn Lynch.

Dave Boling: Seattle Seahawks accentuate the positives for 2016 | The News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll said the players were surprisingly upbeat considering the loss in the divisional round to Carolina on Sunday.

Three Things from the Seahawks' divisional-round loss to Carolina - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' loss to the Panthers 31-24 in the divisional round. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks sign 13 more players to futures contracts for 2016 - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
One of the first procedural moves of the offseason is signing players to futures contracts, which secures their rights for the upcoming season. The Seahawks did so with 13 more players this week, brining to 16 their total of players signed to futures deals. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch: 'I don't know how that's going to go' - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
Pete Carroll was noncommittal when asked if he thought running back Marshawn Lynch would be back for another season with the Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett says he could have done more - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
A collection of Seahawks-related stories from around the Web includes Tyler Lockett looking back on a solid rookie season.

Leadership & Identity - ESPN
The guys talk about Cam Newton's leadership abilities vs. Russell Wilson's & Panther's Super Bowl chances. Plus, Boog tells a story about returning to LSU for his senior year.

On This Date: Two Words – Immaculate Deflection | Seattle Seahawks
A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 19.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls Plans on Coming Back Strong in 2016, but First, “I want to be Superman to my City” of Flint, Michigan | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls is focused both on getting healthy this offseason, and also on helping his hometown of Flint, Michigan.

Looking at the Snap Counts from the Seahawks’ Divisional-Round Loss at Carolina | Seattle Seahawks
A look at who played and how much they played in Seattle's divisional-round loss at Carolina.

Trovon Reed signs with Seattle Seahawks |
Former Auburn wide-receiver-turned cornerback Trovon Reed has signed a reserve/future contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

Brock Huard: NFL didn't do Seahawks any favors with playoff scheduling - Dori Monson |
Huard said the NFL didn't do the two-time NFC champs any favors by slotting Seattle into a pair of morning matchups. - The Dori Monson Show -

Hawk Talk highlights: Looking ahead to the Seahawks' offseason - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Hawk Talk' with Danny O'Neil, which included some final thoughts on Seattle's loss to Carolina and a look ahead to some of the biggest questions in the offseason. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on WR Jermaine Kearse: 'We'd love him to stay with us' -

Irvin might accept less cash to stay with Seahawks -
When the Seahawks declined Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option last offseason, the pass rusher looked like a sure bet to play elsewhere in 2016. Are the sides now singing a different tune?

Who stays? Who goes? A look at Seahawks 2016 free agents
The Seahawks has 31 free agents, some of whom have been key pieces to their back-to-back Super Bowl run.

Seattle Seahawks hoping for less drama this offseason than last year - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
With the season having concluded, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed what many suspected -- 2015 was a drama-filled grind.

Agent's Take: Is the Seahawks' championship window still open? -
The Seahawks face an offseason of questions. Cut Beast Mode? Pay Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett? Re-sign Bruce Irvin or Russell Okung? Here's a look at what's next.

Heading into Offseason, Pete Carroll Says Seahawks “Want to Keep These Guys Together as Much as We Possibly Can” | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about the offseason and his desire to keep the current roster largely intact.

Tuesday notes: Shrine, Jeremiah, O-line & more | Seahawks Draft Blog
First of all, if you missed the podcast this week check it out. We did a mailbag episode answering a ton of questions on the future of the

The Seahawks' season has ended, but their run isn't over yet -
There won't be another trip to the Super Bowl this year, but the Seahawks' future is still bright.