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Gameday, baby.

Seahawks rookie Jordan Hill relishes chance to challenge starters | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Jordan Hill noticed an immediate difference from college to the NFL during his first day with full pads last week when All-Pro center Max Unger and left guard Paul McQuistan crashed down on him during a run-blocking drill.

Around the NFC West: Early RB issues - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Good morning, NFC West. We've got some news and notes on running backs to sort through as the Thursday night preseason openers approach for every team in the division but Arizona, which opens Saturday.

Chargers vs Seahawks: Blogging With The Enemy - Bolt Beat -
May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) talks with wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) and wide receiver Doug Baldwin

Russell Wilson Effect evident at Seattle Seahawks training camp -
Pete Carroll's decision to start Russell Wilson as a rookie surprised many, but it illustrated his devotion to open competition. Ian Rapoport says there's a tangible effect at Seattle Seahawks camp.

Jason Witten, Master of the Option Route - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
For years, the Cowboys have been nothing if not erratic. Whether it’s quarterback Tony Romo's on-field inconsistencies, the vacillations of owner Jerry Jones, or the propensity of a very smart head coach (Jason Garrett is a Princeton grad who scored a 36 on the Wonderlic test) to make silly in-game decisions, Dallas has all too often seemed like a team that just cannot get out of its own way.

2013 NFL rule changes - NFL Videos
Check out some of the new rule changes that have been applied for the 2013 NFL season.

Wednesday practice notes: Irvin out for Chargers, other injury updates | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks are off the field following their Wednesday walk-through, after which they began packing up for the pre-season opener tomorrow night at San Diego.

Seahawks fully aware they haven't accomplished anything yet - NFL - Jim Trotter -
As they embark on 2013 there is a sense the Seahawks have arrived, although the mere suggestion brings a deep-in-the-belly laugh from Pete Carroll, their eternally upbeat and optimistic head coach. "No, no, heck no," he says. "We're just in the middle of this. We had a nice season and we have a lot of really good elements on this football team -- we're young, fast, athletic, strong-willed, tough -- so we have a good foundation for this to last. But we ain't done anything until we come back and play well this year, then do it again."

Um, about those plans for the preseason - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Training camp and the exhibition season were supposed to give the Seattle Seahawks a chance to try out new receiver Percy Harvin, new pass-rush options and an offensive line featuring a healthy James Carpenter.

Patriots Waive Wide Receiver Lavasier Tuinei With Injury Settlement | New England Patriots |
Lavasier Tuinei has the opportunity to play in 2013. The Patriots waived/injured Tuinei on Saturday. When no one claimed the former Oregon wideout, he reverted to the Patriots' injured reserve, ending his season.

Seahawks excitement reigns on eve of preseason opener
Preseason openers are nothing new for QB Brady Quinn, while everything NFL is uncharted territory for rookie linebacker John Lotulelei. But they share a common excitement as the Seahawks prepare for Thursday night’s game against the Chargers.

Seahawks ready to see how additions on defensive line shake out with preseason about to start | Fox News
On a team that counts continuity among its greatest strengths, the Seattle Seahawks are hoping that change can be a good thing for the defensive line.

Seahawks fourth, 49ers first in AP preseason power rankings | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
The Seahawks are the fourth-best team in football according to the latest preseason power rankings — and the 49ers are the best.

Seahawks intend to “leave no doubt” in 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Anyone who has followed West Virginia University football in recent years knows the meaning of the phrase "leave no doubt" to the program. The late Bill Stewart used those words to get his team ready for a Fiesta Bowl upset over Oklahoma, a game played weeks after Rich Rodriguez had defected to Mi...

Wednesday in Hawkville: Youth will be served Thursday night
A recap of the activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Aug. 7, when the Seahawks held the 12th practice of their training camp presented by Bing before the team flew to San Diego for Thursday night’s preseason opener.

Seahawks notebook: Expect lots of Christine Michael -
The Seahawks expect rookie running back Christine Michael to return at least one kickoff and receive a good amount of carries in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Where Wilson may stand alone among NFL QBs -
Brock Huard explains why he thinks Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is second to none in terms of his abilities as a play-action passer, an opinion shared by Seattle's offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Rams' preseason approach - NFC West Blog - ESPN
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- As far as Rams coach Jeff Fisher is concerned, the preseason is a time to work out the details. With a focus on all the little thi

Unger is key for Seahawks - Hawaii Sports - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Ask Max Unger about becoming the Seattle Seahawks’ second interior offensive lineman ever to be named All-Pro, and he gives the typical answer about being honored for the recognition and that the success of those around him is the reason he was noticed.

Seahawks notes heading into preseason opener | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks had a walkthrough today and are not on their way to San Diego (OK, they may just be on their way to the airport, I don't actually not...

Seahawks Offseason: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive and defensive line run drills during the 3rd day of training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic

Latest Win-Loss Predictions for Every NFL Team, Preseason Week 1 Edition | Bleacher Report
With training camp in full swing, the evaluation process of players truly begins right now. Head coaches are eager to see which rookies and free-agent signees are living up to the hype...

49ers Blog and Q&A: Harbaugh: Kaepernick to play "one or two" series; says McCoy has competition
Jim Harbaugh today said he expected Colin Kaepernick would play a series or two in Thursday's exhibition season opener against Denver before giving way to the No. 2 quarterback? Who's the No. 2 quarterback? In early June, the 49ers coach said Colt McCoy was comfortably in that spot.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Training camp D11: Lockette, Collie go deep; Iupati sits out practice
Both Ricardo Lockette and Austin Collie caught deep passes in Tuesday's evening practice. The session was the first non-padded practice since the third day of training camp, and there was a lot of work against the scout-team offense and defense.

Boldin Mentors Excitable Patton
Anquan Boldin and Quinton Patton have formed a unique relationship in the short time they’ve worked together at 49ers headquarters.

Okoye must improve to reach level of 'bad' | CSN Bay Area
It was not long ago that Lawrence Okoye did not even rate as a football player because, well, he was not a football player.

Beware the double-digit road favorite | National Football Post
Laying ten or more points on the road in the NFL has proven to be a tricky cover over the last 15 years.

Sage Rosenfels reflects on Brett Favre, Saints-Vikings NFC Championship | The MMQB with Peter King
By Sage Rosenfels I wrote this piece in January 2010, in the few days that followed the NFC Championship Game between the Vikings, where I was the backup quarterback, and the Saints.

Nevada's Pistol Formation and the Run/Pass Option | The Sideline View
I was six when I remember hearing the words "wishbone" and truly understanding that it wasn't the salad dressing on the table. From as early as I can remember, I went to every single one of my dad's practices and watched as he gave clinics to his players on the triple option. Dive. Pull. Pitch. Heck, he schooled me (as a QB) on it and I was slow as molasses. I remember him going to Oklahoma's coaching clinic and studying the Sooners' wishbone triple option under Barry Switzer. What my dad did, I wanted to do. I watched the option go up and down the field and fell in love with the option at an early age.