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Jonathan Ferrey

700,000. Holy crap.

How Super Bowl XLVIII, 2013 Season Tabbed Kam Chancellor as the Prototype Safety
There was nothing prototypical about Kam Chancellor when he entered the NFL out of Virginia Tech in 2010, but now, after three productive seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, he's become a prototype of his own.

Ten-Point Stance: Mike Freeman's NFL Notebook Post-Super Bowl XLVIII
The league has watched Seattle dominate the sport, and now the inevitable talk about copying the Seahawks' success has begun. It's interesting talk. It's smart talk. It's also completely hilarious.

Doug Baldwin's Super Bowl XLVIII Seattle Seahawks diary | The MMQB with Peter King
More than 111 million people watched, but only a few know what it feels like to have played in the big game. Seahawks wideout Doug Baldwin shares the experience, from the minute he woke up until he left MetLife as a champion

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog » CBS’ Tasker: Seahawks would have dominated any offense in NFL history
For 22 years, CBS analyst Steve Tasker maintained the best team he’d ever seen or played against was the one that beat his Bills in Super Bowl XXVI.

Marshawn Lynch Reaches For A Bottle Of Fireball At The Seahawks Parade
This picture was sent to us by a reader who saw it pop up on his Facebook feed. According to the description added by the person who took the picture, that is Marshawn Lynch reaching for a bottle of Fireball while riding on the front of the duck boat during his team's Super Bowl parade.

Carroll: Seahawks got 'exquisite play' from Wilson -
"There was a lot of concern about our offense and Russell's performance and all that, and I would continue to tell you that he was playing well within what we were expecting in games," the coach said Wednesday. "I thought there's always more production, there's always more yards out there of course, and all of that. "But it was just exquisite play by the quarterback. We go into this season, this next season, with my hopes are that he's really going to take another big step forward and he's going to continue to get better."

Seahawks' Seattle victory parade draws close to 1 million
Hundreds of thousands of notoriously loud Seahawks fans cranked up the volume Wednesday, cheering, chanting and going berserk during a parade and ceremony to celebrate the first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise.

Richard Sherman says Seahawks had Peyton Manning’s signals figured out in Super Bowl XLVIII: report - NY Daily News
Talkative corner says 'Legion of Boom' defense knew what was coming and secondary was able to jump the routes of Denver receivers.

Comparing the 2013 Seahawks, 1985 Bears, 2000 Ravens - Baltimore Sun
n the aftermath of Sunday's Super Bowl victory, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Bennett giddily proclaimed that the champion Seattle Seahawks had the NFL's best defense since the 1985 Chicago Bears.

Title for the Seahawks Is a Triumph for the Profile of Yoga -
The Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory sent happy repercussions through the expected constituencies — namely, Seahawks fans, the anti-Manning crowd, proponents of the color green — but it also lit up a community not usually excited about football: yogis.

Aaron Rodgers: “Unrealistic” to use Seahawks as goal for defense | ProFootballTalk
“With all due respect, I don’t think it’s possible to play at that kind of level for many other teams in this league, if any,” Rodgers said. “That’s a talented group. I don’t think that should be our goal. We do need to improve on both sides of the ball, but that team has a unique mixture of secondary talent that’s as good a group in the league as you can see, and then a front seven that really plays well together. It should be maybe the standard we’re going for, but it might be a little unrealistic to think of any defense being as good as that for the next couple years.”

Offseason Forecast: Seattle Seahawks -
The Seahawks are Super Bowl champions, but defending the title is the hardest part. Will they be able to retain key free agent Golden Tate? Around The League explores what's next for Seattle.

Pete Carroll’s final press conference reviewed | Seahawks Draft Blog
For the first time in four years, Pete Carroll didn’t talk about specific team needs in his final press conference of the season.

Nine potential Seahawks for the #32 pick | Seahawks Draft Blog
These are some of the early names I reckon could be on the radar with pick #32.

Focus on: Zach Miller
Zach Miller used to read about Super Bowl games in a book he had as a kid. Now the Seahawks’ tight end has played in a Super Bowl that definitely had a storybook ending.

Golden Tate: I'd 'take a little less' to stay on Seahawks -
Impending free-agent receiver Golden Tate would "love to be" in Seattle for the long haul, even if it means giving the Seahawks a hometown discount.

Seahawks a model for the rest of the NFL? Don't get carried away -
It's easy to say the Super Bowl-winning Seahawks have found the new model for success, but teams (and fans) need to avoid knee-jerk reactions.

2014 NFL Draft: Combine snubs at each position -
The NFL Combine list has 335 worthy prospects, but there are also several glaring omissions, including Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith

NFL salary cap cuts: Sam Bradford, Julius Peppers among potential big-name casualties | Audibles -
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed Tuesday to restructure his contract, thus helping save the Cardinals from the $18 million cap hit he would have handed them next season.

Thursday Night Football TV broadcast rights won by CBS | Audibles -
Thursday Night Football is coming to broadcast television. In early January, a report emerged that the NFL had begun shopping a one-year contract for its midweek game.

Baldwin, Seahawks saw Super Bowl blowout coming -
Surprised that an unprecedented Super Bowl matchup turned out to be a complete mismatch? The Seahawks weren't.

Carroll says they are just getting warmed up | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Parade over, stadium celebration over, players out. The offseason has begun.

Super sweet: Seahawks bring Seattle long-awaited title -
"It's rare in sports that virtually every move you make works out like you hope it's going to work out," owner Paul Allen said Sunday night amidst a raucous Seahawks locker room. "That's just doesn't always happen." In fact, it never happens.

Malcolm Smith and the Seahawks' gang of 'misfits' -
It's a safe bet that a number of the reporters in attendance at the final Super Bowl press conference Monday morning hadn't heard of Malcolm Smith until the night before.

Pete Carroll doesn't see Seattle Seahawks needing major offseason moves - ESPN
"I don't see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said. "These players know that they got better all the way to the last game of the season. That's always out there for us and that will continue to be our focus."

Similarities Between the 1979 Seattle SuperSonics and the 2013 Seattle Seahawks - Sonics Rising
For only the second time, a major sports team has brought a championship to Seattle. Upon closer examination, the second team is not too different from the first.

Seattle Seahawks season wrap-up - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
Final power ranking: No. 1 Preseason power ranking: No. 1

Seahawks receiver Golden Tate celebrates Super Bowl win with $100K bottle of champagne | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
If Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate asked his friends to split a recent bar bill, they probably sneaked out the back door.

Seahawks have salary decisions to make along both lines for 2014 | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Some high-paid players might have to go or restructure their contracts to relieve some salary-cap pressure

Film Room Takeaways from the 2013-14 NFL Season | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Breaking Down the 2014 WR Free Agent Market - Over the Cap
On Monday Jason posted a list of the updated available salary cap space for all 32 teams. Though these numbers are not set in stone, they certainly provide a great benchmark as the offseason is now officially underway.

Seahawks' Roster Built for More Than Just a Repeat Run
Despite winning Super Bowl XLVIII less than 48 hours ago, it’s never too soon to start looking ahead if you’re the Seattle Seahawks. Why? Because head coach Pete Carroll and his players aren’t satisfied with one Super Bowl championship. They are eager to defend their title and avoid contractual fallouts.

Seahawks have decisions to make | - Sports

Just days after the organization's first Super Bowl win, eyes are turning to next season.The world champion Seattle Seahawks will parade through the...