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Paige: Coordinator Adam Gase still has work to do for Broncos - The Denver Post
"I make some bad (play) calls," he said. "We had too many turnovers (two interceptions, two fumbles). We didn't protect Peyton as we should. We played our worst game on offense." The Seattle Seahawks claimed afterward they had deciphered the Broncos' hand signals and knew what play was coming. "We were aware of everything they were doing on defense too," Gase said. "They didn't do anything unusual. We just didn't execute. They did."

Maintaining motivation key in Seahawks’ quest to another championship | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Not since 2005 has the reigning Super Bowl champion won even a playoff game the next season, a trend the Seahawks seem well-equipped to buck.

Panthers, Chiefs, Seahawks among teams set to take a step back -
Gil Brandt eyes six postseason participants from 2013 that are poised to stumble -- and says Alex Smith's Kansas City Chiefs should be worried about falling back out of the playoff pack.

Doug Baldwin talks 'Game of Thrones,' compares teammates to characters in series
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin tells us about his latest obsession with the HBO fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones'

Most heated position battle in training camp? Just might be right tackle | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks preach competition at every position, and at all times, as a hallmark of their program. But realistically, as the off-season ended and summer break began, four of five spots on the offensive line appear set. Center Max Unger, left guard James Carpenter and right guard J.R. Sweezy appeared to take every snap with the number...

Five things from the offseason work | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
A little less than five weeks until training camp. So, we’ll look at five things from the offseason:

Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: NFL record | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
If there’s a team streak that is as unbreakable as they come, it’s this — and unlike my overrated choice (see below), there isn’t a fluky thing about it. It would not shock me if, 50 years from now — God willing I am around to find out — this one remains atop the mountain.

Trivia: Single-Season Leaders in Net Rushing Yards —
At the end of my Seahawks-Saints playoff preview, I came up with (what I thought was) a pretty neat bit of trivia:

NFL - Why the New England Patriots' passing offense should be better in 2014 - ESPN
Only two teams -- the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears -- outscored the New England Patriots last season, the latter by a single point.

Nick Foles Quarterback Tendencies: Screen Passes Galore - Bleeding Green Nation
Screen passes galore.

Marcus Lattimore wants Frank Gore's job, but he'll have to contend with Carlos Hyde - Niners Nation
Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde will compete for the honor of trying to wrest the football out of Frank Gore's hands. Good luck!

Broncos' Peyton Manning: Retirement not on my radar -
Peyton Manning mused earlier this offseason that retirement isn't "far off," but that turned out to be a relative term. Find out what the Denver Broncos QB will miss most when he finally does hang up his cleats.

Steelers, Packers tinker with technology in practice -
Coaches Mike Tomlin and Mike McCarthy are testing innovative technologies with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, respectively. What are the two teams trying out -- and will such tinkering yield an edge?

Darnell Dockett deletes tweet about divorce, not blaming O.J. Simpson -
Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. But on Saturday, the Cardinals player probably would've been better off saying nothing at all.

The evolution of scouting | National Football Post
Reflections on the profession from a scout of three decades.