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#HotSportsTakes: Marshawn Lynch and the Prescription for Me-First Disease (DK NOTE: THIS IS SATIRE) «
Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let’s talk about Marshawn Lynch and a winning culture.

Tackling: The Rugby Ideal and the NFL’s Catch 22 | SplitCoverage
The NFL has a problem when it comes to tackling. For years players have been launching themselves face first at opponents to knock them to the ground and make the tackle, notching a stat on the unofficial tally and doing untold damage to their brains and the brains of those they’re hitting.

How Seattle Seahawks can keep Super Bowl window open - NFL - ESPN
Swank homes in the distance along Lake Washington's shoreline provided a fitting backdrop for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider during lunch in the team's cafeteria Sunday. The football picture has never been prettier in Seattle, but as with those waterfront dream homes, the Seahawks will require maintenance. A hefty bill coming due raises questions about sustainability for the defending Super Bowl champs, and they know it.

Seahawks add Eric Winston, McCoy injures Achilles | Seahawks Draft Blog
Replacing Breno Giacomini isn’t going to be easy. Today’s addition of veteran right tackle Eric Winston explains why.

Richard Sherman on team’s attitude: ‘You would think we went 0-16′ | Q13 FOX News
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says an ‘internal fire’ among the players will prevent the team from taking games for granted this season. “You would think we went 0-16,” he says of his teammates’ attitude.

Seahawks training camp: Hawks go live on ESPN - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
As if the Seattle Seahawks weren’t under enough pressure in the first week of training camp, the Super Bowl champs had the eyes of the entire country on them Tuesday.

Pete Carroll Day 4 Training Camp Press Conference
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talks about the physical condition of the players, the ESPN live broadcast, and training camp as a whole thus far.

RENTON: Seahawks notebook: ESPN cameras at training camp don’t bother Hawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
K.J. Wright’s first training camp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 was a relatively low-key affair.

Former Gary Kubiak tackle Eric Winston joins Seahawks -
Now that veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston has ageed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, any lingering speculation about a potential reunion with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak can finally be put to rest.

New Seahawks tackle had one of best rants in recent years | Washington - Oregon - Idaho
Richard Sherman’s post-NFC Championship Game rant has become legend.

Seahawks' Paul Richardson still feeling fast with added weight - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
'I feel more explosive with the weight,' Seahawks rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson tells 'Bob and Groz' about the 20 pounds he says he's added since college. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Impressions from Jenks and Condotta | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
2, Rookie right tackle Justin Britt appeared to have a rough day during Tuesday’s practice. Carroll said the Seahawks matched up Britt opposite veteran defensive end Cliff Avril to make it as hard on him as possible, and it showed. It was another reminder that Britt has a long way to go, something offensive line coach Tom Cable said last week. And it’s part of the reason the Seahawks brought in veteran right tackle Eric Winston on Tuesday.

Extra Points: How might Anthony McCoy's potential loss impact the Seahawks? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
In today’s Extra Points video, Bob Condotta discusses how the injury and potential long-term loss of tight end Anthony McCoy could impact the Seahawks:

Niners' Jim Harbaugh: 'I am paid extremely well' -
Jim Harbaugh has yet to sign a new deal with the 49ers, but the coach promised that his contract situation won't be a distraction for San Francisco come September.

Raiders owner Mark Davis meets with San Antonio officials; possible move? -
If the city of Oakland doesn't work out for the Raiders, owner Mark Davis apparently has his eye on San Antonio.

2014 NFP preseason power rankings | National Football Post
We personally guarantee that each of you will find something within these rankings to blow your top over.

Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski headline our list of top tight ends |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

The All-22: How Eagles coach Chip Kelly makes his running backs better |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Winston saw a great opportunity in Seattle | ProFootballTalk
Veteran right tackle Eric Winston, who has started 16 games every year since 2007, will try to extend that streak in Seattle.  His decision to sign there comes after an extended stretch of free agency.  His patience apparently paid off.

Peterson, Cardinals talking, deal may or may not happen soon | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals and cornerback Patrick Peterson are close to a new contract.  Unless they aren't. Informed of the report from Yahoo Sports that a deal is close, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told PFT, "What does close mean?" Per the source, the two sides have been talking abou...

Bill Walsh and Joe Montana Must Change to Succeed —
The San Francisco Times September 23rd, 1981

Alternative Handcuffs - Draft Analysis -
Adam Levitan examines some non-RB handcuffing opportunities that can save a season, such as pairing Cody Latimer with Demaryius Thomas or Wes Welker.

Jay Gruden and Sean McVay are trying to maximize RG3. | : Dan Pompei Article
Robert Griffin III looks right. He looks left. Waits. Looks right again. The pocket closes and he takes off, easily outrunning any of his defensive teammates who are in pursuit. Then, as a defender from the backfield draws an angle on Griffin, he slides. The fans at the Bon Secours Training Center roar in approval. "Thank you Gruden! Way to go! Thank you."

Torn Achilles feared for Anthony McCoy; Seahawks sign Eric Winston, Terrell Thomas - July 29, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
A few new faces and the first big injury were the top storylines from day four of Seattle Seahawks training camp.

Peterson’s deal technically makes him the highest paid corner in new money | ProFootballTalk
Continuing a trend among highly-paid cornerbacks to announce their new contracts via Twitter with basic financial information, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has informed the tweet-watching world that he has signed a five-year, $70 million extension with $48 million guaranteed.

Peterson, Cards claim NFC West is theirs for the taking
"Technically, we were beating Seattle's ass here," defensive tackle Darnell Dockett told USA TODAY Sports. "They won the game, but you mean physically? San Francisco, physically? We dogged San Fran (in Week 6). They won the game in the fourth quarter. We turned the ball over and they ran the ball in. "They won the game, don't get me wrong. We can't take that from them. But it was never like, 'Oh, they're going to just kill 'em when they come up there.'"

As Marshawn Lynch holdout continues, fines could also include his bonus | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Besides the $30,000 for each day Marshawn Lynch misses, the Seahawks could begin to fine a percentage of his $1.5 million bonus over the next several days.

Seahawks Camp Report: Day 4 - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Seattle Seahawks training camp:

Quotes, video: Eric Winston happy to be in Seattle | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
One of the newest Seahawks, right tackle Eric Winston, talked to the media today after practice about signing with Seattle, his possible role on the team this year, and more. Here’s the official transcript with some video at the bottom:

Pete Carroll on injuries, punt returner, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s the official transcript of what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say after practice today:

RENTON: NFL veteran Winston slips right into line | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
The Seahawks believe journeyman Eric Winston will compete for snaps at right tackle and bring valuable experience to the entire unit