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Carroll, Belichick disagree on whether the Super Bowl is “fun”

Carroll, Belichick disagree on whether the Super Bowl is “fun”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed mutual respect at their joint press conference this morning, but they also showed what different men they are. That was true from the very beginning, when Carroll enthused at the start…
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  • Vague Job Outline Leads to Defining Role With Seahawks

    Vague Job Outline Leads to Defining Role With Seahawks

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    As the Seahawks’ defensive passing game specialist, Rocky Seto deals with the minutiae of the game as the “detail guy.”
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  • San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Team

    San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Team

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    The owners of the San Francisco 49ers football team have purchased a stake in Sacramento's minor league Republic soccer club, the second major team to do so this week in an effort to bolster the club's chances of winning major league status.
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  • Seahawks' D Could Earn Spot in NFL Lore With Super Bowl Win

    Seahawks' D Could Earn Spot in NFL Lore With Super Bowl Win

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.
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  • Kam Chancellor added to last injury report of the year

    Kam Chancellor added to last injury report of the year

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    The final injury report of the season is out, and it’s not a dramatic one. Which, of course, is part of the reason these two teams are here. The only real change on the report Friday is that Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was listed as a limited partici…
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  • Record Defense Is Why Seattle Will Win 2nd Straight

    Record Defense Is Why Seattle Will Win 2nd Straight

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.
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  • Seahawks wide receivers have a message: Don't underestimate us

    Seahawks wide receivers have a message: Don't underestimate us

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    PHOENIX — Doug Baldwin went on a tirade after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC championship game in dramatic fashion, which came off as fairly amusing. "I want y'all to write this down," Baldwin said at the time. "Write this down, OK? Rem…
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  • Packers fire special teams coach Slocum

    Packers fire special teams coach Slocum

    Less than two weeks after a pair of botched special-teams plays cost the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy fired special-teams coordinator Shawn Slocum on Friday.
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  • Underwear company backing Marshawn Lynch

    Underwear company backing Marshawn Lynch

    PHOENIX -- If Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch goes rogue on Sunday in the Super Bowl and decides do another lewd gesture after a touchdown, some good could come out it. ESPN’s Adam Schefter learned that underwear brand MeUndies.com has agre…
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  • Belichick Sees 'Relentless' Seattle as Model for Others

    Belichick Sees 'Relentless' Seattle as Model for Others

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    New England head coach Bill Belichick is not known for heaping compliments on his own team, but when it comes to Sunday's Super Bowl opponents the Seattle Seahawks, the Patriots coach has not been shy in expressing his admiration.
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  • Rainy day in Arizona forces Seahawks indoors for practice

    Rainy day in Arizona forces Seahawks indoors for practice

    profootballtalk.com 16 hours ago
    The host committee has clearly gone overboard making the Seahawks feel at home, dialing up a cloudy, rainy day in Phoenix. As a result, the team that ought be to used to it is going inside. Via Peter King of Sports Illustrated, who is serving as the poo…
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  • What to Yell During the Super Bowl

    What to Yell During the Super Bowl

    deadspin.com 16 hours ago
    Not sure what things to yell during Sunday's Super Bowl match between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks? Here are a few ideas so you don't look stupid or uninformed in front of your close sports compatriots. Read more...
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  • San Diego mayor creates stadium task force, including Jim Steeg

    San Diego mayor creates stadium task force, including Jim Steeg

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    While Roger Goodell was talking about the potential for the Rams to move to Los Angeles, another possible suitor was talking about plans to stay put. Via David Garrick of U-T San Diego, mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a nine-member task force to create …
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  • How Will The Seahawks' Secondary Deal With Rob Gronkowski?

    How Will The Seahawks' Secondary Deal With Rob Gronkowski?

    deadspin.com 17 hours ago
    Richard Sherman might be the most vocal player in Seattle's hard-hitting, receiver-eating secondary known as the Legion of Boom, but he's far from the only key contributor. In fact, depending on his elbow's condition , Sherman might not even play a majo…
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  • Roger Goodell: No decisions yet on Rams, other teams moving to …

    Roger Goodell: No decisions yet on Rams, other teams moving to Los Angeles

    yahoo.com 17 hours ago
    PHOENIX — The NFL has not made iron-clad determinations on whether a specific league team is closing in on relocating to Los Angeles in the near future, commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday. “There have been no determinations of us going to Los Angele…
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  • Bret Bielema says talks to coach Dolphins in 2012 broke down ov…

    Bret Bielema says talks to coach Dolphins in 2012 broke down over Russell Wilson

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    Every team in the NFL except the Saints and Raiders passed on Russell Wilson at least once in the 2012 NFL Draft before the Seahawks selected him in the third round. If Bret Bielema had been able to convince the Dolphins that Wilson was worth taking ear…
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  • Goodell: League is committed to keeping teams in markets

    Goodell: League is committed to keeping teams in markets

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    Even though Rams owner Stan Kroenke has been doing more than just making eyes at Los Angeles, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated a degree of support for St. Louis. “We want all of our franchises to stay in their current market,” Goodell said, whe…
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  • Super Bowl 2015: Neil Graff’s Days With the Seahawks and Patrio…

    Super Bowl 2015: Neil Graff’s Days With the Seahawks and Patriots Did Not Go Unnoticed

    nytimes.com 19 hours ago
    Neil Graff, a financial adviser in Sioux Falls, S.D., was the starting quarterback for two Patriots games in 1975 and the first preseason game in Seahawks history, in 1976.
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  • Hernandez jurors can watch Super Bowl

    Hernandez jurors can watch Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The presiding judge in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial will allow jurors to watch the Super Bowl. According to ESPN’s Michelle Steele, Bristol (Mass.) County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said jurors can watch Sunday’s game between the Patriots and …
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  • Paul Allen, Seahawks' Quiet Rocker, Right on Time

    Paul Allen, Seahawks' Quiet Rocker, Right on Time

    nytimes.com 20 hours ago
    Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has the knack of being in the right place at the right time.
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  • Baseball scout thinks Tom Brady could have been a good catcher

    Baseball scout thinks Tom Brady could have been a good catcher

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    Tom Brady’s football accomplishments are certainly impressive, but if the Montreal Expos had their way, he might have never made it to the Super Bowl. Like Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Brady was once a baseball prospect as well, and the Expos us…
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  • 2015 Hall of Fame finalist: Kurt Warner

    2015 Hall of Fame finalist: Kurt Warner

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2015 class will be announced Jan. 31. The St. Louis Rams' Kurt Warner is one of 15 modern-era finalists. Warner's Hall of Fame case doesn't come with the longevity of others, but what he did in a short window combined wit…
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  • Video - Playing Through Injuries In The NFL 01:28

    Playing Through Injuries In The NFL

    Jan 30
    Seahawks players Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and Kevin Williams discuss playing while being hurt in the NFL.
  • Video - Hundreds Lose Out On Super Bowl Tickets 02:49

    Hundreds Lose Out On Super Bowl Tickets

    Jan 30
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses why hundreds of fans won't be going to Super Bowl XLIX after brokers and resale sites reneged on tickets that were already sold.
  • Video - 'Playbook': What makes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson so dangerous? 02:52

    'Playbook': What makes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson so dangerous?

    Jan 30
    The "Playbook" crew breaks down what makes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson such a dangerous threat for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
  • Video - 'Playbook': What makes Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch so lethal? 01:28

    'Playbook': What makes Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch so lethal?

    Jan 30
    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's 771 yards after contact was the second-highest mark in the NFL this regular season. Can the New England Patriots wrestle Beast Mode to the ground at the first opportunity this Sunday?

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