NFC West News and Rumors
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Vague Job Outline Leads to Defining Role With Seahawksnytimes.com 11 hours agoAs the Seahawks’ defensive passing game specialist, Rocky Seto deals with the minutiae of the game as the “detail guy.”Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers Buy Stake in Sacramento Soccer Teamnytimes.com 12 hours agoThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Seahawks' D Could Earn Spot in NFL Lore With Super Bowl Winnytimes.com 13 hours agoAs 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.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Record Defense Is Why Seattle Will Win 2nd Straightnytimes.com 13 hours agoThe 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoPHOENIX — 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…Upvote Share TweetLess 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.Upvote Share TweetPHOENIX -- 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Belichick Sees 'Relentless' Seattle as Model for Othersnytimes.com 16 hours agoNew 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Rainy day in Arizona forces Seahawks indoors for practiceprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
What to Yell During the Super Bowldeadspin.com 16 hours agoNot 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...Upvote Share Tweet
San Diego mayor creates stadium task force, including Jim Steegprofootballtalk.com 17 hours agoWhile 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 …Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com 17 hours agoRichard 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 17 hours agoPHOENIX — 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoEvery 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoEven 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Super Bowl 2015: Neil Graff’s Days With the Seahawks and Patriots Did Not Go Unnoticednytimes.com 19 hours agoNeil 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.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoThe 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Allen, Seahawks' Quiet Rocker, Right on Timenytimes.com 20 hours agoSeattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has the knack of being in the right place at the right time.Upvote Share Tweet
Baseball scout thinks Tom Brady could have been a good catcherprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoTom 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Playing Through Injuries In The NFLJan 30Seahawks players Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and Kevin Williams discuss playing while being hurt in the NFL.
Hundreds Lose Out On Super Bowl TicketsJan 30ESPN 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.
'Playbook': What makes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson so dangerous?Jan 30The "Playbook" crew breaks down what makes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson such a dangerous threat for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
'Playbook': What makes Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch so lethal?Jan 30Seattle 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?
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Bobby Wagner's healthy return sparked SeahawksJan 30Linebacker Bobby Wagner's return from injury in Week 12 sparked the Seahawks' late-season defensive surge, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
No surprise Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots reached Super Bowl - Cl…Jan 29Intriguing Seahawks-Patriots matchup is no surprise, and it should deliver another Super Bowl thriller, writes John Clayton.