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  1. Defense still key for NFL champions?

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks faced each other in the 2013 preseason, I remember thinking the game had a regular-season feel to it. There was an edge to both teams that felt misplaced for August. Peyton Manning and Russell W...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  2. Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, frustrated over the absence of a late pass-interference call in Super Bowl XLVII, might not embrace a stat ESPN's John Clayton dug up for his latest "Inside the Huddle" video (above). I can help on that front, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  3. Memory Lane: Tatupu, Hutch revisited

    Mike Sando

    Two moves making NFL headlines Saturday recall the Seattle Seahawks' finest season. Lofa Tatupu's contract agreement with Atlanta came just as Minnesota was releasing seven-time All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson. Both players earned Pro Bowl honors w...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Seattle Super Bowl?

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Levine's report about the Seattle Seahawks hoping to bring a Super Bowl to the Northwest sent me back through notes to a 2002 interview with team owner Paul Allen. The Seahawks were about to open their new stadium at the time, so it was natu...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  5. Mailbag: Super Bowl play recalled 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Greg from Seattle thought Victor Cruz's first-quarter non-fumble in the Super Bowl, rendered irrelevant by a penalty for 12 men on the field, resembled the forward-progress call involving Ahmad Bradshaw that hurt San Francisco during the 49ers' game...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Okung's injury

    Mike Sando

    The whistle had just blown when the Philadelphia Eagles' Trent Cole, apparently frustrated by Russell Okung's aggressive tactics, flipped the Seattle Seahawks' left tackle onto the ground in one violent motion. There's a chance Okung suffered a se...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  7. Hawks wouldn't be same minus Beast Mode

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The last time the Seattle Seahawks shelled out top dollar for a running back, Shaun Alexander went into Ceased Mode. The former MVP took the money and couldn't find anywhere to run. He was finished within a couple of years. That caution...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  8. Silver linings: Seahawks at Cowboys

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 2-6 with a 23-13 road defeat to the Dallas Cowboys. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 135 yards, his highest total since Seattle acquired ...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  9. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Huge weekend for sack opportunities: The Seattle Seahawks, having allowed a league-high 28 sacks, must contend with the Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware, who collected four of his 12 last week. The San Francisc...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  10. Frank Gore's contract follows usual form

    Mike Sando

    Not once can I recall an NFL player receiving more money than expected from a team. Frank Gore's new deal with the San Francisco 49ers follows the usual pattern, as Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com details. The deal was widely and accurately repo...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  11. Seeking a 40 time for Walter Jones statue

    Mike Sando

    Walter Jones was the best player on the best teams in Seattle Seahawks history. In my view, there wasn't a close second on those mid-2000s teams even though quite a few players reached Pro Bowls. One, Shaun Alexander, was league MVP. It's fitti...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  12. Chat wrap: Rams missed on Sidney Rice?

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat was the funnest in a while. We can thank free agency for providing additional angles for consideration. I'll pass along a few highlights before following up with additional thoughts at the bottom. Nathan from Washington, D.C...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  13. Adventures in drafting NFL running backs

    Mike Sando

    Every NFC West team has needs greater than running back heading into the 2011 NFL draft. There are still issues at the position. The St. Louis Rams could stand to upgrade and diversify their depth behind Steven Jackson. The San Francisco 49e...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  14. Reading tea leaves at Jake Locker's pro day

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The guest list for Jake Locker's pro day at the University of Washington offered up a few surprises. Former Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander, in town on business, dropped by the Dempsey Indoor facility. Former NFL officiati...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  15. Marshawn Lynch could help passing game

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck provided insight Wednesday into how newly acquired running back Marshawn Lynch might help the Seattle Seahawks' entire offense, not just its running game. "I don't know if we've ever had a guy like him," Hasselbeck told...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  16. Inside the Russell Okung negotiations

    Mike Sando

    The contract stalemate between the Seattle Seahawks and first-round choice Russell Okung reached four days Tuesday, a surprise and disappointment for all involved. Coach Pete Carroll described the situation as "clear-cut" when speaking with report...

    Blog | August 03, 2010