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  1. What do Manziel, Wilson have in common?

    Tom Carpenter

    As we put a bow on the 2014 NFL season Sunday, it is difficult to see any similarities between Russell Wilson, who is in his second Super Bowl in three NFL seasons, and Johnny Manziel, who was an epic flop as a rookie. About the only one that stands ...

    Blog | February 01, 2015
  2. Footwork key for Newton Saturday?

    Tom Carpenter

    Any quarterback who has to enter the Seattle Seahawks house and do battle will have his work cut out. That will be no different for Cam Newton this weekend. Coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Newton's footwork was sloppy last week against the Ari...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  3. Off-field buzz getting to Marshawn Lynch?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's no secret that the buzz of late is that the Seattle Seahawks are likely to cut ties with RB Marshawn Lynch during the offseason. He will carry a salary-cap hit of $8.5 million; money they could use to add other players or extend current ones, li...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. Who would replace Marshawn Lynch?

    Tom Carpenter

    All signs are pointing to Marshawn Lynch playing on Sunday, despite being listed as questionable with a calf injury, but nothing is definitive as of early Sunday morning. His long-term future with the Seattle Seahawks also lacks certainty, as the ...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  5. Why has Harvin been struggling?

    Tom Carpenter

    Back in Week 1, Percy Harvin looked exactly like the play-making force the Seattle Seahawks hoped he would be before he missed nearly all of last season. Working as a receiver and rusher, he totaled 100 yards on 11 touches. Since then, though, he's d...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  6. Should we be concerned about Foles?

    Tom Carpenter

    It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. No, I'm not paraphrasing Charles Dickens here, I'm talking about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and his performance during Sunday's tilt with the Jacksonville Jaguars It was the wors...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. How will Rodgers handle noise in SEA?

    Tom Carpenter

    The 2014 NFL campaign finally kicks off Thursday evening, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks, which have the best home-field advantage in the league. How have they been preparing to deal with the deafening environment at CenturyLin...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  8. When will QB Wilson get his payday?

    Tom Carpenter

    Part of the reason why the Seattle Seahawks have been able to build and keep a deeply talented roster is that their star quarterback, Russell Wilson, is being paid a mere pittance -- at least in terms of NFL contracts. His salary-cap hit is just $817...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  9. Will Terrelle Pryor make the cut?

    Tom Carpenter

    With a versatile, athletic quarterback atop their depth chart in Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks have doubled down on mobile backups. Tarvaris Jackson has spent the past two season as Wilson's top backup, and they rolled the dice on Terrelle Pry...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  10. Draft key to Seahawks' salary cap?

    Tom Carpenter

    Part of the reason why the Seattle Seahawks have been able to put together such a formidable roster is that they have had recent success in the draft. Taking advantage of the current CBA, which slots rookie contracts at affordable prices, the Seahawk...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  11. 5th-year option for Seahawks' Carpenter?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Seattle Seahawks got 12 starts out of guard James Carpenter last season, including the Super Bowl. Pro Football Focus graded him out 34th among 81 guards in pass blocking, but he was far worse in run blocking, where he graded out at No. 72. Wi...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  12. Will Pryor remain a QB with Seahawks?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Seattle Seahawks gave up next to nothing (a seventh-round pick) to acquire Terrelle Pryor from the Oakland Raiders on Monday. They already have Russell Wilson atop the QB depth chart, veteran backup Tarvaris Jackson as his backup and B.J. Daniel...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  13. Potential landing spots for Sanchez

    Tom Carpenter

    Now that the New York Jets have officially released QB Mark Sanchez, he can sign with any team he chooses. Despite his ups and downs as a starting quarterback, Sanchez should draw a fair amount of interest; not as a starter, but as someone who has th...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  14. Can Seahawks get passing attack going?

    Tom Carpenter

    After an 11-1 start, the Seattle Seahawks stumbled a bit late in the season, losing two of their final four games. Not coincidentally, QB Russell Wilson's production dwindled over that stretch. In those first dozen games, Wilson threw 22 touchdowns a...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  15. NFL - Top questions facing NFL contenders

    Field Yates

    Field Yates looks into the biggest weaknesses for top NFL contenders. Do the New England Patriots, for example, have enough offensive threats?

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2013
  16. NFL Future Power Rankings - Projecting every franchise entering 2...

    ESPN Insider Staff

    Insider NFL analysts Mel Kiper, Gary Horton, Matt Williamson, Field Yates and Herm Edwards break down every NFL team in five key categories to see how the league might stack up three years from now entering the 2016 season.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013