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Hawks have had mixed success with high draft picks

The first loss in Seattle Seahawks history came not on the field but with the flip of a coin. The Seahawks lost a coin toss leading up to the 1976 …


Success in later rounds key to draft

The importance of the No. 4 overall draft pick has not been lost on local Seattle Seahawks fans, but that doesn’t mean that Tim Ruskell and Co. will pack up …


Seahawks won’t draft out of necessity

The Seattle Seahawks’ collective brain trust uses no crutches to help explain the pitiful four months that made up the 2008 NFL season. Yes, injuries were a huge part of …


Seahawks’ changes affect draft

Through all the front-office transitions, from Bob Whitsitt to Bob Ferguson to the current era under Tim Ruskell, the Seattle Seahawks have long been Mike Holmgren’s team. The offense-minded coach …


It’s fourth down for Seahawks

OK, Seattle Seahawks fans. Now’s the time to dictate the franchise’s future. Would you rather have the next Walter Payton? Or the next Cedric Benson?


Next chapter in Oher’s life: NFL draft

Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher’s life is an open book. Literally. Oher’s story was chronicled in a best-selling book “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” by Michael …


Video replay on loose ball highlights new NFL rules

Ed Hochuli and other NFL referees can rest easier after team owners passed a rule Wednesday in Dana Point, Calif., allowing video replays on a loose ball that could be …


Warner signs two-year deal with Cardinals

One month after Kurt Warner nearly led the Cardinals to a comeback win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl, he decided to remain with Arizona. The 37-year-old quarterback …


Search for players off Florida coast called off

The Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for two NFL players and another man whose boat capsized off Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it doesn’t …


Two NFL players remain missing; one man rescued

The Coast Guard on Monday narrowed the search area for two NFL players and a third man missing since a weekend fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast after crews …


Search narrows for NFL players off Fla. Gulf Coast

TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard says it has narrowed the search area for two NFL players and another man whose overturned boat was found off the Florida Gulf Coast.


Coast Guard searches for NFL players

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard searched off Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday for a fishing boat carrying NFL players Corey Smith and Marquis Cooper and two other men missing …


Patriots trade Cassel, Vrabel to Chiefs

The New England Patriots sent Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs and a message to their own fans: Don’t worry about Tom Brady’s knee. One question, though, remained.


Buccaneers release older veterans before deadline

Eleven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks was released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday, part of a purge of veterans to help Tampa Bay get ready for free agency. Cut along …


Different routes, same destination

INDIANAPOLIS – Patrick Chung and Rulon Davis arrived at this week’s NFL scouting combine with wildly different perspectives. Chung, the 21-year-old safety from Oregon, describes himself as cocky and ready …


Harrison, Colts may be done

INDIANAPOLIS – Marvin Harrison’s reluctance to take a pay cut could mark the end of his career in Indianapolis. Colts president Bill Polian told reporters Sunday at the NFL’s annual …


Panthers tag Peppers

Julius Peppers was slapped with the franchise player tag by Carolina on Thursday, making it more difficult for the star defensive end to get his wish and leave the Panthers. …


Aloha means goodbye for Pro Bowl in Hawaii

KAPOLEI, Hawaii – The Pro Bowl is bidding aloha to the islands after Sunday’s game following a 30-year run. Next year’s Pro Bowl will be played in Miami a week …


Big Ben a worthy hero

The last time he was at the Super Bowl, Ben Roethlisberger knew he barely survived. Three years ago, he was the kid who was being asked to simply manage a …


Amazing battle of big plays

TAMPA, Fla. – Within seconds everything kept changing. This is how it is in today’s NFL. The greatness doesn’t come over long drives with plenty of grinding and banging by …


Warner’s chance at history comes up short

TAMPA, Fla. – As the ball slipped out of his hand and to the plush turf with 7 seconds to play, the chance for history was lost for Kurt Warner. …


Norman Chad: Team of Destiny reaches end of run in Tampa

On this day of destiny, the Team of Destiny had a date with destiny. Alas, the Pittsburgh Steelers spit in destiny’s face and chewed up destiny’s darlings. And, so, my …


Pittsburgh sets black-and-gold NFL standard

TAMPA, Fla. – They stand alone now, as true royalty must. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the Yankees. Without the tabloid headlines.


Steely determination

TAMPA, Fla. – When the Pittsburgh Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl three years ago, the franchise dubbed it “one for the thumb.” Sunday night’s 27-23 victory over the Arizona …


Title contest features contrasts

TAMPA, Fla. – Dynasty vs. doormat. The Pittsburgh Steelers have signified success in the Super Bowl era with their stable ownership, brilliant coaching and throwback style. A victory today would …


Rush toward the title

TAMPA, Fla. – For the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, today’s Super Bowl is about the rush. For Arizona, it will be rushing the ball to give quarterback Kurt Warner …


Super Bowl catalyzes two distinct groups

If you need convincing that Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into a national holiday, consider this: It’s now possible to hear arguments about the proper way to observe the occasion. …


Innovator LeBeau never shows his age

TAMPA, Fla. – He is a master of disguise, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau once was actor Michael Caine’s double in a movie. …


Goodell: NFL not immune

TAMPA, Fla. – Despite fears of a worsening economy and potential labor problems, commissioner Roger Goodell tried to be upbeat Friday. In his state of the NFL address at the …


Sackmasters head Hall of Fame finalists

TAMPA, Fla. – The art of the sack was never lost on these five guys: Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Claude Humphrey, Richard Dent and John Randle. Among the greatest practitioners …