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Seahawks choose to ignore cold, hard statistics

SEATTLE – The paint-by-numbers picture isn’t pretty for Seattle, but coach Pete Carroll has a way to change that: He turns a blind eye to the league’s statistics. “I’m not …


Second-half surge helps Hawks top Panthers

SEATTLE – An up-and-down season appeared to be headed toward rock bottom Sunday. Hosting the team with the NFL’s worst record, Seattle inexplicably found itself trailing by two touchdowns early …


Seattle can’t afford defeat

RENTON, Wash. – No game is bigger than the next in the world of Pete Carroll, but when you’ve lost four of five and are walking the fine line between …


Seahawks sputter without injured WR

RENTON, Wash. – It wasn’t a secret the type of season Mike Williams was having. But just how much the Seattle Seahawks’ offense had come to rely on the 6-foot-5 …


Seahawks offense stalls; defense can’t stop Kansas City

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks didn’t lose to Kansas City on Sunday. They submitted. Trailing by 18 points and down their starting center, Matt Hasselbeck took a knee with a …


Hawks’ season at tipping point

SEATTLE – The homestretch starts today. The Seahawks have played only two games at Qwest Field the previous eight weeks, and now they will play four of their next six …


Seahawks WRs understated, underestimated

RENTON, Wash. – Ben Obomanu plays a position known for personality, yet he’s a wide receiver so quiet you might not know he’s in the room. He was his high …


Seahawks focused on stopping run

RENTON, Wash. – This is not the best week for Seattle to suddenly start questioning the problems with its run defense. Not with the best ground team in the NFL …


Took time for Carroll to trust his quarterback

SEATTLE — The relationship could have been described as an arranged marriage. Pete Carroll was the coach hired to reshape the entire franchise, Matt Hasselbeck the quarterback he inherited.


College football temple of greed

Auburn’s Cam Newton might be guilty of something – most likely, trying to earn a somewhat honest living from his athletic skills – but it reminds me that folks like …


Seahawks struggle in red zone in loss to Saints

NEW ORLEANS — The Seahawks needed a nearly flawless performance to come away with a win over the defending Super Bowl champions. Facing the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome …


Bush, Carroll retain reverence

NEW ORLEANS – Many of the spectacular memories Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll made during their time together at Southern California are no longer recognized by the NCAA. The New …


Seahawks sense stability in the air

RENTON, Wash. – His locker is located in the corner, which is fitting. Russell Okung was selected to be a cornerstone at left tackle. A piece of bedrock to build …


Hasselbeck presses on despite annoying wrist injury

RENTON, Wash. – “OK, so who wants to tie my shoes?” Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck asked. The question was hilarious. It just wasn’t a joke. At least not entirely.


Hawks play waiting game for QB starter

SEATTLE – The afternoon stirred memories of the past. Matt Hasselbeck’s 333 passing yards on Sunday were a reminder that it wasn’t all that long ago he was a quarterback …


Hawks bounce back

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Matt Hasselbeck was brilliant until he cracked a bone in his left wrist. Even that didn’t stop him altogether. The Seattle quarterback, out last week with a …


Seahawks, Cards vie for lead in 4-way race for West

When the Seattle Seahawks take the field today, they’ll be a .500 team looking for answers after a pair of blowout losses. They’ll also be looking to extend their lead …


Hasselbeck suffered with Seahawks fans

RENTON, Wash. – Start by naming the months in reverse order. Now count backward in increments of seven starting at 100. Oops, forgot to tell you to do that with …


Carroll loses sleep over skid

RENTON, Wash. – The last time Seattle coach Pete Carroll lost consecutive games was his first season at Southern California – nine years ago. It’s not something he’s accustomed to …


Hawks must get better fast; promising start falling by wayside

SEATTLE – The Seahawks’ 4-4 record is fittingly ambiguous. Not half bad. Not altogether good. Were the Seahawks as promising as they looked at 4-2 or as abjectly miserable as …


Seahawks blown out for second straight week

SEATTLE – Six games into the season, the Seattle Seahawks were on a roll and in first place. Two weeks later? Let’s just say things have taken a drastic turn …


Seahawks haven’t lost at Qwest this season

RENTON, Wash. – It’s easy to look at the Seattle Seahawks, a beat-up team coming off of a 30-point loss, then look at their opponent – a New York Giants …


Seahawks will start Whitehurst at QB

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks acquired Charlie Whitehurst in the offseason because they felt he could someday be an effective starting quarterback in the NFL. The plan was not, …


Seahawks’ Pitts completes grueling 14-month recovery

RENTON, Wash. – At the age of 30, eight seasons into an accomplished NFL career, Chester Pitts’ knee was a mess. And after suffering a season-ending injury in the second …


Injuries force Carroll to constantly revamp Seahawks roster

The Seahawks begin Wednesday with three vacancies on their 53-man roster and two former Pro Bowlers available on the league’s waiver wire. Just don’t spend the day expecting the arrival …


Little goes right for Seahawks as Raiders roll

OAKLAND, Calif. – If there was any doubt that this wasn’t the Seahawks’ day, it was sufficiently erased late in the third quarter. Before Sunday’s game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum …


Seattle must contend with Oakland’s speed

OAKLAND, Calif. – They are the most notorious fans in the NFL and they are proud of it, selling T-shirts that testify to their infamy. The Raiders’ Black Hole grew …


Rebuilding Raiders look to rekindle winning ways

SEATTLE – Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable is a product of Snohomish, Wash., where he played for one of the state’s legendary high-school coaches, Dick Armstrong. But while he grew …


Seattle places faith in rookies

RENTON, Wash. – Before arriving at Southern California, Pete Carroll held the same belief as most coaches at the college and professional levels: Playing freshmen and rookies equals mistakes and …


Seattle DBs thrive in defensive scheme

RENTON, Wash. – NFL defensive backs earn their living covering receivers, but in the Seattle Seahawks’ defense, they’re getting to have a little extra fun this season. While locking down …