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Wilson, Luck smart but different quarterbacks

Doug Baldwin does not want to be in the middle of this debate.


Seahawks’ Wilson not worried about sophomore slump

What do you do for an encore after leading your team to the brink of the NFC championship as a surprise rookie starting quarterback? If you’re Russell Wilson, you move …


Players make effort to keep Pro Bowl alive

HONOLULU — A handful of shenanigans and plenty of points – yet still another ho-hum Pro Bowl. Whether the NFL’s all-star game will return next season is a something the …


A Pro Bowler

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has been added to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl after Atlanta’s Matt Ryan withdrew due to an injury. Wilson …


Wilson-Griffin matchup sets up defining moment

Nothing inspires hope quite like a young quarterback. It is the NFL equivalent of a blank check, a license to dream, and in this quarterback-driven league the only thing more …


Carroll places trust in rookie quarterback

RENTON, Wash. – The auditorium is usually reserved for coach Pete Carroll during the season and the occasional first-round draft pick being introduced in the spring. After months of standing …


Carroll’s makeover of Seahawks pays dividends with playoff berth

Pete Carroll was thrilled to be in the postseason but knew it was a mirage. Two seasons ago, in his first venture back in the NFL from the college game, …


Sixkiller admires Wilson

Growing up in Ashland, Ore., all-state in three sports, Sonny Sixkiller’s wish was to stay close to home and play quarterback for Dee Andros at Oregon State. Sixkiller was fast …


Second chance for Seahawks who face Cardinals again

There may not be a second chance to make a first impression, but Seattle will get its first chance at redemption against Arizona today. This was the team the Seahawks …


Wilson heroics draw praise

RENTON, Wash. – The distances the Seattle Seahawks offense needed to cover late in regulation and then again in overtime left plenty of opportunity, as coach Pete Carroll put it, …


Jets’ Sanchez a caretaker, not yet a playmaker

Mark Sanchez knows what it’s like to be Russell Wilson. It was only three years ago Sanchez was the rookie quarterback who was young and fun, starting for a playoff …


Seahawks found what worked for Wilson

RENTON, Wash. – A frustrating loss at St. Louis in Week 4 sent Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in search of ways to make his offense more productive.


Seahawks had more than Wilson to blame for loss

Perhaps it should have been expected that if Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson (pictured right) was going to endure an ugly performance early in his first season, it would be …


Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson playing within the system

SEATTLE – Of all the rookies who began the season as their team’s starting quarterback over the past 20 years, only one attempted fewer passes than Russell Wilson through five …


Seahawks don’t need big stats from Wilson

SEATTLE – Of all the rookies who began the season as their team’s starting quarterback over the past 20 years, only one attempted fewer passes than Russell Wilson through five …


Seahawks continue to struggle on third down

SEATTLE – The training wheels have to come off. Or the handcuffs need to be loosened or the leash lengthened. A variety of metaphors has been invoked to call for …


Seahawks fail on third-down conversions

SEATTLE – The training wheels have to come off. Or the handcuffs need to be loosened or the leash lengthened.


Big numbers missing so far from Seattle pass game

RENTON, Wash. – In the process of winning the job during the preseason, one thing that stood out about Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was his dynamic ability to throw …


Doubters beware

Apparently his college career wasn’t sufficient to answer all the questions about his capability of playing quarterback in the NFL. He had succeeded at two colleges, led his team to …


Seahawks’ Wilson stands tall despite height

Apparently his college career wasn’t sufficient to answer all the questions about his capability of playing quarterback in the NFL.


Seahawks rookie Wilson ready for anything

RENTON, Wash. — Facing 80 yards and needing a touchdown with less than five minutes to play, Russell Wilson felt right at home.


Seahawks coach Carroll doesn’t go by the book

SEATTLE – Conventional doesn’t suit Pete Carroll. Never did in college. Certainly doesn’t calling the shots in the NFL. Since taking control of the Seattle Seahawks, he’s given second chances …


Wilson named Seahawks starter; Owens cut

A day that began with some prominent subtractions from Seattle’s roster ended with a definitive statement: Rookie Russell Wilson will start the season at quarterback. “He’s earned this job,” coach …


Seahawks QB Wilson let his play do the educating

Turns out the education of a rookie quarterback can be a two-way street. Because as much as Russell Wilson says he has to learn, he’s also teaching a franchise, a …


Staking his claim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s going to take a lot more than one dazzling performance against the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-team defense to surprise Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. …


Commentary: Carroll rolls dice with QB Wilson

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll stepped to the podium adjacent to the practice field Tuesday afternoon, looking as defiant as a middleweight champion announcing his next title defense. Staring into …


Commentary: Carroll rolls dice with QB Wilson

Pete Carroll stepped to the podium adjacent to the practice field Tuesday afternoon, looking as defiant as a middleweight champion announcing his next title defense.


Seahawks owe Wilson shot at starting

If Russell Wilson doesn’t start the Seahawks’ third exhibition game Friday in Kansas City, it will be an abdication of coach Pete Carroll’s strategy in camp, as well as his …


Wilson guides Seahawks past Denver

DENVER - Yes, Russell Wilson was playing against Denver’s backups.


Flynn will start Seahawks’ second preseason game

RENTON, Wash. – Even though Pete Carroll insists the competition is ongoing, it is clear Matt Flynn is the leading contender to be the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback when the …