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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Three takes: Misses, mistakes the difference between this Seahawks team and ones in the past

The Seahawks won nine games in the 2017 season. They needed to win 11. Or to win the right 10. There were more than enough reasons they came up short.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:23 a.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Washington State’s secretive nature regarding Luke Falk was the first of many poor decisions

This one may have been decided before the first kickoff, which featured the first of many poor Washington State decisions.


Three takes: Patchwork Seahawks put an end to Cowboys’ season using defense

It’s not Pete Carroll’s team. It’s Dr. Frankenstein’s. The Seattle Seahawks cobbled together some spare parts to put together one of their best defensive performances of the season Sunday in …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Three takes: Behind a flurry of mistakes, Seahawks take a step back with loss to Jaguars

Russell Wilson came out of the win over Philadelphia last week a bit like the shiny new ornament on the Christmas tree. Everyone was talking about Wilson as an MVP …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Three takes: It just makes sense that Apple Cup should mean more

What is it Einstein reportedly said about doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result?


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Seahawks’ three takes: Looking for a scapegoat? Try Pete Carroll

Add in a possible three points. And an extra time out at the end. Different outcome? Maybe. But Pete Carroll decided to forgo those opportunities in the Seattle Seahawks’ 34-31 …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Washington State’s offense does just enough to back up high-flying defensive performance

Veteran sports writer Vince Grippi gives his three takes on Washington State’s 33-25 win over Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.


Three takes: Seahawks show need for discipline in 22-16 win over Cardinals

Some not-so-idle thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks’ 22-16 victory Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals while trying to readjust the color settings on the television, wondering what defines a catch …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 5:08 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Luke Falk goes out in style

Veteran sports writer Vince Grippi gives his takes on WSU’s win over Stanford.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Arizona exploits breakdowns in Washington State’s defense for big win

Mike Leach may gamble on offense, but he likes his defense to stay solid, especially against the running game.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 11:57 p.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Cougars bounce back with some new faces

Following Washington State’s first loss of the season at California, the Cougars returned to Martin Stadium on Saturday night trying to avoid a second.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 12:20 a.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Tim DeRyuter’s aggressive Cal defense thwarts Cougars

When Justin Wilcox was hired as California’s head coach last January, one of his first calls went to Tim DeRuyter. Friday night in the 37-3 upset of No. 8 Washington …


Three takes: This is defense Seahawks fans expected

This is the defense Seahawk fans have been waiting for all season.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 12:47 a.m.

Vince Grippi’s three takes: Luke Falk another step closer to winningest Washington State quarterback after victory over USC

Luke Falk holds every Washington State passing mark. But more importantly, he’s closing in Jason Gesser’s school record of most wins by a starting quarterback.