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Seahawks Hire Brian Schottenheimer As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 16, 2018 6:46 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have hired Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator.

Schottenheimer's addition to the Seahawks' coaching staff comes less than a week after the team ended offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell's seven-year run in Seattle.

Schottenheimer was offensive coordinator of the Jets from 2006 until 2011 and for the Rams from 2012 until 2014. Schottenheimer was most recently quarterbacks coach of the Colts in 2016 and 2017.

Seattle is expected to run more of a college style offense to complement the abilities of Russell Wilson.  

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

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Seahawks Hire Ken Norton Jr. As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 15, 2018 5:57 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator.

Norton previously worked for the Seahawks from 2010 until 2014 as linebackers coach. Norton left the franchise to become defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Norton was fired during the 2017 season.

Norton was hired recently to join the San Francisco 49ers as linebackers coach.

The Seahawks had been expected to fire current defensive coordinator Kris Richard. Seattle previously has had Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator during Pete Carroll's tenure. The Seahawks had been linked to bringing back Bradley this offseason.

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Seahawks Considering College-Style Offense In 2018

Jan 13, 2018 9:37 AM

The Seattle Seahawks are considering running a college-style offense next season to take advantage of the mobility of Russell Wilson.

Wilson has typically made plays with his legs when his first reads are not available and the play breaks down.

The Seahawks could instead use Wilson's ability to scramble as part of the plan.

Seattle has interest in hiring Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. The Eagles' offense has some of those college concepts.

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Doug Baldwin: Seahawks Need To 'Really Buy In Again'

Jan 12, 2018 8:21 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have seen changes to their coaching staff this month, but Doug Baldwin has made it clear he feels the players were more at fault for this season's failures.

The Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable on Wednesday.

"They were great human beings in the time that I got to know them. They were great people," Baldwin said of the coaches. "I really enjoyed my time with them and got to know them as human beings, as men, and they really helped me, myself, and Russell Wilson obviously in our development, so they're part of that, as well. You take a third-round quarterback who a lot in the media said was too short to play the position, a receiver who they said was too short to play the position -- undrafted, at that -- and we went out there and played some spectacular football for a stretch.

"So I give a lot of credit to Darrell Bevell and to Tom Cable for their work, their development of players that they had that was available to them. They did an extraordinary job, and I do think as Bevell was our offensive coordinator, we broke every record that the Seahawks had offensively, so there's a lot to be said for that."

After a down season for the Seahawks, Baldwin wants to see the players recommit themselves.

"There’s a lot of things, but I think it all trickles down from us as building our culture and our environment in the locker room and in this building, obviously, this facility,” he said. “It starts with the top. [Coach Pete Carroll] has done a tremendous job in the past of preaching his philosophy and what he wants in the culture and the environment, and us as players, we’ve just got to go back to that, we’ve got to go back to the basics and really buy in again, because the formula is there; obviously, it’s there. We’ve been a very successful team the past six years, the past seven years. We’ve been to the playoffs consecutively, so the formula is still there. It’s just going back to the basics.

“I know a lot of people want to blow this up, make it bigger than what it is, but we’re not going to panic as players. We know the formula, we know what we have ahead of us, and we’re just going to go out there and do it.”

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Report: Seahawks Fire Darrell Bevell

Jan 10, 2018 8:30 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, according to sources.

Bevell spent seven seasons with the Seahawks. Seattle missed the playoffs for the first time since Bevell’s first season (2011).

Russell Wilson led the NFL in touchdown passes, but the offense was inconsistent all season.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2018 2:54 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Vikings, Rams, Saints, Steelers and Eagles.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Chargers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.


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Pete Carroll Calls Earl Thomas 'Come Get Me' Comments As Unfortunate

Dec 26, 2017 2:57 PM

Pete Carroll described comments from Earl Thomas in which he said "come get me" to the Dallas Cowboys as "unfortunate."

Thomas was heading into the Cowboys' locker room to talk with wide receiver Dez Bryant, a close friend, when he urged Jason Garrett to acquire him if he were to ever become available, telling the coach, "If ya'll got a chance to come get me, come get me!" The exchange was seen on video captured by the Dallas Morning News and the NFL Network.

Carroll spoke with Thomas after the incident.

"I sat with Earl afterwards and he was like, 'What do you mean?' He didn't think he did anything wrong at all. He didn't know," Carroll said. "He was just having fun and he was really excited about the game. He was a little bit [wanting to] rub it in a little bit and have a good time with it, and then he just said something into the future. When you read it, it comes across bad. But if he had another chance, he wouldn't say that again.

"He was really concerned about our fans. That was his first [thought], 'Geez, I don't want to make them think that I don't love being here' and all that. So he said what he could say to try to clear it up and all that."

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Seahawks Fined $100,000 For Failing To Follow Concussion Protocol

Dec 21, 2017 2:58 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have been fined $100,000 by the NFL for not following the appropriate protocol after Russell Wilson took a hit to the head.

The incident occurred in their Week 10 win against the Cardinals.

The league and the NFLPA determined through a joint review that "there was a failure in the application of the protocol following the tackle."

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Bobby Wagner Upset With Earl Thomas' Comments To Media

Dec 18, 2017 11:09 AM

Bobby Wagner responded sharply on Twitter to comments from Earl Thomas that Wagner shouldn't have played in Seattle's loss to the Rams due to an injured hamstring.

In a since-deleted tweet, Wagner told Thomas to "keep my name out yo mouth."

Thomas was asked how much injuries caught up to the defense of the Seahawks. The Seahawks have lost cornerback Richard Sherman, strong safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril to season-ending injuries. K.J. Wright didn't play on Sunday due to a concussion and Wagner was affected by his hamstring injury.

"To be totally honest," Thomas said, "I think the guys that played, you've got to give your hats off to Wags and a couple guys that played, but my personal opinion, I don't think they should have played. I think the backups would have did just as good. But the injuries -- Kam, Sherm, K.J. -- they definitely hurt today."

Thomas was asked how much Wagner seemed to be slowed on Sunday.

"I have no clue," he said. "But you normally see Wags running from sideline to sideline, and he just couldn't do it today. But I think he just waited a little bit too long to take himself out."

Wagner tweeted and then deleted: "E keep my name out yo mouth. Stop being jealous of other people success. I still hope you keep balling bro."

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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NFL Won't Punish Seahawks For Actions Against Jaguars
No members of the Seahawks will be suspended for their actions at the end of Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to a league official.

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Russell Wilson Believes He Has Edge With 'Limitless Mind'
Russell Wilson works with a brain coach, Trevor Moawad, a renowned mental trainer.

Michael-Shawn Dugar/Seattle Post Intelligencer

Russell Wilson Wants To Remain In NFL Into His Mid-40s
Russell Wilson is studying longevity to prolong his career.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL.com

Seahawks Waive Dwight Freeney After Four Games
Dwight Freeney recorded three sacks during his brief run with the team.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Pete Carroll: Fake FG Would Have Been Good Call If We Made It
Blair Walsh was set for a 35-yard field goal try.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Richard Sherman Blasted Bills As Nathan Peterman Struggled
There were a lot of questions surrounding the Bills' decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of Nathan Peterman heading into Sunday's game.

Dan Hanzus/NFL

Kam Chancellor Out For 2017 With Neck Injury
Kam Chancellor will be placed on injured reserve and miss the remainder of the season.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

Russell Wilson Had Jaw Realigned Following Karlos Dansby Hit
Russell Wilson said he feels fortunate to have avoided suffering a fracture.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Seahawks Likely To Be Fined For Russell Wilson Concussion Review
Russell Wilson should have gone to the locker room and been cleared by a team doctor and an independent physician.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Seahawks Expected To Face Scrutiny Over Russell Wilson Concussion Test
After the game, Russell Wilson said he wasn't concussed on the hit and felt "completely clear."

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Doug Baldwin: Thursday Night Football Should Be Illegal
Several players were injured during Thursday night's game between the Cardinals and Seahawks.

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Richard Sherman Believes He Suffered Torn Achilles
Richard Sherman has never missed a game in his NFL career.

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Eddie Lacy To Have Larger Role In Week 9
Seattle acquired Duane Brown via trade this week and Pete Carroll is also hoping that choosing a lead back will help get the team's running game going.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Seahawks, Texans Amend Trade After Jeremy Lane Fails Physical
In the new agreement, Houston will receive a third-round pick in 2018, while Seattle will also get a 2018 fifth-rounder.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Russell Wilson Renegotiates Contract For Duane Brown Trade
Russell Wilson was immediately paid $6.26 million instead of receiving it over the rest of the season.

Andrew Brandt/Sports Illustrated

Texans Trade Duane Brown To Seahawks
John Schneider said the Seahawks are inheriting Duane Brown's current deal from Houston, which runs through 2018.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Pete Carroll Refuted Trade Rumor Directly To Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham is making $7.9 million this season, which would be a lot of money for a new team to take on.

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Seahawks Have Discussed Duane Brown Trade With Texans
The Seahawks have a need at left tackle and Duane Brown recently ended his holdout.

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Bennett: Kaepernick Resolution Needed Before More Talks With Owners
Michael Bennett believes the continued unemployment of Colin Kaepernick must be addressed by the NFL.

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Chris Carson Suffers Broken Bone In Leg
Chris Carson had his leg placed in an air cast and was carted off the field.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times