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01/17/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
NFC West News San Francisco 49ers 23, Dallas Cowboys 17: Grades - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More Grading the San Francisco 49ers position by position after their 23-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs. NFL playoffs: What we learned from 49ers' win over Cowboys on Super Wild Card Weekend The 49ers have begun another successful playoff run.
01/17/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Six years later the Arizona Cardinals are back in the NFL Playoffs and for the first time ever, the NFL is having a Monday Night Football Playoff game. For as much as we talk about the lack of respect for the Cardinals, they get the singular primetime game on Monday Night Football for the playoffs. However, first Jess and I need to talk about the loss to the Seahawks, and then get ready for the playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams.
01/16/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seahawks owner Jody Allen was apparently convinced that retaining her team’s top power brokers was the best course of action, but now all eyes will turn toward Wilson. 
01/16/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
On Saturday, news broke of Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr potentially being on the move in 2022 if there is a coaching change. We speculated on if Carr was a possible fit for Washington. On Sunday, Ian Rapoport reported another veteran quarterback wanted to “explore his options” this offseason.
01/16/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Pete Carroll’s job security as Seattle Seahawks head coach was not discussed during a routine end-of-season meeting Thursday with team chair Jody Allen and general manager John Schneider, a source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. The meeting reviewed the Seahawks’ 2021 season — their first losing campaign since 2011 — and looked ahead to 2022, according to the source, who told Mortensen that all systems are go with Carroll, Schneider and quarterback Russell Wilson moving forward.
01/16/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Brown will turn 37 before next season. The team’s best lineman realizes NFL business, and he wants to retire with Seattle.
01/16/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Both Quandre Diggs and Jordyn Brooks had spectacular seasons, but Reed was arguably the most efficient in his role of the three. Building off a breakout 2020 campaign, Reed finished as one of the league's top cornerbacks, and really took off when he returned to his more natural home on the right side in Week 4. From that point forward, he didn't surrender a single touchdown and snared a pair of interceptions.
01/16/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Steelers will have a new starting quarterback in 2022.
01/16/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Here are six NFL teams that could probably offer the best return in any potential deal for Wilson.
01/16/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Wilson wants to explore potential trade options and see if another team could give him a better opportunity to win.
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Former NFL defensive lineman Junior Siavii was found dead in prison at 43
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seahawks free safety Quandre Diggs was quick to agree.
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
With no playoff spot this year, the Seattle Seahawks are already looking ahead to their offseason process.
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seattle finished the 2021 campaign on a very high note thanks to an offensive explosion spearheaded by sudden-superstar Rashaad Penny.
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Here are three who led the NFL in at least one individual stat this season.
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Bobby Wagner only Seahawks player to make All-Pro team this year
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Ciara took to Instagram on Jan. 11 to pen a special message to her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson, who played his last […]
01/14/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Colin Cowherd believes the New York Giants should send a decade worth of first-round picks to Seattle in exchange for QB Russell Wilson.
01/13/2022   Seattle PI Seahawks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has named former Cardinals standout and Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch as the program's director of player development.

Branch played 12 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. He caught 21 passes in two Super Bowl victories with the Patriots, including 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles to tie a game record and earn MVP honors in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Branch was also a two-time All-Conference USA first team selection at Louisville from 2000-01. His No. 9 is among the program’s honored jerseys.

Satterfield welcomed Branch back to his alma mater in a release on Thursday and called him a recognizable name whom players can look up to. He added, “To have one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play at Louisville and a former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player join our staff, is a great addition to our football program.”

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01/13/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seattle wide receiver Penny Hart shared some advice for this year's draft prospects on Twitter today.
01/13/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Coach Pete Carroll believes Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Dee Eskrigde could become a "really impactful player" following his rookie season.
01/13/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seahawks Highlights: Underrated CB D.J. Reed shares his top plays of 2021
01/13/2022   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Good news: Seattle's top offensive and defensive linemen from this past season both say they're open to returning.
01/13/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Adrian Peterson‘s place in NFL history is set in stone. He’s fifth in career rushing yards with 14,918 and one of only eight running backs to have at least 2,000 yards in a season.
01/12/2022   Seattle PI Seahawks

Kyle Shanahan and Dan Quinn will always share the painful memory of coaching in the Super Bowl together with Atlanta five years ago when the Falcons couldn't hold a 25-point lead in the second half of a loss to New England.

At least now the San Francisco coach and the Dallas defensive coordinator will be able to talk about a more recent postseason moment they have in common.

The wild-card meeting Sunday between the visiting 49ers (10-7) and Cowboys (12-5) is the first in the playoffs involving both coaches since that crushing loss in Houston. Back then, Shanahan was Quinn's offensive coordinator when Atlanta's infamous 28-3 lead evaporated in a 34-28 overtime loss to Tom Brady and the Patriots.

“I think for both of us, you want to go back and certainly what we did and you talk about it and you say, ‘What did you learn from it?’” Quinn said. "Because otherwise the pain of not completing the deal would be lost on us.

“It’s a shared experience that we have but one hopefully years from now they’ll be some other things to talk about and in a better way. But hey I get it. A couple of years ago I would’ve been (upset) about it and tried to blow it off. I’m never going to look past it and (I'll) just take the things I learned and rock it from there.”

Shanahan took over the 49ers after the Super Bowl loss, while Quinn led the Falcons to the playoffs the next season before consecutive losing years set the stage for his firing with an 0-5 record last season. The Cowboys hired him in the offseason.

Now both have experienced Super Bowl losses as head coaches after San Francisco lost a fourth-quarter lead to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to finish the 2019 season.

They'll be two of three coaches at AT&T Stadium who have led teams to Super Bowls. Dallas coach Mike...

01/12/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Diggs suffered the injury during the Seahawks' 38-30 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 18, as Seattle concluded the regular season 7-10 and as the only NFC West team not to make the playoffs.
01/12/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Russell Wilson has said he wants to remain in Seattle next season and beyond, but Seahawks fans are not going to be convinced until they see him under center in 2022.
01/11/2022   Seattle PI Seahawks

NEW YORK (AP) — The race to Super Bowl 56 in sunny southern California is about to begin.

And if the Green Bay Packers have anything to say about it, opposing teams will have to go through frigid Lambeau Field for an opportunity to get there.

The Packers finished the regular season with the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the top spot in the final AP Pro32 poll of the regular season.

The Packers earned all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.

Because Aaron Rodgers and the Packers earned the NFC’s bye, they will watch the wild-card weekend from home before knowing their opponent for the divisional round.

“Aaron Rodgers appears headed for a fourth MVP and, perhaps more importantly, a chance to address the only shortcoming on his resume,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said.

“A second Super Bowl championship would check that box in dramatic fashion.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remained at No. 2 in the poll. The Bucs, who beat the Packers in the NFC title game last season, are the No. 2 seed in the conference. The defending champs will open the postseason by hosting the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs inched up a spot to No. 3. The Chiefs will begin their drive for their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. The Steelers, who are a 12 1/2-point underdog in the game, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, are the lowest-ranked playoff team in the poll at No. 14.

And the Tennessee Titans, who have the top seed in the AFC, gained a place to No. 4.

“Titans may not look dominating, but if (running back Derrick) Henry returns, look out,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said.

The Dallas Cowboys climbed three spots...

01/11/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Smith is on track to hit free agency when the new NFL year begins in March, and his status with the Seahawks was up in the air even before this latest development.
01/11/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Smith allegedly became upset when he was asked to submit to field sobriety tests.
01/11/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Smith has spent the past two seasons as the backup in Seattle, a stretch that includes four appearances in relief of Russell Wilson after the latter’s broken finger this season.
01/10/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to TMZ. Smith, 31, started three games for the Seahawks this season while Russell Wilson recovered from a finger injury.
01/10/2022   Seattle PI Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday following the team’s season-ending victory in Arizona.

According to King County Court records, Smith was arrested at 2:10 a.m. and was released from custody around 9:30 a.m. Smith was arrested by the Washington State Patrol, but no other information was immediately available.

“Geno is fully cooperative with the investigation. I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained," Smith's attorney Jon Fox said in a statement.

Smith has just completed his third season with the Seahawks and had the most extensive playing time of his tenure in Seattle. He appeared in four games and started three while Russell Wilson was out due to finger surgery. Smith threw for 702 yards and five touchdowns with one interception.

Smith had appeared in just one game during his first two seasons with Seattle. He was on a one-year contract with Seattle and will be a free agent after the end of the current NFL season.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Smith took part in end-of-season meetings Monday after he was released from custody.

“We have to let his people handle all of that. He was in the meeting today with us. I don't have anything other than that," Carroll said.

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01/10/2022   Yardbarker Seahawks
Geno Smith may have celebrated a little too hard after his Seattle Seahawks’ season finale win on Sunday in Arizona. 
01/10/2022   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After the first losing season in more than a decade it seems as if there will, or should, be changes coming for the Seattle Seahawks.

The unknown is how deep those changes will go and how involved owner Jody Allen will be with the direction moving forward.

Could they be massive and possibly include head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, or quarterback Russell Wilson? Maybe. More likely is that there are superficial tweaks and the group that has led Seattle to the longest run of success in franchise history remains intact for another season

“She wants to make sure that we’re doing everything we can possibly do to get everything right,” Carroll said of Allen, who oversees the estate of her brother Paul Allen since his death in 2018. “She’s a terrifically competitive person in that regard and she doesn’t want any stone unturned. Exactly the way I look at it. I just feel so connected to that thought that that’s what we do.”

Seattle finished off its disappointing 7-10 season with a 38-30 win over Arizona on Sunday. Expected to be contenders in the NFC West, the Seahawks were left to play meaningless games at the end of the regular season and missed the playoffs for just the second time since Wilson was drafted in 2012.

The first losing season since 2011 doesn’t necessarily equal a complete overhaul. Wilson, Carroll and Schneider could all return in exactly the same roles and Seattle would likely again be considered a contender in the NFC.

But if the Seahawks are to graduate from playoff contender and back into the realm of championship caliber this could be the offseason of a more significant change.

“Who knows how wide the spectrum is of changes that will probably take (place), but something has to change,” wide receiver DK Metcalf...