Russell Wilson

Work never ends for ‘football junkie’ Russell Wilson

The shadow. That hovers over that ….. last few years he was a was still a good football player. But he wasn’t Ray Lewis ….. Then act when he actually does on the football for. A new team we trying to get another Video Fri, 26 Jul 2013 about ten pounds he added some muscle. And looks like he’s gonna battle for one of those starting spots I talked to the quarterback just is.

Fan interest in training camps seems to be strong throughout the NFC West. The St. Louis Rams have reported “record” crowds at their facility, where the viewing area is also relatively small. This picture provided by the team shows fans stacked far deeper than I can recall during recent camps. That is for good reason. The Rams are increasingly competitive, they have a high-profile head coach and their offense now features young skill players with promise, notably receiver Tavon Austin .

Jets WR Braylon Edwards sees some Russell Wilson in Geno Smith

Braylon Edwards sees a little bit of Russell Wilson in Geno Smith [pictured]. (USATSI)

But it doesn’t sound that way when it comes out of his mouth, or when he backs it up by tracking down a phone number even general manager John Schneider didn’t have when Wilson called about Fells. “He’s a hard guy not to follow,” Schneider said. “(Fells is) a guy that’s a former basketball player that we’re doing an experiment with, and he’s trying to figure out how to get ahold of the guy so he can bring him down to the beach to work out. “He’s just very rare in that regard. He’s a football junkie.” The expectations are higher this season for the Seahawks and their quarterback, though Wilson doesn’t hesitate when asked if he believed his rookie year would go the way it did. “I did. I always believe in myself,” Wilson said. “The thing I believed in is just getting better every week.

Wilson says first quarter of training camp over

He’s right there with Mark [Sanchez].” Although Edwards has only been a Jet for three days, that’s been enough time for him to formulate an opinion on the team’s quarterback competition. “It’s going to be a battle,” Edwards said. “It’s one where Mark can’t make mistakes like he has in the past, things have to be legit with Mark for him to be the starter on opening day. He has a legit guy knocking at the back door.” That legit guy is Smith and if Smith has the type of preseason that Wilson had in 2012, Sanchez can probably expect to spend the 2013 season on the bench. “He’s not here happy to be in the NFL, he’s not happy to be backing up Mark Sanchez . He’s here to start,” Edwards said of Smith. “He has that attitude.

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The way we practice is so fast, it really does feel like a game. So when you get to game time it really does slow things down. Some tidbits * The six players on the PUP list remain the same in Zach Miller (foot), Greg Scruggs (knee), Tharold Simon (foot), Robert Turbin (foot), Chris Clemons (knee) and Percy Harvin (hip). Michael Robinson (ankle) returned to practice today. Heath Farwell (back), Cliff Avril (foot), Michael Bowie (unknown) and Jessie Williams (knee) did not practice today. * John Moffitt worked at right guard for the majority of the reps with the first unit today, while J.R. Sweezy worked at right guard with the second unit. * Undrafted rookie free agent Alvin Bailey got some work at left tackle with the second unit today, with Mike Person flipping over to play some right tackle. Offensive line coach Tom Cable mentioned Bailey and Bowie as young lineman who have stood out the first few days, and also said converted defensive lineman Jarred Smith is making some progress. * Rookie third round draft choice Jordan Hill worked with the starters at defensive tackle next to Brandon Mebane in Seattles base defense.

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However, the second year man from Utah State is the backup running back on the team that led the NFL in rushing attempts last season. Marshawn Lynch is physical runner who puts is body at risk every carry. If he were to get injured, Turbin would be the man to take his place. Turbin could be a prime sleeper candidate for all formats, and he is a must-target in the late rounds of keeper leagues. Expect his workload to increase no matter what this season, and if Lynch were to go down, Turbin could be one of the breakout stars of fantasy. 3. Russell Wilson Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports Wilson had an excellent rookie season, throwing for 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns, while rushing for 489 and another four scores.

Russell Wilson: “We’re Not Running The Read-Option That Much”

The QB has to lift the other 10 guys in the huddle up and make them believe Wilson clearly gets it. Hes just so early to root for. I embedded the online portion of the interview below. If it doesnt work on your browser, justclick the link above and you can view it there. The editing makes me think theres more to the interview that will come out at another time. I sure hope so. You can also tell that King is a fan of Wilson which is pretty cool.

Trey Anastasio wears Russell Wilson shirt during Phish concert

Trey Anastasio wore a customized Nike/Seahawks/Phish shirt Friday. (LivePhish.com)

That growth is really, really good. Were basically putting in the same plays that weve had in the playoffs. That type of offense right now where were really intricate and really focused on the details, and when you focus on the details and continue to harp on those details, the more youll grow and learn, and the better youll be when you have those big opportunities in games. How might enemy defenses re-structure their schemes to stop Wilson in a more expansive passing game? Odds are, he won’t throw 25 percent of his passes from outside the pocket as he did last season, and teams will look to throw a bunch of oak trees at him up the middle. That strategy may not work — despite Wilson’s lack of height, he didn’t finish in the top 10 on passes batted down last season (Weeden led the league with 24), proving that if you know how to move in the pocket and find lanes in short areas, height ain’t nothing but a number. Wilson may also see more ” scrape-exchange ” techniques thrown his way to counter Seattle’s highly effective versions of the read-option and Pistol offenses.

Second-year slumpbusters: Russell Wilson

Phish’s latest show took them within a few hours drive of Seattle and though I didn’t correctly predict Wilson as the opener, Phish certainly obliged by playing the song … with Trey wearing a customized Phish + Seahawks combo t-shirt: Trey Anastasio wore a customized Nike/Seahwks/Phish shirt Friday. (LivePhish.com) In case you can’t tell, the shirt says “Duh-Duh, Duh-Duh,” a reference to the heavy E-notes played at the intro of the song “Wilson.” During the show, per JamBase.com , Trey emphasized again how much he’d love for fans to chant “Wil-son” at Russell during games and said they invited members of the Seahawks to the show Friday, but they couldn’t come because of training camp. The shirt, which you can kind of tell from this screenshot, had “Wilson” and a “3” on the back. It’s the uber-combo to end all combos. Oh and the show was, um, OK, if you like Phish — they whipped out a rare cover with Skynard’s “Ballad of Curtis Loew,” busted out a “Moon Jam” in the middle of “Character Zero” (above) and generally crushed things. So the moral of the story?

Which Quarterback Will Have The Best Sophomore Season?

I really hated this pick because as good as Weeden could be, hes 29 years old. If hes lucky, hell be in his prime at age 33 which gives him about three more good years in the league. With Weedens age already becoming a factor, its hard to see him as a franchise quarterback. Tannehill could be in for a great year as the Miami Dolphins acquired Mike Wallace through free agency this offseason. I think that these two players could be a great combo together as the Dolphins could become a winning team in the league. Griffin has a lot of expectations this year, but if he wants to be as good as he was in 2012, hes going to need to change his game around.

Russell Wilson And Andrew Luck Won’t Keep Up With RG3 In 2013

The Case For Colin Kaepernick Kaepernick had some good moments early last season in a specialized role, but his performance in his first career start against the Chicago Bears in Week 11 (16-for-23 for 243 yards and two touchdowns) allowed him to keep the starting job even after Smith was healthy enough to play. Inhis seven regular season starts, Kaepernick averaged nearly 230 passing yards and 34 rushing yards per game with 12 total touchdowns (10 passing, two rushing) over that span. Kaepernick continued to shine during the 49ers postseason run, particularly in the Divisional Round against the Green Bay Packers (263 passing yards, 181 rushing yards, four total touchdowns), and his first 300-yard passing game came in Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens . The Case For Russell Wilson Wilson only attempted more than 30 passes in a game three times in 2012, but he completed over 64 percent of his passes and only hadtwo games where he did not account for a touchdown. Apart from his 26 passing touchdowns, which were more than more heralded rookie signal callers Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III had, Wilson also had 489 rushing yards and four touchdowns to further bolster his fantasy value. Seattle had the most run-oriented offense in the league last season (536 attempts),due in part to Wilsons 94 carries,but the addition of wide receiver Percy Harvin may lead to a more diverse offense in 2013. Final Analysis The conservative offenses run by the 49ers and Seahawks keep Wilson and Kaepernick out of the elite class of fantasy quarterbacks, but both are solid choices as alow-end QB1 in 12-team leagues due to the value they add with their running ability.Of course that mobility also leads to increasedchances for injury, which addsextrarisk for fantasy owners. Since he has a group of skill position players around himthat are healthy right now,and for the most part still in the prime of their careers, Wilson is my choice over Kaepernick.

2013 Fantasy Football Face-Off: Russell Wilson vs. Colin Kaepernick

At the beginning of last season, Seattle was trying to minimize the pressure on the rookie with a conservative passing game and run-heavy play selection. By December, Wilson was the best player on the field. He led the Seahawks to the postseason, where they won a wild-card game before losing to the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional playoffs. In that game, Wilson marched the Seahawks back from a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit and put his team with 31 seconds of advancing to the NFC Championship Game. This season, instead of being an untested rookie, Wilson is a franchise quarterback viewed as capable of winning championships. Behind Wilson, Seattle traded backup Matt Flynn to Oakland and signed Brady Quinn . In June, they signed Tarvaris Jackson to compete against Quinn for the backup job. GRADE: B+ Running backs: There isn’t a back in the league who runs harder than Marshawn Lynch. That style has made him successful but also makes it hard to project just how long he will remain effective.

Braylon Edwards praises Geno Smith

“I don’t know if he can throw it with [Jay] Cutler or if he can throw it with the kid in Detroit [ Matthew Stafford ], but I know one thing: He can throw it. He’s got a really live arm. There’s no doubt.” Smith worked with the backups, but he’ll get a chance to lead the starting offense, as per the quarterback rotation. Ryan declined to say when he expects to name a starter, but it figures to be after two preseason games. Sanchez has been outspoken in his belief that he’ll win the job, and he came away from Friday feeling no different. “I thought I did well,” he said. “I felt sharp, I felt accurate, and I felt good with my checks.” Sanchez said the notion of losing to Smith hasn’t crossed his mind.

Second-year slumpbusters: Russell Wilson

So when Wilson does an interview and talks about his skills and what it means to a an NFL QB, people take notice. To help launch his new MMQB site , Sis Peter King came to Seattle to speak with Wilson. Watching Wilson speak with passion about being a leader and what it takes to make it in the NFL is refreshing. The QB has to lift the other 10 guys in the huddle up and make them believe Wilson clearly gets it. Hes just so early to root for. I embedded the online portion of the interview below.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘I can’t wait to get started’

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Andrew Luck, the… Via NFL Injury Report | 1 day ago Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared by the team to return to practice. However, that doesnt mean Washington is willing to put him at risk during exhibition contests where there will be real and uncontrolled contact. Griffin confirmed yesterday that the Redskins plan to sit him for the entirety of the preseason, according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com… Via Pro Football Zone | 1 day ago Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spoke with the media today as the Skins get ready to kick off training camp. He stated he could possibly play in their third preseason game, but needs to be patient. RGIII says he would be capable of playing in the preseason in the third game if he’s ready, but at the same time, he’s not worried about it.

Russell Wilson: “We’re Not Running The Read-Option That Much”

Instead of throwing into double coverage and getting picked off, he would have been better off taking the sack or throwing the check this out ball away. NFL Game Rewind Luckily, teaching a quarterback to throw the ball away is one of the easier bad habits to fix. To Wilson’s credit, he made major strides in this area as the season pressed on. Towards the end of the season, he became more and more aware of his surroundings. He stopped trying to do more than he had to and let the game come to him. In turn, that’s ultimately what that maturation process is all about.

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And finally, hes a quarterback who led his team to victory in a wild card playoff game before turning in one of the all time great rookie performances in a divisional round loss. Its been said many times that people love to see an underdog succeed. and Russell Wilson fits nicely into that role. Another possible explanation for Wilsons popularity can be explained by the last physical exam I had. Dont worry, Im only talking about the moment where the nurse told me Im 5 9 and I begged her to lie to me and say Im 510. Unfortunately my begging did not work. The reason Im bringing up this embarrassing story is to show how people might connect with Russell Wilson.

How Russell Wilson Can Avoid a Sophomore Slump in 2013-14

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By any measure, Wilson’s rookie season was one of the more successful at his position in the history of pro football. This could be scored, “Russell Wilson 1, NFL Height Bias 0.” (Getty Images)Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who likes to motivate whenever he’s awake, now uses Wilson’s example of development as a case study for all things. “Coming out of nowhere as he did and accomplishing so much so quickly … as a matter of fact, to start our staff meeting this morning, I showed clips of Russells first day in this camp,” Carroll said on May 10. “We had him micd up. Hes fumbling snaps and cursed himself out a couple times. It was funny to see it, to know how far hes come in such a short time. It was kind of for the staff to remember that we might not see everything on the first day and to keep hopes that we can bring some stuff out of these guys.

Sporting News’ Seattle Seahawks training camp preview: Russell Wilson-led offense, top defense make team contenders

Quarterback Russell Wilson enters training camp as the Seahawks’ starter, a change from last year. (AP) By Brady Henderson At this time last year, Russell Wilson was a third-round pick who splitting repetitions with two veteran quarterbacks during a training-camp competition that few if any expected him to win. This year’s training camp, which begins today at team headquarters in Renton, will have a much different feel for Wilson now that he’s entrenched as Seattle’s starter thanks to a stellar rookie season. Gone for the most part are questions about Wilson’s height. So is his status as an underdog. Expectations are elevated in 2013, not only for the Seahawks’ star quarterback but for the team in general, which has found itself atop offseason power rankings and been projected to reach the Super Bowl.

Jets see Chris Ivory as their Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch to host Bay Area charity weekend

Last year, the three-headed monster of Ingram, Thomas and Ivory combined for just 301 carries. Expecting the Saints to suddenly use Ingram in his natural pounding role requires a leap of faith. Anything more than 160 carries for either Thomas or Ingram would be a surprise. Broncos dump MLB Joe Mays, save $3.5 million Broncos released MLB Joe Mays. Mays lost his starting job to current free agent Keith Brooking last year and wasn’t going to beat out Nate Irving this year. By cutting the former Eagle one year into his three-year, $12 million contract, the Broncos save $3.5 million against the cap right away. Perhaps they’ll use that cash to help fill the void left by Von Miller’s impending four-game suspension.

The truth about Lynch and Skittles

Marshawn Lynch. (AP Photo) Lynch, 27, was arrested July 14, 2012, near his hometown of Oakland, Calif., under suspicion of driving under the influence. He was subsequently charged , but the case was delayed until after the 2012 football season. This year, the case has progressed slowly, with the defense asking to suppress evidence and dismiss the case. The suppression hearing was continued late from May until Friday, and now has been continued to November. Lynch, who pleaded not guilty, could face an NFL suspension whether hes found guilty or not. About 3:20 a.m. July 14, 2012, Lynch was pulled over after he was seen weaving between lanes on Interstate 880 near Oakland, according to an incident report from the California Highway Patrol. His Ford Econoline van nearly collided with two other vehicles on the highway, the police report stated.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch’s DUI case continues with no resolution yet

“He was the highest-rated player on our board and we lost Leon Washington , so we were looking for a little bit of depth there, and he is just our kind of runner,” Schneider said. “He’s a tough, intense, up-field, one-cut guy, and he’s just a very good football player, competitor.” Adding Michael does not imperil Lynch for the 2013 season, of course. It does provoke natural tendencies to wonder whether there’s more to this story. “I could be far-fetched here,” Kevin from McKinney, Texas, wrote to the NFC West mailbag, illustrating how far the mind can wander, “but is it possible John Schneider and [coach] Pete Carroll are concerned with Lynch’s future effectiveness due to the new lowering of the crown rule? It seems to me that is a big part of his game and significantly contributes to his yards after contact.” There is no way the rulebook pressured Seattle into drafting a running back. Carroll and other coaches fear officials will struggle enforcing the new rule preventing runners from lowering their heads and delivering an aggressive blow to the opponent with the top of the helmet.

Is Bautista under pressure?

Cash prizes, a scholarship to the Art Institute of San Francisco, autographed jerseys, gift baskets and more will be presented to first-, second-, and third-place finishers. Tickets to Thursdays event will be sold at the door $5 for youth ages 5-17 and $10 for ages 18 and up. On Friday, July 12, Lynch and Johnson will entertain a family bowling night at Albany Bowl in Albany, Calif. Tickets for Fridays event supporting Lynchs foundation are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, if available. The Bay Area celebration culminates on Saturday, July 13, back at Oakland Tech where Lynch and Johnson will put on the seventh annual Fam 1st Family Youth Football Camp. The free camp runs from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and will give 600+ youth the chance to work with professional athletes on their football skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and how to better themselves off the field.

Marshawn Lynch and the bigger RB picture

I even contacted Skittles to see if they would donate some for the camp, she said. I told them we have a non-profit organization and we do a camp. I wrote them personally, but I have yet to hear back from them. Its been over a year, but Im not going to worry about that because he still likes Skittles. Lynch had about 600 kids at his camp on Saturday at Oakland Tech High, where he went to high school. Lynch, who rarely talks to reporters, did talk about his camp at the end of a long day on Saturday. Its just important to show them a different side of it, and that we feel for them as well, he said. They go through so much during the year, so this is an opportunity to just let them hang loose, and just be kids like theyre supposed to. Most of them, unless Im running up into their high school, most of them only see me on TV, so its just another opportunity.

Jets see Chris Ivory as their Marshawn Lynch

Jets envision RB Chris Ivory as ‘a poor man’s Marshawn Lynch’

The troublemaking cornerback was/is scheduled to serve 30 days in jail beginning next March after being convicted of assaulting a police officer in an April 2012 incident. Dennard is contesting the DUI charge, saying he actually blew under the legal limit on his breathalyzer test. The arresting officer alleges Dennard did not blow hard enough. Rams officially bring back Will Witherspoon Rams signed LB Will Witherspoon to a one-year contract. The 11-year veteran spent 2006-09 in St. Louis.

Marshawn Lynch and the bigger RB picture

“Just the interaction, having one community under one peaceful setting.” Johnson and Lynch, a 2012 Associated Press All-Pro running back with the Seattle Seahawks, have not forgotten Oakland and the camp is just one example of that. “First and foremost, it is a way for us to show our appreciation to the community where we grew up,” said Johnson, who is a 2004 Tech graduate along with Lynch. “It’s a way to interact with the youth in Oakland and steer them down the positive path of guys who have been in the NFL.” A morning session was held for ages 6-12, and after Johnson, Lynch and other NFL players gave autographs to a very long line of campers, a camp for ages 13-18 was held in the afternoon. Mixon is a five-star running back according to rivals.com and has scholarship offers from 50 universities. “I came over to support Marshawn,” said Mixon, who first met Lynch at this camp before Mixon played high school football. One of the NFL athletes at the camp was DeJon Gomes, a 2007 James Logan High graduate.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch’s DUI case continues with no resolution yet

It does provoke natural tendencies to wonder whether there’s more to this story. “I could be far-fetched here,” Kevin from McKinney, Texas, wrote to the NFC West mailbag, illustrating how far the mind can wander, “but is it possible John Schneider and [coach] Pete Carroll are concerned with Lynch’s future effectiveness due to the new lowering of the crown rule? It seems to me that is a big part of his game and significantly contributes to his yards after contact.” There is no way the rulebook pressured Seattle into drafting a running back. Carroll and other coaches fear officials will struggle enforcing the new rule preventing runners from lowering their heads and delivering an aggressive blow to the opponent with the top of the helmet. The rule could affect Lynch, but league officials said they discovered only a few would-be violations per week when studying tape from last season. The Seahawks selected Michael because they thought he was the best back in the draft and well-suited to their offense.

Marshawn Lynch gets court date pushed back

Marshawn Lynch. (AP Photo) Lynch, 27, was arrested July 14, 2012, near his hometown of Oakland, Calif., under suspicion of driving under the influence. He was subsequently charged , but the case was delayed until after the 2012 football season. This year, the case has progressed slowly, with the defense asking to suppress evidence and dismiss the case. The suppression hearing was continued late from May until Friday, and now has been continued to November. Lynch, who pleaded not guilty, could face an NFL suspension whether hes found guilty or not. About 3:20 a.m. July 14, 2012, Lynch was pulled over after he was seen weaving between lanes on Interstate 880 near Oakland, according to an incident report from the California Highway Patrol. His Ford Econoline van nearly collided with two other vehicles on the highway, the police report stated.

Is Bautista under pressure?

1 , reports the Tacoma News Tribune. Lynch’s court date stems from charges filed against him for driving under the influence of alcohol in July of last year. Lynch’s next court date regarding the matter is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Thursday, but the parties may negotiate and resolve the matter outside of court at anytime. If the parties cannot come to an agreement, then the next likely step would be that the matter would be set for trial. At this time, no trial date has been set, but a readiness hearing is scheduled for Dec. 27.

The truth about Lynch and Skittles

He deserves to have a larger role, and he will definitely get that with the Jets. However (because there is always a “however” with any Jets player these days), Ivory has seen injuries shorten his opportunities in the past, and he needs to prove he is not fragile if he wants to be what the Jets need him to be. Also, he is not a great fit for the team’s West Coast offense, which traditionally calls for RBs to catch passes. Ivory has three receptions in his career, so he won’t be on the field on third downs, and he could be relegated to the sidelines during games in which the Jets trail early and often. Cimini writes that the Jets’ offense will be “predictable” when Ivory is in the game. Ivory is going to get every chance to be the No. 1 player in this backfield, and if he gets 270-300 carries and plays on the same level in New York as he did in New Orleans, he could have a big season.

Oakland Tech grads give back to community

(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) DeLisa Lynch said the ritual continued to high school, and by the time he got to college, Cal head coach Jeff Tedford gave him cases of Skittles, telling him not to eat the candy all at once. Skittles would seem like a natural endorsement deal for Lynch but that has not happened yet according to his mother. I even contacted Skittles to see if they would donate some for the camp, she said. I told them we have a non-profit organization and we do a camp. I wrote them personally, but I have yet to hear back from them. Its been over a year, but Im not going to worry about that because he still likes Skittles. Lynch had about 600 kids at his camp on Saturday at Oakland Tech High, where he went to high school. Lynch, who rarely talks to reporters, did talk about his camp at the end of a long day on Saturday.

Seattle Seahawks’ Golden Tate Must Be Careful With Confidence in 2013

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Pete Carroll will keep this team focused. There are so many things going for the Seahawks:Russell Wilson. Marshawn Lynch. The arrival of Percy Harvin. A fantastic defense that is led by the likes of Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. Momentum. This could be a very special year.

The covert maneuver started Wednesday as a strand on a Seahawks fan subreddit on the social news website Reddit, per SeattlePI.com . The brick, if purchased, would be placed among the expected thousands at the new plaza outside the stadium. The bricks range between $195 and $545 depending on size and location. As of Thursday morning, the group had collected more than $400. The Levi’s Stadium Foundation reserves the right to reject any text, so the surreptitious purchase most likely will have to be more incognito than the “Go Hawks” phrase suggested by many fans. Other proposals include: Great Ones Have Achieved Wisdom Knowing Success– First letter of each word spells “Go Hawks.” BALTY –An acronym of “better at life than you,” which spawned after Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ‘s memorable offseason interview with ESPN .

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“Your heart’s beating, your adrenaline’s going. It’s kind of like a third-and-long with the game on the line. That’s exactly what it felt like.” If so, Ryan was doing the equivalent of running toward the locker room. A video caught Ryan (slowly) climbing a fence to escape a bull that wasn’t yet in his vicinity. NEED SOME? GET SOME Feed your NFL addiction! Come feast on all the news in our updating blog .

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Thats why were excited to team up with the Seahawks and Russell Wilson, a player who gives Seattle so much to cheer about, on and off the field. Russell Investments and its associates support hundreds of charitable organizations around the world with their time, talent and donations. For more than 75 years, Russell associates have helped improve the quality of life for people in the neighborhoods where they live and work. For more information visit Seahawks.com. About Russell Investments Russell Investments (Russell) is a global asset manager and one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. Russell stands with institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors using the firm’s core capabilities that extend across capital market insights, manager research, portfolio construction, portfolio implementation and indexes to help each achieve their desired investment outcomes. Russell has more than $237 billion* in assets under management (as of 6/30/2013) and works with over 2,500 institutional clients, independent distribution partners and individual investors globally.

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And its sure to get loud. After a group of Seahawks fans dubbed Volume 12 successfully entered a bid to the Guinness Book of Records , attempting to make Seahawks fans or the 12th Man the loudest fanbase in the world, another fan group of the Kansas City Chiefs is attempting to do the same. The Kansas City group, called the Terrorhead Returns, announced the bid submission on their Facebook page Sunday. From the Facebook page: The Seattle Seahawks fanbase are attempting to set the record but we, The Chiefs Kingdom believe Arrowhead Stadium is louder than any stadium in the world. We have submitted an application with Guiness World Book and will request the permission from the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL to be given a fair chance to put the record where it is truly deserved. Join in Chiefs Fans! GO CHIEFS!!! Seattles bid for the record, already accepted by Guinness, will take place during the teams home-opener on Sept.

Seahawks’ Okung runs with bulls

San Francisco was playing the second of back-to-back road games, with the first being a huge, emotional win in Foxboro over the Patriots on Sunday Night Football. They simply didnt care about the Seattle game as much as the Seahawks did. Seattle closed the regular season by holding on late in a tight home win over St. Louis. The Seahawks were playing for postseason positioning and had revenge over the Rams for a loss in Week 4. Finally, Seattle went to Washington and handled the Redskins in the Wild Card Round. Even though it was a postseason game it was still a tough spot for the Skins after an emotional Week 17 win over archenemy Dallas with a playoff slot at stake. Yet even there Seattle was fortunate. Washingtons starting quarterback played on one leg after tearing his ACL the week prior against Dallas, eventually giving way to a rookie backup.

Seahawks’ Okung runs with bulls

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NEED SOME? GET SOME Feed your NFL addiction! Come feast on all the news in our updating blog . “Well, you know, if you’re in a position where it’s about to hit you and you can’t move out of the way, then you’re supposed to jump on the rail,” Okung said. “But the way he did it, he gingerly went up the rail in the softest way possible.” Okung let out a big laugh. He was then asked if he had just insinuated Ryan was a bit of chicken. “Hey, you said it,” he said, still chuckling. “I didn’t say it.” Truth is, Okung dodged a bull when it came his way and resisted the urge to touch it all in the name of safety and a long NFL career.

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ET on Monday to sign their players to multi-year contracts. The Denver Broncos were able to get left tackle Ryan Clady under contract, agreeing to terms on a five-year, $52.5 million contract on Sunday, but that would be the only franchised player to get a new deal as the seven other teams failed to reach agreements with their players by Monday’s deadline. NFC West receivers gaining ground on Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald? – ESPN The Arizona Cardinals held a 10-0 lead in Atlanta last season when their defense picked off Matt Ryan, setting up first-and-10 from the Falcons’ 18. St. Louis Rams salary cap outlook: Thanks to the 2011 CBA, Robert Quinn is a bargain | Shutdown Corner – Yahoo! Sports Best Bargain: The Rams selected defensive end Robert Quinn with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

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17: First home exhibition game, vs. Denver, 7 p.m. at CenturyLink Field Sept. 8: Season opener, at Carolina, 10 a.m. Sept. 15: Home opener, vs. San Francisco, 5:30 p.m. Most Popular Comments Hide / Show comments I started watching Wilson when he was at Wisconsin, and I was thrilled when he was draf… (July 13, 2013, by chiligentilly) MORE What!?

Seattles offensive line has been completely remade under the Pete Carroll regime, emerging last year as one of the best in the NFL, helping pave the […] Kellen Winslow Jr.’s goal: 100 catches for New York Jets – NFL.com What will Kellen Winslow Jr. be able to offer the New York Jets in 2013? If you ask the former star tight end, he has plenty left in the tank. Chip Kelly is prepared for everything, even scheduling practices to coincide with game times | Shutdown Corner – Yahoo! Sports From the blog Shutdown Corner: Of all the great storylines in the NFL that will play out over the next couple months before Week 1, the Philadelphia Eagles’ experiment has to be the most interesting. It bears repeating that Chip Kelly’s resume is very unique Continue reading Still no decision on Ahmad Brooks charges | ProFootballTalk Ten days ago, prosecutors supposedly were “close” to deciding whether to charge 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for assaulting a teammate with a beer bottle. With no developments since July 3, either no decision has been made — or prosecutors quietly have decided not to charge him. PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 24: Tampa Bay Buccaneers | ProFootballTalk Maybe its something in the NFC South water.

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Simply consider this had this softball game been scheduled in Green Bay, and had the roles been reversed in our favor, I can assure one and all with metaphysical certitude that Mike McCarthy, Mark Murphy and the Packers organization (let alone the fans) would never allow this to happen. And so we see once again that meaning arises from differences here the differences between our Green Bay Packers, one of the most storied, hallowed franchises in NFL history, and an upstart expansion team spawned at the height of bad taste: the mid 1970s. The Seattle Seahawks are a pitiful failure that proves when you cannot cry, sometimes you have to laugh. Just off the top of my head, consider this dreadful comedy: The Seahawks have never won a Super Bowl (obviously) and only just recently removed themselves from the ranks of the truly pitiful Lions and Browns who have never even been to a Super Bowl (Texans, Jags get a pass because they are so young). Even the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a Super Bowl in the time the Seahawks have existed. Before last season, Seattle had not won a road playoff game since 1983.

2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch’s court dates pushed back

GM Dave Gettleman echoed the same concerns last month by saying only “time will tell.” Stewart had surgery on both of his ankles shortly after the season ended. The 26-year-old running back was “very limited” at OTAs, sticking to riding the stationary bike. DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert will likely split first-team reps for however long Stewart is out. It’s a murky situation. Giants OC on Wilson: ‘Still makes mistakes’ Giants OC Kevin Gilbride says he’s seen “significant improvement” in David Wilson’s second NFL offseason, but he’s “still not 100 percent” trustworthy as a pass protector and runner. “He still makes mistakes but there has certainly been some significant [growth],” Gilbride added. “Now until you get the pads on – and he has to show that he, as a smaller guy, can do the things necessary that other small backs in this league have done – you are still kind of holding your breath when you see him.” Gilbride wants Wilson to become a better pass catcher and pass protector before committing to the second-year back as an every-down player. Wilson is still in the process of gaining his coaching staff’s trust, making him a high-risk, high-reward RB2 fantasy football pick.

The basics of the Seahawks’ offense: Play action, Russell Wilson improvisation, & outside zone

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Lynch was very consistent apart from his outstanding production in 2012, with over 80 rushing yards in 14 games and two four-game streaks with at least 100 rushing yards. Lynch was also highly productive during the playoffs in most fantasy leagues, averaging 117.3 rushing yards per game in Week 14-16 (over 100 yards in all three games) with five rushing touchdowns in that span. Even owners in leagues that use Week 17 enjoyed having Lynch right to the end, as he had 18 carries for100 yards and two catches for 14 yards against the St. Louis Rams in the regular season finale. Lynch will be Seattles clear-cut workhorse again this season, and despite the team using two drafts picks in April on running backshe has no significant competition for carries. The Seahawks offense could become a bit more pass-oriented with the acquisition of wide receiver Percy Harvin and the continued progression of quarterback Russell Wilson, but they should still be one of the more run-heavy offenses in the league this year.

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Lynch has pleaded not guilty to the charge. Lynch’s trial had originally been planned for June 21st, but that has obviously been pushed way back. If parties can’t come to any out-of-court agreement, the next step would be trial, but this continuance extends things out a good bit. The next item on the schedule would be a readiness hearing on December 27th, close to the end of the Seahawks’ 2013 regular season. Though a trial date may be chosen before that day, it’s unlikely things will get started before the readiness hearing is conducted. Regardless, this likely means Lynch won’t be suspended by league commish Roger Goodell for the early part of the season but now casts a little bit of a dark cloud over his theoretical availability for the Playoffs, should the Seahawks clinch a spot. Lynch has a little bit of a history with Goodell: He was suspended for the first three games of the 2009 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy related to a misdemeanor gun charge in L.A.

Now, imagine in 2013 the different things Darrell Bevell can do on this particular play. He could place Percy Harvin at the X and run vertical – it would be a tough throw for Russell to throw across his body, but perhaps one he could make -and Harvin could be in a one on one situation of the deep safety is a tad late. Now, imagine Harvin in the slot on this play, instead of an 18 yard gain, Harvin could possibly Russell Wilson Jersey Ebay break Finnegan’s tackle or accelerate past Finnegan and the remaining defenders (for 81 yards i.e. – a touchdown). This is the type of crossing pattern I believe Minnesota used for Harvin fairly frequently because he’s just faster than a lot of defenders. Lastly, instead of Zach Miller running the vertical route, perhaps Luke Willson and his 4.51 speed could threaten the seam and Zach Miller could stay back in pass protection (what McCoy does in the play above). Again, the free safety in this case would likely help in coverage on the vertical TE, leaving the slot WR one on one. 2. RUSSELL WILSON DOING HIS THING The second play that piqued my interest is the play that directly follows the previous play action pass I just detailed.