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June 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Morning kickoff — Can Seahawks handle high expectations?

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That’s cornerback Will Blackmon intercepting a pass intended for rookie receiver Chris Harper during Seattle’s final mini-camp workout Thursday (photo by John Lok).

Once the practice was over, the Seahawks were let free until training camp (though the rookies actually stay around for a little while  longer).

As Bruce Irvin Tweeted:

When the Seahawks return, they will officially begin a season that will be greeted with expectations as high as any in franchise history. Times columnist Jerry Brewer wrote about the challenge of facing those expectations for today’s paper, writing in part:

And now that the phase is over, get ready for one of the most important and dangerous seasons in Seattle sports history.

The next time we see the Seahawks together, they’ll be in training camp in late July, preparing feverishly for a year on Front Street. They’ll receive more premature love than they ever have, but they’ll set franchise records for scrutiny, too. Every little thing will be a big deal.

Yep, it will. One of the prices — and challenges — of success, and Seattle’s ability to handle that will be one of the keys to the 2013 season.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Here’s my story wrapping up the Tarvaris Jackson news;

— The NFL  announced yesterday it will limit the bags that can be brought into stadiums;

— Seahawks.com wraps up mini-camp;

— Cornerback Brandon Browner with some interesting comments about Jim Harbaugh and entering his contract year in an interview on KJR-AM Thursday;

— ProFootballTalk with more on what Browner said. Here’s the money quote by Browner when asked about Harbaugh: “He’s never going to be out there lined up against me. I wish he would. I’d put my hands around his neck.”;

— ESPN.com’s Mike Sando on what happens now that OTAs and mini-camps are over;

— A North Carolina minor league team is having a Russell Wilson bobblehead night next week;

— The NFL Total Access guys debate which team will rule the NFC West;

Adam Schein of NFL.com states why he thinks the Packers will ultimately rule the NFC;

— Interesting story here on whether the 49ers are tipping their plays;

— The Wall Street Journal on why the 49ers like to stretch;

— NFL.com has a handy free agency tracker if you are wondering who is still out there.

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