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December 6, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Mike Leach’s character, Michael Saunders’ trade: Seattle Times readers sound off

Cougars Leach is hardly a role model Like many, I’m disappointed with the present state of Washington State football, but I’m more concerned with a head coach who lacks character and never takes responsibility for his own or his team’s performance. Instead, he publicly humiliates his linemen, pressures or punishes players who are injured, fires assistant coaches and…

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December 4, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Take 2: Why the Mariners’ next move should be landing Jon Lester

BY SAM THOMSEN It’s an overused cliché, but it’s true. Pitching usually wins championships. Pitching, defense and speed, that is. And the Mariners would do well to pay close attention. How do you think the Kansas City Royals got to the World Series? Pitching, defense, and speed. What formula did the World-Series-winning Giants use? Pitching and defense. It’s what baseball people…

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December 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Ex-Seahawk Chris Maragos thrives with Eagles, recalls lessons from Earl Thomas

By MIKE SIELSKI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER COLUMNIST There’s this photograph that Chris Maragos has to get his hands on. A shooter for The Associated Press took it in the immediate aftermath of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in February. Maragos’s face fills the right side of the frame. The Lombardi Trophy, silver and gleaming, fills…

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December 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seahawks vs. Eagles: Most NFL power rankings rate both in top 5

Next? The Seahawks have knocked off teams either above or just below them in most NFL power rankings the past two weeks. Can they make it three, with the Philadelphia Eagles next up for Seattle? Several of the so-called experts who do the rankings for national media and major newspapers think so. Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com disagrees, though,…

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December 2, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Chip Kelly on Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson; and how Earl Thomas was almost an Eagle

By ZACH BERMAN / PHILADELPHA INQUIRER Chip Kelly visited the Seattle Seahawks’ practice facility in November 2010. Oregon had a bye week and Kelly liked to spend that time seeing how other teams practiced. Pete Carroll was in his first season coaching the Seahawks after leaving Southern Cal, so Kelly dropped in on his former Pac-10…

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December 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM

A Seahawk fan on why he’s grateful for Russell Wilson, with a capital ‘G’

BY CLINTON PAWLICK I am grateful. And that’s Grateful with a capital “G.” Last week in his interview with the media after his team’s narrow win over Washington, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh touted Colin Kaepernick as a great quarterback. He made sure to specify the upper case “G”. Thanksgiving night’s performance by the 49ers’ quarterback…

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November 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

What if? The Huskies’ season that might have been

BY WARREN MAINARD As a diehard Washington Husky fan, I have found myself asking myself the question, “What if?” an awful lot the past 12 months.  While every year and every team has injuries and on-field challenges that lead to missed opportunities and mixed results, this year for the Huskies has been fraught with non-injury…

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November 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seahawks turnaround, Marshawn Lynch’s silence: Seattle Times readers sound off

Seahawks What changed for this team? Great “W” by the Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers. Only one thing bothers me: How do you explain the difference between the way the team played against Dallas and Kansas City and the Thanksgiving win, on the road no less, against the Niners? Kansas City practically ran at will. I hope this…

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November 28, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Seahawks vs. 49ers: National media toasting Richard Sherman, roasting Colin Kaepernick

The Seahawks’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t just a signature win with playoff implications. It was a bold statement that the reigning Super Bowl champs’ defense is back in 2013 form, a highlight and quote reel for Richard Sherman, and another magical performance by Russell Wilson. It also revealed some fatal flaws in the…

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