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Seattle Seahawks Release 2015 Preseason Schedule

April 11th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Rich Monroe

The National Football League has scheduled opponents for the 2015 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks will face four teams with combined records of 33 wins and 31 losses last season with only one making it into postseason.

The Seahawks will not face any of its preseason opponents during the regular season schedule.

Some of the dates and times are yet to be announced and all games are against AFC West teams.

Week 1, Seattle opens its preseason at home against the Denver Broncos sometime on August 13-16 and then travels to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Week 2, sometime on August 20-23. Both games will be shown on local Q13 FOX television.

August 29, the Hawks return to Qualcomm Stadium where they will get an opportunity to pay back the San Diego Chargers for the 30-21 drubbing they took early last season. The Week 3 preseason matchup begins at 5:00 P.M.. and will be televised nationally on CBS.

Seattle returns to CenturyLink Field on Week 4 to face the Oakland Raiders. Date and time is yet to be determined, but the game will be played sometime on September 3-4 and shown on Q13 FOX.

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Author George R. R. Martin Comments on Seattle Seahawks’ Final Super Bowl Play

April 4th, 2015 at 9:51 AM
By Rich Monroe

Before Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin left for the airport to speak at Seattle's Norwescon this weekend, he posted a message on his Not A Blog page:

“Headed for the airport in a couple of hours. I am off to Norwescon in scenic Seattle, home of the Superbowl champion Seahawks (in the world where they gave the ball to Beast Mode, anyway).”

Uncharacteristically, Martin comes down on the side of handing the ball to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch with 2nd-and-goal from the 1-yard line during Super Bowl XLIX instead of throwing the pass that resulted in an interception, and consequential 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots.

It’s a popular opinion but is uncharacteristic of an author who has benefited from producing radical, unexpected twists in his Game of Thrones books and HBO Emmy Award winning series.

At that moment, nearly everyone watching the Super Bowl expected the Hawks to hand the ball a second time to Marshawn Lynch. Remember, he did get the call on 1st-and-goal from the 5-yard line but was tripped up at the one–nullifying any Lynch as Super Bowl MVP conspiracy theories out there.

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Seattle Seahawks Offseason Workouts Begin This Month

April 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Rich Monroe

The Seattle Seahawks have announced its three phase offseason workout schedule through mid June. The voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players and adhere to Article 21 of the NFL Players Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The team begins Phase One on Monday, April 20 with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. Phase One lasts two weeks.

Phase Two includes three weeks of On-field workouts including individual player instruction and drills and team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the final four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

The Seahawks will hold its Organized Team Activities (OTAs) May 26-27, May 29, June 1-2, June 4, and June 8-11.

Seattle’s mandatory three-day minicamp is scheduled for June 16-18.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.

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Seattle Seahawks to Support Autism Awareness Month

April 1st, 2015 at 3:43 PM
By Rich Monroe

The Seattle Seahawks announced that the arch lights on the roof of CenturyLink Field will be among many iconic monuments around the world being illuminated blue to support the United Nations–sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow.

In addition, the team will donate 10% of sales to "Ben's Fund" for every regular priced hat and knit cap sold during the month of April at the team's four retail stores. The retail stores, known as THE PRO SHOP, are located at CenturyLink Field, 401 Pike Street, The Landing in Renton and Alderwood Mall.

Ben's Fund, launched in 2012 by Seahawks Executive Vice President/General Manager John Schneider and his wife Traci in partnership with Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), provides grants to families across Washington State to help cover costs associated with medical bills, therapies and numerous other aspects of supporting a child, or children, on the autism spectrum.

"On average, autism costs a family approximately $60,000 a year," said Seahawks GM John Schneider. "We created Ben's Fund to help ease the financial stress that impacts families with a child on the spectrum."

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Seattle Seahawks Make Defensive Coaching Moves

March 28th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawks have named Dwaine Board assistant defensive line coach, Chris Cash assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach and Andre Curtis assistant secondary/safeties coach.

The Seattle Seahawks have named Dwaine Board assistant defensive line coach, Chris Cash assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach and Andre Curtis assistant secondary/safeties coach, the team announced this week.

Board returns to the Seahawks where he spent six seasons (2003-08) as defensive line coach, helping the team rank second in the NFL with 136 sacks from 2005-07 and totaling an NFL-leading 50 sacks during Seattle’s Super Bowl XL run in 2005. Following his time in Seattle, he spent two seasons each with the Oakland Raiders (2009-10), Cleveland Browns (2011-12) and St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. (2013-14).

Board earned three Super Bowl rings (1981, 1984, 1988) with the San Francisco 49ers during his 10-year playing career (1979-88) and was named Super Bowl XIX Defensive Player of the Game after recording four tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. Miami after the 1984 season. He began his coaching career in San Francisco where he coached the defensive line from 1990-2002, helping the 49ers win Super Bowl XXIX vs. San Diego after the 1994 season. He is one of 20 people in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as both a player and coach.

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