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Frank T. Raines

12 Thoughts on a somewhat wild Week 1 across the NFL

A collection of FTR thoughts that weren’t turned into their own articles ...

With the first of 16 17 games in the books, the NFC West is a perfect 4-0 and the NFC North is the polar opposite at 0-4. Who saw that coming? (Not me; I picked the Cardinals to lose and the Packers and Vikings to win leaving me with a 5-3 record in those 2 divisions).

Note: I am aware that the AFC West is also 4-0, but ... meh; they’re our old division rivals - I’ll consider paying attention to them...

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Wilson Conn

ESPN’s FPI sees Seahawks as 5th-best team in NFL moving forward

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A stellar and dominant performance on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts has sent the Seattle Seahawks flying up ESPN’s FPI leaderboard. After beginning the season in ninth, the Seahawks are now in fifth after one week. The ninth spot is now occupied by the San Francisco 49ers, who held off a furious rally by the Detroit Lions for a 41-33 road win. Here’s how the rest of the standings shake out:

FPI's rankings heading into Week 2. FPI is...

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Frank T. Raines

Optimism reigns regarding Seahawks’ outside corners ... for now?

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In my most recent 12 Thoughts article, I tried to look at the Seahawks’ situation at outside corner in a positive / optimistic light. I couldn’t bring myself to be completely optimistic though so I settled with this:

It might not be as bad as we fear.

Optimism 1, Pessimism 0.

Granted, we are only one week into the season and the Indianapolis Colts were playing without...

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Mookie Alexander

Pre-Snap Reads 9/16: DK Metcalf, A.J. Brown set for first NFL meeting

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What are your favorite bits from the late, great Norm MacDonald?

Seahawks News

Pete Carroll is introspective, "grateful" on his 70th birthday talking about his Seahawks opportunity | Tacoma News Tribune
Pete Carroll is introspective, "grateful" on his 70th birthday talking about his opportunity to coach the Seahawks the last 12 years.

Seahawks’ DK Metcalf, Titans’ A.J. Brown put friendship on hold ahead of first NFL matchup | The Seattle...

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John P. Gilbert

Dee Eskridge, Rashaad Penny miss practice, but no surprises on Wednesday injury report

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Week 1 is in the books, and the Seattle Seahawks, along with the rest of the NFC West are undefeated following their road trip victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Next up is the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 Sunday in the late time slot, and with it already being Wednesday, that means the initial injury report for the week is ready.

For the Seahawks, there were a whole host of players who did not practice, including Dee Eskridge and Rashaad Penny....

Yardbarker: Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks place center Ethan Pocic on IR with knee sprain

Kyle Fuller, his mid-game replacement, figures to start in the middle when the Seahawks face the Titans this week.

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Tyler Alsin

Connor Wedington returns amid practice squad flurry

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John Schneider can sleep when the season is over.

After promoting Jon Rhattigan, moving Ethan Pocic to injured reserve, and losing Jordan Simmons to the Las Vegas Raiders, the Seattle Seahawks continue to update their practice squad.

Connor Wedington from Sumner High School back with #Seahawks, signed to their practice squad.

Also signed WR De'Quan Hampton, TE Michael Jacobson to the practice squad.

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 15,...

Yardbarker: Seattle Seahawks

Raiders sign OL Jordan Simmons

Simmons will help fill in for guard Denzelle Good, who will spend the remainder of the year on IR. He’ll join John Simpson as a supporting guard.

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John P. Gilbert

Seahawks move Ethan Pocic to injured reserve

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Late Tuesday, well after the official deadline for NFL transactions to be processed, ESPN senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler reported that the Seattle Seahawks would be signing linebacker Jon Rhattigan to the active roster. Rhattigan is a rookie who signed with the Seahawks out of the United States Military Academy this spring after going undrafted, and who saw his first career snaps Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts following a Saturday elevation...

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Tyler Alsin

One Penny returns, the other does not (neither does Dee)

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The only blight on the Seattle Seahawks Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts were a few untimely injuries. Penny Hart, recently promoted wide receiver from the practice squad, sustained a concussion. He is reportedly practicing today while working through the league concussion protocols, but is alone in his speedy return.

Dee Eskridge (concussion protocol) is away from the team today, Pete Carroll says. Penny Hart (concussion protocol) will...

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John P. Gilbert

Raiders taking Jordan Simmons back from Seahawks

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Sunday the Seattle Seahawks opened the 2021 season with a 28-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Then on Monday the Las Vegas Raiders opened their season with an absolutely bonkers Week 1 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens.

However, in the course of playing the Ravens, the Raiders lost starting guard Denzelle Good to a knee injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the season. In order to address their sudden lack of depth on the...

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John P. Gilbert

Rookie Report: Seahawks likely to get zero snaps from drafted rookies in Week 2

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One of the posts that has become very popular among fans over the past couple of seasons for the Seattle Seahawks has been the Rookie Report, where each week a quick look is taken at the contributions made by the rookies on the roster.

In 2019 the rookie report quickly developed into the DK Metcalf report, with an occasional special teams appearance from Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven, while in 2020 it was Damien Lewis, Alton Robinson and Jordyn...

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Stan Taylor

Jordyn Brooks stepping up in year two

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The Seattle Seahawks opened their 2021 season with a resoundingly confident win over the Indianapolis Colts that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicated. Other than a third quarter offensive lull and a mostly garbage time touchdown for the Colts, the Hawks looked about as solid wire to wire as anyone could hope. But one of the biggest question marks going into this game was how the Seahawks defense would handle the Indy offense. Or,...

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Mookie Alexander

Enemy Reaction 2021: Indianapolis Colts

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It’s back!

The Seattle Seahawks prevailed on the road over the Indianapolis Colts to open up the 2021 NFL season, and it was... honestly kinda boring? There were some great plays (obviously) but it wasn’t exactly a dramatic, intense game. Seattle had a double-digit lead for the entire second half and didn’t let Indy make a furious late game rally.

I prefer it that way. Really I think we all do. These past few seasons of...

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Frank T. Raines

The lighter side of sports: The story of DK Metcalf and Rodrigo Blankenship

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

How a viral Tweet netted a classic photo op.

Like a lot of things nowadays, it started with a tweet.

I love the NFL because both of these humans play the same sport professionally pic.twitter.com/EpnOzCU0ub

— Johnathon Poppe (@JPopASU) November 23, 2020

On the left, you’ve got “Hot Rod” Rodrigo John Blankenship, the Indianapolis Colts’ kicker. The player on the right is DeKaylin Zecharius Metcalf.

Mr. Metcalf, obviously, needs no...

Yardbarker: Seattle Seahawks

3 Teams That Could Target Josh Gordon Once He Is Reinstated

The beginning of another NFL season means the beginning of another conversation about receiver Josh Gordon returning to the league. The latest report is that Gordon has completed his treatment and is vaccinated and ready to return.

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Willie Keeler

Russell Wilson has an interesting take on how to prevent overtime ties

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On this past Monday’s Monday Night Football “ManningCast” on ESPN2 featuring Peyton and Eli Manning, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson made an appearance towards the end of the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens game and gave his thoughts on the NFL’s overtime rules.

First, Wilson stated his displeasure with the rules saying, “And then if nobody scores we end in a tie and everyone goes home? How terrible is that?” Then, Wilson...

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thadisrad

Pre-Snap Reads 9/15: Dave Wyman breaks down Tyler Lockett’s 69-yard touchdown

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Y’all ever seen The Expanse?

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Closing Thoughts: Final Observations From Seattle Seahawks 28-16 Win vs. Indianapolis Colts - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Reporters Corbin Smith and Ty Gonzalez break down their final thoughts from Seattle's season-opening victory over Indianapolis, including a phenomenal showing from Russell Wilson and Bryan Mone.

After Rotating Kyle Fuller and Ethan Pocic on...

Bleacher Report - Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Players Who Deserve More Snaps in Week 2

The Seattle Seahawks had to wait an extra year to see what their second-round pick from the 2020 NFL draft could do on the gridiron...

ESPN.com - Seattle Seahawks

Darrell Taylor, Seahawks pass-rush show that they're as good as advertised

Taylor's long-awaited debut was a productive one for the Seahawks, whose pass-rush performed well against a highly-regarded Colts offensive line.

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