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Author: Justin Ryan

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Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch Duke It Out For Title Of Best Running Back In The NFC West, Russ’s Rookie Year

Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch Duke It Out For Title Of Best Running Back In The NFC West, Russ’s Rookie Year

The Seattle Seahawks had little time to enjoy an electric last-second victory over the New England Patriots at Centurylink Field, as the next contest put them on the road, against divisional rival the San Francisco 49ers for Thursday Night Football. Thursday night games were somewhat infamous in the NFL. Many players and fans pointed out, as brutal a sport as football was, an athlete having only four days of rest often led to a subpar product. Regardless, the team had…

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Russell Wilson’s Numerous Picturesque Throws Wow Patriots, Russ’s Rookie Year

Russell Wilson’s Numerous Picturesque Throws Wow Patriots, Russ’s Rookie Year

After two rebuilding seasons under coach Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks had put together a team that was turning heads and changing minds. And it had become clear what was driving the turnaround, the 2012 draft class. Going into the draft, the consensus was the team needed a pass rusher, a linebacker, a quarterback and a running back. Six weeks into the season, it appeared general manager John Schneider had hit a grand slam. First-round draft pick Bruce Irvin was…

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Defense Is Unmerciful To Cam Newton, Seahawks Grind Out Another Victory, Russ’s Rookie Year

Defense Is Unmerciful To Cam Newton, Seahawks Grind Out Another Victory, Russ’s Rookie Year

The Carolina Panthers season had gone the opposite of Seattle’s. Accompanying their sole win was a trio of losses to the New York Giants, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Atlanta Falcons—three teams whose defenses finished 2012 at the bottom of the rankings. To blame was a dysfunctional offense. Quarterback Cam Newton had his hands full, and as his moniker suggested, he was indeed “Superman” for the unit. His statistics were lukewarm, with seven total touchdowns to five interceptions, but…

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It’s A Girl! Russell Wilson and Ciara Welcome Baby Sienna Princess Wilson

It’s A Girl! Russell Wilson and Ciara Welcome Baby Sienna Princess Wilson

Russell Wilson is gaining new responsibilities left and right. On Friday night, the Seahawks drafted center Ethan Pocic and wide receiver Amara Darboh, and his wife, singer and entertainer, Ciara, gave birth to a baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson. The couple announced the birth on Twitter. Sienna is the first child for Wilson and Ciara as a couple. Dear Sienna Princess Wilson, No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. Love, Daddy &…

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Seahawks Lose Late, First Of Many Odd Losses To Jeff Fisher’s Rams, Russ’s Rookie Year

Seahawks Lose Late, First Of Many Odd Losses To Jeff Fisher’s Rams, Russ’s Rookie Year

The Seahawks were 3-1 and clicking after a last-second Hail Mary victory over the Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile, their division rival, the St Louis Rams, were attempting to find a new identity. After a short period as the “Greatest Show On Turf,” the Rams had faded to mediocrity. Since 2002, the team had had no winning seasons, with two seasons being 8-8. A culture change was in order, and the Rams believed they had found the man to do it,…

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Seahawks Sack Rodgers Eight Times And Score Late During Infamous Monday Night Victory, Russ’s Rookie Year

Seahawks Sack Rodgers Eight Times And Score Late During Infamous Monday Night Victory, Russ’s Rookie Year

Russ’s Rookie Year, A Re-Look At The Season The Seahawks Gained A Super Star Monday Night Football in the Pacific Northwest was usually a welcome proposition, with the Seattle Seahawks owning the all-time highest winning percentage of any team in the National Football League, at 73%. With the Seahawks coming off a monster win against the Dallas Cowboys, this overlooked squad had an opportunity to show America that winning football was back in the Pacific Northwest. Before the Hawks was…

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The Tale Of The Trenches: How One Michigan Offensive Lineman Survived Being Singled Out

The Tale Of The Trenches: How One Michigan Offensive Lineman Survived Being Singled Out

The Wisconsin Badgers visited Ann Arbor and brought with them one of the craziest defenses in college football. One so complex and purposely odd that labeling it was dually confusing, as the label neither described what the Badgers were doing, and by giving the Badgers that label, it drew into question the label itself. Technically, the Badgers played a 3-4 defense, but watching Wisconsin on Saturday felt jarring. With so many players cutting, shifting, or dropping into coverage, it took…

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Legion Of Boom Lives Up To Its Name In Pulverizing Victory Against Cowboys, Russ’s Rookie Year

Legion Of Boom Lives Up To Its Name In Pulverizing Victory Against Cowboys, Russ’s Rookie Year

Russ’s Rookie Year, A Re-Look At The Season The Seahawks Gained A Super Star Fans scrambled to explain the discouraging, last-second loss against the Arizona Cardinals, and the general consensus about the troubles was poor offensive line play, led by rookie right-guard JR Sweezy, and the questionable play-calling of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. The Cardinals were frequently gap-stuffing at the line of scrimmage with attacking linebackers, yet Bevell continued to call plays that put running back Marshawn Lynch on a…

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Russell Wilson’s Potential Put On Display In Near Game-Winning Drive Against Cardinals During First Start

Russell Wilson’s Potential Put On Display In Near Game-Winning Drive Against Cardinals During First Start

Russ’s Rookie Year, A Re-Look At The Season The Seahawks Gained A Super Star Head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider had a decision to make. Since taking over the Seattle Seahawks organization, the team had posted consecutive 7-9 seasons. The Seahawks were still rebuilding and had undoubtedly been adding talent, but without a quarterback, the prospect of another 7-9 season felt too great. The problem was they had already been looking for a quarterback. For the 2011…

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One For The Thumb, Tom Brady Is The Best To Ever Play The Game

One For The Thumb, Tom Brady Is The Best To Ever Play The Game

As far as predicting events goes, the last calendar year has been pretty rotten. I thought I had found the love of my life, but I didn’t. I thought Hillary Clinton would win the presidency by a mile, but she didn’t. And I predicted the Atlanta Falcons would win the Super Bowl. For three and a half quarters, I was happy with that prediction. Except one thing kept gnawing at me. 28 points. I had said it multiple times, not…

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