Pete Carroll And Hawks Fined Over $300K For Camp Contact

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The Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined more than $300,000 and will lose two minicamp practices in 2015 as ruled by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating no-contact rules that govern NFL teams offseason practices, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. This according to sources.

Carroll’s fine was “at least” $100,000 and the Seahawks were docked “in excess of $200,000″ while the team will lose at least two minicamp practices in 2015 because they had excessive contact between players during a June 16 practice, per sources.

The Seahawks had been fined an undisclosed amount in 2012 by Goodell for a similar violation under Carroll’s supervision and lost their final two OTA practices, sources added.

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman Still Holding Grudge Against Crabtree

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Richard Sherman appears on tonight’s debut episode of American Muscle on the Discovery Channel and he takes us right back to that tiff with Michael Crabtree near the end of the NFC title game, Erik Brady of USA Today reports.

“It’s much more of just I don’t like the dude,” Sherman says in the episode, which was viewed early by For The Win. “You know what I’m saying. And I think he’s sorry. So it’s really what it comes down to.”

Sherman, the Seahawks cornerback, tipped a pass intended for Crabtree, the 49ers receiver, and the pass was intercepted, sealing the Seahawks’ trip to the Super Bowl. Sherman famously ranted to Erin Andrews about Crabtree moments later.

“It’s just about him, it’s just about Crabtree,” Sherman says on tonight’s show.

“It’s not going to be something that goes away. I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out. There’s not much else I can say about the subject. Nobody will understand it but him and me. That’s all that needs to understand.”

The Top 15 Hottest Seahawks Cheerleaders and Fans Of All-Time

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The Seahawks have some of the hottest cheerleaders in the NFL, as well as some of the beautiful fans!

Today as a little gift to our loyal readers, we give you 15 of the hottest SeaGals ever in this awesome exclusive photo gallery!!!

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Celebrate the Seahawks Title Win With: Seattle Seahawks: Road to XLVIII On DVD and Blu-Ray

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The Seahawks’ 2013 season was an historic campaign, ending with a dominant Super Bowl XLVIII performance at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  Seattle’s league-leading defense and star-studded offense sparked post-season triumphs over New Orleans and San Francisco.  On the largest stage in professional sports, Seattle trounced the Denver Broncos, 43-8, to capture the Lombardi Trophy. Now, Cinedigm, the National Football League (NFL) and NFL Films have teamed up to help Seahawks fans relive this unforgettable postseason with the release of Seattle Seahawks: Road to XLVIII on DVD and Blu-Ray™. The release hits stores on June 10, 2014 on Standard Definition (SD) for $39.93 SRP and on Blu-Ray™ (BD) for $49.99 SRP.

“There is no better way for the “12’s” to relive the magic than with Seattle Seahawks: Road to XLVIII,” said Norbert Hudak, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Brand Management for Cinedigm. “The Seahawks repeatedly rose to the challenge and made an indelible statement that the entire world witnessed – now fans can own this keepsake forever with this collectible set timed for Father’s Day.”

In this must-have multi-disk set, fans can once again experience the Seahawks’ epic championship run with the original network broadcasts of all three thrilling playoff victories. Follow Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl MVP Malcom Smith, Head Coach Pete Carroll and the rest of the Seahawks as they handled eight-time Pro Bowler Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Playoff (23-15). Then, in a matchup of two of the NFL’s youngest and brightest stars, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks defeated Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers in a nail-biter for the NFC Championship title (23-17). This set the stage for Super Bowl XLVIII where the Seahawks demolished five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (43-8). All three games are yours to own on DVD and Blu-Ray™ with Seattle Seahawks: Road to XLVIII.

Seahawks Road to XLVIII Collector’s Edition

Games Included:

 

  • NFC Divisional Playoffs: Seahawks 23, Saints 15
  • NFC Championship: Seahawks 23, 49ers 17
  • Super Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8

Richard Sherman Lands The ‘Madden 15′ Cover – A Bad Omen?

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Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman has won the Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote. Sherman faced off against Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals and was revealed as the winner of the fan-voted cover in a special segment on SportsCenter.

“Richard Sherman is a fantastic cover athlete selection by the fans,” said Anthony Stevenson, Vice President of Global Marketing for EA SPORTS. “Defense is a big focus for Madden NFL 15, and Sherman is one of the brightest defensive stars in the NFL. He shares the same energy and passion for the game as our ‘legion’ of Madden fans.”

While it will be cool to see Sherman on the cover every day when you start ‘Madden,’ you have to worry about the famous ‘Madden cover Jinx’ that seems to stop players from staying healthy.

Give your opinion, and check out our new Seahawks Forum at www.GridironChatter.com to talk about this topic and more topics to do with the Seahawks!!

Previewing The 2014 Seattle Seahawks Schedule Release

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The Seattle Seahawks schedule looks like that of a defending Super Bowl champion, as they have to take on the Cowboys, Giants, Packers, Broncos and Raiders on their own field. Pete Carroll and the ‘Hawks should be up to the challenge, however, as they haven’t lost many players over the course of the offseason and lost just one game at home a year ago.

As studly home defenders with the “12th Man” leading the charge, how Seattle fares at home really isn’t the question. Neither is how they fare on the road, really, either, as they lost just two games away from home last year, as well. The road gets tougher for defending Super Bowl champs, though, and the Seahawks will see it up close when they travel to Philadelphia, Washington, Carolina, Kansas City and San Diego.

Seattle does clearly get their toughest battles on their home field (Packers and Broncos), but still have to go win the games, while also worrying about a very tough and increasingly more competitive NFC West division.

All 2014 Opponents

Home: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders

Away: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers

For a look at all team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.

Pete Carroll Gets New Three-Year Deal From Seahawks

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a new three-year deal which runs through 2016. This is a new deal, not an extension of the old one, Todd Dybas of the Tacoma Tribune reports.

“I feel very humbled and fortunate,” Carroll said. “It’s a day of gratitude for me.”

Carroll, 62, said he feels like the Seahawks are “right in the middle” of a run.

“The most important thing that happens is we rediscover every year — not just this year because it’s a Super Bowl year — every year we rediscover the work ethic that makes us who we are,” Carroll said. “That starts with the commitment our players have made to make this the greatest offseason of their life.

“We treat people in a manner, I think, that we can ask of them to give us everything they possibly have. It’s a fantastic opportunity to go for this. Yeah, one time’s cool and we’re excited and all that, but to come back and figure out a way to show you can do it again, it’s another tremendous challenge we’re faced with now. Russell (Wilson) and the fellas are ready to go. They can’t wait to get back.”

State of the Franchise: Seahawks Before Free Agency

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The honor and pressure it is to hold the name of “Defending Super Bowl Champions.” Statistically, teams that go to the Super Bowl do not do so hot the following season, but the Seattle Seahawks are looking to prove those odds wrong. Things are going pretty great in Seattle right now. After winning the Super Bowl, the Seahawks are now owning NFL jersey sales — with four in the top ten.

On Tuesday, Free Agency will kick off and teams are always interested in the players who just hoisted the Lombardi for leadership and talent. The Seahawks have several men looking for a pay day after their huge win on February 2. Starting with guys like Michael Bennett, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Brandon Browner, Pual McQuistan, and Walter Thurmond.

Secondly, guys like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are looking for contract extensions from the organization. Both players deserve a contract after their efforts in the title run of course, but will cost the Seahawks a pretty penny. So, it is simply evident, the Seahawks will have trouble keeping the team they just had in February together.

That is why, the Seahawks have already started re-signing some youth and depth onto the roster. The Seahawks re-signed safety Jeron Johnson and and offensive lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre both on Friday. The 26-year-old Jeanpierre started three games last season. Johnson played in just seven games last season before being placed on injured reserve due to a nagging hamstring injury. Johnson holds second-string as he plays behind Kam Chancellor, so his reps are limited.

The Seahawks will do their best not to be “gutted” much like the Baltimore Raven were last year when losing most of their starters. “Obviously, I would like to be in Seattle, but the hard part is over,” Tate says. “I did my job. I handled my business. I stayed healthy. I was reliable all year. Each year I’ve shown to be better than the last.”

Will the Seahawks be able to to retain any of their players? Perhaps but it must come at a very fixed salary.

Who will the Seahawks target during the time of Free Agency? Well, Sidney Rice will not be with the organization anymore taking away the team’s biggest wide receiver. The Seahawks may look in the direction of a big-bodied receiver. Then, I would expect head coach Pete Carroll to look for depth to continue his great program that he has implemented in Seattle.

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

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