January 26, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - It was more than a bye week for Denver Broncos guard John Moffitt. More like a bye-bye week. Less than three months ago, Moffitt stunned the 7-1 Broncos by returning home to the Seattle area during his week off and deciding to walk away from his NFL career. The Seahawks had traded him to Denver in August, after he had played his first two seasons with Seattle. Now, the Broncos and Seahawks are playing in Super Bowl XLVIII, and Moffitt, a third-round pick in 2011, said he has no regrets about giving up on what millions of people would consider a dream job. "I was just sick of playing football," said Moffitt, 27, sitting on the couch in a modest home he rents about a mile south of Seahawks headquarters.
November 12, 1990 |
Linebacker Derrick Thomas set an NFL record Sunday with seven sacks, but could only agonize over the one that got away. As time expired, Seattle's Dave Krieg wriggled free of Thomas and heaved a desperation 25-yard touchdown pass to Paul Skansi in the end zone. Norm Johnson kicked the extra point to give the Seahawks a 17-16 victory over Thomas and his stunned Kansas City Chiefs. "I'm glad they didn't call 'in the grasp,' " Krieg said with a smile. "He had his hands around my hips.
December 6, 1999 |
As Oakland Coach Jon Gruden ran toward the stands to slap hands with raucous Raider fans, Seattle's Mike Holmgren was left wondering about a player's health and his team's sloppy play for a second consecutive game. Rich Gannon, overcoming a broken wrist and a strained thigh, threw touchdown passes of 14 and five yards to Tim Brown as the Raiders took a 17-point lead in the second quarter and held on for a 30-21 victory over the Seahawks Sunday. Seattle (8-4) was again undermined by turnovers.
October 30, 1988 |
And the Chargers thought they had problems. Sample these excerpts from Seattle-area newspapers following the Seahawks' 31-10 loss to the Rams in Anaheim last Sunday: "About the only thing the Seahawks did right Sunday was call the coin toss." (Everett Herald). "The Seahawks are in shambles." (Bellevue Journal American). "There is no question their defense is in trouble." (Seattle Times). "The team continues to teeter on the brink of self-extinction." (Bellevue Journal American).
September 28, 1986 |
Maybe the shame of it all for Seattle wide receiver Steve Largent is that his greatness is hidden on the other side of Mount Rainier, eons from neon. The National Football League's other receiving greats had it made: the Jets' Don Maynard had Broadway, the Redskins' Charley Taylor had the Nation's Capital, the Colts' graceful Ray Berry had the northeastern press all but typing in his pocket, and the Chargers' Charlie Joiner, well, he has Dan Fouts.
November 30, 2011 |
NFL tonight PHILADELPHIA (4-7) AT SEATTLE (4-7) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. Line: Eagles by 3 Over/Under: 43 Lowdown: If the Eagles can take the crowd out of the game early, their ability to control the clock with the run will be the difference. Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (injured pectoral muscle) has no zip on his passes. Sam Farmer's pick: Eagles 24, Seahawks 20.
December 15, 1986 |
The Seattle Seahawks still have an outside chance to reach the playoffs, thanks in part to some confusion in the San Diego secondary. The Seahawks (9-6) won their fourth straight game, defeating the Chargers, 34-24, Sunday in front of a San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium crowd of 47,096. There were times when it appeared that the Charger defensive backs couldn't get their signals straight.
December 17, 1989 |
Oooh, not this place again . . . Of all the possible venues for the Raiders' most important game, they get this house of horrors where they have been used as a punching bag for most of the decade. They're 1-6 since Chuck Knox arrived here in 1983, and their misadventures have been landmarks in their decline. Here's how it has been, game by grisly game: 1983--Seahawks 38, Raiders 36. Quarterback Jim Zorn goes four for 16 . . .
January 31, 2014
That was a good article showing another side of Richard Sherman ["Oh the humility. " Jan. 28]. I just wish for the day when people will not seem surprised that there are good, decent, intelligent people who come from loving, caring families ... and they just happen to be from Compton. There are many, many more. Kelvin D. Filer Compton :: Sunday's Super Bowl is pivotal. Flash forward 10 years to 2024. The Seahawks have won three Super Bowls by playing "smashmouth" football.
November 7, 2012 |
RENTON, Wash. - An entire wall is consumed by three massive televisions, each with the volume turned up. On the left, it's Lions versus Bears on "Monday Night Football. " In the middle, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are going head to head in the third debate. On the right, the San Francisco Giants are securing a World Series berth. Glued to all three at once is Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, his eyes darting from screen to screen. He's positioned behind his desk in his corner office with three more glowing distractions in front of him: oversized computer monitors for breaking down game film.