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February 3, 2014 | Gary Klein
No one said it would be that easy, at least not publicly. Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll and his players spent two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl lauding the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning and their seemingly unstoppable offense. However, privately Carroll and his players and staff believed a rout of the Broncos was possible. Actually, probable. On Sunday, in front of 85,529 at MetLife Stadium, the Seahawks made it happen, dominating Manning and the Broncos in every phase in a 43-8 victory.
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September 16, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
They called him Ground Chuck. They called his football the School of Hard Knox. They said he played football 10 yards at a time, the way sandhogs built tunnels under rivers. Or miners dug coal. They recommended his teams wear lanterns and carry canaries. They called his team the Seahawks, but the wise guys said they should be called the Moles. They got touchdowns the way gophers get plants. But he did more with less than anyone who ever coached the game.
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February 3, 2014 | SAM FARMER
The unraveling started when Omaha became Whoa-maha! The Denver Broncos' first snap of Super Bowl XLVIII sailed high over the right shoulder of Peyton Manning, and thus began the most monstrously disastrous game of his illustrious football career. Manning sat at an interview podium Sunday night and, his shoulders slumping under the weight of a 43-8 loss to Seattle, tried to wrap his head around how such a big game could go wrong so quickly. That errant snap was recovered by the Broncos in the end zone for a safety a mere 12 seconds into the game, the fastest score in Super Bowl history.
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August 12, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the agonizing days Kenny Easley had hoped would never come. "You wake up hurting, you go through the day hurting, you go to bed hurting and you wake up the next morning and you're still hurting," he said. "It seems like it never goes away. It gets to be very disheartening and very frustrating." His suffering is the result of a June 8 kidney transplant in Seattle, where for seven years Easley was an outstanding safety for the Seahawks.
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February 3, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Football League has explicit procedures for franchise relocation, but for the right amount of money, those guidelines can--and have--been overlooked. The Los Angeles Rams initially failed to meet NFL guidelines in their proposed move to St. Louis, but after team President John Shaw talked about financial terms with league officials, and the Rams agreed to pay a $29-million relocation fee, league owners agreed to let them go.
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August 12, 1992
Quarterback Mark Rypien of the Washington Redskins, most valuable player in the Super Bowl, signed a contract Tuesday and will join the team for Sunday's exhibition against the San Francisco 49ers in London. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Rypien was seeking $3.7 million per year, a figure that would put him among the NFL's five top-paid quarterbacks. Washington was offering $12 million over four years.
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February 14, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
The more I hear from NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, the more I am convinced that the football team presently known as the Seattle Seahawks will never play a down here. Tagliabue's in-writing promise to the people of Cleveland to get them a team, still called Browns, while permitting Art Modell's current personnel to move to Baltimore, can be perceived as a promise to Los Angeles.
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December 17, 1989 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 . . .
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February 2, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles has become an unwitting pawn in an intense chess game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington's King County. Or Los Angeles is about to get another professional football team. These conflicting news bulletins surfaced almost hourly Thursday, saying the Seahawks, who are prepared to break their Kingdome lease, are leaving Seattle for Los Angeles, or--hold on--the Seahawks are staying in Seattle.
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January 13, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
Scott Cushing, a civil attorney in the Thurston County prosecutor's office, was driving back from a doctor's appointment when news first hit the radio that Pete Carroll had been hired to coach the Seattle Seahawks. It was raining as usual -- the windows were up. Nobody could hear him as he screamed "Noooo!" at the steering wheel. "I almost careened off the road," said Cushing, who writes a sports blog for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "It was just disbelief, and anger. I couldn't fathom what they were thinking, putting this guy in charge."
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January 13, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Pete Carroll might be tireless but he does have wheels. To that end, the Seattle Seahawks gave him the prime parking spot, just outside the front door of their facility, marking the space with a freshly minted sign with his name on it. It's a reminder to anyone who strolls by that the football world is different now than it was just days ago. "Not just a little different," Carroll said Tuesday after he was introduced as Seahawks coach....
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January 12, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Throughout his USC career, Pete Carroll downplayed the notion he had something to prove in the pros, that his mediocre record as coach of the New York Jets and New England Patriots gnawed at him. But the Seattle Seahawks executive who Monday hired Carroll as coach believes that something-to-prove mentality indeed helped lure him back to the NFL. "He's got a little bit of a chip on his shoulder," Tod Leiweke, Seahawks chief executive, told...
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January 11, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Going from college to the pros in coaching might be compared to stepping out of a warm house into a cold and damp Seattle winter. Pete Carroll, get ready to turn your collar up. Maybe there's a reason Carroll was 33-31 as a head coach of the New England Patriots and New York Jets and 97-19 at USC. Maybe his rah-rah personality and having candy-store pick of the talent properly correlate with the disparity between his pro/college win-loss...
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January 11, 2010 | Gary Klein and Sam Farmer
Pete Carroll is leaving USC, and the coach the school considered its top choice to succeed him is no longer available. Several Trojans players said Sunday night that they were informed by text message from staff that Carroll would become coach of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the deal will be signed this morning and Carroll will be introduced as the Seahawks coach Tuesday. Meantime, Oregon State Coach Mike Riley, who had been targeted by USC as Carroll's possible successor, agreed to a three-year contract extension.
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January 10, 2010 | By Gary Klein and Sam Farmer
As the Seattle Seahawks worked through final details to bring Pete Carroll back to the NFL, USC has targeted a coach it wants to replace him. But it might not be easy to lure Oregon State's Mike Riley. Riley was among Athletic Director Mike Garrett's top choices in 2000 before he hired Carroll. A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday that Riley was at the top of USC's list. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record.
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January 9, 1999 | From Associated Press
Mike Holmgren wanted total control. The Seattle Seahawks gave it to him, not to mention $4 million a year, to become their coach and general manager Friday. Holmgren got an eight-year contract that reportedly will pay him $4 million a season, making him the highest-paid coach in the NFL. George Seifert will be paid $2.5 million to coach the Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks, a franchise that has missed the playoffs for 10 seasons in a row, got their man and they paid a high price for him.
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January 9, 2005 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
He had caught merely seven passes this season, none for a touchdown, but St. Louis tight end Cameron Cleeland felt eerily calm when he grabbed the pass that launched the Rams to the second round of the playoffs. "It's one of those plays you're waiting your whole entire life to make," he said. "I practiced it 100,000 times as a kid. And I lead the league in practice-Friday TDs."
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January 9, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
No matter how many times he said "psyched" or "blast" or did cannonballs into the university pool, Pete Carroll was always going to leave USC and go back to the National Football League. The only questions were the time, the date, the team, the billionaire owner and whether Carroll would: 1) get out on top, after a national championship; or 2) bolt for the door after a one-win-shy-of-10 season and the NCAA cops in his rearview mirror. So the final answer looks as if it's: No. 2. Carroll appears headed to the Seattle Seahawks -- not long after a judge ruled he could be deposed in the long-running Reggie Bush case, USC self-imposed sanctions on the basketball program, quarterback Aaron Corp transferred to lower-division Richmond and tailback Joe McKnight and star receiver Damian Williams declared for the NFL draft.
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January 15, 2007 | John Mullin, Chicago Tribune
Chicago Bears defensive end and resident philosopher Alex Brown reflected on the place Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks might warrant in team annals. "This game right here, it'll be an instant classic," Brown said after the NFC semifinal. "Great game. Somebody has to win and lose, and unfortunately ... " Brown hesitated. There are limits to sportsmanship. "No, fortunately, Seattle had to lose."
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