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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 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 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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January 11, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
The Seattle Seahawks' secondary has been chewed up because of injuries, but somehow it keeps getting the job done. Cornerbacks Kelly Herndon (broken ankle), Jimmy Williams (knee sprain) and Marcus Trufant (ankle sprain) will not play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, leaving Seattle with the same makeshift secondary that was effective in Saturday's wild-card victory over Dallas.
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February 7, 2006 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't so much the swirling yellow towels that frustrated the Seattle Seahawks in their 21-10 Super Bowl defeat to Pittsburgh. It was the raining yellow flags, some of which will be debated into the foreseeable future. A day after the loss, Seahawk Coach Mike Holmgren was still simmering over what he saw as poor officiating. "We knew it was going to be tough going against the Pittsburgh Steelers," Holmgren told fans at a rally at Qwest Field in Seattle.
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February 6, 2006 | Houston Mitchell
RUSHING LEADERS Seattle Alexander...5 carries, 10 yards Pittsburgh Roethlisberger...1 carry, 10 yards RECEIVING LEADERS Seattle Jackson...5 catches, 50 yards Pittsburgh Parker...1 catch, 1 yard PASSING LEADERS Seattle Hasselbeck...8-11, 65 yards Pittsburgh Roethlisberger...1-5, 1 yard * The lowdown: Could the first quarter have been more boring? Both teams looked nervous. Seattle did have a touchdown called back by a bad pass interference call.
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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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February 6, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The record book will show that Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday became the youngest winning quarterback in Super Bowl history. What it won't show is that the Pittsburgh Steelers won almost in spite of the fallow Roethlisberger, whose 22.6 passer rating didn't even match his age and was the lowest ever for a winning Super Bowl quarterback.
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February 6, 2006 | J.A. Adande
OK, Seahawks, you got your wish. You wanted to be acknowledged as more than just an afterthought? Here's the truth: Super Bowl XL was about the Seahawks. It was about their blunders, their bad breaks, their inability to win a game that should have belonged to them but instead will go down as Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10. "[The Steelers] played well," Seattle receiver Bobby Engram said. "You have to give them credit. But I don't think we played up to our full potential."
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