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March 17, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
For 15 minutes a day, Tim Frazier, Penn State's senior point guard, finds a quiet place, switches on a podcast, and meditates. Along with his teammates, Frazier, the team's all-time leader in assists, has found that practicing mindfulness meditation - focusing on the breath with his eyes closed and becoming aware of his thoughts without judging them - has amped up his performance on the court. "The game moves so fast, it's hard to focus on the here and now," said Frazier, who is pretty fleet of foot himself.
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February 17, 2006 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Andrew Dees, who spent the last five seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Buffalo, has been named tight ends coach at Temple. Dees played tight end and offensive tackle at Syracuse. He played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Seattle Seahawks.
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June 3, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Longtime Eagles cornerback Bobby Taylor yesterday was released by the Seattle Seahawks. Taylor was drafted in the second round by the Eagles in 1995 and played for them nine seasons. He left as a free agent after the 2003 season, signing a 4-year, $11.3 million deal with Seattle. Waiting until at least June 1 to release Taylor allows the remaining $2.25 million from his signing bonus to count against the salary cap next year instead of this year.
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April 23, 2013
Former Eagles Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver will sign a one-day contract and officially announce his retirement with the team on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Weaver earned a Pro Bowl invitation and Associated Press all-pro honors in 2009, his first season with the Eagles, after leading all NFL fullbacks in rushing attempts (70) and yards (323) to go along with four touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving). He suffered a career-ending knee injury in 2010. Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2005, Weaver played in 63 games (19 starts)
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January 15, 2013 | Associated Press
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A slip of the tongue gave away Atlanta coach Mike Smith's focus. Smith was just starting his review Monday of the Falcons' 30-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC divisional playoffs when it became clear his thoughts were on this week's NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. "We knew the San Francisco Forty ... excuse me, the Seattle Seahawks, were a very good football team and they showed a lot of resiliency," Smith said before smiling after catching his verbal miscue.
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August 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENTON, Wash. - Terrell Owens NFL return lasted less than 3 weeks. Owens tweeted on Sunday that he is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks, part of the league-mandated roster reductions from 90 to 75 players. The 38-year-old posted a message on his Twitter account shortly before 11 a.m. PDT that he had been released. "I'm no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I'm truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver. " Owens signed a 1-year deal with Seattle on Aug. 7, following a sterling workout that had coaches and Seahawks staff raving about how good he looked for having not played an NFL game in more than 18 months.
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October 19, 2012 | Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO - Delanie Walker caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith, Frank Gore rushed for 131 yards and the 49ers took defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 13-6, Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC West. Walker ran over the middle, took the pass from Smith and scampered just inside to the left pylon for a touchdown in the third quarter. What a fitting turnaround for the tight end, who broke his jaw in two places in a Week 16 win at Seattle last season when he took a knee to the face from linebacker Leroy Hill and didn't return until the NFC Championship Game.
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September 25, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
SEATTLE - Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers, 14-12, on Monday night in a controversial ending. Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as time expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced "the ruling on the field stands" as CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.
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January 23, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
CHARLES BARKLEY is the best. The former Sixer, who is now an NBA commentator for TNT, got off a great line at the expense of Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. while reporting on highlights from the Warriors-Pacers game on Monday night. It was recently revealed that in November a woman told police she saw Winslow "pleasuring himself" while in his SUV in a Target parking lot in East Hanover Township, N.J. Police responded and arrested Winslow for possession of synthetic marijuana.
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January 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Lost in the hoopla after Richard Sherman's declaration of superiority was the actual play that set him off on the tirade. If there was ever an example of why he should at least be considered one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, that was it: blanket man-to-man coverage, a pass neatly tipped to a teammate for the game-ending interception, and a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seattle Seahawks arrived Sunday night for Super Bowl week, and the crowd of reporters that gathered around the 25-year-old waited to see which version of Sherman would show up - the brash one who dissed 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in a postgame interview or the contrite one who was put under the national microscope?
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June 20, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THERE WERE more great quarterbacks when he played, Todd Lyght said recently, but fewer big, fast, superstar-level receivers. The Eagles' assistant secondary coach toiled 12 years as an NFL corner, 1991-2002, and while he had to face Dan Marino, Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Steve Young, John Elway, Warren Moon and Brett Favre, among others, he missed out on having to cover Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Julio Jones. The guys Lyght and secondary coach John Lovett are coaching now have to face those challenges, along with the emerging class of wideout-like tight ends, such as Jimmy Graham and Vernon Davis.
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May 31, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The music still blares, the players still double-time from field to field between drills, and there are still four quarterbacks picking out four different targets on the same snap. Year 2 of Chip Kelly looks just as hectic, just as frantic as the previous one, except to those who have seen it before. "Last year, the coaches were trying to figure us out, and we were trying to figure them out," Nick Foles said Thursday, after the Eagles ended their first set of spring organized team activities.
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May 4, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Union have not won a game in more than a month. They have not scored a goal from the run of play in their last three games. They have fallen from playoff position in the Eastern Conference. These are the facts facing the Union as they travel to Seattle for a meeting Saturday with the Sounders, the hottest club in Major League Soccer, and Union manager John Hackworth does not deny any of it. He just refuses to buy into the panic that has surfaced in some corners this week. "We feel unlucky up to this point that we are not in a much better spot," Hackworth said.
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March 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Let's begin with an assumption that becomes more and more reasonable as each day passes and more sources reveal more information and insight: The Eagles are preparing to give DeSean Jackson the full Pontius Pilate treatment. That the Eagles will either trade or release Jackson appears a fait accompli, and whenever an NFL team is considering washing its hands of a wide receiver as prolific and talented as Jackson - and in the prime of his career, no less - questions follow. Jackson is 27, and he's coming off what was statistically his best season: 82 catches, 1,332 yards, nine touchdowns.
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March 17, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
For 15 minutes a day, Tim Frazier, Penn State's senior point guard, finds a quiet place, switches on a podcast, and meditates. Along with his teammates, Frazier, the team's all-time leader in assists, has found that practicing mindfulness meditation - focusing on the breath with his eyes closed and becoming aware of his thoughts without judging them - has amped up his performance on the court. "The game moves so fast, it's hard to focus on the here and now," said Frazier, who is pretty fleet of foot himself.
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February 6, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
WE SEARCH for lessons after Super Bowls because there are no more games to watch and we must do something with our time (between sessions of snow shoveling). We search for patterns, or road maps, or recipes for success - and coincidence, causation and funny bounces of the ball be damned. If the result does not fit on a bumper sticker, your search has not succeeded. And so, you're seeing a lot of this in the days since the Seattle Seahawks dismantled the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48. This: Defense wins championships.
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February 5, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - What were the lessons of Super Bowl XLVIII for the Eagles? It's kind of hard to ignore the fact that the Seattle Seahawks are young and deep and aren't going anywhere as an NFC power. Yeah, it's been 9 years since an NFL champion repeated, but Seattle looms as a huge obstacle in Chip Kelly's path, next season and beyond. The 43-8 Super Bowl dismemberment of the Denver Broncos and the league's No. 1 all-time offense seemed to underscore that the NFC is where the power is these days, especially the NFC West, where San Francisco nearly defeated the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, and Arizona missed the playoffs at 10-6.
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February 4, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The myopia of the moment suggests that Peyton Manning is a choker and nothing more, and in the hard glare of what happened here Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII, it is indeed difficult to see anything beyond what's right in front of us: a 43-8 Seattle Seahawks victory and, after his finest season, the worst night of Manning's football life. Here he was, with an opportunity to win a second Super Bowl, to solidify himself as the greatest quarterback of not just his generation but any before his. And as the Denver Broncos' offensive line collapsed against a defense faster and fiercer than any the AFC had presented this season, Manning crumbled, too. He had compiled statistics so otherworldly during the regular season - 5,477 passing yards, 55 touchdowns, a 68.3 completion percentage - and had played so well in besting his nemeses, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, in the AFC championship game.
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February 4, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Turned out, everybody spent the last 2 weeks focused on the wrong legacy. The Seattle Seahawks' 2013 defense was the first in the NFL to lead the league in fewest yards allowed, fewest points allowed and most turnovers forced since the 1985 Bears. If memory serves, the 1985 Bears won the Super Bowl rather handily. In fact, their frolic past the Patriots looked a lot like last night's Super Bowl XLVIII, a 43-8 Seattle victory that was not as close as the final score.
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February 4, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It took 12 seconds for Percy Harvin to validate the investment the Seattle Seahawks made in him and the six months of patience they showed in him. Harvin collected the opening kickoff in the second half of the Seahawks' 43-8 Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos after one bounce and raced for an 87-yard touchdown. Trailing by 22-0 at halftime, the Broncos needed a strong third quarter to have any chance, but Harvin ensured that the Seahawks maintained dominance of Sunday's Super Bowl with his electrifying return.
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