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Beast Mode Leaves Yelling 'Me First!'

Matt Calkins, Seattle Times

Beast Mode Seems in Beat-It Mode

Bob Condotta, Seattle Times

Reality Check for Crybaby Seahawks Fans

Chris D'Angelo, Huffington Post

Oregon's Helfrich Tabs Hoke to Save Job

Bryan Fischer, Bleacher Report

The case for running back Marshawn Lynch as a Pro Football Hall of Famer is one I'll be eager to make as the Seattle-area selector. A five-year waiting period for consideration ...(full article)

Two thoughts on the timing of Marshawn Lynch’s retirement announcement. The first: It wasn’t classy. When the biggest sporting event in the country is in the final quarter...(full article)

During his highlight-filled time with the Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch has become almost as well-known for his reticence to speak with reporters as he was for running over defenders. S...(full article)

One Seattle Seahawks fan has had enough of the "embarrassing" behavior by his fellow "12s." Dean S. posted a petition on Change.org on Tuesday, pleading for an end to the string of...(full article)

Every head coach faces difficult decisions on just about every day of his tenure. Sometimes, those decisions can be bigger than the day-to-day running of a program or a determinat...(full article)

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