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Danny O'Neil

Danny O'Neil
Danny O'Neil is the host of "Danny, Dave and Moore". He covers the Seattle Seahawks for 710 ESPN Seattle. He's the son of a logger, a graduate of the University of Washington and has been a working journalist in Seattle since 1999, first at newspapers and since 2012 at 710 ESPN Seattle. Follow Danny: @dannyoneil

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A previously undisclosed groin injury limited Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell to 11 snaps in the AFC title game. (AP)
O’Neil: If the NFL goes after the Seahawks over Sherman’s injury, it better do the same to Pittsburgh
Danny O'Neil | January 25, 2017 12:17 pm

Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell played only 11 snaps Sunday due to a groin injury that wasn’t listed on the team’s injury report, yet there’s been so sign of potential punishment like what’s been mentioned for the Seahawks.

For the first time since 2010, the Seahawks regressed over the second half of the 2016 season. (AP)
Not having home-field advantage was only one of the Seahawks’ problems in 2016
Danny O'Neil | January 24, 2017 10:10 am

Sure, the Seahawks would have been much better off had they played their divisional-round game at home as opposed to Atlanta. But there was much more to their undoing than that, writes Danny O’Neil.

Brock Huard saw similarities between the Falcons' team speed and the Super Bowl champion Seahawks team. (AP)
Why should Richard Sherman have been on Seahawks’ injury report, other than NFL requirement?
Danny O'Neil | January 20, 2017 3:14 pm

Danny O’Neil can’t figure out why it it’s important that the Seahawks didn’t report Richard Sherman’s knee injury other than because Seattle failed to follow the league’s protocol.

The Seahawks allowed 34 points or more in three of their six games after losing Earl Thomas in Week 13. (AP)
O’Neil: What We Learned from the Seahawks’ season-ending loss
Danny O'Neil | January 16, 2017 9:13 am

Danny O’Neil shares his takeaways from the Seahawks’ playoff loss to Atlanta, including what it said about how Seattle’s defenses matches up with top offenses and how much it missed Earl Thomas.

Danny reflects
On The Road: Danny reflects on a great season and grand adventures
Danny O'Neil | January 15, 2017 10:09 pm

SPONSORED – It was pretty memorable even if the season did end two games sooner than any of us in Seattle really hoped.

Devin Hester returned a punt 80 yards, only to have it called back for holding by Kevin Pierre-Louis. (AP)
Penalty on Devin Hester’s big punt return hurt, but it may have only delayed Seahawks’ loss to Falcons
Danny O'Neil | January 14, 2017 7:41 pm

An 80-yard punt return by Devin Hester that was wiped out by a penalty could have been the turning point for Seattle, but it was far from the only reason Atlanta knocked out the Seahawks.

The Seahawks' offense couldn't keep it with Atlanta's in Saturday's 36-20 playoff loss. (AP)
Seahawks burned by Falcons’ offense, knocked out of playoffs with 36-20 loss
Danny O'Neil | January 14, 2017 5:06 pm

The Seahawks avoided the slow start that had been its problem in previous road playoff games, but Atlanta’s offense was too much as Seattle’s season ended in a 36-20 loss Saturday.

Despite returning to practice from a scapula injury this week, C.J. Prosise is inactive Saturday. (AP)
C.J. Prosise among Seahawks’ inactives in playoff game vs Falcons
Danny O'Neil | January 14, 2017 12:13 pm

The Seahawks almost had a full complement of running backs, but while fullback Marcel Reese bounced back from a foot injury he suffered last week, rookie C.J. Prosise is inactive.

Four seasons ago, the Seahawks just missed a trip to the NFC title game due to a loss in Atlanta. (AP)
Seahawks’ return to Atlanta in playoffs has a loaded backstory
Danny O'Neil | January 13, 2017 10:47 am

Pete Carroll’s Seahawks first realized their potential in Atlanta four seasons ago. Now they return looking to do the one thing they fell short of that year — beat the Falcons in the playoffs.

The Seahawks are 0-3 in road divisional-round playoff games, including last year at Carolina. (AP)
Will 4th time be the charm for Seahawks as away team in divisional round of playoffs?
Danny O'Neil | January 11, 2017 3:18 pm

Since the NFL expanded its playoff format to 12 teams in 1990, the home team has won roughly one out of every four divisional-round games. The Seahawks are 0-3 in those such contests.