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Danny O'Neil

Seahawks Quandre Diggs...
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O’Neil: Seahawks have uncertainty with a player ‘holding in,’ but it’s not Quandre Diggs

While Quandre Diggs appears to be the third Seahawks player to "hold-in" during training camp, Danny O'Neil writes that it's Duane Brown whose future is up in the air.
1 month ago
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AZ Good AZ it Gets

SPONSORED – Phoenix was the place where the rest of the country found out that Seattle fans took their enthusiasm on the road with them. That was 2013. It’s also the place where I discovered how restorative a desert vacation can be. That was 2015. Let’s start with the screaming. That’s what caught everyone’s attention […]
1 month ago
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O’Neil: Mariners aren’t handing the spotlight over to Seahawks just yet

This is the time of year that Seattle tends to shift its focus to the gridiron, but the Mariners are still commanding attention.
1 month ago
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O’Neil: When Seahawks decide not to extend players, they’re rarely wrong

If you think the Seahawks must sign Duane Brown to an extension, when's the last time they opted against re-signing someone and it came back to bite them?
2 months ago
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Oh, LA, LA!

Week 15, Dec. 19: Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, SoFi Stadium, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Maybe it was fitting that the opening act for the first pro-football game I covered in Los Angeles was a rock band I loved as a teenager. There’s no place that makes me think of growing up more than […]
2 months ago
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Star in a Lone Star Adventure

Week 14, Dec. 12: Seattle at Houston Texans, NRG Stadium, 10 a.m. Pacific SPONSORED – Enchiladas and greatness. That’s what I think of in Texas. The enchiladas are pretty straightforward. They’re so delicious at El Tiempo Cantina that it’s hard to take a bite without closing my eyes. There are three locations though the one […]
2 months ago
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O’Neil: Despite timing, Mariners’ Graveman trade is exactly the kind of move they should be making

The Mariners' trade of Kendall Graveman is an example of the team's goal to build a squad that’s capable of winning a championship, not just to be relevant this year.
2 months ago
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The Best Way to Green Bay

Week 10, Nov. 14: Seattle at Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – I’ve made this trip any number of ways. I’ve flown in the day of the game and driven up from Chicago. I’ve driven back to Milwaukee through a snowstorm after a playoff loss. I’ve flown into Appleton, and I’ve […]
2 months ago
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Penn-cil in a Pittsburgh Trip

Week 6, Oct. 17: Seattle at Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field 5:20 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The first time I visited Pittsburgh it was January 1998, and I laughed when a football fan tried to explain to me that this weekend with playoff football felt like Mardi Gras. Nope. It felt like Pittsburgh. Freezing cold, snow-on-the-ground […]
3 months ago
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O’Neil: MLB’s handling of Mariners LHP Santiago’s suspension is all wrong

MLB has a credibility problem, the latest example being the rules they're making up as they go that led to Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago's suspension.
3 months ago
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Go Above and Bay-ond

Game 4: Seattle at San Francisco, Oct. 3, 1:05 p.m. SPONSORED CONTENT – Ever had a friend’s house that seemed so comfortable that you felt like you were at home? That’s how Seattle feels about San Francisco. Well, Santa Clara. Because in the seven years since Levi’s Stadium opened, Seattle has won six of the […]
3 months ago
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Maximize Your Minneapolis Trip

Regular season, Week 3, Sept. 26: Seattle at Minnesota, U.S. Bank Stadium, 1:25 p.m. Pacific SPONSORED – The site of the coldest football game in Seattle’s history is also where I got the hottest burger I’ve ever tasted. Not the spiciest, mind you. The hottest. I’m talking molten cheese that is cooked into the middle […]
3 months ago
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Fly to the Finish Line

I saw Jesus before I went to Indianapolis. Wait. I should be more specific. Touchdown Jesus. You know, the painting overlooking Notre Dame’s field. I watched Washington play at Notre Dame in 2009 and afterward drove a couple of hours to Indianapolis to watch Seattle play some pro-football the very next day. Turned out to […]
3 months ago
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Bet on Nonstop Fun

Sports have been a staple for Las Vegas. They just haven’t been a staple in Las Vegas. Oh, there were prize fights. Some big-time college basketball games, too. A basketball All-Star Game was played here a few years back. Then hockey came to town and now there’s a pro-football team that relocated there last year, […]
3 months ago
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O’Neil: When it comes to CB Stephon Gilmore, the Seahawks should pass

Does Stephon Gilmore, the star Patriots CB sitting out mandatory minicamp, make sense for the Seahawks? Danny O'Neil has three reasons why not.
3 months ago
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O’Neil: There’s no applauding NFL for finally halting the ‘race-norming’ that never should have been practiced

Of all the possible responses, gratitude seems an utterly inappropriate one to the NFL’s decision to stop contesting financial settlements to former players based on a presumption that Black players start out with lower cognitive functioning than their white counterparts.
4 months ago
Mariners Jarred Kelenic...
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O’Neil: Kelenic’s struggles weren’t good, but they were the best thing for his relationship with Mariners

What if Jarred Kelenic had hit the ground running with the Mariners? Danny O'Neil explains why the last three weeks will help the long-term relationship between the team and player.
4 months ago
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O’Neil: As hard as it is, patience is the best option with this young Mariners team

The Mariners' offensive struggles have many worried. Danny O'Neil says even though it's not easy, patience is the key with this young team.
4 months ago
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O’Neil: What we learned about the Seahawks from their 3 NFL Draft picks

Danny O'Neil goes through the Seahawks' list of three draft picks to figure out what each addition says about the direction of the team.
5 months ago
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O’Neil: Unlike rivals, Seahawks sitting pretty after getting their QB drama out of the way before NFL Draft

While the 49ers drafted a new quarterback and Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, the Seahawks suddenly looked like the stable team in the NFC.
5 months ago
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O’Neil: After 2 years of retooling, the Mariners just had their ‘good enough to sit at that table’ moment

For two games, the Mariners went toe-to-toe with the defending World Series champion Dodgers, leaving Danny O'Neil feeling very differently than he did two weeks ago about the team.
5 months ago
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O’Neil: NBA owner makes a Seattle Sonics expansion sound inevitable

The Minnesota Timberwolves won't be moving to Seattle, but their owner provided a lot of hope for Sonics fans that NBA expansion is near.
5 months ago
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O’Neil: The answered and unanswered questions about the Mariners so far

Through seven games in 2021, Danny O'Neil has learned a lot about the Mariners, but there are still things that need to be figured out.
6 months ago
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O’Neil: Let’s apologize to Seahawks’ Russell Wilson while 49ers and Rams show their QB desperation

A pair of NFC West rivals of Russell Wilson's Seahawks have gone to drastic measures to find the right QB this offseason.
6 months ago

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