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O’Neil: Why don’t Seahawks spend big on pass rushers? Quantity is quality

The Seahawks made moves to solidify their pass rush this week, but why do they avoid paying big for premier DEs? Danny O'Neil explains.
6 months ago
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O’Neil: Why Seahawks’ aggressiveness doesn’t show up in free agency

That's right, the same Seahawks who have "suffered" through nine straight winning seasons are once again refusing to alter their free-agency approach.
6 months ago
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O’Neil: QB isn’t something Seahawks and other teams can just ‘figure out’

If the Seahawks do indeed trade Russell Wilson, Danny O'Neil says the team must get a QB or path to a QB in return, despite what some say.
6 months ago
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O’Neil: Russell Wilson’s former Seahawks teammate encapsulates why this is all very alarming

K.J. Wright may be confident that Russell Wilson isn't leaving the Seahawks, but ex-Hawks fullback Michael Robinson has pointed out multiple things that concern him about the situation.
7 months ago
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O’Neil: Middle ground for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks is only getting harder to find

Things are flaring up again between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Danny O'Neil details what we know about the escalating hostilities.
7 months ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s fingerpointing leaves more questions than answers

Speculation around Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is getting a lot of attention, but Danny O'Neil says it's unclear what the end goal is.
7 months ago
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O’Neil: Does defense win titles? Seahawks should know path to Super Bowl is now led by offense

"Defense wins championships" is no longer a declarative statement but more of a question. Danny O'Neil explains why and what it means for the Seahawks.
8 months ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks’ choice of Shane Waldron means offensive changes will be about more than run game

If the Seahawks' offensive changes were all about returning to Pete Carroll's old style, they wouldn't have picked Shane Waldron as OC.
8 months ago
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O’Neil: The strange online conclusions about Seahawks are way off the mark

The internet is abuzz with theories about Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Danny O'Neil has some needed perspective on the team's position.
8 months ago
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O’Neil: Rather than Seahawks’ typical comeback, season ends with collapse

The Seahawks' offense, which started at a record-setting pace but skid through the second half of the year, crashed and burned in the playoffs.
8 months ago
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O’Neil: Why did the Seahawks’ offense slow down? 3 possible explanations

The Seahawks' offense was decidedly less explosive down the stretch than in the early part of the season. Danny O'Neil looks at three factors that may play a role.
9 months ago
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What We Learned: Seahawks’ best move was the one they didn’t make

The Seahawks had more sacks than ever under Pete Carroll, and they did it without bringing back their star DE. Danny O'Neil on that and more as he details what we learned from the playoff-bound Hawks' season.
9 months ago
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O’Neil: Are Seahawks more ready for a playoff run as this low-scoring team?

The Seahawks started the season off with a high-scoring offense, but are they more of a Super Bowl contender now with defense leading the way?
9 months ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks’ gamble for Jamal Adams gave defense the star it needed

Danny O'Neil smelled desperation when the Seahawks paid a hefty price for Jamal Adams. Turns out it was just Seattle getting the impact player it had been missing.
9 months ago
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O’Neil: After season of worry, defense wins Seahawks their first division title since 2016

Early in the season, the Seahawks won in spite of their defense. On Sunday, the Seahawks beat the Rams to win the NFC West thanks to the D.
9 months ago
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O’Neil: Ready or not, Seahawks’ high-wire act is playoff bound

The Seahawks played three great quarters and a scary fourth once again. Danny O'Neil says to buckle up for playoff time with this team.
9 months ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks are on pace with last 2 Super Bowl champs, but are they back on track?

Just like the past two Super Bowl winners, the Seahawks are 9-4 through 13 games, but on Sunday against Washington's tough defense they need more of the offense that blew out the Jets.
9 months ago
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O’Neil: Did Seahawks’ blowout win over Jets unclog their offense?

Sunday's game against the winless Jets was a chance for the Seahawks to open up the offense and let things rip, which they did in their most lopsided win in eight years.
9 months ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks’ offense can’t just go back to way it was earlier this season

The Seahawks’ offense has lost steam over the course of the season. Danny O'Neil explains why fixing it isn't as simple as returning to a game plan from a few months ago.
9 months ago
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Seahawks’ offense hits a low point as it threatens to undermine their season

The Seahawks' offense wasn't just supposed to be their strength this year. It needs to be if they're going to do anything of consequence, yet Sunday's loss was its low point, writes 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny O'Neil.
10 months ago
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O’Neil: Remember the Decembers? Why Seahawks’ closing kick could be back

December was the Seahawks' best month in Pete Carroll's first six seasons, but not in the last four. Danny O'Neil explains the trend that points to Seattle having that finishing flourish back this season.
10 months ago
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O’Neil: Seahawks won an ugly game that wasn’t close, so why complain?

The Seahawks let the Eagles hang around before finishing off their 23-17 win. While not pretty, Danny O'Neil says there's no reason to complain about the victory.
10 months ago
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O’Neil: Table set for NFC West-leading Seahawks to gain full head of steam

Will the Seahawks thrive now that they’re getting healthier and the schedule is getting easier beginning with the Eagles on Monday night?
10 months ago
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O’Neil: 1.5 years later, it’s clear Seahawks were right to trade Frank Clark

It's been about 1.5 years since the Seahawks traded Frank Clark, but Danny O'Neil says he can now officially say Seattle is better off having made the deal.
10 months ago

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