Seattle Seahawks, life after the LOB

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Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Los Angeles Rams 33 – Seattle Seahawks 31

The Seattle Seahawks played the current divisional leader, the Los Angeles Rams, at home on Sunday. Although the game ended in a close loss for Seattle, the fans got a glimpse of what life after the LOB would look like, and it wasn’t all bad.

Hey, remember when teams used to be able to play defense? Yeah, me too. Good times. Well, the Seattle Seahawks had one of the best of all times. The Legion of Boom will go down in history for their stealth-like quality that destroyed offenses, including the highest scoring offense of all time, the Peyton Manning led 2013 Denver Broncos.

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Dayna’s True or False: Get to know her

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Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG 

Dayna shared 10 statements about herself for Our Turf Football’s social media.

You had to guess if they were True or False.

In case you missed it, here they are complete with answers.

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Seahawks rise above drama, get their first win

Dayna O’Gorman
Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Seahawks 24 – 13 Cowboys

The Seattle Seahawks had a lot of what could have been distractions the days prior to their week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys. However, once on the field, they were completely focused and ready to get their first win.

To be totally honest, I waited a little longer than normal to write this article. In fact, this is the second time in a week I’ve paused my writing “just in case”. That “just in case” would be Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.

It has been well documented that Thomas is unhappy with his contract, including a holdout during the preseason. However once he arrived at the facility, ready to play week 1, most fans thought that would be the end of the drama. How little did we know.

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Bears defeat Seahawks but have glaring questions

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By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

Seahawks 17 -24 Chicago

The Chicago Bears pulled off a win at home in Soldier Field against the Seattle Seahawks and it felt good!

It has been long overdue, the Bears won a game at home in regular season. So you could imagine my surprise when some fans expressed disapproval instead of praise.

The Seattle Seahawks entered this game with a depleted defensive core. The absence of K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner was definitely felt on both sides of the ball. But it was the Chicago Bears defense that sealed the win for the team.

However, there are a few glaring questions that need some answers.

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The banged up Seahawks face Chicago Bears on MNF

Dayna O’Gorman Senior Sports Editor

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

The Seattle Seahawks are once again on the road this week, heading to Chicago to face a strong Bears team.

The Chicago Bears have improved greatly this offseason. We saw that improvement in their opening game against Green Bay last Sunday. Due to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulling off a Superman level performance last week, the Bears didn’t get the win, but the strength of the team can’t be denied.

After watching both the Chicago and the Seattle games last week, I should be quite worried for the Seahawks. Chicago looked really good in its matchup against Green Bay. But its Monday night, kids. And we know what that means. Its Seattle’s favorite day of the week.

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Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ends his hold out

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By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been holding out during the preseason looking for a contract extension or a trade. Today, that hold out ends without either being accomplished.

Thomas announced he will be returning to his team, but his announcement carried a bit of anger with it.

 

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Even with loss, much to be pleased with in Seattle’s third preseason game

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By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG

The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Minnesota Vikings last night, 21-20,  losing their third preseason game. However, even with the loss, most Seahawks fans were very pleased with what they saw during the game.

No one will argue that Seattle had a lot of work to be done after watching the first two preseason games. Concerns about the offensive line still lingered. The run game, while looking much improved, still lacked in many areas. The defense, which had a major overhaul in the offseason, seemed to have holes. However, many of those issues seemed to shrink after this last game.

Any Seahawks fan will tell you that the offensive line has been the biggest problem for the team over the last few years. Seattle traded for offensive tackle Duane Brown toward the end of last season, then added guard D.J. Fluker in the offseason. That, along with consistency in the other positions, seems to be turning the worst offensive line in football into a solid group.

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Damore’ea Stringfellow winning over the Seahawks coaches in preseason

Senior Sports Editor
Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG

 

Wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow is no stranger to many in Seattle, but a name not well known in the NFL. He is working hard to change that during the preseason.

Stringfellow’s football career didn’t start off on the best foot. After playing for the University of Washington, he was suspended from the team for fighting with Seahawks fans after the Seattle Super Bowl win. He then transferred to Ole Miss where he played for 2 seasons. In his final season there, he caught 46 passes, for 716 yards and 6 touchdowns.

He went undrafted in 2017, but was picked up by the Miami Dolphins. He was waived by the Dolphins prior to the season starting but was signed by the New York Jets. He spent the season on the practice squad.

Seattle signed him to a contract a few months ago, and Stringfellow has been impressing people ever since. With there being a lot of competition at the WR position in Seattle, most didn’t have him making it to the 53 man roster. However, after the first preseason game, and the way he has shown up in practice, minds are being changed.

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Kam Chancellor Leaving Football: A Valiant Decision

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Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

It was an announcement many expected, but no one was looking forward to. Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, a founding member of the famed Legion of Boom, has decided to step away from football.

It was November 10, 2017. It will become a day that Seahawks fans won’t ever forget simply because, now, it marks the end of an era. It was a typical hard knock game between division rivals. Seven players left the game between Seattle and Arizona due to injury. Two of those players were cornerback Richard Sherman and Chancellor. Neither will ever see a Seahawk uniform again.

Chancellor sustained a neck injury, a “stinger”,  toward the end of that game. It’s the same injury that ended defensive end Cliff Avril’s career the same year. Head coach Pete Carroll said multiple times that it would be very hard to come back from this type of injury, but fans held out hope.

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The New Look of the Seattle Seahawks Defense

Senior Sports Editor
Seattle Seahawks Reporter

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

“Before the LOB [Legion of Boom] was the LOB, they were just a bunch of kids outta college trying to make a name on the field. They had to start somewhere, and I feel like why can’t we?”

Without knowing it, Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald possibly summed up the Seattle Seahawks 2018 defense in one quote.

The six-year vet is getting a lot of press lately due to the contract holdout of safety Earl Thomas and the medical status of S Kam Chancellor. However, he is not the only “new guy” that could be making a splash this season. There are a handful of players ready to continue the great tradition of defense for Seattle.

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