1. $34 Million Guaranteed for Aaron Curry Was Simply Market Value

    Heading into the draft in April, Aaron Curry was considered by many to be the surest pick of all—the no-brainer, all-around-nice-guy, do-everything linebacker who could help anchor a team’s defense for a decade...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about 5 years ago 475 reads 2 comments

  2. What We Know After One Week of Seattle Seahawks Camp

    The Seattle Seahawks are one week into training camp, and the top storylines so far have been the absence of unsigned first-round pick Aaron Curry, the back injury that put cornerback Marcus ...

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  3. Why is Aaron Curry Still Unsigned? There Are 30 Million Reasons

    It’s not surprising that linebacker Aaron Curry, the Seahawks’ top pick, is a holdout. This is exactly the situation we projected two months ago, right after the New York Jets signed quarterback Mark Sanchez...

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  4. Seattle Seahawks Won't Keep Two Kickers Again, Will They?

    Last season, the Seahawks inexplicably kept two kickers on the roster, frustrating fans who wondered how they could do that while they suffered through attrition at every offensive position...

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  5. Called Shots: How To Dump a Chick Like a Pro

    Dallas quarterback Tony Romo reportedly gave girlfriend Jessica Simpson the big D (as in dump) on the eve of her 29th birthday last week...

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  6. From The Top: Ranking The 2009 NFL Coaches

    With six of the top 20 winners in NFL history leaving the game in the past two or three years, the league's coaching landscape looks a lot different as the 2009 season approaches...

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  7. Seattle Mariners Become Less Recognizable, but That's OK

    It’s getting so we hardly recognize these Mariners, but as long as they stay in the hunt the rest of the season, who cares? The Mariners finally made a couple of moves that have been a ...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about 5 years ago 227 reads 1 comments

  8. Called Shots: Is That Tim Lincecum or Sarah Palin?

    Tim Lincecum was named to the All-Star team on Sunday, which reminded me of my encounter with his pops on a recent Friday night in Kirkland, Wash...

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  9. Steve McNair's Infidelity Was His Fatal Flaw

    Steve McNair’s death is a tragedy to those who cared about him; from his family members to his fans to those he helped in Nashville and beyond. But the simple fact is, McNair brought it on himself...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about 5 years ago 595 reads 4 comments

  10. Mighty Mariners Struck Out Swinging against Deja Vu's Curves

    Well, Mariners organization, it looks like you finally met your match. You found somebody you can’t bully: a bunch of half-naked chicks. All of these years, you’ve been spoiled. You got the public to pay for your $500 million home...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about 5 years ago 187 reads 2 comments

  11. Are the Vikings Doing the Right Thing by Pursuing a 39-Year-Old Quarterback?

    As the Minnesota Vikings and Brett Favre seemingly get closer and closer to joining forces, it's worth asking: Are the Vikings doing the right thing for the franchise by pursuing a quarterback ...

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  12. Aaron Curry: Seahawks Rookie To Get $30 Million Guaranteed?

    Based on recent increases in top-five money and the deal quarterback Mark Sanchez signed last week, the Seahawks might end up guaranteeing linebacker Aaron Curry about $30 million in his rookie contract...

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  13. From the Top: NFL Owners Ready to Lock Out Players in 2011

    As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith prepare to begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement this week, it's looking ...

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  14. Michael Vick to Dog-Loving Seattle? Thankfully, It Will Never Happen

    As Michael Vick prepares to move from prison to home confinement today, speculation has renewed about where he might end up if commissioner Roger Goodell allows him to return to the NFL this year...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about over 5 years ago 531 reads 2 comments

  15. Mike Holmgren's Not Coming Back To Seattle Soon, so Don't Fret About It

    Why are people ripping Mike Holmgren for talking about how it would be nice to work for the Seahawks again someday? Dave Boling and Mike Sando seem to think Holmgren was out of line Tuesday ...

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  16. The 10 Worst Contracts in Seattle Sports History

    In honor of Carlos Silva, who continues to flop about on the mound while earning $48 million from the Mariners, we at Outside The Press Box decided to come up with the 10 worst contracts ...

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  17. No Longer Cheap, Arizona Cardinals Still Have Business to Take Care of

    For 30 years under Bill Bidwill, the Arizona Cardinals were viewed as one of the league's cheapest and worst run franchises. From St. Louis to Phoenix, Bidwill was known as "Dollar Bill" for his frugal management of the Cardinals, and...

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  18. Tim Ruskell and the Seattle Seahawks Needed This Offseason

    Tim Ruskell needed this offseason. After a smashing debut in 2005, when he retooled the Seahawks' defense and received tons of credit as the team reached the Super Bowl for the first time, his ...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about over 5 years ago 564 reads 2 comments

  19. With Broncos' Pick, Seattle Seahawks Should Be in Top 10 of Draft Again

    In the wake of Seattle’s shrewd acquisition of a second first-round pick in the 2010 draft, there’s plenty of speculation about where that pick will be and what the Seahawks might get with it...

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  20. Forget 4-12: Seattle Seahawks Have Turned Luck Around

    During the 2008 season, just about everything that could go wrong for the Seahawks did. Since then, just about everything has gone right...

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  21. Franchise Moves: Revisiting the Steve Hutchinson Debacle

    Tim Ruskell's recent controversial handling of his linebacking corps has brought back memories of his worst move as the Seattle Seahawks' president: failing to use the franchise tag on All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson in 2006...

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  22. Leroy Hill Case: Good Business Off Field, Not On It

    The bottom line on the Seahawks letting linebacker Leroy Hill become an unrestricted free agent: It might be good business off the field, but they're shooting themselves in the foot on the field...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about over 5 years ago 433 reads 7 comments

  23. Max Unger Gives Seattle Seahawks Some Max Protection

    After all of the wheeling and dealing was done on the first day of the draft, the Seattle Seahawks had managed to secure Denver's first-round pick in 2010 and still get back into the second ...

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  24. If Aaron Curry Was Gone, Seattle Seahawks Would Have Tried To Trade Down

    If Aaron Curry had not been available at No. 4 in last weekend's draft, team president Tim Ruskell said his Seattle Seahawks would have tried to trade down, and then they might have been the ...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about over 5 years ago 522 reads 1 comments

  25. Seattle Seahawks Continue Game of Musical Linebackers

    Seahawk president Tim Ruskell thinks taking the franchise tag off linebacker Leroy Hill will hasten the completion of a long-term contract...

    Chris Cluff Written by Chris Cluff about over 5 years ago 500 reads 1 comments