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NFL Spin Zone Jun 11, 2018

Seattle Seahawks: What will their pass rush look like in 2018?

After an offseason where older members of the defense were shipped off, the Seattle Seahawks pass rush will look for younger players to step up in 2018. Two major defensive ends left the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. Pro Bowlers Cliff Avril and, more importantly, Michael Bennett both left the team. Bennett finished second on the […] Seattle Seahawks: What will their pass rush look like in 2018? - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.
Field Gulls Jun 4, 2018
Comparing Seahawks defense from 2013 offseason to today

Comparing Seahawks defense from 2013 offseason to today

If you listen to the national media, the current Seattle Seahawks team will be bad. “Too much talent has walked out the door for them to compete.” It is tough to argue with the basic logic that talent has walked away and from a national perspective, as you just don’t replace guys like Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril and others with the expectation that the next group will be just as impactful. The core members of this team have been set for the last five years and watching that core morph and disintegrate leaves fans in a world of unknown. In an effort...
12th Man Rising May 31, 2018

Where does the Seahawks’ defensive line rank in the NFC West?

The Seahawks lost Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril on the defensive line. Seattle didn’t add much in return. How does the line rank compared to the rest of the NFC West? The Seahawks are a team that is in transition, whether that is retool or rebuild. Maybe the two units that are seeing the most […] Where does the Seahawks’ defensive line rank in the NFC West? - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Field Gulls May 29, 2018
Seahawks Chats podcast: Brandon Marshall, Jamarco Jones, and more!

Seahawks Chats podcast: Brandon Marshall, Jamarco Jones, and more!

The podcast is back with a new episode! It’s Rob Staton of SeahawksDraftBlog.com once again joining me for the show, but instead of just 3000 NFL Mock Draft, we obviously had to discuss the signing of Brandon Marshall by Seattle on Tuesday. In addition to Marshall, we discuss Tyler Lockett, Amara Darboh and the rest of the receiving corps, rookie Jamarco Jones (pictured above, is obviously not Brandon Marshall), Poona Ford, Cliff Avril and other veteran comments about Pete Carroll this offseason, and more. It’s an episode full of a wide range of topics surrounding the Seahawks and I’m...
The Seattle Times May 29, 2018
Seahawks Q-and-A: What to make of Cliff Avril’s comment that players began questioning coaches following Super Bowl loss?

Seahawks Q-and-A: What to make of Cliff Avril’s comment that players began questioning coaches following Super Bowl loss?

Some thoughts on Cliff Avril's thoughts that the Seahawks didn't buy in as much to what coach Pete Carroll was saying following the 2014 season.
Field Gulls May 28, 2018
3 reasons for optimism about the new-look Seahawks pass rush

3 reasons for optimism about the new-look Seahawks pass rush

One of the biggest question marks surrounding the Seattle Seahawks entering the 2018 season is “What will become of the pass rush?” With the Legion of Boom getting an overhaul at cornerback and strong safety, many are left wondering how this less-experienced Seattle defense will perform. What pieces are left to work with Earl Thomas? Is this a Seahawks defense that can become dominant once again after the losses of Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Richard Sherman, and potentially Kam Chancellor? This defensive rebuild isn’t something that’s going to have instant overnight success, but...
Revenge of the Birds May 27, 2018
Seahawks have questioned Pete Carroll since decision in Super Bowl according to former players

Seahawks have questioned Pete Carroll since decision in Super Bowl according to former players

Sour grapes or did Pete Carroll’s decision at the goal line change the course of the Seahawks potential dynasty? There is always a time when players come off as disgruntled or with sour grapes. For the fans of the team, it is whenever something negative is said. For opposing teams fans, it is a big deal and shows cracks in the armor. Well, as Arizona Cardinals fans, we are obligated to share the disgruntled masses of the Seattle Seahawks, coming from Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin. Avril was on Dave Damshek’s podcast and had this to say: “a lot of guys got turned off” to Carroll when...
Field Gulls May 27, 2018
Century Links 5/27: Seahawks Hoping for Improved Run Game

Century Links 5/27: Seahawks Hoping for Improved Run Game

Read! Pete Carroll betting future on improved Seahawks run game | Seahawks WireUnder siege, coach Pete Carroll is putting all his chips on the table believing an improved run game will restore the Seahawks identity. Cliff Avril says goal-line interception in Super Bowl stopped potential Seahawks dynasty - The Washington PostInstead, Seattle has started to dismantle its once-dominant defense. Seahawks mailbag: Breaking down the UDFA situation, a George Fant update and some (very) quick-hitters | The Seattle TimesWill the third-year tackle make it back for the start of the season? That and...
Chowder and Champions May 27, 2018

New England Patriots: The Patriots ruined the Seattle Seahawks

In a recent interview, former Seattle Seahawk Cliff Avril said that players started doubting Head Coach Pete Carroll after the New England Patriots epic win in Super Bowl XLIX. It has been 3 years since the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks with a crushing interception by Malcolm Butler but It seems like the controversial […] New England Patriots: The Patriots ruined the Seattle Seahawks - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
12th Man Rising May 27, 2018

Avril says Seahawks doubted Carroll after Super Bowl XLIX interception

Cliff Avril said some Seahawks would have bought in even more to Carroll’s philosophy if it hadn’t been for that pesky interception. Seahawks defensive end – make that former defensive end, and I hate writing that – Cliff Avril appeared on The Dave Dameshek Football Program podcast recently. He had a lot to say about […] Avril says Seahawks doubted Carroll after Super Bowl XLIX interception - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Detroit Free Press May 26, 2018
Cliff Avril says Seahawks started doubting Pete Carroll, staff after Super Bowl XLIX loss

Cliff Avril says Seahawks started doubting Pete Carroll, staff after Super Bowl XLIX loss

After an interception on the 1-yard-line thwarted the Seahawks chances of becoming back-to-back champs, Seattle players began questioning their coaches.        
ClutchPoints May 25, 2018
Seahawks news: Cliff Avril thinks Super Bowl 49 interception caused team to turn on Pete Carroll

Seahawks news: Cliff Avril thinks Super Bowl 49 interception caused team to turn on Pete Carroll

The Seattle Seahawks’ infamous loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49 will go down as one of, if not the most incredible endings in Super Bowl history. It may also prove to be the most impactful moment in Seahawks history, in more ways than one. In an appearance on the Dave Dameshek […] The post Seahawks news: Cliff Avril thinks Super Bowl 49 interception caused team to turn on Pete Carroll appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Fox Sports May 23, 2018
Cliff Avril explains why backing up Carson Wentz is the best situation for Nick Foles

Cliff Avril explains why backing up Carson Wentz is the best situation for Nick Foles

Cliff Avril and Eric Mangini join Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock to discuss a report stating the Eagles turned down trade offers for Nick Foles.
Field Gulls May 23, 2018
Cliff Avril: Some Seahawks questioned Pete Carroll following Super Bowl play

Cliff Avril: Some Seahawks questioned Pete Carroll following Super Bowl play

Cliff Avril will always be one of the key players of Pete Carroll’s tenure with the Seattle Seahawks, having much to do with their defensive dominance that started in 2013 when the team signed him and Michael Bennett to play on the d-line. In his four mostly-healthy seasons with the Seahawks, Avril had 33.5 sacks, 19 passes defensed, and 14 forced fumbles, as Seattle went 45-18-1, with four playoff trips, two Super Bowl appearances, and one ring. On Wednesday, Avril reaffirmed what some other former Seahawks players have already said: that the second Super Bowl loss — rather than bring...
Field Gulls May 23, 2018
Jarran Reed named one of NFL’s best kept secrets

Jarran Reed named one of NFL’s best kept secrets

Bleacher Report’s Justis Mosqueda came out with a list Wednesday of the “Guys You Don’t Think About Who You Maybe Should Think About” on every pro football team. The Seattle Seahawks used to be a roster brimming with stars that was, especially on defense, also full of less-well known contributors who were also superb. But with the exodus of talent from injuries (Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril), free agency (Sheldon Richardson) and other offseason transit (Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett), the top of that talent has been skimmed somewhat placing the spotlight on some of the...

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