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Can Hawks end rocky road streak?

Logo -- At PittsburghAs good as Pete Carroll’s Seahawks have been at home in September (15-0 after the ugly win over Cincinnati last week), they have been inversely successful on the road.

They are 3-13 on the road in the first month, 1-11 in the first two weeks and 1-8 in the first road game each season under Carroll.

If the Seahawks are going to end a five-year losing streak in road openers and win for the first time since their championship season, they are going to need to do well early in the 10 a.m. PT start in Pittsburgh.

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CHAWK LINES -- Hawks at Giants

Cliff Avril was placed on injured reserve. He said he is not retiring and might be back this season.

Jeremy Lane probably won’t play in New York, but Michael Bennett “looks like he’s ready to go.”

Quinton Jefferson is expected to play with a cast. Projected inactives: Jordan Roos, Isaiah Battle, Luke Joeckel, Jeremy Lane, Tedric Thompson, C.J. Prosise, Garrison Smith.

Here are five areas where the Seahawks need to improve ASAP.

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CHAWK LINES -- Seahawks at Rams

The Seahawks are going to “take our time” with Cliff Avril’s neck injury.

Rees Odhiambo is expected to play just a week after a scary chest injury landed him in the hospital overnight.

Marcus Smith has suddenly become a very important player.

Malik McDowell suffered a “really bad concussion” in his ATV accident in July, Pete Carroll said. McDowell will be examined in a couple of weeks, and Carroll still has not ruled out the team’s top pick playing this season.

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Hawks at Kansas City: What we’re watching

At Kansas City logoIt’s finally time. For most of the wannabe Seahawks anyway.

The Seahawks kick off their 2016 preseason Saturday in Kansas City (1:30 pm PT), and Pete Carroll and his coaches will take the next step in evaluating these guys.

“There (are) so many things to see, so many areas to watch,” he said Friday. “For the coaches, so many exciting guys that see challenge for the first time in a game situation and we’ll start making sense of this thing. This is one huge opportunity to do that.”

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CHAWK LINES -- Training camp new

Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls are expected to start on PUP.

A few storylines to watch, from the P-I.

Players and positions to watch, from The Seattle Times.

This is Russell Wilson’s offense now.

A quick look at the entire offense entering camp.

John Schneider explains why the offensive line has no marquee players.

Moving Garry Gilliam to left tackle is a big leap of faith.

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CHAWK LINES -- Week in review

Michael Bennett makes his case to be paid more: “I haven’t missed a game in three years.”

Can a helicopter pilot be a jet-setter? He can when he’s Russell Wilson.

The Seahawks’ top stars did their bit for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” opener. The Seahawks will be on NBC four times next season.

The rookies heard words of wisdom from Walter Jones, Marcus Trufant and other former Seahawks.

Pete Carroll listed six areas of major competition for training camp. According to the Seahawks.com poll, fans are most looking forward to seeing how the offensive line and running back play out.

John Boyle of Seahawks.com offered 10 takeaways from offseason workouts.

The Seahawks worked on pursuit this offseason, and Bob Condotta hypothesizes that Carroll is trying to get his team to force more turnovers.

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Rookie minicamp review

Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN this offseason feels like a “rebirth” after a “very challenging” 2015 offseason.

The Seahawks added five players from the minicamp and released A.J. Francis, Mohammed Seisay and three others.

Justin Britt is working at center as the coaches try to figure out what their line is going to look like. Don’t put much stock in it though.

Bob Condotta reviews the draft picks after the minicamp.

Rookie DTs Jarran Reed and Quinton Jefferson want to “wreak havoc any way we can.”

Trevone Boykin tops the list of the P-I’s six minicamp takeaways.

Boykin, a mini-Wilson, plans to “stay in his hip pocket.”

The running backs top six takeaways from Seahawks.com.

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Looking at the value (picks & cash) of Seattle’s draft class

Jarran Reed on stageEveryone always laughs at the instant draft grades handed out by analysts — the argument being that it is impossible to know how well a team did until its draft class has shown itself over a couple of years.

That part certainly is true. But the one part of the draft that can be judged immediately is the value a team received for its picks.
The Seahawks haven’t always gotten great value for their picks. It’s why they were judged harshly in 2011 and 2012 — even though they found future stars in both of those drafts.

This draft has pretty unanimously been judged a success — both because the Seahawks seemingly picked up good players who filled roster needs and because they got some great value along the way.

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Schneider leans on 2017 comp picks to add DT

John Schneider draftingJohn Schneider has built a reputation as a draft pick collector. He’s such a pick hoarder that he had surrendered picks to move up just twice in his first six drafts.

Well, in his seventh draft, he flipped the script, trading up twice. And he did something he had never done during the draft: trading a future pick to get back into a round.

The move up to draft Jarran Reed in the second round on Friday cost the Hawks their fourth-round pick and meant they were going to have to wait 72 picks before their first selection on Day 3. But they saw another defensive tackle they liked in the fifth round (before their pick at 171), so they decided to send New England a 2017 fourth-rounder so they could pick Quinton Jefferson.

It was the first time since 2009 — before Schneider and Pete Carroll arrived — that the Seahawks had dealt away a future pick during the draft. In 2009, Tim Ruskell traded gave up a 2010 third-rounder as part of a package to get back into the 2009 third for wide receiver Deon Butler.

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