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With Easley in the Hall, Hawks have their Mount Rushmore

EasleyThe Seahawks now have their Hall of Fame Mount Rushmore.

Over the weekend, Kenny Easley joined Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy and Walter Jones as the only career Seahawks in the Hall of Fame.

Easley and Jimbo Covert (Bears) were the only players from the NFL’s Team of the 1980s who were not in the Hall. Thanks to the seniors nomination, Easley finally got in.

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Easley poised to join rest of NFL’s all-1980s team in Hall of Fame

Easley“It blows me away that Kenny Easley is not in the Hall of Fame.”

Paul Moyer, Easley’s teammate for five years in the 1980s, expressed his dismay while talking about the legendary Seahawk in our 2008 book, “Then Zorn Said to Largent.”

Well, Paul, it looks like you won’t have to wait much longer. Easley has been nominated by the seniors committee, meaning he has a great chance to make it next February.

You could call it an 86 percent chance. And if not this time, then maybe in a few years.

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A tale of two 10-win Seattle teams

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Dave Krieg & Steve Largent during a 1986 game (Seahawks.com)

As stunning as it still is to consider, this is the best all-around team in the history of the Seattle Seahawks. That’s odd to say about a 10-win team — and it would be odder yet if this team had not made the playoffs.

Thirty years ago, it wouldn’t have. Thirty years ago, in fact, a red-hot 10-6 Seahawks team did not make the postseason.

These Seahawks, who have won six of seven and have averaged 32 points over the past eight games, are the team no one wants to play in the playoffs (even if Arizona GM Steve Keim says he does).

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Marshawn Lynch is back with the Seahawks and will practice Wednesday with an eye toward playing in Minnesota.

In other personnel updates, Pete Carroll said the Hawks could get back almost everyone who missed the last game or two — Kam Chancellor, Russell Okung, J.R. Sweezy, Luke Willson.

Bob Condotta takes a look at the NFC North champion Vikings.

The temperature is expected to be in the single digits. That would be the Seahawks’ coldest game ever.

Carroll said the Super Bowl (i.e., his mistake) lingered in players’ minds for too long this season.

Carroll also shared the story of his vision to Win Forever: It started in Buffalo, where he won his first game as a coach.

Hawks GM John Schneider and others talk about Russell Wilson’s stellar season.

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Take a walk through Hawk history

40 yearsIn case you hadn’t heard, the Seahawks are celebrating their 40th anniversary. They have put together a website to look back at every season and are unveiling them a few at a time.

The Seahawks had fans vote for their favorite 40 players this summer, and 32 of them were honored in person at halftime of the home opener on Sunday. We’re guessing the eight others are still playing — either with the Seahawks or with other teams (e.g., Matt Hasselbeck of the Colts).

It was great to see former stars Sam Adams, Shaun Alexander, Jordan Babineaux, Brian Blades, Chad Brown, the late Dave Brown (via wife Rhonda), Jeff Bryant, Dan Doornink, Kenny Easley, Jacob Green, Darrell Jackson, Norm Johnson, Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, Dave Krieg, Steve Largent, Warren Moon, Paul Moyer, Joe Nash, Rufus Porter, Steve Raible, Shawn Springs, Mack Strong, Robbie Tobeck, Marcus Trufant, Manu Tuiasosopo, Curt Warner, Chris Warren, Ricky Watters, John L. Williams, Dave Wyman and Jim Zorn.

Jackson, the top receiver on Mike Holmgren’s teams, raised the flag for the home opener. He said the Super Bowl XL loss still bugs him.

If you want some great stories from Wyman and Moyer on the teams of the 1980s and 1990s, you will love our book, “Then Zorn Said to Largent.”

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Darrell Bevell tells Peter King of MMQB about Russell Wilson’s zone read option pass to Ricardo Lockette that ended in a 33-yard touchdown.

The Packers cut the field in half when they decided not to throw Richard Sherman’s way.

The Seahawks missed 12 tackles, more than they whiffed on in any game last season, per Pro Football Focus. Kam Chancellor had 11 tackles, but he also missed three. Pete Carroll said on 710 KIRO today, “Kam Chancellor was just banging folks. He was hitting them. He might’ve missed the strike zone a few times.”

As for Earl Thomas’ poor decisions not to make fair catches, Carroll said, “We will keep working on it to get better.” Thomas did not seem to think he did anything wrong: “I can’t control what happened.”

Hawks Hall of FamersFor those not at the game, here’s a look at the Seahawks’ tribute to their three homegrown Hall of Famers — Steve Largent, Cortez Kennedy and Walter Jones. They also raised the 12th Man flag together before the game. Pretty cool.