On this date

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Nov. 23:

1980: Will Lewis returns a punt 75 yards for a touchdown, but the Seahawks fall to the Broncos 36-20 in Denver.

1986: The Seahawks begin a five-game winning streak as they jump to a 21-6 lead and hold on a 24-20 victory over the Eagles at the Kingdome. Dave Krieg passes 72 yards to Daryl Turner for one touchdown and Bobby Joe Edmonds returns a punt 75 yards for another. The Seahawks sack Randall Cunningham nine times, including three by Fredd Young.

2003: Matt Hasselbeck passes for five touchdowns and 333 yards as the Seahawks take leads of 27-10 and 41-24, only to have the Ravens storm back with 38 second-half points and win 44-41 in overtime. Matt Stover ties the game with a 40-yard field goal as time expired in regulation and then wins it with a 42-yarder in overtime to end the four-hour game. Darrell Jackson catches seven passes for 146 yards, including an 80-yard TD.

2008: Matt Hasselbeck throws touchdown passes to John Carlson and Maurice Morris, but Shaun Suisham kicks a 22-yard field goal midway through fourth to give the Redskins a 20-17 victory in Seattle. Julian Peterson has two sacks among his 10 tackles.


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On this date

A look at the memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Sept. 15:

1951 – Coach Pete Carroll was born in San Francisco.

1985 – Dave Krieg throws a club-record five TD passes and Daryl Turner catches a club-record four TD passes in a wild 49-35 victory over the Chargers in San Diego.

2002 – In the first regular-season game at Seahawks Stadium (now CenturyLink Field), the Seahawks lose to the Cardinals 24-13.


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Cyber surfing: Wednesday

Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, Sept. 7:

Dave Boling at the New Tribune takes a look at how the Seahawks have gotten bigger, faster and younger. Says Boling: “Since last season’s opener against San Francisco, the Seattle Seahawks starters have gotten 30 years younger, the offensive line has added 58 pounds and the starting secondary has sprouted 8 inches. It’s increasingly clear that if they were to design an heraldic crest symbolic of the Pete Carroll/John Schneider regime with the Seahawks, it would feature a couple of grinning guys high-fiving above the motto: Younger, Faster, Stronger.”

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times examines the new look of the Seahawks’ passing game, and he’s not talking about QB Tarvaris Jackson. Offers O’Neil: “The Seahawks’ most intriguing story line this season is at quarterback, whether focusing on starter Tarvaris Jackson specifically or the position in general. But so much time has been spent scrutinizing the man who will throw the ball that the addition of the two Pro Bowlers who will catch it has been overlooked. A year ago, Seattle’s five wide receivers had a combined 64 receptions the previous season. Now, the Seahawks have three players who’ve caught more than 60 passes each at least once in the previous two years.”

At the Everett Herald, Scott Johnson continues his “The Game of my Life” series with a look at one of the most enigmatic players in franchise history: Daryl Turner. Says Johnson: “On the football field, there was only one way for Daryl Turner to achieve the ultimate high. A way to get that feeling of invincibility, to chase away that depression and self-doubt that had plagued him for much of his life. A way to float above it all. Scoring a touchdown could do that for Turner. The end zone was his refuge, and it was a place he visited often.”

Also at the Herald, John Boyle begins a four-part series previewing the 2011 Seahawks with a look at the offense. Says Boyle: “The Minnesota Vikings did not believe in Tarvaris Jackson as a starting quarterback. The Seattle Seahawks do. And as the start of the 2011 season approaches, that belief by the Seahawks, more than anything else, will shape how the year plays out.”

Mike Sando at ESPN.com has thoughts on the Seahawks from Gary Horton, the founder of Scouts Inc. Says Horton: “This passing game could be underrated with wide receivers Mike Williams and Sidney Rice and tight end Zach Miller if they can find a quarterback to get the ball to them!” This is nothing new. Those inside the Seahawks organization love Jackson’s potential. Those who are the outside looking in, not so much.

Here at Seahawks.com, Ben Malcolmson has the inside story on Pete Carroll’s pregame ploy for the preseason finale that worked very well in his weekly “From the Sidelines.” We’ve also got a look at Carroll’s choice (or choices) for the player (or players) he’s most excited about making the 53-man roster (don’t tell anyone, but it’s Brandon Browner and Dominique Byrd), as well as the daily report from Hawkville.


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A show of hands

Steve Largent is the Seahawks’ all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. Brian Blades caught 80 and 81 passes in back-to-back seasons. Bobby Engram set the franchise record with 94 receptions in 2007.

All three have been voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team. But who turned in the best single-season performance by a receiver in franchise history?

Here’s a look at some of the best:

Steve Largent in 1984 – He caught 74 passes for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns – and was voted All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl. The Hall of Famer had seasons with more receptions (79 in 1985 and 75 in 1981). He also had seasons with more yards (1,168 in 1978; 1,237 in 1979; 1,224 in 1981; and a club-record 1,287 in 1985).  But the 12 TD catches in ’84 were a career-high, and the 74-1,164-12 totals came during the team’s 12-4 season.

Daryl Tuner in 1985 – He caught only 34 passes, but he also averaged 19.7 yards and had 13 TD catches. The TD total is the club single-season record. The per-catch average would be the record, if he had caught enough passes (50) to qualify.

Brian Blades in 1994 – His 81 receptions set the single-season record; which Darrell Jackson and Engram later broke. He also had 1,086 yards for a 13.4-yard average and caught four TD passes. He had more TDs (eight) and a higher average (17.1) in 1988, but Blades caught only 40 passes that season.

Joey Galloway in 1997 – He caught 72 passes for 1,049 yards (14.6-yard average) and a conference-leading 12 TDs. All were the best marks of the three seasons he led the team in receiving.

Sean Dawkins in 1999 – He didn’t even lead the team in receptions; Derrick Mayes did. But Dawkins averaged 17.1 yards on his 58 catches and had seven TDs (compared to 62, 13.4 and 10 for Mayes). But the over-the-top-stat was that 51 of Dawkins’ catches produced first downs.

Koren Robinson in 2002 – He caught 78 passes for 1,240 yards and five touchdowns. It was the one season in his five with the Seahawks that the first-round pick from 2001 put up numbers to match his draft status.

Darrell Jackson in 2003 – The more obvious choice for Jackson appears to be 2004, when he set the club record with 87 receptions, had 1,199 yards and seven TDs. But in ’03, he had a better per-catch average (16.7 yards, compared to 13.8 in ’04) and more TDs (nine).

Bobby Engram in 2007 – He not only set the club record with 94 receptions, Engram posted a career-best with 1,147 yards and tied his career-high with six TD catches. And he did it at the age of 34.

Performances you definitely can wrap your hands around. But which one was the best? You make the call …


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