Bulls, 2nd-year QBs and ranking NFL coaches; your morning Seahawks reading

A lot has been made in the past few days of Russell Okung’s decision to run with the bulls in Spain last week. From the blog yesterday, here’s my take. Where do you stand on the topic?

One of the big offseason topics, especially in these parts, is what first-year phenom QBs Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick (not a rookie last year, but a first-year starter) will do for an encore. Grantland.com’s Bill Barnwell takes a look at all four trying to decide who will have the best 2013 season, and comes away with the conclusion that Wilson is in the best position to have a big sophomore season.

Barnwell writes: “So that leaves Wilson, who picked up a no. 1 wideout over the offseason, Vikings standout Percy Harvin. Even better, Wilson won’t be splitting the first-team practice reps with anybody during training camp this year. I’m pretty comfortable picking him as the best quarterback from the Gang of Four in 2013. (Also, sorry for putting that hex on you, Russell Wilson.)”

CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco takes a crack at ranking all 32 NFL head coaches, and he has Pete Carroll at No. 15 on the list, mostly based on his career body of work, not Carroll’s recent success:

15. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks: He’s done a nice job in Seattle, and his team is on the rise, but he has just two double-digit winning seasons in seven years as a head coach. His career record also has him only four games over .500. That’s just OK. He’s a hot coach now, but his record has him ranked in the middle.

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Seahawks fans will try to get into the Guinness World Record for crowd noise during their home opener. Now, fans in Kansas City want to take a crack at the record.

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Arlington loses Wesco 3A North showdown to Ferndale; Monroe remains unbeaten.

2A No. 1 Archbishop Murphy falls to 3A No. 9 Bellevue 35-21

The Wildcats’ 17-game win streak comes to an end in a battle of football powerhouses.

Running backs lead Mariner over Kamiak

Marauders Josiah Pesterkoff and Isaiah Harrison combine for 177 yards on the ground.

Snohomish’s defense dominates in win over Meadowdale

The Panthers limited the Mavericks to 54 rushing yards in their 38-6 victory.

Glacier Peak outlasts Jackson 48-41 in 2OT epic

GP’s Ayden Ziomas accounted for 7 TDs, including the 2-point conversion that forced overtime.

Week 4: Prep football stars of the night

Austin Lane, QB, Lakewood Lane, a senior, completed 21 of 26 passes… Continue reading

Richardson having an impact on Seattle’s defensive line

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham will play this Sunday despite ankle injury.

UW, Colorado set for rematch of Pac-12 title game

The Huskies won convincingly at a neutral site last season, but this time have to travel to Boulder.

Cruz hits walk-off HR as M’s top Indians 3-1 to snap skid

The two-run shot backed a brilliant 8-inning outing from Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez.

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