Nick Patterson

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll tosses a football before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Pete Carroll should stay — and reexamine the way he does things

It’s time for the highly successful Seahawks coach to re-evaluate what’s best for the team.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll tosses a football before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Which unrestricted free agent should the Seahawks re-sign?

Which unrestricted free agent should the Seattle Seahawks prioritize for re-signing?… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2021
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is one of 23 unrestricted free agents the team has to sort through this offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Which free agent should the Seahawks prioritize?

Who among Seattle’s 23 unrestricted free agents should the team target for re-signing?

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is one of 23 unrestricted free agents the team has to sort through this offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles away from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Final grades for a Seahawks season left wanting

Inconsistencies are a big reason Seattle is not still playing football.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles away from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Former Cascade baseball coach remembers time with MLB legend

Bob Smithson spent time in the minor leagues playing against up-and-coming manager Tommy Lasorda.

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks’ season was not a success

Despite Seattle going 12-4, more than double the voters considered the season a failure than a success.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford turns away from the field as he stands at the bench late in the second half of Seattle’s playoff loss to the Los Angels Rams last Saturday at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

How do you characterize the Seahawks’ 2020 season?

How do you characterize the Seattle Seahawks' 2020 season?… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2021
Russell Wilson (3) and the Seattle Seahawks finished 12-4, won the NFC West title, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: Was the Seahawks’ season a success or a failure?

Seattle finished 12-4 and won the NFC West, but was upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Russell Wilson (3) and the Seattle Seahawks finished 12-4, won the NFC West title, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, eyes a receiver as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson grabs him during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Big question: Why didn’t offense keep cooking?

The Seahawks’ struggles in the second of half of the season were on display in loss to the Rams.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, eyes a receiver as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson grabs him during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Los Angeles Rams defensive back Darious Williams (31) looks back as he scores on an interception from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, during the first half of Sunday’s playoff game at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Grading the Seahawks in their 30-20 playoff loss to the Rams

An ugly report card follows Seattle’s ugly season-ending loss to its NFC West rival.

Los Angeles Rams defensive back Darious Williams (31) looks back as he scores on an interception from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, during the first half of Sunday’s playoff game at Lumen Field. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

POLL RESULTS: Metcalf deemed Seahawks’ best non-quarterback

The breakout wide receiver was picked as Seattle’s non-QB MVP in a tight vote.

Receiver DK Metcalf received the most votes from Herald readers in the Seattle Seahawks non-quarterback MVP poll. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Teegan Lowe, 18, a senior at Monroe High School, is one of the best alpine ski racers in the Northwest. (Contributed photo) 2019

Community sports roundup: Skiing standout earns scholarship

Monroe High School grad Teegan Lowe is a member of the Saint Michael’s College women’s skiing team.

Teegan Lowe, 18, a senior at Monroe High School, is one of the best alpine ski racers in the Northwest. (Contributed photo) 2019
United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Silvertips notebook: Wolf earns gold with U.S. at world juniors

Everett’s goalie serves as a backup, but appears in two of seven games and stops all 21 shots he faces.

United States goalie Dustin Wolf (32) makes a save on Russia's Yegor Chinakhov (21) during the third period of an IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship game in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) catches a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Are the Seattle Seahawks a Super Bowl-caliber football team?

Recent history suggests they’re not — unless the offense of the first half of the season returns in post-season play.

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Who is the Seahawks’ non-quarterback MVP?

Who was the Seattle Seahawks' non-quarterback MVP for the 2020 season?… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2021
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: Who was the Seahawks’ non-quarterback MVP?

Was it linebacker Bobby Wagner? Safety Jamal Adams? Receiver DK Metcalf? Someone else?

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) combine to tackle Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) during their game on Sept. 27 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) celebrates with David Moore (83) following Lockett’s fourth-quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Grading the Seahawks in their 26-23 victory over the 49ers

Seattle closes the season with middling grades as they have to battle to beat the banged-up 49ers.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) celebrates with David Moore (83) following Lockett’s fourth-quarter touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)

POLL RESULTS: Readers want the SuperSonics back

Over half of the responders believe it is very important to bring the NBA back to Seattle.

The Seattle SuperSonics’ Ray Allen, left, tries to dribble past the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant during a game on Nov. 24, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ Francis Specker)
Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The stories we told: A crazy year in sports

The pandemic forced many changes to the local sports scene and these were the top-10 most-viewed stories.

Serena Williams reacts before match point and then  beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6, 7-6 during her FedCup qualifying round at Angel of the Winds Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)