The Seattle Seahawks evened their regular season record to 1-1 by taking care of the San Francisco 49ers 12 to 9 Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. What is becoming an apparent trend for the Seahawks is their inability to score a touchdown once inside the Red zone. The Seahawks scored their first touchdown of the season Sunday and of course they missed the extra point. Such is the woeful state of the Seahawks offense. [Read more…]
The Western Hockey League Champion Seattle Thunderbirds will start the 2017-18 Saturday, September 23, against the Tri-City Americans. The T-Birds are encouraging fans to be in their seats by 6:55pm as the team will be raising both Western Conference Champion and Western Hockey League Champion banners to the rafters of the accesso ShoWare Center in a pre-game ceremony. The full 2017-18 team roster will also be announced.
Two of Seattle’s three scoring drives against the Packers came with the offense operating in up-tempo mode. The Seahawks put three points on the board just before halftime, going 74 yards on eight plays and eating up 55 seconds of the game clock, and later added three points from a no-huddle attack in the fourth quarter that saw Wilson connect with receiver Paul Richardson on back-to-back plays to set up a 41-yard field goal from Walsh.
“We always know that we do well in those situations for the most part,” Carroll said. “Sometimes it behooves you to play that way and sometimes it doesn’t. Russell’s very good in that mode and we practiced it throughout the offseason and we like going there.”
With the Seahawks’ success in the up-tempo comes the obvious question: why not go up-tempo all the time? Carroll’s reply indicates the respect the Seahawks had for Rodgers and the Packers; notably if an up-tempo drive stalls after three plays, you’re giving the ball back to a dangerous offense having taken very little time off the clock, and having given very little time for your defense to rest.
“There is some concern when you have a really explosive offense on the other side, a quarterback that can do a lot of damage, and so we played the game a little bit in that regard,” Carroll said. “When it was time to, we did, and it was very successful.
“I loved the execution at the end of the first half. I thought that was about as good as we can do to take advantage of the clock and all that and then get down the field and have shots at the end zone to score. Then you saw us go to it when we had to in the fourth quarter. We were very effective there.”
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Kenny Easley “The Enforcer” Is All About The Kids @GTA
a Hall of Fame Replica Bust sponsored by Greater Trinity Church on display at the Greater Trinity Academy for an unspecified amount of time
The Seattle Seahawks former All Pro Safety known as The Enforcer was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Kenny Easley, the 1984 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and five time Pro Bowler has agreed to allow a replica Hall of Fame Bust on display at the Greater Trinity Academy for an unspecified amount of time. Easley, who’s been hosting an annual golf tournament, the GTA Celebrity Golf Classic for the past 7 years to raise money for the students at the
Greater Trinity Academy,
Kenny will unveil the replica bust on
Saturday, September 30 at 2:30pm.
There will be a live auction of Hall of Fame items from Canto, plus Seahawks memorabilia with all items autographed by Kenny Easley, himself. The GTA playground will also be re-dedicated, as it is being re-done in artificial turf. So mark your calendar, Save the Date and come on out and join us for this special event.
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September 3rd at Upper-Tacoma Wright Park The Tacoma Boxing Community welcome the retuen of Professional Legendary Boxing Trainer and Coach Joe Clough. Tacoma’s greatest golden gloves and Olympics gold medeallist came out to reminisce and fellowship some of the BEST . Joe Clough has guided legendary boxer Evander Holyfield, youngest Olympic gold medallist Leo Randolph and World champions Johnny Bumphus and Rocky Lockridge to glory.
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Kenny Easley “The Enforcer” Is All About The Kids @GTA
a Replica Hall of Fame Bust on display at the Greater Trinity Academy for an unspecified amount of time
On August 5, 2017, the Seattle Seahawks former All Pro Safety known as The Enforcer was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Kenny Easley, the 1984 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and five time Pro Bowler has agreed to allow a Replica Hall of Fame Bust to be on display at the Greater Trinity Academy for an unspecified amount of time. Easley, who’s been hosting an annual golf tournament, the GTA Celebrity Golf Classic for the past 7 years to raise money for the students at the
Greater Trinity Academy,
will unveil the bust on Saturday, September 30 at 2:30pm.
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In a tightly contested preseason matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, the Seahawks prevailed against the defending AFC West champs, 19-13, on a warm Friday night game at Centurylink Field.
Seattle was again led out to a strong start by sixth-year quarterback Russell Wilson, who threw for 200 yards, and found fullback Tre Madden in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Wilson’s confidence continues to grow and grow as we get closer to the beginning of the regular season, as the quarterback looked supremely confident in the pocket, and outside of the pocket against the Chiefs.
However, the most impressive performance of the night came from Seahawks new kicker, Blair Walsh, who nailed all four field goals he attempted, from 41, 36, 21, and 47 yards. Walsh has continued to impress this season after many fans were skeptical of the kicking situation following the departure of longtime Seahawk Steven Hauschka.
“Really good game for Blair Walsh,” head coach Pete Carroll said after the game. “He continues to kick the ball really well for us and I think he’s having a fantastic preseason as he comes on with us. He continues to show really good consistency.”
Then, late in the game, third-string quarterback Austin Davis found TE Tanner McEvoy for a 28-yard touchdown. Davis had a good night in relief of both Wilson and backup Trevone Boykin, finishing with 64 passing yards and a touchdown.
Boykin struggled again in relief of Wilson, failing to complete a pass against the Chiefs reserves and throwing an interception in the third quarter to Chiefs cornerback De’Vante Bausby.
Boykin will have to prove himself in the Seahawks last preseason game if he wants to stave off Davis and continue to be Wilson’s backup.
The defense was stout yet again, holding the Chief’s quarterback Alex Smith to 44 passing yards, and only giving up two field goals, with the Chief’s lone touchdown coming from a De’Anthony Thomas kick return for touchdown in the second quarter.
Seattle rookie Shaquill Griffin said after the game that the Chiefs were an especially hard challenge because of the different looks they showed against the young corner.
An all-around group effort, and great team win for the Seahawks, the team now looks ahead to its final preseason tune-up for the regular season against the Oakland Raiders next Thursday.
The Commemoration of the 54th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Justice –“We Are Not Going Back”, will be held Monday August 28, 2017 5:30 -7:00 PM
at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on Martin Luther King Jr,Way South.
Keynote Speakers will be pastor and community leader Reverend Dr. Samuel B. McKinney, former NBA player & winning Head Coach and children’s foundation creator Lenny Wilkens, and Attorney, political advocate and CNN commentator Angela Rye.
Come out and support us as we celebrate this historical event.
The Seattle Seahawks improved their preseason record to 2-0 with a convincing but somber 20-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Here are five takeaways from the game.
1. Russell Wilson is ready for prime time. Wilsons Friday night performance was just south of spectacular, the slim and trim quarterback threw for two touchdowns and completed 13 of 18 passes for 206 yards while playing just one-half of football. In the Seahawks first game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Wilson completed three of four passes for 41 yards and finished that game with a 107-passer rating after playing just one series of football.
2. The offensive backfield has more questions than answers. Former Green Bay Packer and off season acquisition Eddie Lacy started Friday’s game with projected starter Thomas Rawls on the sidelines due to a minor ankle injury. Lacy had six carries for 20 yards. Mike Davis and Chris Carson also carried the ball six times and their numbers were decent at best Davis had 37 yards while Carson finished with 27. The top rusher in the game was Alex Collins who finished the game with 58 yards on 10 carries. C. J Prosise sat out the game due to tightness in his groin.
3. Starting left tackle George Fant’s season ending injury will necessitate a quick decision with two remaining preseason games. Fant tore his right ACL in the second quarter and was replaced by right guard Rees Odhiambo. The question is whether Odhiambo will replace Fant on a permanent basis or will Luke Joeckel move from right guard to left tackle. Joeckel played three seasons at left tackle while for Jacksonville. One of the reasons the Seahawks signed Joeckel was his ability to play left guard and left tackle. Undrafted rookie Jordan Roos is another possibility. Roos has an impressive camp; the question is whether the Offensive Line coach Tom Cable has seen enough to start the rookie. With two dress rehearsal games left, the Seahawks will need to make a quick and hopefully a solid decision.
4. Justin Britt answered Michael Bennett’s call for white players to join the protest injustice in the nation by protesting during the singing of the National Anthem. Britt stood next to Bennett with a hand on his teammate’s shoulder.
“I think it was very touching for me, a very emotional moment to have that kind of solidarity from someone like Justin Britt who’s a very known leader in our locker room. Who’s from a different part of America from me, but to be able to have that kind of solidarity and can have somebody who’s behind me and know that somebody that I really trust and to be able to see him put everything on the line to be able to support one of his teammates. I thought that was a very special moment and emotional moment. At least for me, it was very touching and I am very thankful to have somebody in my corner like that and I’m appreciative of him.”
5.Kasen Williams is auditioning for a starting position. The former University for Washington player had one career reception in three years as a pro. In two preseason games William has six receptions for 146 and a touchdown. Williams performance has caught the attention of head coach Pete Carroll.
“He did well on (Special) Teams last week, also. You’re all watching it, and we’re watching it together. He’s competing his tail off and doing some great stuff, so it’s really exciting.”