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15

Jan

12

Kam Chancellor there to provide Seahawks with either a big hit, or a cool head

Over the years, Kam Chancellor has become the Seahawks’ unofficial team mediator: a listener when players are frustrated, a soother of fired-up personalities and a respected and measured voice in disputes. When Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman became overly excited on the sideline against the Rams two weeks ago, one of the first people in his face, trying to calm him, was safety Kam Chancellor. The same was true of Sherman’s first sideline outburst this season against the Falcons — a game Chancellor wasn’t even in uniform for. “Because I’ve been there from the beginning with him,” Chancellor said. “I watched him come in. We’re brothers.” There’s more to it than that. Over the years, Chancellor has become the Seahawks’ unofficial team mediator: a listener when players are frustrated, a soother of fired-up personalities and a respected and measured voice in disputes. “Kam just has a good, calming voice,” Sherman said. “He’s one of

Nov

30

How Kam Chancellor Became the Soul of the Seattle Seahawks

Whenever the Seahawks need a charge, Kam Chancellor steps up to deliver. This is the story of how the once-reticent safety found his voice — and then nearly lost it.   It is still two hours before a game in which Kam Chancellor is too hurt to play, but already the Seahawks safety has sweated through his T-shirt and begun to lose his voice. “Get after it. Come on now. Let’s go!” he says, shouting motivation at his teammates during the quiet of a pregame stretching drill. His rasps echo in the empty stadium, too loud to ignore, and after a while coach Pete Carroll walks over to join him. Carroll selected Chancellor in his first draft as Seahawks coach in 2010, and in the seven seasons since, Carroll and others have come to refer to Chancellor as the team’s soul. Russell Wilson might be the Seahawks’ public face. Richard Sherman might be their most bombastic voice. But on a team that is uniquely built around the fragile chemistry of locker room relationships,

Aug

03

Kam Chancellor: It feels like Super Bowl XLVIII year

This past offseason was different for the perennial NFC superpower Seahawks. Two years ago, they were flying high off of the first Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Last year, they spent the offseason reeling from a devastating last-minute Super Bowl loss deemed by coach Pete Carroll "the worst result of a call ever." Ever since Seattle's season-ending loss to Carolina, though, the team has been channeling a feeling they haven't experienced since the summer of 2013. "It feels like the 48 year," safety Kam Chancellor said, via ESPN.com. "It feels like everybody bringing that intensity. Feels like everybody is out to prove something, which it may be or may not be. It just feels that way." The Seahawks stumbled out of the gates in 2014 and 2015, starting those seasons 3-3 and 4-5, respectively. Carroll believes this year's team can capitalize on the momentum from the end of last season, when his team racked up an astonishing 156-55 point differential over the final six