Did you miss the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Columbus Crew matchup? NWSB Insider and Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us that Y.P. Lee caught the Crew’s goaltender offguard while his goaltender, Joe Cannon, was solid yet again. The defense’s early struggles continued, but they got it together and took the game.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Kentucky strong safety Winston Guy. If Winston can learn to be a poor mans Kam Chancellor this is going to be a great pick for the Seahawks. He could turn into one of those steals of the draft. Wonder how sick Jeron Johnson is right now, for him today is a very bad day.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Northwestern State cornerback Jeremy Lane. “Lanesanity” as Q has dubbed him. What we know about him. Lane has the fluidity and speed to develop at DB and fast. Roy Lewis has to watch out, if Lane gets stronger while adjusting to a much higher level of competition he could be out a job.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft pick of Korey Toomer a linebacker from Idaho. With the 154th overall selection. Instant reaction from CBS sports website points out Toomer didn’t score an invite to the Combine, but scouts took notice when he ran a 4.53-second 40 and posted a 42-inch vertical at Idaho’s pro day.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Florida defensive lineman Jaye Howard. With the 114th overall selection. Per ESPN, Howard’s a disruptive one-gap defender who doesn’t anchor very well, but excels at making plays in the backfield. Pete Carroll puts a premium on press-rush pressure without a lot of blitzes, he’ll fit in fine.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Utah State running back Robert Turbin. With the 106th overall selection. Instant reaction from Bucky Brooks says Turbin is a big, physical running back capable of spelling Marshawn Lynch in short-yardage situations. He will compete for playing time as a four-minute running back.
NWSB Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in today on the M’s offense. If you break it down even further, through 5 starts this season Felix Hernandez has a 2.75 ERA while Jason Vargas has a 3.83 ERA. If you combine the two, you have an ERA of 3.25 compared to the 7.55 ERA between Blake Beavan, Hector Noesi, and Kevin Millwood. The pitching not the bats is the reason for the 11-10 record.
NWSB Insider Steve Lee has a major solution for the Portland TrailBlazers. With the coach/GM situation on the rocks, he gives us 5 suggestions for good replacements to take over reigns of the team. He lists Mitch Kupchak, Steve Kerr, John Hammond, Rich Cho/Kevin Pritchard, and Chad Buchanan as options. Take note, Paul Allen.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Blogger C-Mac is back with his matchday preview between your Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew. Coach Martin Rennie’s offensive 4-3-3 formation can take real advantage over the Ohio outfit with a real push forward, led by the outstanding work rate of the inspirational Sebastien Le Toux.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us Bobby Wagner the Seahawks new toy at linebacker out of Utah St. is an eye-popper. He measured in at 6’0″, 235 pounds and then displayed incredible athleticism throughout the workout. The linebacker registered a 4.45 40-yard dash, a 39.5″ vertical leap and 11’0″ broad jump. Good pick Pete Carroll and John Schneider.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mariners played comeback the whole game until Michael Saunders single-handedly changed the game for the Mariners. In the 9th, he tied the game with a homerun. In the 10th, with bases loaded, Saunders launched his first career Grand Slam for the 9-5 victory.