NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ Blogger Ben Tole talks about regardless of what the two teams at Century Link Field are playing for on Sunday the Hawks have been doing nothing over the last month but making statements. He says there are five players to watch for on Sunday to make another statement. Matt Flynn, Red Bryant, Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin & Richard Sherman all make his list of guys to watch.
NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ Blogger Ben Tole talks about what to back to back fifty plus point offensive performances have done for the 2012 Seahawks psyche. Jim Harbaugh will have his work cut out for him this week preparing for Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson, Golden Tate and the offense. As will Pete Carroll who has to prepare for a similar quarterback in Colin Kapernick .
NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ Blogger Ben Tole talks about which Seahawks could potentially make the 2013 Pro Bowl. 2012 has been a memorable season for the Seattle Seahawks. An 8-5 record with three games remaining with big wins against Dallas, Green Bay, New England, and Chicago has Hawk fans thinking playoffs. Now the question that remains is not how we will remember the regular season but rather what Seahawks will make us remember the regular season?
NWSB Insider and Seahawks blogger Ben Tole talks about Seattle’s 2012 NFC conference playoff chances after the Week 14 demolition of the Arizona Cardinals. With 8 wins already the Seahawks will turn in their best regular season since 2007. With Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch leading the way we should be in store for a great finish to a dramatic season. Here’s to hoping we are still talking about the 2012 Seahawks in 2013.
NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ blogger Ben Tole talks about Seattle’s rivalry with the Arizona Cardinals. That being said, and considering the Seahawks face an important home game this weekend against Arizona, I’d like to take a deeper look at what the Seahawks-Cardinal rivalry has become. Ken Wisenhunt, made the Cardinals relevant, much like the combination of Matt Hasselbeck, Shaun Alexander and Mike Holmgren had done for Seattle.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in with a post today on the state of the Seahawks after their great win Sunday over the Chicago Bears. Ben points out in his first season with the Hawks Russell Wilson has shown ability way beyond his years. Now its week 14 time and the Seahawks have gotten through the gauntlet of their road schedule and now they are right where they need to be.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in with a post today on the state of the Seahawks QB situation. It can be hard to find the positives in losing heart breakers on a regular basis but it is important to keep in mind the continued progression of Russell Wilson this season and his performance on Sunday may have been his best game yet. He says with the continued development of Wilson it may be time to open the passing game up more.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole addresses the “East Coast Curse” in preparation of this week’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Since the 2008 season, the Seahawks are 1-6 when playing in the East Coast. Records can sometimes be misleading when trying to decide how a team actually performed—this is not one of those times. Seattle’s secondary will be looking to rattle a struggling young quarterback in Ryan Tannehill, and Marshawn Lynch will be going up against one of NFL’s top running defenses.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday when the Hawks welcome the Jets to Seattle. Ben says the running game will be key to the Seahawks overall offensive success on Sunday especially when it comes to opening up the passing game for Russell Wilson. Could be tough. The Jets and the Seahawks statistically are close together in many areas.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole tells us today with the emergence of possible All-Pro DB Richard Sherman the Legion of Boom in the Seattle Secondary now boast 4 NFL pro bowlers. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and Brandon Browner welcome their brother to the potential stud club. Marcus Trufant, Jeremy Lane and a healthy Walter Thurmond could make this unit the best in the NFL, and the most feared.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole previews this week’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings from the perspective of the defense. After what was probably the worst defensive outing of the season for the Seattle Seahawks, the team will hope to rebound this Sunday when the Vikings roll into town. Adrian Peterson and Christain Ponder are going to be the two main focuses for Seattle’s defense, and matchup between Percy Harvin and Richard Sherman will be one to keep an eye on.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole breaks down the biggest issue for the team’s defense this season—third downs. So far this season, the teams has been all about defense, shutting down some of the top offensive powers on their way to several impressive victories. Now comes the mystery of the third down conversions for the Seattle defense. As of right now the team sits at 23rd in the league. Pete Carroll has a challenge ahead vs. Adrian Peterson.