NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens takes us on a trip down memory lane, this time bringing us his second edition of the Seahawks all time offensive weapons. I don’t care how good a quarterback is, he’s nothing without protection. There is only one man I would ever want protecting the blind side of my quarterback. In this case Matt Hasselbeck. That man is Walter Jones. No offense to Andy Heck.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens takes us on a trip down memory lane, this time bringing us his first edition of the Seahawks all time offensive weapons. Starting with the QB, and the most hotly contested debate among the top three Hawks QB’s of all time. Jim Zorn, Dave Krieg, or Matt Hasselbeck? This exact question is finally answered
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens takes us on a trip down memory lane, recapping the five biggest draft busts in Seahawks’ history. Brian “The Boz” Bosworth, Dan McGwire, Rick Mirer, Chris McIntosh and Aaron Curry make the list. Marcus Tubbs nearly made the list as well. Let’s just hope that the Seahawks don’t add to this list for a very long time. We’ll see how Christine Michael pans out soon enough.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens gives you his opinion on who will be the backup quarterback to Russell Wilson in Seattle. The release of Josh Portis after his alleged DUI helped to clear some things up, as Brady Quinn will likely step into the role due to his experience and talent. Don’t count out Jerrod Johnson, though, as he does has a unique skill set that could prove valuable in Seattle.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps his thoughts on the four-game suspension of Bruce Irvin. After watching Winston Guy and Brandon Browner get suspended last season, as well as Richard Sherman fighting suspension for using Adderall, you’d think Bivens would have been smarter. The initial assumption in the minds of fans was probably that Irvin was taking steroids, but this just doesn’t make sense to the 12th man.
NWSB Insider Brett Bivens gives you some feedback from the recently concluded Seahawks mini-camps. He points out Jerrod Johnson isn’t your average rookie, trying to make it in Philadelphia and Pittsburg the last two seasons. Luke Willson. There was not a lot of video of him playing floating around the internet at the time he was drafted, he looks like a nice compliment to Zach Miller. Jesse Williams, The Monstar has a huge upper body.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens talks about Seattle’s 2013 NFL Draft class in comparison to the classes of other teams. I do not believe you can grade a draft class for at least 3 years. Before that you are grading the team on player potential and not production. There is a reason Mel Kiper works for ESPN and not an NFL franchise. Maybe later this offseason I will take a look at the 2010 Seahawks draft class, the first class of the Pete Carroll and John Schneider era.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens gives us his take on the team’s final pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. With the final selection, the team chose Michael Bowie, a tackle out of Northeastern State. There’s not a lot of footage on this young man, so Bivens uses his conference call to form an opinion. Bowie says that he’s learned from mistakes he made in college, and looks up to Russell Okung in the pros.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Jared Smith. One thing to look for when watching small school players play is if they are the best player on the field. With Smith, you can absolutely see that he is the best player on the field. Smith is a DT out of New Hampshire. Last season as a senior, Smith led the team with nine tackles for a loss, four sacks and three blocked kicks and earned multiple postseason honors.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Ty Powell. Brett says most experts feel Seattle could look to him as a depth option as a situation pass rusher behind Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin and Cliff Avril. Powell recorded 40 tackles, with 15 for loss, and 8.5 sacks during his senior season. Powell is the first player from the Arkansas school to be drafted in 30 years. Powell played defensive end, linebacker and safety at Harding.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps the team’s seventh round pick, Ryan Seymour. Brett says most experts feel Seymour’s versatility could be a key for his hopes of making a crowded roster with Paul McQuistan, James Carpenter, John Moffitt and J.R. Sweezy all returning at the position. The Seahawks selected Seymour with the pick they received when they sent Barrett Ruud to the New Orleans Saints last year.