NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brian Scott once again brings you Tuesday Takeaways following the Hawks beatdown of the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks have officially clinched a playoff berth. Even losses in every remaining game would not matter. They are in, one way or another. “My separation is my preparation.” Russell Wilson said this after the game. Indeed it is. Drew Brees looked noticeably rattled for most of the Monday Night Football game.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the Willie Bloomquist signing. Brian is scratching his head at this move? What the heck Jack Zduriencik? Willie Bloomquist is a great type of player to have on your roster. Any baseball fan should know that you need that super-sub guy. He’s that guy that can play virtually any position to give your regular guys a day off here and there.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the team’s news the past 24 hours. And boy was there some news. The Seattle Mariners have made some management moves and some coaching moves. Chuck Armstrong, the Mariner’s President, announced he will be retiring at the end of January. Here are your new coaches…Trent Jewett, Howard Johnson, Mike Rojas, John Stearns, Andy Van Slyke, Rick Waits, Chris Woodward, Jason Phillips, and Scott Budner.
NWSB Blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2013 Apple Cup between WSU and UW. With a bit of help from some other teams WSU could find themselves in Las Vegas for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. A loss for the Cougs likely sends them to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl. A UW win gives them 8 wins on the year. They could be headed to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl or may wind up in the Las Vegas Bowl if they should lose.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott brings weighs in on the Hawks suspensions this week to Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond. Legion of Doom news. Sadly, Brian doesn’t think there is one and this might be the ultimate example of shooting yourself in the foot if you’re Browner. Browner has never had a big contract. Next man up. Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane both played extensively at this same time last year.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the team’s roster and gives us five players who could be traded at winter meetings. Making the list is Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager. The team has already been linked to Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the financial situation facing the team in the upcoming MLB season. Notable names with big money deals that have ended would include Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez, Chone Figgins, and Franklin Gutierrez. The only two guys we know for sure will be on the roster in 2014 are Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott brings us three things that will help the team from the Pacific Northwest reach the Super Bowl and win its first Lombardi Trophy. So far, we’ve seen way too many penalties on this team, as has the worst mark in the NFL in that category. Aside from cleaning up and becoming more discipline, getting Marshawn Lynch more touches and keeping up the explosive plays by him and Russell Wilson will be a recipe for success.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott gives us his things to watch for in the team’s upcoming matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. First and foremost, watch for Percy Harvin to finally make an appearance in an NFL game. Despite Brandon Browner being out, don’t be shocked to see solid run defense. Russell Wilson needs to avoid mistakes, and the team can’t be afraid to make some bold play calls.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the historic season that the team is having in 2013. Although it was short-lived, the NFL decible record once belonged to the 12th man. This team has never in franchise history been 9-1, but that changed this year. Russell Wilson is on pace to set the record for wins as a starting quarterback in his first two season. What will come next? The city’s first Lombardi trophy?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks down the M’s today with some reasons why M’s GM Jack Z has to let Kendrys Morales go and move on. Kendrys Morales has turned down your qualifying offer. You’ve got your precious draft pick Jack says Brian…Brian doesn’t care if he was the Mariner’s leading hitter last year, and points out the leading hitter last year hit .277! That’s it. .277. C’mon Seattle. Let’s have a good offseason.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks down the M’s today with some witty banter and offseason analysis. To Raul Ibanez. Congratulations on winning the Hutch. You epitomize class and you are definitely deserving of this award. To Jesus Montero. You are still on the roster! Are you as surprised as we are? To Lloyd McClendon. Welcome to the great northwest. To Felix Hernandez what is going on OFF the field in your life???