NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reacts to the Seahawks stunning loss to the Bengals– A dominant defense. Smart, big plays on offense. Defensive touchdowns. It all added up to type of Seattle Seahawks game we are used to seeing from this team with one exception. They forgot that they are supposed to play four quarters, not three.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seahawks questionable win over the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football– The fact is, every team gets breaks on calls and bad breaks on others. The officials, both replacement and regular, are human and make mistakes. They miss calls and I, for one, don’t want to review every play of every game. I would argue that bad calls are actually good for the game as they create discussion, controversy, and give guys like me stuff to write about.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews NFL Week 5 for the Seattle Seahawks– On deck for the Hawks is a trip to Cincinnati to face the undefeated Bengals. This is not going to be an easy game for Seattle, especially with their inconsistent play thus far and the fact that the Bengals will likely be looking at this game as a game that can legitimize their place as an NFC power in the conference.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks MNF matchup against the Lions– One thing I do like so far about the Kris Richard version of Carroll’s defense is that he seems to be willing to dial up blitzes a bit more often than his predecessors, Bradley and Quinn. That’s good news too because I feel the Seahawks will have to do that often to get Stafford out of his element and to take some of the pressure off of the Seahawks secondary trying to cover Megatron and Tate.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, examines the first major decision for new GM Jerry Dipoto– Should Lloyd McClendon stay or go? When you start combining those kind of numbers with the idea that McClendon, like Scioscia, is an old school style manager who will resist the use of modern metrics that dictate how he should play his team, you then really start to cast a shadow of doubt on McClendon and Dipoto working well together.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seahawks victory in their home opener against the Chicago Bears– The second half in all aspects of the game was fantastic but none more so than the first 12 seconds of the half where rookie Tyler Lockett ripped off a 105 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. 105 yards is a new Seahawks team record surpassing the previous high of 101 yard by Leon Washington. Lockett has been brilliant returning punts and kicks this year and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Hawks home opener against the Bears– The tardy one, Kam Chancellor, finally reported this week. It’s still somewhat of a question as to whether or not he plays against the Bears this week. Reports say he’s in great physical shape but gym shape is not game shape. Only games get you there and Kam missed all of the pre-season that is designed to get guys into game shape.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, examines the Seahawks 0-2 start and latest loss to the Packers– I have had enough of Michael Bennett and this offsides stuff. Three times in this one Bennett jumped offsides, Aaron Rodgers saw it, went deep, and burned the Seahawks for big plays and scores.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, examines the possibility of a 1-2 O’Malley-Marte Mariners’ punch– The Mariners have been searching, without end it seems, for some guys that can only be described as table-setters. For Marte, it seems like he’s earned the starting shortstop job for the 2016 season. Lloyd McClendon has enough confidence in the rookie that he’s been writing his name in the leadoff position for some time now.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott touches on the astounding return of Franklin Gutierrez– Meanwhile, at the big league level, the Mariners were starving for guys to get on base. Gutierrez’s numbers could not be ignored and on the evening of June 23, 2015 his phone rang. It was Seattle. They needed him to get himself to the Emerald City. He was playing left field for the M’s against the Kansas City Royals the next day.
NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks in Week 2– Next for the Hawks it’s the Green Bay Packers, on the frozen tundra, no less. To call this game a tough match up early on for Seattle is a bit of an understatement. The Seahawks are going to have their hands full. Here’s a few of the things I’ll be watching closely for as the Seahawks try to take it to the Pack Sunday night.
NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, digs into the standoff between the Seahawks and Kam Chancellor– Look, I get that in NFL contract bizarro-world that 900k really doesn’t seem like much, but to your fans, the folks forking over $200 they don’t have to spend just to buy your jersey, it’s a fortune. A lot of very hard working folks would struggle to make that amount in 20 years let alone two weeks of the NFL regular season. 99.9% of your fans don’t live in your financial world, Kam.