NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, runs through all the moves new GM Jerry Dipoto has made– In less than 30 days, Dipoto has acquired through trade RHP Nathan Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, OF Boog Powell, RHP Joaquin Benoit, OF Leonys Martin and RHP Anthony Bass. Additionally, Dipoto has landed Franklin Gutierrez as a free agent and Chris Iannetta as a free agent.
NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, breaks down the Seahawks important win over the 49ers if they are to keep their playoff chances alive– A starting NFL corner should be able to handle a tight end. Cary Williams was not up to the task in this one. He was replaced during the third quarter for precisely this reason.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, breaks down the Seahawks fifth, fourth quarter meldown of 2015– Yes, the bad offense contributes to the bad defense but the reverse is true as well. The Seahawks simply cannot start pointing fingers at one another if they expect to find a way to turn things around. Like Wilson, the defense just has to play better and not allow as many big plays and points.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks’ NFC West showdown against the Cardinals this Sunday– At 4-4, the Seahawks need this win at home against the Cardinals who lead the Seahawks by two games in the standings if they are to have any chance at another divisional crown. It won’t be easy however as the Cardinals are playing some of the best football we’ve seen from them in a very long time.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, shares his thoughts and memories on Ken Griffey Jr’s impending HOF election– In addition to his numbers, Junior was THE face of the Seattle Mariners pretty much since the day he arrived on the scene in 1989 following be chosen as the number one overall draft pick in 1987 by the M’s. It can be easily argued that baseball in Seattle or the very name “Seattle Mariners” would not exist if not for Griffey and what he and the Mariners were able to accomplish in 1995.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, shares his analysis of the M’s first trade under new GM Jerry Dipoto– At the plate, Powell is something you don’t typically find in the minor leagues—a patient hitter. One of the things you have to take note of with Jerry Dipoto as your GM is that he’s going to stress metrics, i.e. he wants guys who get on base a lot, and quite honestly, he doesn’t care if it’s a hit or a walk.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks insider, Brian Scott, recaps the Seahawks win in Dallas– Everyone knows that Wilson is capable of making every throw he missed in this game accurately and on time. I had assigned some of the blame for Wilson’s struggles this year throwing on the constant pounding he’s hand to endure due to the lack of solid play from his offensive line. I don’t think you can blame the O-line in this game as the line gave up zero sacks of Wilson
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks as they head to Dallas looking for some payback– Wilson has been downright awful at dealing with the blitz in 2015. There’s a failure on his part to recognize the blitz and react to it either with a quicker release, checking into a hot read pass, or checking into a run.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, critiques the Seahawks victory over the 49ers on Thursday night– Despite the win, this was not a good night for Russell Wilson. His two interceptions were both in the “really bad” category as far as his decision making is concerned. Both times his receivers were covered by two or more defenders. There was no need to force either of those throws and keep the 49ers hopes alive.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks Thursday Night matchup against the 49ers– It’s likely that neither of these situations have the Seahawks players that are involved legally at fault for anything criminal at this point. Still, they were there, it happened, it’s on the news and it needs to not happen anymore. All these things serve as a distraction and take away the focus the team needs now, more than ever.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seattle Mariners managerial record and comments on their current managerial search– The romantic in me wants this coaching staff in the dugout. These are all guys I grew up emulating as a high school and college player but I just fear it wouldn’t work out. Guess what happens if it doesn’t work out? I get to write and you get to read a headline that says the Seattle Mariners fire Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson and Raul Ibanez. Talk about a gut punch.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reacts to the Seahawks latest 4th quarter meltdown– The Seahawks are still struggling covering their opponent’s tight ends. Greg Olson had a big day against the Seattle defense. In the past, Chancellor and KJ Wright have always done an excellent job in this regard but this year has been a different story. Kevin Pierre-Louis filled in for Wright in this one and did not fare any better. Despite the struggles of those players, it was Seattle’s best two defenders, Richard Sherman and Thomas who blew the coverage of Olson for the game winning touchdown.