NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Chris Hall brings us sad news in Montlake. With the heartbreaking conclusion to the 2012-13 season, the Huskies will be parting ways with Aziz N’Diaye, Scott Suggs and Abdul Gaddy. All 3 will be graduating and at least 1 of them could possibly go pro next season.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall is back to tell us all about the top WR recruit the Huskies just landed, Damore’ea Stringfellow. As he briefly spoke about in a previous post, Stringfellow is out of California, and regarded as the best WR in the recruiting class. A player with athletic talent, he will give Keith Price another target to throw to, that is if he doesn’t red shirt, like Chris believes will happen. Stringfellow has the ability to out-muscle, and out-jump DB’s across the Pac-12 spectrum, which will be a plus for a below average QB like Price turned out to be last season.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall talks about his top five recruits inked on National Signing Day. His number one is a kicker. But, as Chris points out, a good team needs to have at least a decent special teams, and Cameron Van Winkle can, and will, put the Huskies in a better position than they were last year. Other top signings in Chris’ eyes were WR Darrell Daniels, C Dean Crane, DT Elijah Qualls, and LB Sean Constantine.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall talks about five offseason objectives for the Washington Huskies to accomplish. Washington has lots of talent and depth at quarterback, so should Sark choose to come into 2013 with a new starter, there are options. But until the Huskies know who their signal caller will be, it’s going to be the single biggest offseason issue and question mark for a team that otherwise could be very good.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Hall talks about the positions the Huskies football team need to upgrade in 2013 for an even better season than their last. Graduation left Washington’s receiving corp depleted and shallow after the 1-2 punch of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams. After an audit, it’s clear Washington needs to fix up five positions in particular.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall talks about why Chip leaving Eugene for Philadelphia is a welcome sight for all University of Washington fans. Chip Kelly and his staff were top-flight recruiters. You only needed to glance at their stud-filled recruiting classes every year, or notice how well they reloaded each season, to know this was true. Oregon was on the short list of every big time recruit in the pacific northwest and blue-chip players across the country.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall breaks down the comparisons between current Hawks player Bobby Wagner and former Hawks player Lofa Tatupu. The two players have eerily similar physiques, eerily similar stats (as rookies) and could end up having eerily similar careers. If Wagner progresses the same way Tatupu did, Seahawks fans can look forward to a solid presence at MLB for years to come.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Basketball blogger Chris Hall talks about the four games on Washington’s schedule that will present the biggest test to the Huskies.Currently sitting at 10-6 following a blowout win against Cal yesterday, Washington has a few obvious big games, and couple trap games in the schedule.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down what we learned about the Dawgs in 2012. Mainly, that this team has gotten better, but just weren’t ready to turn the corner yet. The QB position is the biggest mess of the team with the poor season by Keith Price. Standouts were Bishop Sankey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Kasen Williams. If the Huskies played in a different conference, they could have been a 10 win team easily. The Pac-12 is second best to the SEC in today’s football world.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall gives us his takeaways from Sunday with the postseason matchup against the Washington Redskins in mind. Defense continues to be a team strength, Russell Wilson needs better protection and Golden Tate has to remain a down-field target. Also, having Richard Sherman back should put fans’ minds at ease against Robert Griffin III.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall breaks down which Seahawks players were named to the pro bowl, and which ones deserved better. Russell Okung, Leon Washington and Max Unger earned starting spots, and they deserved them; but Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor deserved more. The 2013 Pro Bowl is Jan. 27.