Assessing the Seahawks defensive backfield post-suspensions

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NWSB insider and Seahawks blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at how the suspensions to Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond will affect Seattle’s secondary. Taking a look at organizational options and free agency, the depth chart and how it will be arranged is all looked at in depth. Is the return of Antoine Winfield on the horizon? SSeahawks have activated DeShawn Shead off their practice squad. Tharold Simon, a fifth-round pick is finally practicing.

Should the Vancouver Canucks Trade for Martin Erat?

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Vancouver Canucks blogger & insider J.D. Burke examines whether it would be a worthwhile endeavor for the Canucks to try and trade for Martin Erat of the Washington Capitals. Under the right circumstances, such a deal could work, but the question of whether it is worth while or not is explored in depth. His Corsi Rel. (which is his Corsi relative to the team without him on the ice) is 2.4%, which suggests he’s not a possession liability to his club.

Looking at the Canucks at the quarter-ish way mark

Daniel Sedin needs to get his game going after putting up points in Sochi.

NWSB insider and Canucks blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the Vancouver Canucks, using advanced statistics to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly to this point in their season. The play of Ryan Stanton, Jason Garrison, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Ryan Kesler and many more Canucks are looked at in depth to provide perspective on how each is performing.

The Seahawks Week 10 stats don’t lie – vs. Atlanta Falcons

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the statistical standouts from the Seattle Seahawks week 10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on the road. Atoning for his lackluster play calling of late, Darrell Bevell ran the ball often and well, with tons of help from his suddenly good offensive line. The main focus of this blog though is the Seahawks pass attack, which was absurdly good on Sunday.

Where does Mike Santorelli fit long term with Van City?

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NWSB blogger & insider J.D. Burke explores Mike Santorelli’s early production and determines it’s sustainability and where it will land him, long-term, with the Canucks. Advanced stats, graphs and even ordinary stats are used to accurately display a picture of whether this season is a flash in the pan or the mean. J.D. argues that Santorelli is best suited for third line duties, and presents valid reasoning to boot.

Seattle Seahawks three key match-ups vs. St. Louis Rams on MNF

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the match-ups, personnel and otherwise, that will dictate the outcome of Seattle’s game against the St. Louis Rams in the spotlight on Monday. Both clubs are banged up, but the Rams are clearly on the worse end of things with that regard. The battle of the trenches is looked at in depth, as is the likelihood that Michael Bowie will hold his own against Robert Quinn.

Shot blocking and all it can do for the 2013 Canucks

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Vancouver Canucks insider and blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the early progress the Canucks are making, as they adjust to a new system and the physical commitment required from it. Blocked shots are looked at in depth, as statistics from this season and last are used to find out where the Canucks are at this season. With John Tortorella, shot blocking has been a hot topic of conversation in Van City. EH? Alex Burrows & Roberto Luongo.

The Seahawks Week 6 stats don’t lie – vs. Titans

Seahawks are all drug addicts

NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the statistical standouts from the Seattle Seahawks week 6 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Century Link Field. The defense is again the focus of J.D.’s statistical standout piece, as Walter Thurmond’s dominant performance on Sunday is looked at. The implications of this performance are also discussed. Brandon Browner, Byron Maxwell, & Jeremy Lane are also mentioned.

Seattle Seahawks Three Key Match-Ups vs. Tennessee Titans

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the match-ups, personnel and otherwise, that will dictate the outcome of Seattle’s game against the Tennesee Titans on Sunday. Both clubs are banged up, and J.D. argues that the injuries on both teams will play a huge role in the outcome of Sunday’s game. Opposite the Titans revamped offensive line will be Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane. Both have exceeding expectations to this point…

Seattle Seahawks Three key match-ups week 5 vs. Colts

Wilson vs. Luck

NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the match-ups, personnel and otherwise, that will dictate the outcome of Seattle’s game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The Seahawks struggles in the first half, ability to shutdown Robert Mathis and whether they can contain Reggie Wayne or not will be key in winning this game. Walter Thurmond, Michael Bowie, Paul McQuistan & Russell Wilson your front and center tomorrow!

Seattle Seahawks Three key match-ups week 4

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the personnel matchups that will decide Sunday’s game in Houston as the Seahawks face the Texans. Could this be a preview of an eventual Super Bowl? It’s too hard to tell, but if it is, the matchups highlighted in this article will provide valuable insight into who has the upper-hand. Deandre Hopkins vs. Richard Sherman is a key matchup to watch this morning.

Seattle Seahawks Three key match-ups week 3

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the personnel matchups that will decide Sunday’s game at Century Link field, between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. Words are not minced as the Jaguars are thoroughly bashed and the likes of Red Bryant, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks in general are praised. The one area of concern, Paul McQuistan.

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