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Things to look for in tonight’s Preseason Week 2 Seahawks vs Broncos tilt

Will Tarvaris Jackson dominate in week 2 of the preseason? Photo: AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde takes a look at the top 3 position battles in the week 2 preseason matchup versus the Denver Broncos. With the starters traditionally playing deep in the preseason’s 3rd game, and the 4th game being used to decide final cuts, the second game of the preseason is critical for deciding immediate depth behind starters. Players to watch include Benson Mayowa, Brady Quinn, Cliff Avril, Jordan Hill, Spencer Ware & Jesse Williams.

Despite first blown save, the M’s Farquhar is the “Real Deal”

New Seattle Mariners closer, Danny Farquhar, is the real deal. AP Photo/Nick Wass

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonas Hyde examines the Mariners newest closer, Danny Farquhar. Does he have the ‘stuff’ and mental makeup to succeed in the closer role? Will he perform better than banished closer, Tom Wilhelmsen? Last year Mariner fans were teased by Wilhelmsen’s emergence. This year, Farquhar is the real deal. So while Wilhelmsen was pyrite in the closer role, look for Farquhar to be solid 24k gold.

Felix Hernandez is a Cy Young candidate

I think the best is yet to come in 2014.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonas Hyde breaks down the three top contenders in MLB’s American League Cy Young award race. The Mariners own Felix Hernandez has had a stellar season, and as such, has to be in the national conversation. By using statistical measurements such as Wins and Losses, WHIP, Innings Pitched, ERA, and Strikeouts, Jonas shows why King Felix may be well on his way to winning the Cy Young in 2013.

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael proves his worth

Seattle Seahawks 2013 2nd round pick, Christine Michael.  Courtesy of Seahawks.com

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde takes a look at the Seattle Seahawks rookie sensation, 2nd round draft pick out of Texas A&M, Christine Michael. His NFL preseason week 1 debut was a solid performance that has fans everywhere wondering if he may be moving up the depth chart. Though his performance was good, he has a lot of work to do before the backup running back battle with Robert Turbin and Spencer Ware can become a real discussion.

Seattle Seahawks backup QB battle: Week 1 recap

Great debut for Tarvaris Jackson in his preseason return. AP Photo/Denis Poroy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde breaks down the week 1 preseason battle between QBs Brady Quinn and Tarvaris Jackson. Both quarterbacks looked good, but does the competition they played against matter? Look for Jackson to see some earlier reps next week against the Denver Broncos. He hadn’t played live football in a long time. Can he do as Quinn did and still find the end zone against tougher opposition?

Seattle Seahawks week 1 preseason preview: Backup QB’s

T-Jack

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the fun QB battle that begins in real live game action tonight between Brady Quinn and Tarvaris Jackson. For many in the Seattle area, the QB2 slot seems to be already decided, but depth charts are written in pencil in the preseason, and come Friday look for Quinn’s name to be the one written in ink says Jonas.

The Mariners are hitting like contenders

Look for Franklin to continue to lead the Mariners in the future.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde statistically breaks down Seattle’s offense in a post that highlights how good the Mariners SHOULD be compared to how they actually appear. The Mariners are currently 53-61, which is a .465 winning percentage. Through those 114 games, they have scored 466 runs but given up 524, which is a .471 run differential, right in line with what their record has produced. Justin Smoak, Kendrys Morales et al getting the job done.

Mariners Mike Zunino out for the next 6 weeks

Mike Zunino

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonas Hyde brings us tough news from the Mariners. Rookie catcher Mike Zunino is slated to miss the next 6 weeks after injuring his hamate bone against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Veteran Humberto Quintero has been brought in to take his place for the meantime.

Russell Wilson, year 2: The separation is in the preparation

Russell Wilson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the essence behind Russell Wilson and how his preparation in the offseason will translate to further success next season. Though training camp technically starts July 25, 2013 in Renton, Washington at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the truth is Wilson’s championship off-season started the morning after the team’s divisional loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s take a look at some of the traits that make Wilson a winner.

Reading the tea leaves: Mariners 2013 ASB edition

Smoak

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ insider Jonas Hyde reevaluates some predictions he made about the Mariners recently. Fortunately for Jonas, both of his predictions came true. Seattle went into the break with an 8-5 record in July and Justin Smoak saw himself surge in his numbers, leading many to believe that he has finally arrived. Going forward, if Jonas’ tea leaves yield any other gems, he’ll be sure to share them with all of you.

Do the Seahawks have the balls to keep everyone happy?

Seahawks Wide Receivers

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the logjam that is the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver position. He points out the company line is the addition of Percy Harvin will create better match ups for Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice & Zach Miller, and that the plan is for Tate to get the ball more than he did last season. Buckle your safety belts and put your trays in the upright position, watching 2013 unfold for the Seahawks will be nothing short of exciting.

Seattle Seahawks: Offseason acquisitions

Cliff Avrill will make a big impact this year along the defensive line.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the offseason acquisitions Seattle made and how they will fit in with the rest of the team. Head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider used a key trade and free agent signings to bolster some of the team’s weaknesses: QB pressure from the defensive line, a true play-maker on offense, secondary depth, and a backup quarterback in the event something… anything… happens to franchise savior, Russell Wilson.

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