NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the statistical standouts from the Seattle Seahawks week 2 victory over their divisional rival San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks defensive line did yeoman’s work on Sunday and the numbers provided in this post will surely convince you of the same. ProFootballFocus and other great stats sites are referenced. So are Brendan Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Bruce Irvin, Chris Clemons, O’Brien Schofield and Cliff Avril.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in today with his opinion on the state of the Hawks after a week 7 loss to the 49ers. He says the defense has proven it is one of the elite units in the NFL; says we have a rookie QB in Russell Wilson who’s had to grow up in a hurry but has proven that he can handle the pressure, and we have the best hard nosed running back in the NFL in Marshawn Lynch.
NWSB Managing Editor and Seattle Seahawks die-hard blogger “Q” weighs in with the 2012 State Of The Seahawks – part 1. He flashes back and rewinds the 2011 NFL draft and 2011 Seahawks season, as well as provides some analysis on the 2012 offseason, free agent signings, the 2012 NFL draft, and provides an outlook of whats to come in 2012. Will Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn, Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch lead this team to a NFC West title?
Pro football weekly weighs in with their 2012 NFC West predictions via video. Who will take the title in an up and coming tough 2012/13 divisional race.? The San Francisco 49ers and Alex Smith? The Seattle Seahawks and Matt Flynn? The Arizona Cardinals and John Skelton? Or the St. Louis Rams and Sam Bradford? PFW has their 2012 NFC west predictions fired up and ready to go.
NWSB Insider Matt Church brings us his draft analysis from around the NFC West. Sure, we all know what the Seattle Seahawks did in the draft, but do we know how our competition is going to look next year? We do now after Matt broke it down for us here! He reviews the 49ers, Cardinals, and Rams 2012 NFL draft picks, Michael Floyd, Michael Brockers, and A.J. Jenkins the top picks.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger and 12th man season ticket holder Brett Bivens says even if Peyton Manning is ready to go and play at the level he was at in the 2010 season he is better suited for a team that is a quarterback away from being championship contenders. One that has a window that will close in the next couple years. A team that comes to mind for him is the San Francisco 49ers.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on ex-Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren. Mike Holmgren was a QB genius, playing the position himself until an injury derailed his playing career. He quickly took that experience into coaching, taking in QBs like Steve young, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck. He set multiple records while coaching in the NFL, especially while with the Seahawks.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Oregon Ducks head coach Rich Brooks. With a Mark Twain type approach to life, Brooks was able to surmount the challenges before him throughout his career, and because of that retired as one of the better coaches the Northwest has ever seen.
Jason Green weighs in with five reasons the Seattle Seahawks managed to find a way to come up just short vs the 49ers on Christmas Eve. A 19-17 loss to the 49ers was a tough and bitter pill to swallow. As Detroit defeated San Diego as well on Saturday all but slamming the door on the Seahawks 2011/12 playoff chances. Marshawn Lynch, Frank Gore and rookie RB Kendall Hunter all had good games rushing the ball.
Dave B. is back and better than ever with his Week 16 NFL fantasy football forecast for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks matchup. Doug Baldwin has been Seattle’s most effective receiver this year and should continue to lead the team again. The last time Marshawn Lynch played the 49ers he had just 33 yards on 13 carries.
The Seattle Seahawks are still mathematically alive in the NFC wildcard race, but realistically only one team in the NFC west has a shot at the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers face the Arizona Cardinals this week, and the St. Louis Rams fly to Seattle to play the Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Marshawn Lynch vs. Steven Jackson, and Alex Smith vs. Kevin Kolb. Here’s our Week 14 NFC West previews.