NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his top five performers for the Seattle Seahawks this year. To say the Seattle Seahawks had a somewhat surprising season in 2012 would be an understatement. While they did come into the new year with a youthful roster that was built on potential, many believed the Seahawks would be a middle-of-the-pack 7-9, 8-8, or 9-7 team. Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner, Marshawn Lynch & Richard Sherman make the grade.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his analysis of Seattle’s draft picks that ended up impressing instead of disappointing Seattle fans. Mel claimed that Bruce Irvin was more of a late-second round value, Bobby Wagner could have been taken a round later, and he questioned the Russell Wilson pick, considering the Seahawks recently brought in Matt Flynn to likely be the starter.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens analyzes the five reasons he thinks the Seahawks got bounced early from the playoffs. Pete had some questionable calls during the game, but the biggest offender was not kicking the field goal on 4th and 1 at the 11. That would have at least put the Hawks on the board before halftime. Another one was Marshawn Lynch fumbling the ball. Nothing kills momentum more than a fumble. And that was Lynch’s second in two weeks.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth weighs in with part 1 of his year in review. A look at the Seahawks 2013 defense. The Seattle Seahawks season began with a certain level of expectations. The defense was youthful with loads of promise and the offense held a top rushing attack. Playoffs were a reasonable goal, and then Russell Wilson threw the ball. The city of Seattle has never been more excited in the history of this franchise.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens gives us his reaction to the Hawks’ season coming to an end. He discusses what went wrong and what went right, and he compares Russell Wilson to Hall-of-Fame QB Sammy Baugh. He also gives a special shout-out to some of the best fans in the NFL, the 12th Man.
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 Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for Sunday when the Hawks play the Atlanta Falcons on Divisional playoffs Weekend. Jordin says the most intriguing match up is the combination of Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner against Roddy White and Julio Jones. Kam Chancellor has his work cut out for him guarding the Falcons’ Hall of Fame tight end – Tony Gonzalez.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell after each week of the regular season and possibly during an NFL playoff game or the Super Bowl will bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Hawks offensive MVP. After going down early, Russell Wilson led this team from behind to score 24 unanswered points for the win, and the offensive game ball. The defensive game ball goes to Earl Thomas for his interception…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens analyzes the 2012 Seahawks football team and their accomplishments of the recently concluded regular season. Russell Wilson had the 2nd highest completion % in team history (Matt Hasselbeck). Marshawn Lynch had the 3rd most rushing yards in team history. Steven Hauschka had the 3rd highest field goal %. Richard Sherman had the longest blocked kick return for a TD in team history.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the Washington Redskins in their 2013 NFC wild card playoff matchup. Phil says for a Seattle victory, look for Coach Carroll and QB Russell Wilson to go vertical against the vertically challenged Redskin corners with Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for Sunday when the Hawks play the Washington Redskins on Wildcard Weekend. Jordin says both defenses will be well prepared for their opponents due to the familiarity of the two in practice. This is why the showdown of offensive coordinators could very well decide the outcome. He says watch for Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner to impress.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another instalment of the Seahawks Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. We’re back baby! The Seahawks finished off the regular season undefeated, beating the Rams in a game that was a lot closer than most of us would have wanted. But 8-0 at home is definitely something to be proud of, and none of those wins could have happened without us, the 12th man!