NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke previews some of the many tough decisions ahead for the Seattle Seahawks, and preaches balance in this piece. The future of Seattle’s free agents are looked at in depth. With the Zach Miller quandary, Pete Carroll finds himself in another ideological catch-22. Golden Tate, Michael Bennett and Breno Giacomini highlight the list of Seahawks set to hit unrestricted free agency.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s Vikings vs. Hawks game. Brett points out it was more than fun to finally see Percy Harvin take the field for Seattle. Harvin returned that kick 58-yards which put the Seahawks in position to attack the field on offense, even with such little time remaining. Also Seeing Russell Okung, Breno Giacomini and Harvin on the field Sunday was a wonderful sight.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you his Seattle first quarter of the season defensive stats. He points out Cliff Avril’s numbers are down, no doubt about it. He is on pace to have a career low in tackles and his least amount of sacks since 2009. Michael Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the quarterback. Bennett has not disappointed. Brandon Mebane is one of those players that the numbers always lie.
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 Brian Scott gives us three questions fans should still be asking themselves despite a strong start. Fiirst and foremost, we have to wonder if the team will see Percy Harvin in 2013. Sydney Rice, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin make up a great trio of wide-outs, but Harvin is a matchup nightmare. Also, consistency on both sides of the ball is questionable. Cliff Avril returned against the 49ers, but Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin are still out.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about two things that could spoil Seattle’s chances of coming away with a win in their opening game against the Carolina Panthers this coming Sunday. A combination of an early start time on the road as well as a depleted defensive line (No Bruce Irvin, Chris Clemons, Jordan Hill or Cliff Avril, more than likely) going up against Cam Newton could have the Seahawks leaving the East Coast with a bad taste in their mouths.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth recaps the pros and cons following the team’s final preseason game against the Denver Broncos. On the plus side, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, Brandon Mebane, Heath Farwell, and O’Brien Schofield forced five fumbles. Unfortunately, penalty yards were a theme for the wrong reason.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens is back with another update live from Bing Training Camp at the VMAC. Brett goes over each aspect of the Seahawks team in his own words. From a couple missed plays, to the exceptional play of Brandon Mebane, to a bit of a scare when Marshawn Lynch came up holding his groin. It’s all here. P.S. Lynch was back a few minutes later, so nothing to worry about here.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his 5 depth chart positions that will up for grab when the Seattle Seahawks hit camp this year. Will Malcolm Smith become the new starting ROLB? While Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin are set, they look to see who wins between Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. Chris Harper and Jermaine Kearse will also battle. As will Tony McDaniel, Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill on the interior line.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp breaks down the team’s troubles in third-down situations. The boiling point for the third down troubles came during the Detroit Lions game-winning drive in the week 8 loss. If the Hawks’ offense can continue to progress as the season deepens, if the coaching staff takes the lid off of Russell Wilson’s game and if the defense can get off the field, we, the 12th Man, may get to personally kick Jim Harbaugh.