NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde recaps Pete Carroll’s most recent press conference in a new NWSB series, Coach Speak. Pete Carroll was a little more ambiguous at times during this press conference, but did offer some tidbits of good information. The latter stages of the conference was dedicated to talking about the wide receivers and Percy Harvin, something fans should pay attention to in the future.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with what we learned about the OTAs. Injuries, suspensions and superstars. That about sums it up in three words. Pete Carroll was so impressed with what he saw that he gave the guys the final day off. Well, the day off from on the field duties at least. Marshawn Lynch finally showed up, some rookies are looking good, and a little bit of Dixie found its way into VMAC. All in the name of getting ready for the upcoming season.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with the top needs, in his opinion, that the Seahawks need to address in the upcoming NFL Draft. The top needs, says Clinton, are TE, OT, OG, and OLB. He gives us two selections per each position, and where he thinks the Seahawks will select them in the draft. Also, he has a wishful thinking selection, but it is highly unlikely that this player will drop far enough in the draft for the Hawks to actually select him.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the five positions Seattle must upgrade during the 2012 offseason with his second post in this series today. The D-line, and weakside linebacker. Leroy Hill is a free agent again this season. Hopefully this is finally the year that the Seahawks are not forced to bring him back Brett says. He points out John Schneider or Pete Carroll’s top priority should be to get a deal done with Jason Jones.
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 Brett Bivens breaks down the week 5 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers in his Seahawks Monday morning quarterback. The Seahawks defeated the Panthers 16-12. Brett points out Bruce Irvin had a couple sacks Sunday, including one on the final defensive play of the game. Bobby Wagner, Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, and Chris Clemons played great too.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens today tells us no matter how you slice it, the Seahawks have a record of .500, and last place in the NFC West. Who would have thought the division, who had a 7-9 Seahawks team win it two years before, would become the best division in football. Brett says Sidney Rice and Golden Tate are the only receivers who are playing like they deserve to be on this team.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the week 4 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams in his Seahawks Monday morning quarterback. The Seahawks lost to the Rams 19-13. Brett points out the Seahawks receivers are not giving Russell Wilson a lot of help. Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate were invisible. Tom Cable, Darrell Bevell and Pete Carroll need to shake things up.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us up to speed from the VMAC on the 2012 Seahawks training camp. He was at practice on Tuesday and has some observations to share. KJ Wright was mentoring Bobby Wagner (after practice) and he saw Breno Giacomini mentoring 7th round pick J.R. Sweezy. Training camp is just better in Cheney.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill tells us what is going on during training camp with regards to Tarvaris Jackson and the Seatle QB competition. He states truth be told, Jackson doesn’t really project as the long term answer for the Hawks, but should he at least be retained for one more year? Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn and Josh Portis will all have something to say about this.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill tells the Seahawks have extended the contract of starting Center Max Unger this week. This deal come off of the heels of the Seahawks coming to terms on a deal with Defensive End Chris Clemons, and shows that the Seahawks are willing to reward players that they see fitting into their system, and are committed to trying to keep core players along their lines to provide stability.
NWSB Insider Reggie Gill brings us his analysis of the Seattle Seahawks RT position going into the 2012 season. With James Carpenter, the Seahawks first round pick in 2011, still not ready to go 100%, the Hawks will have to rely on surprise tackle Breno Giacomini. Giocomini has himself a brand new two year contract, and is ready to be the RT of the future for the Seahawks. Frank Omiyale is ready to go too.