NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday when the Seahawks look to go 5-0 for the first time team history vs. the Colts in Indianapolis. Jordin says since the arrival of Pete Carroll, the Seahawks’ identity has completely transformed. From an offensive, precise and well-timed air-raid through Mike Holmgren to a grind it out, bullying rushing attack with an over-sized, physical defense to carry the load via Marshawn Lynch.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you his thoughts on the return to the Seahawks roster this week of the suspended Bruce Irvin. Bruce Irvin will join the team as a strong side linebacker (SAM), probably replacing Malcolm Smith as the starter. Smith has played well this season including a big forced fumble against the Texans last weekend. Mike Morgan, or Benson Mayowa could make way for him this week.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jordin Ereth details the Seattle unit that was most impressive in their week 2 triumph over the San Francisco 49ers. While Marshawn Lynch had an impressive performance, it’s Cliff Avril and the defensive line that made the difference. Avril put the pressure on Colin Kaepernick and forced a fumble on a sack. The Legion of Boom had a great day. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and Richard Sherman all had an interception each.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the upcoming Week 2 2013 NFL matchup between our Hawks and the Colin Kaepernick led San Francisco 49ers. Early lines have the Seahawks by 3. After Seattle’s win over Carolina, there are several questions that will need to be addressed against a dangerous San Francisco squad. Will the Hawks be able to contain Kaep and will Russell Wilson get more time in the pocket?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us a flashback to last season when the Seahawks went to the east coast and took on the Carolina Panthers. Despite a couple bad passes, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks defense held the Panthers at bay for their first road win of the season.
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 Brandon Choate brings us his 5 Seahawks with the most to prove in 2013. The wide receiving group is heavily contested and Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, and Doug Baldwin all need to cement their spots on this team. On defense, Brandon Browner and Bruce Irvin have something to prove, too. If another playoff trip is in the future, a few of the players need to step up.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell takes a look at the state of the Seahawks fair-weather bandwagon fan among other things in this piece. The expectations of this team are sky high, and with that comes sales of caps, jerseys and merchandise of our beloved team to people who really shouldn’t be wearing them. Plus, Clinton takes a look at some of the recent cuts of Michael Robinson, Antoine Winfield and Brady Quinn.
NWSB Insider and blogger Alex McPhee wonders why there is such a focus on PEDs in baseball and not in other sports. Focusing on the recent bans players such as Jesus Montero received for their involvement in Biogenesis, Alex compares suspensions and PEDs in baseball to football, and later, hockey. Compare the suspensions for banned substances to those of NFL, where the standard seems to be 4 games, a la Bruce Irvin it seems to be viewed as a much harsher crime in baseball.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brian Scott talks about the strengths and weaknesses of Seattle’s 2013 defense. Last year the Seahawks’ D finish 4th in average yards allowed, the highest a Seattle defense has ever ranked. This is an incredibly stingy defense in terms of yards allowed. However, the sacks department for the Seahawks could still need to be improved, and must do so if they are to make a run in the NFC.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell takes a look at the state of the Seahawks on the eve of their preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. Injuries are the biggest question mark in his mind, and they are seriously looking like they make a dent in the celebration plans of a lot of Seahawks fans. The Championship Offseason has been nice, but it’s time to get back down to earth. What will Cliff Avril, Christine Michael, Golden Tate, Bruce Irvin, and Sidney Rice do in the preseason?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger J.D. Burke talks about some players who the Seahawks should think about adding to their roster during training camp. Always being somewhat of a critic, J.D. points to the fact that Seattle being ranked in the No. 3 spot in Sport Illustrated’s first rankings is just unacceptable. The players he lists could help the Seahawks jump to No. 1. Richard Seymour, Eric Winston, Nick Barnett, Joe Mays, and Brandon Moore.