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.
NWSB Editor and Insider gives you three question marks surrounding the Seattle Seahawks before they head into training camp next week. Questions surrounding the backup quarterback battle Tarvaris Jackson vs. Brady Quinn, and production at wide receiver including Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Percy Harvin. Plus the health of the d-line all have Chris potentially worried about the start of 2013. He assures Hawk fans not to fear, however…
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his thoughts on Brandon Browner’s reaction to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on Seattle’s recent PED use and suspension. With Harbaugh being one of the more animated, ridiculous, and complainers in the league, it’s sometimes nice to see a player attempting to put a younger coach in his place. That being said, however, Browner’s comments might have been a tad out-of-line. Read on to see what I had to say on the matter!
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.