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.
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 a piece about Chris Clemons’ injury, and whether or not he will play week 1. Now this wouldn’t have been that big of a problem if a certain player hadn’t been busted for his Addarall use, but since he was, we are presented with this problem. So what to do if Clemons isn’t able to go week 1? That’s a good question, and it’s one that I’m sure Pete Carroll has lost a lot of sleep contemplating.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde gives you his two cents on how he thinks the Seahawks will do in the upcoming year. Airing on the side of caution and attempting to bring Seattle fans down from the clouds, Jonas points out the parody in the NFL and how things never go as expected, predicting that the Seahawks will struggle in 2013 and go a mediocre 7-9. Let’s just hope, as he mentions, his predictions are wrong.