Lions get Jones & Seahawks get Avril in a swap of free agents

Cliff Avrill will make a big impact this year along the defensive line.

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on free agency signing today that involved the Hawks losing DT/DE Jason Jones, and gaining LEO / DE Cliff Avril from Detroit. Avril will fit in the Seahawks system as their new Leo nicely. Over the last three seasons Cliff has amassed 29 sacks in 49 games, a rate of 0.59 sacks per game. With Chris Clemons injury, there has been a big question mark at the Leo position.

State of the Seahawks – 2013 NFL Draft and beyond

Pete Carroll and John Schneider

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the state of the Seattle Seahawks. While the Seahawks could surely draft whatever players they think best and use all of their picks to give them the best chance at another surprise player, Seattle could potentially deal their picks to other teams for proper compensation. What route they decide to take we will not know until draft day. Chris looks at the John Clayton’s Seahawks podcast, with Russell Wilson and others.

Five Seahawks who need to step it up in 2013

Bruce Irvin draft pick

Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with the five players who he thinks need to improve the most in 2013 if the Seahawks are going to make a serious push for the Super Bowl. The biggest name that comes to mind for Clinton is Seahawks rookie DT Bruce Irvin. He showed signs of both brilliance, and need of improvement in his rookie season. He ended up with 8 sacks on the year, but his play on first and second down, when called upon, is where the most work is needed. The WR corps of Sidney Rice and Golden Tate needs to improve too, with one of them finally coming out as the top WR threat for Russell Wilson.

Five positions the Seahawks must upgrade during the offseason: Part 1 of 2

John Moffitt

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the five positions Seattle must upgrade during the 2012 offseason. This piece is broken up into two segments. As fun as it will be to watch Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Leon Washington, Max Unger, and Russell Okung in the Pro Bowl, the team has the Super Bowl in mind, and upgrading certain roster spots will help improve their chances next season. Part 1 focuses on defensive end and offensive guard.

Seattle Seahawks 2013 personnel in review: the class of 2012

Pete Carroll & Russell Wilson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his analysis of Seattle’s draft picks that ended up impressing instead of disappointing Seattle fans. Mel claimed that Bruce Irvin was more of a late-second round value, Bobby Wagner could have been taken a round later, and he questioned the Russell Wilson pick, considering the Seahawks recently brought in Matt Flynn to likely be the starter.

The five biggest reasons the Seahawks are out of the playoffs

chris clemons

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.

Seahawks vs. Falcons: What went wrong?

Seahawks vs. Falcons

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you the reasons why the Seahawks were NOT able to handle the Falcons this past Sunday. He says Pete Carroll has a great thing going and the next few seasons are sure to be entertaining and very successful. But Sunday nobody stepped up in Chris Clemons absence. The Seattle pass rush was non-existant. Matt Ryan had to much time. Where was Bruce Irvin? Sigh…

Seattle Seahawks 2013 personnel in review: The Defense

Bobby Wagner

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth weighs in with part 1 of his year in review. A look at the Seahawks 2013 defense. The Seattle Seahawks season began with a certain level of expectations. The defense was youthful with loads of promise and the offense held a top rushing attack. Playoffs were a reasonable goal, and then Russell Wilson threw the ball. The city of Seattle has never been more excited in the history of this franchise.

The five Seahawks that must step up Sunday vs. Falcons

Bruce Irvin draft pick

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens previews and analyzes the five impact players for Sunday’s Seahawks game versus the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisonal game. He says Bruce Irvin, Marshawn Lynch, Richard Shermer, Brandon Browner and Ryan Longwell are the five guys to keep an eye on. Brett says if these 5 players step up he has no doubt that the Seahawks will fly home to prepare for the NFC Championship game.

NFC Divisional Round: Seahawks at Falcons analysis

Russell Wilson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens previews and analyzes the 2013 NFC Divisional matchup between the Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons. The Seattle Seahawks are 2-5 in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Then again, so are the Falcons. The two teams have never faced each other in the playoffs. Brett thinks that Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner can handle them Roddy White & Julio Jones for the most part…

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Seahawks vs. Falcons match up

Zach Miller vs. Bills

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for Sunday when the Hawks play the Atlanta Falcons on Divisional playoffs Weekend. Jordin says the most intriguing match up is the combination of Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner against Roddy White and Julio Jones. Kam Chancellor has his work cut out for him guarding the Falcons’ Hall of Fame tight end – Tony Gonzalez.

Wildcard Playoffs: Seahawks MMQB, The comeback kids

Wilson vs. RG3

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the Hawks’ comeback against the Washington Redskins. Going into the game, the only thing I feared was the Seahawks going into the game flat. I did expect them to make a comeback win; however, I didn’t expect it to be from 14 points down. Too much is being made of the Robert Griffin injury, as it’s not the only reason Seattle came out on top.

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