Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell is back with his first Seahawks Moments In Time piece of the new year. Well, football is back, and so are the winning ways of the Seahawks. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a classic NFC East matchup, it’s just too bad that neither Carolina nor Seattle are in the NFC East. Tough guys to lose to injury this week though. We all knew we were going to be without Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril for the opener, but Brandon Browner too? Wow. Big Win.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell is back with his Week 1 preview, breakdown and prediction of the matchup between the Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are trying to be a team on the rise in the weak NFC South, but the Seahawks are a team on the rise in the NFL. This one is a great test to see just how the Hawks will come out with the season opener on the road in the Eastern time zone. Definitely a thorn in the talons of these birds in the past.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday in Carolina when the Hawks visit the Panthers. Jordin points out this won’t be an easy game. The Seahawks play 5 road games at 10:00 am this season – at Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and New York (Giants). He can’t wait to watch Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Cam Newton, Steve Smith, Pete Carroll and Ron Rivera go at it.
NWSB Fantasy Football Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Dave B delivers to us his Week 1 NFL fantasy football forecast for the Seahawks vs. Panthers game on Sunday. Dave says that Marshawn Lynch & Golden Tate should get the job done on the ground but to temper expectations for the rest of the team, as they will need a few games to get up to prime form.
Brand new NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott breaks his top 5 key matchups for the Seahawks as we head into the preseason. Of course the re-match against the Falcons makes the list, but there are a couple that probably wouldn’t jump out to most people. Brian explains his reasoning’s and goes in depth as to why these are the most important games for the Hawks in 2013. Russell Wilson vs. Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, and Andrew Luck. Good times!
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his opinion on the first four games on Seattle’s schedule in 2013. While all four are undoubtedly tough matchups for Seattle, Chris predicts that Seattle will go 3-1 over the time span, especially with two back-to-back home games in the mix. He predicts their first loss will come in their fourth game of the season against the Houston Texans, who they play on the road.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in today with his opinion on the state of the Hawks coaching staff after the half way point in the 2012 NFL season. Ben grades the overall performance of the Seahawks coaching staff with a B. Defense of course is carrying this team, but Darrell Bevel has done a fabulous job with rookie QB Russell Wilson. Ben thinks the Hawks will make a playoff run in the second half.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp after each week of the regular season and possibly during an NFL playoff game or the Super Bowl will bring you his Seahawks game balls. Balls are awarded to the Hawks offensive MVP Russell Wilson, and on defense this week Bruce Irvin the rookie 1st round pick. For Special Teams Jon Ryan gets the game ball, plus coach Brian Schneider.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another one of their biggest needs when they drafted Bobby Wagner a linebacker from Utah State. With the 47th overall selection. Instant reaction from Mike Mayock on the NFL Network says this guy is a special teams STUD and can play two linebacker positions. In Pete Carroll and John Schneider the 12th man trusts.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Carolina Panthers running back and NFL football pro Jonathan Stewart. During his dominant career with Oregon, he scored five touchdowns on his first 20 touches and never looked back, now he’s playing Pro football in Carolina…