NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Bruce Irvin’s suspension of four games for using banned substances. Seattle’s somewhat surprise of a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, reports have come out that he was suspended for using Adderall, a medication that has become all too familiar with the Seahawks. Last year, Richard Sherman (accused) and Brandon Browner was suspended for four games for using the substance, though Sherman fought his suspension and ended up winning.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson predicts what Seattle’s defensive line will look like in 2013. The Seahawks were one of the top defenses in the league last year. Allowing just 306.2 yards per game, 5.1 yards per play, 15.3 points per game, 103.1 rushing yards per game, and 203.1 passing yards per game, you’d think Seattle would have managed to get to the quarterback more often than not. But that wasn’t really the case.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens weighs in tonight on the state of the Hawks prior to the 2013 NFL draft. He weighs in with some draft predictions, his free draft preview, and explains what he thinks are the teams roster weaknesses. He loves the secondary, but says addition of Antoine Winfield in free agency should secure the teams nickelback position. Richard Sherman & Brandon Browner are great, but more depth is needed for starters.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another free agency signing today that involved the Hawks bringing in yet another DE on the young free agency period, this time Michael Bennett. The Hawks now have the best group of pass rushing DE’s on the planet. Only 4 teams last year eclipsed the number of sacks (38) that these 4 guys did last year. Watch out San Francisco, the 49ers are going to be running for their lives both on and off the field next year.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil Slater weighs in today with another post on the strategy and tactics that could help the Hawks take down the Washington Redskins in their 2013 NFC wild card playoff matchup. Phil says for a Seattle victory, look for Coach Carroll and QB Russell Wilson to go vertical against the vertically challenged Redskin corners with Sidney Rice and Golden Tate.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall weighs in today with a post on his 2013 Pro Bowl roster projections and predictions for the Seahawks. He pegs Marshawn Lynch, Max Unger, Chris Clemons, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman to all be in Hawaii in February. It’s that time of year. Hope you cast your ballots for the “Don’t Injure Each Other, or Bother to Look Like We’re Even Trying at All” bowl.
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 This week’s Offensive Game Ball goes to a guy who threw for a touchdown and caught a touchdown during Sunday’s victory. Nope, not Sidney Rice. Everyone’s new favorite, Golden Tate! Read on for the rest…