NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger breaks down how the Hawks must pay their dues now that they’ve won the Super Bowl. Being champions means that players will command higher salaries, and players will leave in NFL free agency. Golden Tate, Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Chris Maragos and Clinton McDonald are prime examples.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth recaps Michael Bennett’s recent contract extension during the 2014 NFL offseason. After a strong Super Bowl run that resulted in a beatdown of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, it only made sense to bring back someone on the line who had such a strong impact.
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke previews some of the many tough decisions ahead for the Seattle Seahawks, and preaches balance in this piece. The future of Seattle’s free agents are looked at in depth. With the Zach Miller quandary, Pete Carroll finds himself in another ideological catch-22. Golden Tate, Michael Bennett and Breno Giacomini highlight the list of Seahawks set to hit unrestricted free agency.
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at Malcolm Smith’s body of work from Sunday’s Super Bowl victory and tries to determine whether he was the right pick for Super Bowl MVP. Burke does his best to raise an interesting case for one of either Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril or Percy Harvin as more viable options. Congratulations to Malcolm Smith. He had a great game
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the stats from Sunday’s Super Bowl, using both conventional and advanced statistics to paint a better picture of how the Seahawks won this game. J.D. argues that the real stars from this game are Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril, but sheds some light on Malcolm Smith’s MVP performance as well.
NWSB Seattle Seahawks insider Brian Scott weighs in post game on Super Bowl XLVIII from Met Life stadium in New Jersey. Statistically, it might not leap off the page at you like Peyton Manning number’s sometimes do (not tonight though) but Russell Wilson had an amazing night. The MVP was Malcolm Smith. Yes, credit the errant throw to Cliff Avril but Malcolm Smith was the one who plucked it from the heavens.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the X-Factor for the Super Bowl. The Hawks are set to taken on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, and the Legion of Boom needs to be ready using the Nascar package. This set utilizes Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Chris Clemons along with Clinton McDonald.
NWSB Insider & Blogger Dave B gives you the inside scoop on the Seattle Seahawks’ matchup with the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFL Playoffs. Betting odds, suggestions and tips are all revealed as Dave gives the Seahawks the edge and provides a well-thought-out preview. Russell Wilson hasn’t been great as of late, but the bigger concern should be for Colin Kaepernick, as he faces DEs Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, CB Richard Sherman and FS Earl Thomas.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s blowout victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night football and gives you some things to love — and possibly hate — from the contest. Amid the intense atmosphere that was CenturyLink the Seahawks came out and absolutely dominated the No. 2 Saints en route to a rousing 34-7 victory that saw an aftershock of Marshawn Lynch’s infamous Beast Quake.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you his Seattle first quarter of the season defensive stats. He points out Cliff Avril’s numbers are down, no doubt about it. He is on pace to have a career low in tackles and his least amount of sacks since 2009. Michael Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the quarterback. Bennett has not disappointed. Brandon Mebane is one of those players that the numbers always lie.