Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers Week 1 gambling odds & handicapping

Russ and the Hawks return to Carolina seeking another win. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Dave B previews this Seattle’s opening game of the season against the Carolina Panthers and gives you his prediction on where your bets should be put. The Hawks haven’t fared well on the road in recent years and will be facing an early start time, but could their defense guide them to a win? Russell Wilson made huge strides last season but won’t catch anyone off guard this upcoming season. Lets go!

Part 2: Seahawks 2013 roster predictions + cuts on defense

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again weighs in with his 53 man roster defense predictions for the Seahawks following their Week 4 preseason game versus the Oakland Raiders. Positives. A familiar name will be cut at linebacker. Allen Bradford’s great play has made Heath Farwell expendable. John Lotulelei has a skill set that can’t be taught. Jason LaCanfora has reported that he has heard reports that the Seahawks are releasing Antoine Winfield.

Seahawks’ defense good, but not good enough

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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.

Still a lot of questions as we head into the Seahawks preseason opener

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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?

Question marks surrounding the Seahawks 2013 training camp

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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…

Is this the most anticipated season in Seahawks history?

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the hype surrounding Seattle’s 2013 NFL season and whether or not it is merited. We are officially less than one month away from the Seattle Seahawks’ first preseason game of the season against the San Diego Chargers. Set to kick off on Thursday, August 8 at 7 pm, many national media members and sports fans will shrug this off just like they do every preseason game. What will Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett add to Bruce Irvin & Chris Clemons on the D?

Seattle Seahawks: Offseason acquisitions

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

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the offseason acquisitions Seattle made and how they will fit in with the rest of the team. Head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider used a key trade and free agent signings to bolster some of the team’s weaknesses: QB pressure from the defensive line, a true play-maker on offense, secondary depth, and a backup quarterback in the event something… anything… happens to franchise savior, Russell Wilson.

Look for Pete Carroll contract extension talks to heat up

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Jones Hyde weighs in today on the news about GM John Schneider and his contract extension. Jonas goes on to say Pete Carroll will be next to hit a payday. With Carroll’s original 5-year deal running through 2014, it is a given that an extension will be done within the year to keep the tandem together. After the extension is done, the real work will only just be starting. Richard Sherman & Russell Wilson are nice picks by the way.

Seahawks championship offseason living up to the hype

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his Seattle Seahawks offseason analysis. With the rookie additions of players like Luke Willson, Jesse Williams, Christine Michael and Chris Harper, the Seahawks are adding even more depth to an already scary depth chart. The additions of Percy Harvin, Antoine Winfield, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril are moves that will put the Seahawks over the top.

Coach Speak: Seahawks Pete Carroll presser | June 5th

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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.

What we learned from the Seahawks OTA’s

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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.

Chris Clemons says he’ll be ready week 1, should we believe him?

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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.

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