NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the the reasons why the brain trust of Pete Carroll & John Schneider released veteran offseason free agent Antoine Winfield. Last season Winfield only missed eight tackles playing in Minnesota’s nickel and dime packages, which are incredibly demanding of the nickelback/s in run defense. Surely he could have helped this D out right? For better or worse, the early returns are less than a day away. Can only hope they’re positive.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in with his impression of Byron Maxwell’s performance against the San Diego Chargers in the preseason. The hype so far has been about Walter Thurmond, and how he’s going to compete for a starting spot alongside Richard Sherman. However, Maxwell’s performance was statistically noteworthy.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Northwestern State cornerback Jeremy Lane. “Lanesanity” as Q has dubbed him. What we know about him. Lane has the fluidity and speed to develop at DB and fast. Roy Lewis has to watch out, if Lane gets stronger while adjusting to a much higher level of competition he could be out a job.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles current Oregon St. Beavers Football Coach Mike Riley. Riley has spent time at all levels of football, from playing college ball to assistant coaching and head coaching at the college level, the CFL and the NFL. How key is he though to the success of the Beavers? Martz will tell you.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Seahawks cornerback and veteran from Wilson High School in Tacoma Washington Marcus Trufant. Trufant was a football, basketball, and track star, drafted 11th overall in the 2003 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks, he played in the 2005 Super Bowl XL.