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 Britton Ransford chimes in with a great post in a new series that we’ll feature here at NWSB, where he’ll examine the Seahawks’ most outstanding rookie on a week-to-week basis. In Week 3 of 2012 versus the Green Bay Packers the outstanding freshman was Bruce Irvin. The Seahawks 2012 first round draft pick. His speed is unquestionable but there is no doubt that his mechanics are still raw.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another instalment of the Seahawks Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Special teams got the job done this week, as a punt block was returned for a TD, plus a fumble recovery on the opening kickoff set up a Steven Hauschka field goal early. Marshawn Lynch got back into his groove too.
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 Brandon Browner. The Special Teams game ball goes to Malcolm Smith & Jeron Johnson for their punt block/return touchdown!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with that state of the Seahawks with regards to the NFL injury report. He’ll watch for player news, read the updated practice reports, and will always do his best to provide clear an accurate NFL injuries updates, and player injury news. Week 2 features the Cowboys vs. Seahawks. Russell Okung, Zach Miller, and Charly Martin are the big names to watch this week.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday afternoon from Seahawks Stadium in Seattle, Washington when the Seahawks host the Dallas Cowboys. His bick ticket item is how will three pro-bowlers in Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and Brandon Browner and throw in Richard Sherman going to effect Tony Romo and the Big-D passing game.
Dave B. profiles one of the Northwests own, former NFL, and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Jon Kitna. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Kitna has come full circle in his playing career. From high school and college ball in the northwest, to the Seattle Seahawks, and now as a math teacher and football coach at Lincoln High, and everywhere in between, Kitna has definitely been a world class QB.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former Washington State Cougars, and New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback from Ellensburg, Washington Drew Bledsoe. Bledsoe was a 4-time Pro Bowl selection, 2-time All Pro selection, was the 1992 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
Seahawks insider Brandon Choate brings us the Seattle Seahawk edition of Bye Week Blues. He tells us that the next few weeks will test Seattle, and that things should be getting better for the pass defense. Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy has weapons in Josh Cribbs and Muhammad Massequoi, but nothing Earl Thomas, Brandon Mebane, David Hawthorne, and Leroy Hill on the Seahawks defense can’t handle.