NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens is back to weigh in with his thoughts on what he needs to see the first month of the 2012 season. If the Seahawks are going to be the team to beat in the NFC West this year, the first month will be critical with games agains Arizona, St. Louis, Dallas, and the Monday Night affair with Green Bay. What can Russell Wilson and Bruce Irvin do as rookies in the first quarter?
NWSB Managing Editor Q tells us the players who did not survive the first waive of roster cuts today with the Seattle Seahawks. As hard as it is to add players, either through the draft or free agency, it is much more difficult to release them. On the cutdown list today Phil Bates, Edawn Coughman, Donny Lisowski, Ron Parker, Tyrell Sutton, Roy Lewis, Jamison Konz, Cameron Morrah, Pep Levingston, Terrell Owens, Deuce Lutui, and guard Alex Barron.
NWSB Rookie Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp brings us his fearless 2012 Seahawks training camp prognostications. From Russell Wilson winning out over Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn, to Ben Obomanu being the lone man out in the WR competition with Antonio Bryant, Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Ricardo Lockette, Kris Durham, Golden Tate, Phil Bates and Jermaine Kearse.
NWSB Insider Reggie Gill brings us his analysis of the Seattle Seahawks RT position going into the 2012 season. With James Carpenter, the Seahawks first round pick in 2011, still not ready to go 100%, the Hawks will have to rely on surprise tackle Breno Giacomini. Giocomini has himself a brand new two year contract, and is ready to be the RT of the future for the Seahawks. Frank Omiyale is ready to go too.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate has football on the brain again. Today he brings us his list of Seattle Seahawks training camp battles to look forward to. Who will take over David Hawthorne’s spot at LB? He also wants to know if Chris Clemons and Mike Williams are done, and who their replacements might be.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church tells us today about what is actually going on at the 2012 Seahawks OTA’s for Phase 1, 2 and 3 minicamps. The defense is looking superb, and DC Gus Bradley says “We’re continuing to see great attitude.” Sidney Rice and Mike Williams, DB Walter Thurmond, and T James Carpenter are notable names that have yet to participate.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Insider Steve weighs in on the signing of Matt Flynn. Which he says gives the Seahawks flexibility in spades. Not only do they have their QB of the future, but now there is no need to waste valuable 2012 NFL Draft picks. Use the draft to fill in the holes that remain at left guard, defensive end, and linebacker. If Visanthe Shiancoe decides to sign elsewhere maybe tight end.
Seahawks insider Brett Bivens breaks out his red sharpie today in his newest piece. He is handing out his end-of-the-year grades to the Seattle Seahawks offense. How will Tarvaris Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Robinson, Sidney Rice, Zach Miller, Robert Gallery, Mike Williams, and Doug Baldwin grade out? And how will up and comers like John Moffitt and Cameron Morrah score?
State of the Seattle Seahawks. Brett B our man with his pulse on the Seahawks football beat is back with another edition of the Notebook. The November 24th, 2011 edition. This week the Seahawks face NFC East Washington Redskins. Pete Carroll, Tarvaris Jackson, Sidney Rice, and Marshawn Lynch face off against Rex Grossman & Mike Shanahan.
Senior Editor Q weighs in with his 2011 Seattle Seahawks Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl Team. All the usual suspects are invited, including Ken Norton Jr, Marshawn Lynch, Red Bryant, Kam Chancellor. Coming out of the kitchen for dessert we’ll have some Pumpkin Pie, and some good-ole American Apple Pie. You in?