NWSB Insider and Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at Byron Maxwell’s rise to prominence as the Seahawks get ready to face the New Orleans Saints in prime time. The implications of recent suspensions to members of Seattle’s defensive backfield are looked at in full in this piece that showcases Maxwell’s numbers. JD points out there is a lot to like in Maxwell’s game, but his ability to not give up the play is paramount.
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 Managing Editor Q tells us the players who did not survive the second waive of roster cuts today with the Seattle Seahawks. He lays out the Seahawks 53 man roster as it stands today. Check back tomorrow to see the OFFICIAL 53 man roster as of tomorrow Saturday September 1st 2013. (We expect it to change every day until they play the Panthers). Russell Wilson is the starting QB and Tarvaris Jackson is the backup. This much is certain. Michael Robinson & Antoine Winfield are gone.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us a farewell to a fan favorite in Seattle. Michael Robinson has seemingly announced his cut from the team via Twitter. Mike Rob cemented his short legacy by helping Marshawn Lynch transform the run game in Seattle. And who could forget Real Rob Report… MRob provided invaluable leadership as demonstrated by several players who have praised Mike Rob for his knowledge and leadership.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again weighs in with his 53 man roster predictions for the Seahawks following their Week 4 preseason game versus the Oakland Raiders. On O-line Russell Okung, Paul McQuistan, Max Unger, JR Sweezy, Breno Giacomini and James Carpenter were easy locks and to a lesser extent so was Lemuel Jeanpierre. Brett believes that Pete Carroll and John Schneider drafted Spencer Ware with the intention of having him replace Michael Robinson for cap relief.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bives once again brings you Hawks roster analysis. Things to love & hate from the cut down to 75. The Seahawks placed second year DE Greg Scruggs and rookie CB Tharold Simon on the teams reserve physically unable to preform list. Percy Harvin is on the PUP, Jesse Williams is on IR, and then the cuts. Jameson Konz, Perez Ashford, Andrei Lintz, Kyle Knox, Martin Parker and more…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bives once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback…er…rather Saturday morning Quarterback! Breaking down games once again, Brett looks at Seattle’s third preseason game of the season and the positives and negatives that came out of the Hawks’ victory over the Green Bay Packers. Outstanding Seahawks included Christine Michael, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Tony McDaniel, Stephen Williams and Benson Mayowa.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us a flashback to last season that will go down in Seahawk lore. Matt Flynn was looking to be finally named starting quarterback of a pro football team against the Broncos. Russell Wilson had other plans. The rest is history. Some stats. Peyton Manning, Denver – 16/23, 177 yards, 2 Int, Tyrell Sutton, Seattle – 4 carries, 49 yards, Willis McGahee, Denver – 8 carries, 28 yards, 1 TD, Jermaine Kearse Seattle – 1 catch, 37 yards.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us an interesting look at the factors that could or could not lead to a Super Bowl title this season. Youth goes both ways, good and bad, while depth and talent will help give the Seahawks a major push. Their off field issues and injuries could hinder things, though, if the team isn’t careful. Watch the LOB push. The Legion of Boom – Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger J.D Burke breaks down the team’s future at receiver. The Seahawks now have four starting-caliber players in Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate. Sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing. Where Pete Carrol, John Schneider and the Seahawks are concerned at wide receiver, that just may be the case.
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.