NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seahawks questionable win over the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football– The fact is, every team gets breaks on calls and bad breaks on others. The officials, both replacement and regular, are human and make mistakes. They miss calls and I, for one, don’t want to review every play of every game. I would argue that bad calls are actually good for the game as they create discussion, controversy, and give guys like me stuff to write about.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks MNF matchup against the Lions– One thing I do like so far about the Kris Richard version of Carroll’s defense is that he seems to be willing to dial up blitzes a bit more often than his predecessors, Bradley and Quinn. That’s good news too because I feel the Seahawks will have to do that often to get Stafford out of his element and to take some of the pressure off of the Seahawks secondary trying to cover Megatron and Tate.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seahawks victory in their home opener against the Chicago Bears– The second half in all aspects of the game was fantastic but none more so than the first 12 seconds of the half where rookie Tyler Lockett ripped off a 105 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. 105 yards is a new Seahawks team record surpassing the previous high of 101 yard by Leon Washington. Lockett has been brilliant returning punts and kicks this year and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Hawks home opener against the Bears– The tardy one, Kam Chancellor, finally reported this week. It’s still somewhat of a question as to whether or not he plays against the Bears this week. Reports say he’s in great physical shape but gym shape is not game shape. Only games get you there and Kam missed all of the pre-season that is designed to get guys into game shape.
NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, digs into the standoff between the Seahawks and Kam Chancellor– Look, I get that in NFL contract bizarro-world that 900k really doesn’t seem like much, but to your fans, the folks forking over $200 they don’t have to spend just to buy your jersey, it’s a fortune. A lot of very hard working folks would struggle to make that amount in 20 years let alone two weeks of the NFL regular season. 99.9% of your fans don’t live in your financial world, Kam.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, looks at the Week 1 Seahawks’ loss to the Ram– The tackling by the Seahawks defense was suspect at times and solid at others. Even guys like Bobby Wagner and Michael Bennett missed key tackles that led to big gains by the Rams. Missed tackles led to the Rams converting on 3rd and 10+ on several occasions. Those are times you expect the Seahawks D to get off the field and they just didn’t get it done.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, looks at the Chancellor holdout. Will Kam really hold out for the entirety of 2015? The Seahawks, and Kam’s agent both refer to him being a leader for the Seahawks. I have a news flash for you. Leaders don’t act this way. Sure, you can point to the fact that Kam has been on the phone with some of the younger players helping them. You can look at the fact that he’s reviewing practices on his Ipad too but nothing replaces the chemistry that is created by practicing together as a team.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, weighs in on the Chancellor and Bennett contract disputes– With Chancellor staying home for camp and the Seahawks appearing unwilling to budge on their policy of not renegotiating contracts until they have a year or less left on them this could easily turn into a prolonged dispute. Despite whichever side you might find yourself on in this contract battle you have to applaud the job that GM, John Schneider, and Pete Carroll have done to keep most of this team together.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott takes a look at draft possibilities and positions for the Seahawks first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft– While it’s true that most of these guys should be ready for the start of the 2015 season, excluding Lane, that’s a lot of injuries, surgeries and rehabs that have to go well with no backup. It certainly wouldn’t hurt the Seahawks to draft a corner in the first round.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott gives us his takeaways from the Seahawks loss in Super Bowl 49. Trailing by just four points, a time out in hand with just 20 seconds left in regulation, and with a 2nd down and goal at the 1 yard line , Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, made one of the most questionable decisions I have ever witnessed in a Super Bowl– He decided to throw the ball.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott gives us his Super Bowl preview: The Seahawks were tremendously bad last week at protecting the football. I don’t see any possible way they can win the game over Tom Brady if they turn the ball over five times again. Fortunately, turning the ball over that many times is not something we have seen from the Seahawks often.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott breaks down the Seahawks playoff win over the Panthers. For the Seahawks, it means that they advance to the NFC Championship game. The Hawks will play host to the Green Bay Packers a team they beat all the way back in Week 1 of the NFL Season. For the Panthers, it means it’s time to go home.