NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church asks us the serious question of whether or not the Seahawks will have a top defense again in 2012? With the departure of David Hawthorne there is an empty space. Let’s hope that is filled by the rookie Bobby Wagner. Coupled with Brandon Mebane, Red Bryant, LeRoy Hill, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and K.J. Wright the makings is there for an amazing defense.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about his fearless predictions of who will be the top 10 defensive weapons for the Seahawks. Led by the three headed beast that is the Seahawks secondary, expect Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, and Earl Thomas to have even better numbers than last year. And look out for the two rookies Bruce Irvin, and Bobby Wagner, they should both excel.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church asks the question we’ve all wondered. Who in 2005 thought LeRoy Hill would still be a Seahawks linebacker in 2012? After an impressive college career with Clemson, Hill was selected 34th in the 2005 NFL Draft by Seattle. After a knee injury sidelined vet Jamie Sharper he was thrust into the starting position along with Lofa Tatupu. He’s now a team leader.
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 Brandon Choate brings us slightly troubling news today from the Seattle Seahawks camp. While OTA’s are voluntary for some, many people still make the effort to show up for a free team workout. One big name that has yet to show his face is DE Chris Clemons, who is entering his contract year with the Seahawks. He was supposed to be mentoring young Bruce Irvin.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a list of futility for current Seattle Seahawks players. Ex-GM Tim Ruskell was known for wanting a squeaky clean team, but Pete Carroll and John Schneider changed the ambience of the locker room. By signing the likes of Kellen Winslow, Marshawn Lynch, Golden Tate, Bruce Irvin and the resigning of LeRoy Hill, plainly obvious the new regime in Seattle would have given Ruskell a coronary!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church tells us today regaining depth at linebacker will be key for this upcoming draft due to constant injuries for the Seahawks. LeRoy Hill, K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith, and Matt McCoy are already here, is Luke Kuechly from Boston College on his way via the draft? We’ll know within 10 days.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us on Friday the Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with free agent linebackers LeRoy Hill and Matt McCoy. Both with the club in the 2011/12 season. Hill played in all 16 games for the first time in his seven-year career, registering 89 tackles and 4.0 sacks. Linebacker and special teams stud Matt McCoy also signed a one-year deal.
Seahawks insider Brett Bivens brings us news of a three new Friday signings in Seattle. Guard Deuce Lutui, linebacker Barrett Rudd, cornerback Roy Lewis sign one-year deals with Seahawks. Don’t overlook Seattle’s agreement to bring back cornerback Lewis, who was a special-teams captain in 2010. Lineman Deuce Lutui ranks as the biggest addition the Seahawks made Friday. All-in-all a very busy day.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us last season the Seahawks drafted KJ Wright which allowed them to cut ties with the grossly underperforming Aaron Curry. Seattle also drafted Malcolm Smith. This year the Seahawks have to decide if they want to bring back LeRoy Hill and David Hawthorne. Free agent Curtis Loftin is an option and will turn 25 before the start of the season.
Seattle Seahawks blogger and NWSB managing editor Q tells us the attorney for free agent linebacker Leroy Hill says charges of marijuana possession in Atlanta have been dropped. Hill’s lawyer, Edward T. M. Garland, says urine tests taken after the arrest came up negative. A team can now sign Hill without worrying about discipline from the NFL stemming from this incident.