Winning Has Two Prices: Increased Salaries & Free Agent Departures

There's been zero talk about Tate getting a contract extension so far.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger breaks down how the Hawks must pay their dues now that they’ve won the Super Bowl. Being champions means that players will command higher salaries, and players will leave in NFL free agency. Golden Tate, Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Chris Maragos and Clinton McDonald are prime examples.

What is the deepest squad on the Seahawks roster?

Irvin will miss the first four games next year (Richard Lipski/AP)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the Hawks’ roster and breaks down the deepest position. Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith and KJ Wright are all featured, as well as predictions for the 2014 NFL season.

Was Malcolm Smith the right pick for Super Bowl MVP?

Malcolm Smith

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at Malcolm Smith’s body of work from Sunday’s Super Bowl victory and tries to determine whether he was the right pick for Super Bowl MVP. Burke does his best to raise an interesting case for one of either Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril or Percy Harvin as more viable options. Congratulations to Malcolm Smith. He had a great game

The Seahawks stats don’t lie; We are the Champions!

Seahawks Champs

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the stats from Sunday’s Super Bowl, using both conventional and advanced statistics to paint a better picture of how the Seahawks won this game. J.D. argues that the real stars from this game are Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril, but sheds some light on Malcolm Smith’s MVP performance as well.

Seahawks MMQB: Super Bowl Championship Monday!

Baldwin SBXLVIII

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us this week’s MMQB after the stunning lopsided win in Super Bowl XLVIII. Early on I noticed Russell Wilson was having a little bit of difficulty dealing with his nerves. As soon as he hit Doug Baldwin down the near sideline with a touch pass over the defense his nerves disappeared. After 30 years of being a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan we’ve reached the pinnacle.

The Fab 5 who made the Seahawks Superbowl Champions

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NWSB Seattle Seahawks insider Brian Scott weighs in post game on Super Bowl XLVIII from Met Life stadium in New Jersey. Statistically, it might not leap off the page at you like Peyton Manning number’s sometimes do (not tonight though) but Russell Wilson had an amazing night. The MVP was Malcolm Smith. Yes, credit the errant throw to Cliff Avril but Malcolm Smith was the one who plucked it from the heavens.

Seahawks MMQB: In a New York state of mind

sherm making last play vs niners nfc championship

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us this week’s MMQB after the NFC Chmapionship game against the 49ers. Richard Sherman closed the game out with a big play, tipping a pass to Byron Maxwell for an interception. Russell Wilson and his receivers stepped up as well as Marshawn Lynch who ran over the Niners defense.

Know Your Enemy: The New Orleans Saints

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NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke dissects the New Orleans Saints, so as to better prepare you for the Seattle Seahawks match with them Saturday at Century Link Field. Detailed are not only how the Saints got to this point, but how exactly the Seahawks can beat them.

Seahawks MMQB: 2013 NFC West Champions!

It wasn't much easier for the Rams' passing game.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s win over the St. Louis Rams. Brett says offensively Golden Tate stole the show with his 8 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown. Typically Russell Wilson spreads the ball around pretty evenly but on Sunday Tate accounted for 39% of Wilson’s passing attempts. The D was just HUGE. Earl Thomas & Bobby Wagner were special.

Seahawks MMQB: Short end at the stick

If they could have punched that ball in

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Only the second loss of the 2013/14 season. Brett wants to take a moment to celebrate Luke Willson’s first career touchdown. He thought it was funny that on the sidelines Russell Wilson went over and handed him the football. The most devastating thing about the game was seeing KJ Wright limping on the sidelines.

Seahawks vs Cardinals – Week 7 game balls

Wilson looked much-improved and sound in the air in last night's game (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson brings us his game balls for the Seahawks week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Russell Wilson was money through the air on Thursday night, Malcolm Smith proved he can be a force in the linebacker unit, and Steven Hauschka was once again automatic. A great performance all-around by the Hawks resulted in their sixth win of the season.

Seahawks 2013 first quarter stats: The defense

Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the QB.  he has not disappointed.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you his Seattle first quarter of the season defensive stats. He points out Cliff Avril’s numbers are down, no doubt about it. He is on pace to have a career low in tackles and his least amount of sacks since 2009. Michael Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the quarterback. Bennett has not disappointed. Brandon Mebane is one of those players that the numbers always lie.