NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us some insight today on what goes thru a coaches mind during a 58-0 blowout in the NFL. With this type of game, or street fight, X’s and O’s go out the window; the battle is won by emotion not strategy. He says Pete Carroll was surely thinking when should the starters come out? When should he go with Matt Flynn over Russell Wilson? Who’s banged up?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us up to speed on the five reasons the Seahawks laid the smackdown on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Week 14 NFL action. The Cardinals had butterfingers for much of the ball game, but the majority of these takeaways were forced by fast, aggressive, ball-hawking Seattle defense and special teams. Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin, and Bobby Wagner were huge.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens weighs in today with some comparisons on the QB position in Seattle. He’s not saying Russell Wilson will have the type off career that Matt Hasselbeck had in Seattle, but the next time you think to yourself “Russell isn’t working out,” realize that he has been better in almost every category than Matt was through 8 starts. Tarvaris Jackson, Trent Dilfer & Matt Flynn are also included in this post.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jeff Budke says the Seahawks need to trade for the Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Rarely, if ever, is there a quality, pro-bowl caliber WR on the market this close to the trade deadline (moved from week 6 to week 8 this year). Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe is unhappy with his current club, and could excel with a new team and playoff aspirations.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens today tells us no matter how you slice it, the Seahawks have a record of .500, and last place in the NFC West. Who would have thought the division, who had a 7-9 Seahawks team win it two years before, would become the best division in football. Brett says Sidney Rice and Golden Tate are the only receivers who are playing like they deserve to be on this team.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 impressions of the Seattle Seahawks 1st quarter of the season. Of course defense is the top impression on this list, and why wouldn’t it be? The rush defense has been incredible so far, giving up and average of under 70 ypg. The Seahawks could be sitting at 4-0, and none of this Russell Wilson vs. Matt Flynn talk would have been brought up by anyone.
Seahawks insider Brett Bivens breaks out his red sharpie today in his newest piece. He is handing out his 2012 first-quarter-grades to the Seattle Seahawks offense, defense and special teams. How will Marshawn Lynch, Michael Robinson, Sidney Rice, Zach Miller, and Doug Baldwin grade out? And how will up and comers like John Moffitt and Russell Wilson score? Nice wins over Dallas & Green Bay. Losses to the Cardinals and Rams.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his reasons why Russell Wilson should STILL be the man in Seattle. Poor playcalling has not helped rookie Russell Wilson succeed, but he has made the best out of nothing. Despite being handcuffed and deemed a game manager instead of a stellar starting QB, Wilson has shown he has what it takes to succeed. He just needs the opportunity to do his thing.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another instalment of the Seahawks Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. QB controversy in town? If you ask Clinton, there should be. Time for Pete Carroll to give Matt Flynn a shot before this sinking ship takes on too much water.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp weighs in today with five big What If’s for the Seahawks 2012 NFL season. Let’s be honest, 12th Man. The week one lose was frustrating more than fun. Leon Washington’s returns were fun, Marshawn Lynch was of course fun, but there was more frustration. In light of that week one game, let’s have some fun!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about the first game on the docket for the Seahawks, a week one matchup versus the Arizona Cardinals. First game jitters will be abound for the Hawks as they are starting rookie QB Russell Wilson, and possibly rookie RB Robert Turbin. Also rookies Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin look to start their careers off on the right foot. Seahawks should win this one easily.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger, 12th man, and season ticket holder Brett Bivens is back with some analysis of the gifted rookies starting this week versus the Arizona Cardinals. Brett sounds impressed with the likes of Bruce Irvin, Robert Turbin, Bobby Wagner, J.R. Sweezy and Russell Wilson. We often hear Pete Carroll talk about playing his best players, who knew it could be the first year guys?