NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the hype surrounding Seattle’s 2013 NFL season and whether or not it is merited. We are officially less than one month away from the Seattle Seahawks’ first preseason game of the season against the San Diego Chargers. Set to kick off on Thursday, August 8 at 7 pm, many national media members and sports fans will shrug this off just like they do every preseason game. What will Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett add to Bruce Irvin & Chris Clemons on the D?
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.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his Seattle Seahawks offseason analysis. With the rookie additions of players like Luke Willson, Jesse Williams, Christine Michael and Chris Harper, the Seahawks are adding even more depth to an already scary depth chart. The additions of Percy Harvin, Antoine Winfield, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril are moves that will put the Seahawks over the top.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with a piece about Chris Clemons’ injury, and whether or not he will play week 1. Now this wouldn’t have been that big of a problem if a certain player hadn’t been busted for his Addarall use, but since he was, we are presented with this problem. So what to do if Clemons isn’t able to go week 1? That’s a good question, and it’s one that I’m sure Pete Carroll has lost a lot of sleep contemplating.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde gives you his two cents on how he thinks the Seahawks will do in the upcoming year. Airing on the side of caution and attempting to bring Seattle fans down from the clouds, Jonas points out the parody in the NFL and how things never go as expected, predicting that the Seahawks will struggle in 2013 and go a mediocre 7-9. Let’s just hope, as he mentions, his predictions are wrong.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Bruce Irvin’s suspension of four games for using banned substances. Seattle’s somewhat surprise of a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, reports have come out that he was suspended for using Adderall, a medication that has become all too familiar with the Seahawks. Last year, Richard Sherman (accused) and Brandon Browner was suspended for four games for using the substance, though Sherman fought his suspension and ended up winning.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another free agency signing today that involved the Hawks bringing in yet another D-Lineman, this time Tony McDaniel. This move leads Brett to believe that the slim chance of Alan Branch rejoining the team has faded away. He wanted to see Branch come back to the team, and has a feeling that Alan has overestimated his value. He also fired his agent this week. Tough times.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his reasoning why your Hawks should take a run at the Honey Badger. Tyrann Mathieu has killed his draft stock due to his off-field issues and disappointing combine results. This will likely drop him to at least the second or third round, giving the Hawks the opportunity to snag him. Jordin is not saying we should reach on him, but if he is available…Pete Carroll & John Schneider are you listening?
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another free agency signing today that involved the Hawks bringing in yet another DE on the young free agency period, this time Michael Bennett. The Hawks now have the best group of pass rushing DE’s on the planet. Only 4 teams last year eclipsed the number of sacks (38) that these 4 guys did last year. Watch out San Francisco, the 49ers are going to be running for their lives both on and off the field next year.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth gives you his 2013 NFL free agency recap thru 3 days for our Seahawks. Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Percy Harvin are all on board. DO Pete Carroll and John Schneider have anything left for an encore? All of these moves can only mean one thing: It is super bowl or bust for this Seattle team.