NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in today with his opinion on the state of the Hawks after a week 7 loss to the 49ers. He says the defense has proven it is one of the elite units in the NFL; says we have a rookie QB in Russell Wilson who’s had to grow up in a hurry but has proven that he can handle the pressure, and we have the best hard nosed running back in the NFL in Marshawn Lynch.
NWSB Insider and sports blogger Kevin Vanstone tells us today despite the gravity of Justin Tucker’s controversial game-winning field goal, Sunday’s final score was relegated irrelevant in the wake of what transpired over four quarters. Sunday morning Torrey Smith and his family received news of a tragic accident on Route 672 Chatham Lane in the Montross area of Virginia. 19-year-old Tevin Jones his brother had died.
NWSB Managing Editor Q tells us the players who did not survive the second waive of roster cuts today with the Seattle Seahawks. He lays out the Seahawks 53 man roster as it stands today. Check back tomorrow to see the OFFICIAL 53 man roster as of tomorrow Saturday September 1st 2012. (I expect it to change every day until they play the Cardinals). Russell Wilson is the starting QB and Matt Flynn is the backup. This much is certain.
NWSB Managing Editor Q tells us the players who did not survive the first waive of roster cuts today with the Seattle Seahawks. As hard as it is to add players, either through the draft or free agency, it is much more difficult to release them. On the cutdown list today Phil Bates, Edawn Coughman, Donny Lisowski, Ron Parker, Tyrell Sutton, Roy Lewis, Jamison Konz, Cameron Morrah, Pep Levingston, Terrell Owens, Deuce Lutui, and guard Alex Barron.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth weighs in on the Terrell Owens signing by the Seahawks on Monday. The man has talent, he has experience, but most of all the man has attitude. Paired up with Sidney Rice, along with Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow at the tight-end positions, the term “towers” comes to mind. Matt Flynn will have his safety nets, no doubt about that. In the words of TO, “Get ya popcorn ready.”
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in today with some opinion on the Marshawn Lynch DUI arrest news coming out of Oakland this past weekend. He states this just couldn’t have happened at a worse time. He asks the questions, are the Seahawks prepared to start rookie Robert Turbin, Leon Washington, or gasp… Kregg Lumpkin? Maybe move Michael Robinson up into Lynch’s position?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us up to speed on the NFL news released tonight by the Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was cited for the charges and released on Sunday the 15th of July. He was arrested on suspicion on driving under the influence by the California State Patrol and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill weighs in with some question marks swirling around Seahawks minicamp this week. NFL news, Seahawks roster updates, a QB competition, rookie draft picks progress, the waiver wire action. Plenty of Seahawks news to cover this week. Matt Flynn, Chris Clemons, Antonio Bryant, Tarvaris Jackson, Russell Wilson, Bruce Irvin, and Brian Banks are all front and center.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens reports today on the Bruce Irvin and Seahawks coming together on a contract for the 2012 NFL Draft #15 selection overall. Bruce says all the right things: I want to prove everyone wrong, I want to get to work…… You Know, stuff like that. Today he put his money where him mouth is. Pete Carroll & John Schneider must be smiling wide.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in on the upcoming 2012 Seahawks quarterback competition between incumbent Tarvaris Jackson, and newcomer Matt Flynn. Jackson has struggled consistently with his decision making skills. Flynn needs work in completely different areas. He lacks the velocity that is expected for most NFL starters (but so did Matt Hasselbeck!).
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us on Monday the Seattle Seahawks agreed to terms with free agent cornerback and former draft pick of the Seahawks Marcus Trufant on a 1 year contract. John Schneider today on KJR Radio with Dave Softy Mahler said he hopes Trufant will come in and compete at the Nickel spot.