NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the the reasons why the brain trust of Pete Carroll & John Schneider released veteran offseason free agent Antoine Winfield. Last season Winfield only missed eight tackles playing in Minnesota’s nickel and dime packages, which are incredibly demanding of the nickelback/s in run defense. Surely he could have helped this D out right? For better or worse, the early returns are less than a day away. Can only hope they’re positive.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the five Hawks to keep an eye on – on Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 2013 NFL action. JD says while the Panthers lack the necessary to depth to keep up with the Seahawks, their top-end talent is something to behold. Watch out for O’Brien Schofield, Russell Wilson, and Walter Thurmond. Read past the jump for a look at more important Seahawks heading into Sunday’s tilt.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Dave B previews this Seattle’s opening game of the season against the Carolina Panthers and gives you his prediction on where your bets should be put. The Hawks haven’t fared well on the road in recent years and will be facing an early start time, but could their defense guide them to a win? Russell Wilson made huge strides last season but won’t catch anyone off guard this upcoming season. Lets go!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the comparison between Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick entering the NFL season. Ereth positions his arguments in three categories: Physical attributes, mental makeup and leadership. When it comes down to it, Seattle fans and San Francisco fans are going to disagree. But one player stands above the other at the end of the day.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the John Moffitt trade to the Denver Broncos for Sealver Siliga. First rumored to be heading to the Cleveland Browns on Monday, it was then announced the trade was rescinded because he failed a physical that was required to complete the trade. Many thinking he would perhaps remain in Seattle due to the news of a failed physical, it was just minutes later that he was on his way to the Denver Broncos in exchange for DT Sealver Siliga.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde breaks down the week 1 preseason battle between QBs Brady Quinn and Tarvaris Jackson. Both quarterbacks looked good, but does the competition they played against matter? Look for Jackson to see some earlier reps next week against the Denver Broncos. He hadn’t played live football in a long time. Can he do as Quinn did and still find the end zone against tougher opposition?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the fun QB battle that begins in real live game action tonight between Brady Quinn and Tarvaris Jackson. For many in the Seattle area, the QB2 slot seems to be already decided, but depth charts are written in pencil in the preseason, and come Friday look for Quinn’s name to be the one written in ink says Jonas.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Bobby Wagner and how he is definitely not headed down the path for a sophomore slump. Boasting the speed and ferocity needed for a linebacker, the relatively unheralded Wagner will only get better in the coming year, and the Seattle defense will do so with him. Additions along the defensive line (Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett) and his development as a player will be main factors in allowing him to continue to dominate in 2013.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the upcoming training camp for the Seattle Seahawks and briefly recaps what has happened since Seattle’s last game. Suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round, the Seahawks reloaded in the offseason and will look to be better than ever in 2013. Russell Wilson’s development and the addition of Percy Harvin will pay huge dividends this year.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the essence behind Russell Wilson and how his preparation in the offseason will translate to further success next season. Though training camp technically starts July 25, 2013 in Renton, Washington at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, the truth is Wilson’s championship off-season started the morning after the team’s divisional loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s take a look at some of the traits that make Wilson a winner.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Jonas Hyde talks about the logjam that is the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver position. He points out the company line is the addition of Percy Harvin will create better match ups for Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice & Zach Miller, and that the plan is for Tate to get the ball more than he did last season. Buckle your safety belts and put your trays in the upright position, watching 2013 unfold for the Seahawks will be nothing short of exciting.
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.