Seattle Seahawks week 1 preseason preview: Backup QB’s

T-Jack

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.

NO sophomore slump: Bobby Wagner will dominate

Bobby Wagner

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.

To my fellow 12′s…Dust off the gear, it’s time for football

Having high expectations is a good thing

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.

Russell Wilson, year 2: The separation is in the preparation

Russell Wilson

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.

Do the Seahawks have the balls to keep everyone happy?

Seahawks Wide Receivers

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.

Seattle Seahawks: Offseason acquisitions

Cliff Avrill will make a big impact this year along the defensive line.

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.

Look for Pete Carroll contract extension talks to heat up

John Schneider

Seattle Seahawks blogger Jones Hyde weighs in today on the news about GM John Schneider and his contract extension. Jonas goes on to say Pete Carroll will be next to hit a payday. With Carroll’s original 5-year deal running through 2014, it is a given that an extension will be done within the year to keep the tandem together. After the extension is done, the real work will only just be starting. Richard Sherman & Russell Wilson are nice picks by the way.

Coach Speak: Seahawks Pete Carroll presser | June 5th

Pete Carroll

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde recaps Pete Carroll’s most recent press conference in a new NWSB series, Coach Speak. Pete Carroll was a little more ambiguous at times during this press conference, but did offer some tidbits of good information. The latter stages of the conference was dedicated to talking about the wide receivers and Percy Harvin, something fans should pay attention to in the future.

*My* Win-loss predictions for the Seahawks 2013 season

Earl Thomas

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.

Football trend is complete in the Trufant family

2011 Apple Cup Observations

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies’ blogger Eric Acacio talks about the Trufant brothers and how they have become a trio in the NFL. Desmond is the last Trufant brother to finish his college football career in the state of Washington. Each of them started their football careers at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma and then parted ways as they played football at different colleges. Although their choices in college were different, they all finished with the same result by making football into their career.

Mariners opening 2013 schedule is more than just an excuse!

Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde looks at the Seattle Mariners schedule as a potential factor in their recent deline. The Mariners played 30 games in 31 days and then went on the road after just a few days off sprinkled every now and then, a schedule that was not conducive to keeping players at the top of their game. Jonas makes sure to contrast their schedule with ways that Seattle fans feel about the Seahawks’ schedule.

Coach speak: Seahawks Pete Carroll presser | May 20th

Pete Carroll

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde recaps Pete Carroll’s most recent press conference in a new NWSB series, Coach Speak. Not only was the May 20 presser about the first OTA, it was also the first time Carroll talked about the suspension of Bruce Irvin. The truth was in the details, and Carroll was avoiding particulars as much as he was avoiding eye contact.