NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s odds at winning the Super Bowl, winning the NFC Championship, and taking home the NFC West in 2013. Obviously there are some teams that you will feel safer betting on than other teams. And with us being northwesterners (or at least most of us) as well as you clicking on an article that is about the Seattle Seahawks, I’m going to safely assume you, at times, feel quite confident about the bets you put on Seattle.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens recaps his thoughts on the four-game suspension of Bruce Irvin. After watching Winston Guy and Brandon Browner get suspended last season, as well as Richard Sherman fighting suspension for using Adderall, you’d think Bivens would have been smarter. The initial assumption in the minds of fans was probably that Irvin was taking steroids, but this just doesn’t make sense to the 12th man.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a recap from the BC Lions 2013 CFL Draft. A few of these players are expected to stay on at their perspective universities for this season, but the Lions hope to see them in uniform in the future. One of those players, LB Bo Lokombo, will stay at Oregon in hopes of upping his NFL draft stock this next season.
Peter Edlund recaps the career of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Brady Quinn. No, not the NFL career. The endorsement. Quinn is a below-average player from an above average university of arrogance. Edlund is not a fan of Quinn or Notre Dame, but he’s willing to welcome the QB to the Seattle family. As long as he only sees the field in blowouts, of course.
NWSB Insider Brett Bivens previews the 2013 NFL draft for the Seattle Seahawks, making an argument that they should target Alec Ogletree with their first pick. Having traded their first rounder for Percy Harvin, that means their first opportunity to grab him would be at No. 56 overall. It’s possible he’s still around, but his talent alone makes him worthy of a higher selection, meaning Seattle could package picks to obtain their man.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down which five games are safe bets in 2013. Highlighted in this preview are matchups against Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings, Jake Locker and the Tennessee Titans, Blaine Gabbert and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals and Chris Long and the St. Louis Rams.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with the five players who he thinks need to improve the most in 2013 if the Seahawks are going to make a serious push for the Super Bowl. The biggest name that comes to mind for Clinton is Seahawks rookie DT Bruce Irvin. He showed signs of both brilliance, and need of improvement in his rookie season. He ended up with 8 sacks on the year, but his play on first and second down, when called upon, is where the most work is needed. The WR corps of Sidney Rice and Golden Tate needs to improve too, with one of them finally coming out as the top WR threat for Russell Wilson.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us an update after the first day of the CFL Free Agency Period. With 20 moves on the first day, the BC Lions did their part to try and stay as active as they could be. Bringing in DE Julius Williams from Edmonton, and losing LB James Yurichuk to Toronto. GM Wally Buono was busy re-signing two players who were not in the free agent class, Paris Jackson, and Korey Banks. With plenty of time still remaing, Phil thinks that there will still be more singings in Leos camp soon.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the past and current legal troubles of LeRoy Hills. The linebacker’s legal troubles have plagued him for some time now, and his off-the-field issues are becoming tiresome to even write about. Most recently, Hills has been arrested on the charges of Individual Domestic Violence and Assault Individual. If he returns to the NFL, he could be facing a suspension.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with a game by game statistical breakdown for Russell Wilson’s rookie season. There were plenty of highs, and only a couple lows for Wilson in his inaugural NFL season. He led the Seahawks to the playoffs, and a win on the road against the Washington Redskins in the Wild Card Round. The bumps that come along for most rookies seemed to be shrugged off like a seasoned veteran for Wilson…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us the path for the 6 Seahawks to get into this weekend’s Pro Bowl. Let’s take a look at how these six made it to Hawaii. Russell Okung and Max Unger protected Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch while Earl Thomas led the defense all year long. Leon Washington’s record tying season didn’t hurt, either.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox explains why you should love the Mark Helfrich hiring as a Ducks fan. When Chip Kelly was hired as head coach, you had the feeling it wasn’t forever. He is now in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Helfrich is ready to take over. UO’s newest head coach is someone the team and its fan base can be proud of. He knows Chip Kelly’s system, he’s willing to throw the football and he is a Duck for life.