NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the match-ups, personnel and otherwise, that will dictate the outcome of Seattle’s game against the St. Louis Rams in the spotlight on Monday. Both clubs are banged up, but the Rams are clearly on the worse end of things with that regard. The battle of the trenches is looked at in depth, as is the likelihood that Michael Bowie will hold his own against Robert Quinn.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you his Seattle first quarter of the season defensive stats. He points out Cliff Avril’s numbers are down, no doubt about it. He is on pace to have a career low in tackles and his least amount of sacks since 2009. Michael Bennett was brought back to Seattle for one reason, get after the quarterback. Bennett has not disappointed. Brandon Mebane is one of those players that the numbers always lie.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us his weekly love em and hate from this week’s game against the Texans. The offense was shaky, but made the few plays but made the plays necessary to lead the team to victory. The defense didn’t allow a point in the second half and Richard Sherman made the game deciding play for Seattle with a pick six.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at some of the personnel matchups that will decide Sunday’s game at Century Link field, between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. Words are not minced as the Jaguars are thoroughly bashed and the likes of Red Bryant, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks in general are praised. The one area of concern, Paul McQuistan.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the statistical standouts from the Seattle Seahawks week 2 victory over their divisional rival San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks defensive line did yeoman’s work on Sunday and the numbers provided in this post will surely convince you of the same. ProFootballFocus and other great stats sites are referenced. So are Brendan Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Bruce Irvin, Chris Clemons, O’Brien Schofield and Cliff Avril.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott gives us three questions fans should still be asking themselves despite a strong start. Fiirst and foremost, we have to wonder if the team will see Percy Harvin in 2013. Sydney Rice, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin make up a great trio of wide-outs, but Harvin is a matchup nightmare. Also, consistency on both sides of the ball is questionable. Cliff Avril returned against the 49ers, but Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin are still out.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brandon Choate brings us another moment in time. This time, we take a trip to late last season, when the 49ers came to town in a battle of playoff teams. After 3 50+ point performances, Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman did their best to do it again, but fell just short.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the statistical standout from the Seattle Seahawks week 1 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Red Bryant is bestowed with the honor and praise, and the charts and stats in this article make it perfectly clear as to why. J.D. Burke feels confident that Bryant can return to form as Seattle’s five-technique.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about two things that could spoil Seattle’s chances of coming away with a win in their opening game against the Carolina Panthers this coming Sunday. A combination of an early start time on the road as well as a depleted defensive line (No Bruce Irvin, Chris Clemons, Jordan Hill or Cliff Avril, more than likely) going up against Cam Newton could have the Seahawks leaving the East Coast with a bad taste in their mouths.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson predicts what Seattle’s defensive line will look like in 2013. The Seahawks were one of the top defenses in the league last year. Allowing just 306.2 yards per game, 5.1 yards per play, 15.3 points per game, 103.1 rushing yards per game, and 203.1 passing yards per game, you’d think Seattle would have managed to get to the quarterback more often than not. But that wasn’t really the case.
NWSB Insider and Seahawks’ Blogger Ben Tole talks about regardless of what the two teams at Century Link Field are playing for on Sunday the Hawks have been doing nothing over the last month but making statements. He says there are five players to watch for on Sunday to make another statement. Matt Flynn, Red Bryant, Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin & Richard Sherman all make his list of guys to watch.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday when the Hawks travel to Detroit, to take on Matt Stafford and the Lions. With Richard Sherman already taking smack, it’s up to the offense to back him up. Time for Russell Wilson to prove he can win on the road.