NWSB Editor and Insider talks about the surprise hire of Chip Kelly by the Philadelphia Eagles that has shocked the NFL and college football world. First Chip was headed to Cleveland, then he was going to Philly, then, against almost all the odds, indications were that he was going to remain at Oregon. You could pull your hair out faster than his offense could score the way this ride has gone. But, after everything that has taken place, Chip Kelly will be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that is, for the moment, still in shambles after putting together one of the most impressive rosters on paper.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you the reasons why the Seahawks were able to handle the Redskins this past Sunday. The post whistle activities were in abundance on the torn up grass at FedEx Field. There were many great personal battles to watch, including the chess match between Pete Carroll and Shanahan. Russell Wilson vs. Robert Griffin III.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Seattle’s secondary and the way they match up with Atlanta’s air attack. And yet, despite all of the accolades that Wilson has received this season, he will be doing battle against one of the top quarterbacks in the league, Matt Ryan. Ryan, who completed 422 of 615 (68.6%) of his passes this season for 4,719 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, had one of the best seasons of his career with the help of Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Tony Gonzalez.
NWSB Editor and Chris Anderson talks about Chip Kelly’s decision to remain Head Coach of the Oregon Ducks. While rumors were rampant in the past few days about Kelly taking his talents to the NFL level (particularly to Cleveland or Philadelphia), the dust has settled and the man referred to as “Big Balls Chip” by the Oregon faithful will continue to build his historic college football legacy — much to the chagrin of other Pac-12 fans.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Chris Hall gives us his takeaways from Sunday with the postseason matchup against the Washington Redskins in mind. Defense continues to be a team strength, Russell Wilson needs better protection and Golden Tate has to remain a down-field target. Also, having Richard Sherman back should put fans’ minds at ease against Robert Griffin III.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for Sunday when the Hawks play the Washington Redskins on Wildcard Weekend. Jordin says both defenses will be well prepared for their opponents due to the familiarity of the two in practice. This is why the showdown of offensive coordinators could very well decide the outcome. He says watch for Earl Thomas and Bobby Wagner to impress.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens previews and analyzes the 2013 NFC Wild Card matchup matchup between the Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins. Everyone wants to talk about Robert Griffin III versus Russell Wilson, and Brett can understand why. One of those two will be named rookie of the year, and his money is on RGIII but he believes it should really be Wilson.
New NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Jared Galde tells us why he loves Coach Sarkisian, and doesn’t hold back when predicting a Rose Bowl. He’s a buyer when it comes to what coach Sark says kids heading to college right now didn’t grow up with a burning desire to attend the University of Washington. Jack Locker, Keith Price and Chris Polk have turned heads, good times are ahead.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate digs up some old games to relive and some new ones to rub some salt into. He breaks down his top 5 heartbreaking losses the Washington Huskies football program has endured in its time. From the 2008 season to some really close conference games and even a record setting bowl game. They all still hurt. Hopefully Steve Sarkisian and Keith Price have none of these memories in them…
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Insider Steve is back with a pre-draft 2012 NFL article about what the 12th man will be talking about around the water cooler on Friday morning. The team is on the verge of Super Bowl contention and the right pick(s) could vault us over the top. Steve says the Seahawks will draft wide receiver Michael Floyd from Notre Dame. Shocker? Yes. Great Pick? Yes.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church says say NO to drafting a quarterback in the first round Pete Carroll. Even though Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill the Most Valuable Player at the Car Care Bowl has looked good his draft status is inflated due to Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. The Seahawks have other needs, more pass rush and linebacker help is required asap.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Steve Lee sums up the contract extension given to Grey Cup MVP Travis Lulay and explains what he means to the team going forward. Could Travis had made it in the NFL? Well, Casey Printers sure didn’t. Geroy Simon, Arland Bruce and Korey Banks will all catch balls from Lulay in 2012. Should be fun.