NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile today. Dave highlights Ryan Longwell, the top scorer in Green Bay Packers history. Longwell was born in Seattle and grew up in Oregon before ending up in Berkley, California to play for the Golden Bears. He was kicker, punter, and backup QB until he got his calling to the NFL via the 49ers.
NWSB Insider Matt Church brings us his draft analysis from around the NFC West. Sure, we all know what the Seattle Seahawks did in the draft, but do we know how our competition is going to look next year? We do now after Matt broke it down for us here! He reviews the 49ers, Cardinals, and Rams 2012 NFL draft picks, Michael Floyd, Michael Brockers, and A.J. Jenkins the top picks.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Jason Green tells us LaMichael James was projected to go in the late 2nd or the 3rd round so while it was no surprise he was taken where he was it was a little surprising that the 49ers took him. Here is an article detailing 5 reasons the 49ers will love LaMichael James.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on ex-Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren. Mike Holmgren was a QB genius, playing the position himself until an injury derailed his playing career. He quickly took that experience into coaching, taking in QBs like Steve young, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck. He set multiple records while coaching in the NFL, especially while with the Seahawks.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Oregon Ducks head coach Rich Brooks. With a Mark Twain type approach to life, Brooks was able to surmount the challenges before him throughout his career, and because of that retired as one of the better coaches the Northwest has ever seen.
Seattle sports blogger Insider Steve weighs in with 5 reasons why the 2011 version of the Seattle Seahawks won’t make the 2011/12 NFL Playoffs in the NFC West. He points out season ending injuries to Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmand has thrust the bulk of responsibility on Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, and Roy Lewis.