NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us about the seventh game of the season for the Seahawks, a Thusday night prime time matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. This one is for all the marbles, and bragging rights thus far in the 2012 football season. The past division winning 49ers are looking pretty good so far, but the pesky Seahawks have handed losses to some stiff competition this year. Should be a good defensive matchup.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Britton Ransford breaks down the Seahawks second quarter of the season in 2012. Versus the Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions. Then a Bye week. He predicts the Seahawks go 3-1, beating the Panthers, Patriots, and Lions. The most likely scenario would be a a 2-2 outlook. Watch Russell Wilson and Sidney Rice turn the corner on the offensive woes.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks writer Britton Ransford tells us why this ain’t your grandaddies NFC West. As we saw last year, the San Francisco 49ers are a tough team to beat. This year, the Cardinals and Seahawks have gotten on board. Defense is the key to these three teams this year. The St. Louis Rams even look like they will be giving teams a headache in 2012, after nearly beating the Detroit Lions in week 1, before winning in week 2 against the Washington Redskins.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill brings us a list of items he’s looking forward to watching in the Week 1 NFL preaseason game on Saturday between the host Seahawks and Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker’s Tennessee Titans. Will players like Braylon Edwards, Golden Tate, Ben Obomanu, and Kris Durham be able to show they are better than Terrell Owens? Matt Flynn’s on the hotseat.
NWSB Insider Reggie Gill brings us a list of futility for current Seattle Seahawks players. Ex-GM Tim Ruskell was known for wanting a squeaky clean team, but Pete Carroll and John Schneider changed the ambience of the locker room. By signing the likes of Terrell Owens, Kellen Winslow, Marshawn Lynch, Golden Tate, Bruce Irvin, J.R. Sweezy, John Moffitt, and Braylon Edwards, its plainly obvious the new regime in Seattle would have given Ruskell a coronary!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill tells us what is going on during training camp with regards to the Seahawks possibly working out and signing Terrell Owens. Yes TO. Head Coach Pete Carroll seems to be trying to add a veteran Wideout to his group to help teach the younger guys. Does he still have the speed to get behind defenders? Can he still push Cornerbacks aside to get off of press coverage?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Reggie Gill tells us what is going on during training camp with regards to Tarvaris Jackson and the Seatle QB competition. He states truth be told, Jackson doesn’t really project as the long term answer for the Hawks, but should he at least be retained for one more year? Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn and Josh Portis will all have something to say about this.
NWSB Insider Reggie Gill brings us his first 2012 KNOW YOUR ENEMY pre-season post. This first topic focuses on the 2012 NFC West division champs the San Francisco 49ers. Reggie’s five 49ers weapons are Randy Moss, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, and Alex Smith. He then goes on to say the Seahawks can stop them with Red Bryant, Bruce Irvin, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and K.J. Wright.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks post about his question marks for the 2012 season. Is Bruce Irvin the real deal? Can the moves at the linebacker position be the answer for the most inconsistant position on the defense last year? Also In comes Tarvaris Jackson, the returner. He’s doing well. Will the inexperienced Matt Flynn be any better?
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us big news out of the University of Washington. Washington just announced it’s 2012 Hall of Fame class and it included two Husky football legends in Lawyer Milloy and Dave Hoffmann. Both Milloy and Hoffmann had stellar careers at Washington, setting records and helping the team to roll to national titles and Rose Bowls.
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.