NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott breaks down 5 key matchups to todays NFC Championship game. Since the 49ers run a 3-4 defense and vary which linebacker comes in to rush the passer it will be interesting to see how newly named starting left guard Michael Bowie holds up against the likes of Justin Smith and Aldon Smith. Will Richard Sherman play shadow to Boldin? One can only hope.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott write a personalized letter to the Hawks’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about playcalling in the 2014 NFL Playoffs. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch must be involved, but in the right way. Scott wants to see more creativity, likely involving Golden Tate and Percy Harvin — should be available.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the keys to victory for the Hawks against the San Francisco 49ers in the FC Championship game of the 2014 NFL Playoffs. Colin Kaepernick is the x-factor, as the 12th man, Russell Wilson and Marhsawn Lynch should all be expected to perform adequately.
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the stats from Saturday’s divisional round match against the New Orleans Saints to see which Seahawks stood out the most. Marshawn Lynch, Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett all had great games for the 12th man. Individual achievements aside, this defense as a whole can take a lot of pride in their performance Saturday.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens will weigh in each week with his blueprint for a Seahawks win. This week the team has a 2014 playoffs matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Brett says the defense needs to get pressure on Drew Brees. Even with poor passing conditions Drew Brees can still pick a defense apart if he has enough time to do it. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril, Brandon Mebane…the pressure is on you!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching leading up to Saturday’s contest with the Saints. Jordin says for starters, everyone knows Pete Carroll brings a college-esque atmosphere to the professional level. He brings the team together, like a family, expect nothing short of a FULL TEAM EFFORT tomorrow. Jordin doesn’t think a 1972 piece of jewelry is going to stop Russell Wilson on a 4th quarter drive.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott discusses the question marks surrounding the team entering the 2014 NFL Playoffs. Despite an improvement from Breno Giacomini when it comes to penalties, but Russell Okung and the rest of Pete Carroll’s team need to be more disciplined. Consistency is also crucial when it comes to Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson and the rest of the offense.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott wonders aloud whether or not the Hawks’ defense can lead them to a super bowl. Consensus is: Yes. The Seahawks have already performed adequately against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, as well as Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, leaving just Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to be worried about.
Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott focuses on the improvements this season from Breno Giacomini in an NWSB Player Spotlight. Scott isn’t afraid to say he was wrong about Giacomini in years past. Pete Carroll-coached teams have been guilty of penalties in the past, and while Giacomini was a major culprit, he’s improved substantially.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott wonders out loud what’s wrong with the Hawks? Despite being 12-3 on the year, doubt has been cast into the minds of some with the recent performances. Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson have stumbled, and the finger must be pointed at the playcalling of offensive coordinator Daryl Bevell.