Reasons the Seattle Seahawks hammered the Cardinals

Marshawn Lynch

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us up to speed on the five reasons the Seahawks laid the smackdown on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Week 14 NFL action. The Cardinals had butterfingers for much of the ball game, but the majority of these takeaways were forced by fast, aggressive, ball-hawking Seattle defense and special teams. Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin, and Bobby Wagner were huge.

Seahawks: Five predictions for the rest of the season

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jeff Budke makes five predictions for the Seahawks’ final seven games of the NFL season. Budke expects the Seahawks to get revenge within their own division, Marshawn Lynch to be a top-3 running back and CenturyLink Field to be a safe haven for the team. He also believes that the Seahawks will finish the year with an 11-5 record and that a rookie of the year will come from the Seahawks’ roster.

Welcome to Seattle Greg Scruggs…Louisville defensive end

Greg Scruggs

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have NOT filled another need with the draft pick of Greg Scruggs today in the 7th round. Finally a pick Brett doesn’t like. Perhaps for the first time in team history the Seahawks have drafted a member of Blue Thunder, because I don’t see this guy making the practice squad. OUCH.

Welcome to Seattle J.R. Sweezy…N.C. State defensive tackle | guard?

J.R. Sweezy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of North Carolina State’s defensive tackle, though we’re hearing possible guard in the NFL J.R. Sweezy. Tom Cable flew out and had a private workout with him and reported to Pete Carroll that this kid was athletic enough. We’re not about to argue with Tom Cable are you?

Welcome to Seattle Winston Guy…Kentucky strong safety

Winston Guy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Kentucky strong safety Winston Guy. If Winston can learn to be a poor mans Kam Chancellor this is going to be a great pick for the Seahawks. He could turn into one of those steals of the draft. Wonder how sick Jeron Johnson is right now, for him today is a very bad day.

Welcome to Seattle Jeremy Lane….Northwestern St. cornerback

Jeremy Lane

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Northwestern State cornerback Jeremy Lane. “Lanesanity” as Q has dubbed him. What we know about him. Lane has the fluidity and speed to develop at DB and fast. Roy Lewis has to watch out, if Lane gets stronger while adjusting to a much higher level of competition he could be out a job.

Welcome to Seattle Korey Toomer…Idaho outside linebacker

Korey Toomer

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft pick of Korey Toomer a linebacker from Idaho. With the 154th overall selection. Instant reaction from CBS sports website points out Toomer didn’t score an invite to the Combine, but scouts took notice when he ran a 4.53-second 40 and posted a 42-inch vertical at Idaho’s pro day.

Welcome to Seattle Jaye Howard…Florida defensive lineman

Jaye Howard Seahawks 4th Round Draft Pick

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Florida defensive lineman Jaye Howard. With the 114th overall selection. Per ESPN, Howard’s a disruptive one-gap defender who doesn’t anchor very well, but excels at making plays in the backfield. Pete Carroll puts a premium on press-rush pressure without a lot of blitzes, he’ll fit in fine.

Welcome to Seattle Robert Turbin…Utah St. running back

Robert Turbin

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have filled another need with the draft of Utah State running back Robert Turbin. With the 106th overall selection. Instant reaction from Bucky Brooks says Turbin is a big, physical running back capable of spelling Marshawn Lynch in short-yardage situations. He will compete for playing time as a four-minute running back.

Seattle Seahawks 2012 QB competition will be close! Jackson vs. Flynn

Tarvaris Jackson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in on the upcoming 2012 Seahawks quarterback competition between incumbent Tarvaris Jackson, and newcomer Matt Flynn. Jackson has struggled consistently with his decision making skills. Flynn needs work in completely different areas. He lacks the velocity that is expected for most NFL starters (but so did Matt Hasselbeck!).

The Seattle Seahawks sign Lutui and Ruud bring back Roy Lewis

Roy Lewis

Seahawks insider Brett Bivens brings us news of a three new Friday signings in Seattle. Guard Deuce Lutui, linebacker Barrett Rudd, cornerback Roy Lewis sign one-year deals with Seahawks. Don’t overlook Seattle’s agreement to bring back cornerback Lewis, who was a special-teams captain in 2010. Lineman Deuce Lutui ranks as the biggest addition the Seahawks made Friday. All-in-all a very busy day.

Lump…Love this signing! Seahawks grab Kregg Lumpkin

Kregg Lumpkin, RB

Seahawks insider Brett Bivens brings us news of a new signing in Seattle. Running back Kregg Lumpkin, formerly with the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Lumpkin will come in and compete for the backup job with Leon Washington and any other RB who joins the roster. Don’t expect Justin Forsett back in 2012.

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