Mariners opening 2013 schedule is more than just an excuse!

Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde looks at the Seattle Mariners schedule as a potential factor in their recent deline. The Mariners played 30 games in 31 days and then went on the road after just a few days off sprinkled every now and then, a schedule that was not conducive to keeping players at the top of their game. Jonas makes sure to contrast their schedule with ways that Seattle fans feel about the Seahawks’ schedule.

Coach speak: Seahawks Pete Carroll presser | May 20th

Pete Carroll

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde recaps Pete Carroll’s most recent press conference in a new NWSB series, Coach Speak. Not only was the May 20 presser about the first OTA, it was also the first time Carroll talked about the suspension of Bruce Irvin. The truth was in the details, and Carroll was avoiding particulars as much as he was avoiding eye contact.

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Seahawks vs. Falcons match up

Zach Miller vs. Bills

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 Atlanta Falcons on Divisional playoffs Weekend. Jordin says the most intriguing match up is the combination of Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner against Roddy White and Julio Jones. Kam Chancellor has his work cut out for him guarding the Falcons’ Hall of Fame tight end – Tony Gonzalez.

What I’m watching for in the Seahawks vs. Redskins wild card match up

Sherm + Browner 2

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.

NFC Wildcard Analysis: Seahawks vs. Redskins | RW3 vs. RG3

Griffin vs. Wilson

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.

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Seahawks vs. 49ers match up

Sunday Night Football

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday when the Hawks host divisional foe the San Francisco 49ers & Colin Kaepernick. Marshawn Lynch is the league’s second leading rusher with 1,379 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. He’ll have to find room to run on Sunday for Seattle to get the W. Russell Okung better bring his A-game protecting Russell Wilson too.

Obvious reasons the Seahawks laid a beatdown on the Bills!

Chris Clemons vs. Bills

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us up to speed on the five reasons the Seahawks laid another smackdown. This time on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Week 15 NFL action. It’s no secret Marshawn Lynch has undoubtedly been in Beastmode all season long. Add that to Russell Wilson’s 92 and you’ve got over 200 yards between your dynamic backfield duo.

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Cardinals vs. Seahawks match up

Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching Sunday when the Hawks host divisional foe the Arizona Cardinals & John Skelton. Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin will be licking their chops as they shred the pitiful Cardinals’ offensive line and demolish ol’ Skelly all afternoon. Watch the play of Seattle’s QB too. Russell Wilson has had an astonishing rookie year.

Can the Seahawks extend a drive or get off the field consistently?

Marshawn Lynch Touchdown

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Alistair Corp breaks down the team’s troubles in third-down situations. The boiling point for the third down troubles came during the Detroit Lions game-winning drive in the week 8 loss. If the Hawks’ offense can continue to progress as the season deepens, if the coaching staff takes the lid off of Russell Wilson’s game and if the defense can get off the field, we, the 12th Man, may get to personally kick Jim Harbaugh.

Rating Pete Carroll and his coaching staff at mid season point

Pete Carroll

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in today with his opinion on the state of the Hawks coaching staff after the half way point in the 2012 NFL season. Ben grades the overall performance of the Seahawks coaching staff with a B. Defense of course is carrying this team, but Darrell Bevel has done a fabulous job with rookie QB Russell Wilson. Ben thinks the Hawks will make a playoff run in the second half.

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman changes twitter name to Optimus Prime

Richard Sherman AKA Optimus Prime

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jeff Budke reports on the hot news ahead of the Hawks vs. Lions matchup. Three weeks after earning their stripes against the New England Patriots at Century Link (at letting everyone know about), CB Richard Sherman is at it again. He’s taking on Calvin Johnson aka Megatron. So he is now changing the name that appears on his twitter handle to Optimus Prime.

*My* top five Seahawks moments in the 2012 season thus far

Sidney Rice, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Ben Tole weighs in today with another installment in our Moments in time series. He tells us the Sidney Rice 46 yard touchdown catch with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter vs. the Patriots has to be not only the single biggest play of the game but probably the single biggest play of the Season. He also enjoyed the Seahawks continuing their dominant display in the second half versus the Cowboys.