Seattle Seahawks MMQB: Ugly win in Carolina

The win wasn't pretty but the captains and the Hawks will take it. (Seahawks.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down games once again, Brett looks at Seattle’s first regular game of the season and the positives and negatives that came out of the Hawks’ ugly victory over the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers brought pressure to Russell Wilson early and often as his offensive line struggled to protect him. Doug Baldwin and Earl Thomas were fantastic Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks MMQB: Bucking the Broncos

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bives once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback…er…rather Sunday Afternoon Quarterback! Breaking down games once again, Brett looks at Seattle’s second preseason game of the season and the positives and negatives that came out of the Hawks’ victory over the Denver Broncos. Hawks rolled, but there are still some improvements needed. Standouts were Jermaine Kearse, Russell Wilson, and Benson Mayowa.

Seahawks’ defense good, but not good enough

Chris Clemons vs. Bills

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brian Scott talks about the strengths and weaknesses of Seattle’s 2013 defense. Last year the Seahawks’ D finish 4th in average yards allowed, the highest a Seattle defense has ever ranked. This is an incredibly stingy defense in terms of yards allowed. However, the sacks department for the Seahawks could still need to be improved, and must do so if they are to make a run in the NFC.

ICYMI Seahawks snag Tony McDaniel: Another vet via Free Agency

Tony McDaniel

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another free agency signing today that involved the Hawks bringing in yet another D-Lineman, this time Tony McDaniel. This move leads Brett to believe that the slim chance of Alan Branch rejoining the team has faded away. He wanted to see Branch come back to the team, and has a feeling that Alan has overestimated his value. He also fired his agent this week. Tough times.

Seattle Seahawks stockpile defensive ends via free agency

Michael Bennett Widescreen

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another free agency signing today that involved the Hawks bringing in yet another DE on the young free agency period, this time Michael Bennett. The Hawks now have the best group of pass rushing DE’s on the planet. Only 4 teams last year eclipsed the number of sacks (38) that these 4 guys did last year. Watch out San Francisco, the 49ers are going to be running for their lives both on and off the field next year.

Lions get Jones & Seahawks get Avril in a swap of free agents

Cliff Avrill will make a big impact this year along the defensive line.

NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on free agency signing today that involved the Hawks losing DT/DE Jason Jones, and gaining LEO / DE Cliff Avril from Detroit. Avril will fit in the Seahawks system as their new Leo nicely. Over the last three seasons Cliff has amassed 29 sacks in 49 games, a rate of 0.59 sacks per game. With Chris Clemons injury, there has been a big question mark at the Leo position.

Seattle Seahawks 2013 personnel in review: The Defense

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth weighs in with part 1 of his year in review. A look at the Seahawks 2013 defense. The Seattle Seahawks season began with a certain level of expectations. The defense was youthful with loads of promise and the offense held a top rushing attack. Playoffs were a reasonable goal, and then Russell Wilson threw the ball. The city of Seattle has never been more excited in the history of this franchise.

NWSB’s 2013 Seattle Seahawks playoff expectations

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens analyzes the 2012 Seahawks football team and their accomplishments of the recently concluded regular season. Russell Wilson had the 2nd highest completion % in team history (Matt Hasselbeck). Marshawn Lynch had the 3rd most rushing yards in team history. Steven Hauschka had the 3rd highest field goal %. Richard Sherman had the longest blocked kick return for a TD in team history.

Seahawks MMQB: A record setting day all around

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens breaks down the week 17 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams in his Seahawks Monday morning quarterback. Brett has a few points he’d like to emphasize today. Russell Wilson is a super star. Bobby Wagner set a new record for tackles by a rookie with 140 this season. Marshawn Lynch is a way better running back than Shaun Alexander ever was.

What to watch for? Seahawks third 4 game stretch of the season

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens today tells us no matter how you slice it, the Seahawks have a record of .500. But at least they’re not in last place in the NFC West anymore. Nickelback is an interesting position says Brett. Marcus Trufant hasn’t done anything special. Brett wants to see if the Seahawks activate Walter Thurmond, release him, or place him on season ending injured reserve.

“Heat-Seeking Missile” – Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas in the spotlight

Earl Thomas

NWSB Insider and Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us a good piece on the Seattle Seahawks today. FS Earl Thomas is under the spotlight. On Monday morning, just hours before the Seahawks took on the Packers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, Earl Thomas’ significant other, Nina “Colada” went into labor. Earl Thomas was at Seahawks stadium preparing to play the Green Bay Packers. That’s commitment to team.

Five Seahawks who impressed against the Packers Monday

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens is back to weigh in with his thoughts on the NFL Week 3 game between the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. Some Hawks that impressed. First off, Golden Tate, Brandon Mebane, Chris Clemons, Jon Ryan, and Bruce Irvin. As I am writing this the news is breaking that the NFL and NFLRA (Referee Association) have reached an agreement.

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