NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about two things that could spoil Seattle’s chances of coming away with a win in their opening game against the Carolina Panthers this coming Sunday. A combination of an early start time on the road as well as a depleted defensive line (No Bruce Irvin, Chris Clemons, Jordan Hill or Cliff Avril, more than likely) going up against Cam Newton could have the Seahawks leaving the East Coast with a bad taste in their mouths.
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.
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.