NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Bruce Irvin’s suspension of four games for using banned substances. Seattle’s somewhat surprise of a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, reports have come out that he was suspended for using Adderall, a medication that has become all too familiar with the Seahawks. Last year, Richard Sherman (accused) and Brandon Browner was suspended for four games for using the substance, though Sherman fought his suspension and ended up winning.
NWSB Insider Brett Bivens gives you some feedback from the recently concluded Seahawks mini-camps. He points out Jerrod Johnson isn’t your average rookie, trying to make it in Philadelphia and Pittsburg the last two seasons. Luke Willson. There was not a lot of video of him playing floating around the internet at the time he was drafted, he looks like a nice compliment to Zach Miller. Jesse Williams, The Monstar has a huge upper body.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with the 2013 Seattle Seahawks pre-season schedule. Old rivals get a chance to renew the fight, pre-season style. The Seahawks will face off against the Chargers, Broncos, Packers, and Raiders this year. With each game carrying a bit of significance to it, even by pre-season standards. The quest for a Super Bowl trophy starts here! Russell Wilson vs. Matt Flynn, vs. Aaron Rogers, vs. Peyton Manning, and vs. Philip Rivers.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth brings us his top three candidates for the backup QB spot left empty when Matt Flynn was traded to the Oakland Raiders. Josh Portis is expected to re-sign. Tyler Thigpen leads Jordin’s list of hopeful replacements. He looks to be the least flashy, and most like Russell Wilson’s style of play. The others are two former players Pete Carroll has had some serious man crushes on, Vince Young, and Matt Leinart.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another Pete Carroll & John Schneider move this week. They traded Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders on Monday, Jay Glazer first broke this story. Matt Flynn is a quarterback who wants his chance to start in the NFL. Brett can’t say wether he would have become outspoken about his unhappiness, but can assure you that he wanted to do more than just hold a clipboard on the sidelines. Good Luck Matt.
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.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you a recap and his love ‘em and hate ‘em from the reports that Seattle has acquired Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings. Over the course of his young career–Harvin has played just four seasons and will be in the final year of his rookie contract–he has accumulated 280 receptions for 3,302 yards and 20 touchdowns. What does Seattle now do with Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice & Golden Tate?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens previews and analyzes the five impact players for Sunday’s Seahawks game versus the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Divisonal game. He says Bruce Irvin, Marshawn Lynch, Richard Shermer, Brandon Browner and Ryan Longwell are the five guys to keep an eye on. Brett says if these 5 players step up he has no doubt that the Seahawks will fly home to prepare for the NFC Championship game.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jeff Budke says the Seahawks need to trade for the Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Rarely, if ever, is there a quality, pro-bowl caliber WR on the market this close to the trade deadline (moved from week 6 to week 8 this year). Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe is unhappy with his current club, and could excel with a new team and playoff aspirations.
NWSB Writer Brett Bivens talks about the gossip after the Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots Week 6 matchup between Richard Sherman and Tom Brady. If you are keeping score at home, that means Sherman is 1-0 versus one of the best quarterbacks who has played the game. Clearly there was a lot more to the Seahawks’ victory over the Patriots, but Brett loves the way Sherman handled himself.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens is back to weigh in with his thoughts on the 2012 Seahawks practice squad additions added today by the team. The Seahawks have added 7 players to this years practice squad so far. Ricardo Lockette, Josh Portis, Korey Toomer, Rishaw Johnson, Allen Bradford, DeShawn Shead, and TE Sean McGrath made the practice squad.