NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews NFL Week 5 for the Seattle Seahawks– On deck for the Hawks is a trip to Cincinnati to face the undefeated Bengals. This is not going to be an easy game for Seattle, especially with their inconsistent play thus far and the fact that the Bengals will likely be looking at this game as a game that can legitimize their place as an NFC power in the conference.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks MNF matchup against the Lions– One thing I do like so far about the Kris Richard version of Carroll’s defense is that he seems to be willing to dial up blitzes a bit more often than his predecessors, Bradley and Quinn. That’s good news too because I feel the Seahawks will have to do that often to get Stafford out of his element and to take some of the pressure off of the Seahawks secondary trying to cover Megatron and Tate.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seahawks victory in their home opener against the Chicago Bears– The second half in all aspects of the game was fantastic but none more so than the first 12 seconds of the half where rookie Tyler Lockett ripped off a 105 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. 105 yards is a new Seahawks team record surpassing the previous high of 101 yard by Leon Washington. Lockett has been brilliant returning punts and kicks this year and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Hawks home opener against the Bears– The tardy one, Kam Chancellor, finally reported this week. It’s still somewhat of a question as to whether or not he plays against the Bears this week. Reports say he’s in great physical shape but gym shape is not game shape. Only games get you there and Kam missed all of the pre-season that is designed to get guys into game shape.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, examines the Seahawks 0-2 start and latest loss to the Packers– I have had enough of Michael Bennett and this offsides stuff. Three times in this one Bennett jumped offsides, Aaron Rodgers saw it, went deep, and burned the Seahawks for big plays and scores.
NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks in Week 2– Next for the Hawks it’s the Green Bay Packers, on the frozen tundra, no less. To call this game a tough match up early on for Seattle is a bit of an understatement. The Seahawks are going to have their hands full. Here’s a few of the things I’ll be watching closely for as the Seahawks try to take it to the Pack Sunday night.
NWSB writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, digs into the standoff between the Seahawks and Kam Chancellor– Look, I get that in NFL contract bizarro-world that 900k really doesn’t seem like much, but to your fans, the folks forking over $200 they don’t have to spend just to buy your jersey, it’s a fortune. A lot of very hard working folks would struggle to make that amount in 20 years let alone two weeks of the NFL regular season. 99.9% of your fans don’t live in your financial world, Kam.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, looks at the Week 1 Seahawks’ loss to the Ram– The tackling by the Seahawks defense was suspect at times and solid at others. Even guys like Bobby Wagner and Michael Bennett missed key tackles that led to big gains by the Rams. Missed tackles led to the Rams converting on 3rd and 10+ on several occasions. Those are times you expect the Seahawks D to get off the field and they just didn’t get it done.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott looks at the Seahawks struggling offensive line and the possibility of Evan Mathis joining the team– Can the O-line of the Seahawks survive without Mathis? Yes, provided they continue to improve at the rate we saw between weeks 1 and 2 of the pre-season. Signing Mathis would give the young line an on the field mentor and certainly provide them depth that they don’t have right now too.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, spotlights the amazing performance of rookie Tyler Lockett– The thing I liked about that play is it was a simple seam route but Lockett managed to get a couple of steps on the defender almost immediately. That’s the kind of speed Lockett possess and the kind of speed that the Seahawks best receivers haven’t had since a guy named Harvin played at least part of the time.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, looks at the Chancellor holdout. Will Kam really hold out for the entirety of 2015? The Seahawks, and Kam’s agent both refer to him being a leader for the Seahawks. I have a news flash for you. Leaders don’t act this way. Sure, you can point to the fact that Kam has been on the phone with some of the younger players helping them. You can look at the fact that he’s reviewing practices on his Ipad too but nothing replaces the chemistry that is created by practicing together as a team.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, weighs in on the Chancellor and Bennett contract disputes– With Chancellor staying home for camp and the Seahawks appearing unwilling to budge on their policy of not renegotiating contracts until they have a year or less left on them this could easily turn into a prolonged dispute. Despite whichever side you might find yourself on in this contract battle you have to applaud the job that GM, John Schneider, and Pete Carroll have done to keep most of this team together.