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.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, relives his memories of the five no hitters thrown by Seattle Mariners pitchers– As I watched Hisashi Iwakuma accomplish one of a pitcher’s dreams Wednesday afternoon by throwing the 5th ever no hitter in Seattle Mariners history I realized just how lucky I am when it comes to no-hitters. I have no idea how many people have witnessed all five of the M’s no-hitters. It’s certainly not a few but it’s not many either and I feel fortunate to have seen them all.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, breaks down the 2015 battle for Seahawks Wide Receiver Positions– I don’t want to debate the play call or whether or not Lockette should have come up with the catch or not here but that play is relevant to this discussion in that I have to wonder where Lockette is mentally now. Plays like that can do one of two things to a player. They can either define their career or they can be used as motivation.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott discusses the rise of Taijuan Walker and MIke Montogomery in the M’s rotation– Montgomery is not old but he is 26 and that’s fairly old for a rookie. One wonders why it took so long for someone who everyone regarded as talented to get the light turned on. Whatever the reason for that, I’m thankful he somehow did it after he came to the Mariners and for practically nothing.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott draws comparisons of Russell Wilson to the Alex Rodriguez of 2000– Wilson is now faced with the same dilemma that A-Rod once was– Should he sign a deal for love of a town or for the most money? As a fan, it’s very easy to sit back and say, “oh, he should stay. I would. What can you buy with $25 million that you can’t buy with $18?”
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, questions the Seahawks as to why their star linebacker does not yet have a new contract– The Seahawk headlines have been dominated by Russell Wilson wants this, and Wilson wants that, his agent said this, this is the magic number he’s looking for and around and around we go. While I remain confident that Wilson’s deal will happen with the Seahawks I’m far more concerned about Wagner’s status.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, shares thoughts on the possibility that Wilson wants to leave Seahawks– The Seahawks GM, John Schneider, is one of the best, if not the best, in the NFL. He and Carroll built this team their way and have built a culture their way and found success on their terms doing it their way. I have no doubt that the Seahawks have zero thoughts on changing the team to satisfy the preferred playing style of any one player, even Wilson.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, ponders the idea that Seattle Seahawk’s QB Russell Wilson is not who he once was. From dating models and singers to demanding the richest NFL deal ever, clearly some things have changed– This is a guy, who I mentioned before, has always said, “team first”, even when it came to his contract negotiations.