NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks’ NFC West showdown against the Cardinals this Sunday– At 4-4, the Seahawks need this win at home against the Cardinals who lead the Seahawks by two games in the standings if they are to have any chance at another divisional crown. It won’t be easy however as the Cardinals are playing some of the best football we’ve seen from them in a very long time.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, shares his analysis of the M’s first trade under new GM Jerry Dipoto– At the plate, Powell is something you don’t typically find in the minor leagues—a patient hitter. One of the things you have to take note of with Jerry Dipoto as your GM is that he’s going to stress metrics, i.e. he wants guys who get on base a lot, and quite honestly, he doesn’t care if it’s a hit or a walk.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks insider, Brian Scott, recaps the Seahawks win in Dallas– Everyone knows that Wilson is capable of making every throw he missed in this game accurately and on time. I had assigned some of the blame for Wilson’s struggles this year throwing on the constant pounding he’s hand to endure due to the lack of solid play from his offensive line. I don’t think you can blame the O-line in this game as the line gave up zero sacks of Wilson
NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks Thursday Night matchup against the 49ers– It’s likely that neither of these situations have the Seahawks players that are involved legally at fault for anything criminal at this point. Still, they were there, it happened, it’s on the news and it needs to not happen anymore. All these things serve as a distraction and take away the focus the team needs now, more than ever.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seattle Mariners managerial record and comments on their current managerial search– The romantic in me wants this coaching staff in the dugout. These are all guys I grew up emulating as a high school and college player but I just fear it wouldn’t work out. Guess what happens if it doesn’t work out? I get to write and you get to read a headline that says the Seattle Mariners fire Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson and Raul Ibanez. Talk about a gut punch.
NWSB Writer, and Seattle Seahawks insider, Brian Scott, previews the Seahawks hosting the Panthers on Sunday– No more meltdowns—that’s the easy way to write up what the Seahawks need to do better defensively. After leading 24-7 in the fourth quarter last week, the defense got soft and allowed the Bengals to tie the game, then win it in overtime. That just can’t happen.
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 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 Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, examines the possibility of a 1-2 O’Malley-Marte Mariners’ punch– The Mariners have been searching, without end it seems, for some guys that can only be described as table-setters. For Marte, it seems like he’s earned the starting shortstop job for the 2016 season. Lloyd McClendon has enough confidence in the rookie that he’s been writing his name in the leadoff position for some time now.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott touches on the astounding return of Franklin Gutierrez– Meanwhile, at the big league level, the Mariners were starving for guys to get on base. Gutierrez’s numbers could not be ignored and on the evening of June 23, 2015 his phone rang. It was Seattle. They needed him to get himself to the Emerald City. He was playing left field for the M’s against the Kansas City Royals the next day.
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.