NWSB Insider Jonas Hyde brings us a piece on the emergence of former Husky Jake Locker. With the Washington native taking over the reigns for the Titans officially last year, this will be the first year that the team has been built for him specifically. Taking a page out of Pete Carroll’s, the Titans have themselves set up to make a splash in the AFC with young Locker behind center.
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 Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us some insight today on what goes thru a coaches mind during a 58-0 blowout in the NFL. With this type of game, or street fight, X’s and O’s go out the window; the battle is won by emotion not strategy. He says Pete Carroll was surely thinking when should the starters come out? When should he go with Matt Flynn over Russell Wilson? Who’s banged up?
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Jeff Budke breaks down who has and has not impressed so far in 2012. The underachievers are Keith Price and Coach Steve Sarkisian. The overachievers are Shaq Thompson & Austin Seferian-Jenkins. To withstand the #8 Oregon State Beavers (Oct 27), and win on the road the overachievers will need to continue producing.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down the USC vs. UW 2012 Week 7 matchup in a new Dawgs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. University of Washington lost a frustrating game 24-14 to USC saturday. The Huskies held Trojan receivers Marqise Lee and Robert Woods to a combined seven catches and zero touchdowns, but it wasn’t all good, as Kasen Williams seemingly disappeared part way through the contest.
NWSB Insider and Washington Husky blogger Brandon Choate brings us his week 7 game preview between the Washington Huskies and the visiting USC Trojans. Washington is going to have their hands full defending Matt Barkley and company and will need defensive studs Shaq Thompson, Desmond Trufant and Sean Parker to step up big time. Josh Shirley will need to get to Matt Barkley often to throw him off his game. Keith Price must step up.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Jordin Ereth weighs in on the Terrell Owens signing by the Seahawks on Monday. The man has talent, he has experience, but most of all the man has attitude. Paired up with Sidney Rice, along with Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow at the tight-end positions, the term “towers” comes to mind. Matt Flynn will have his safety nets, no doubt about that. In the words of TO, “Get ya popcorn ready.”
NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about whether or not Oregon State Beavers football coach Mike Riley is safe in Corvalis or not. With the chopping block all dusted off this past season with four Pac-12 coaches out of jobs, Mike Riley had better find a way to win some football games or his name will be next on this list. It’s not Pac-12 championship game or bust for the Beavers, but even a three win turn around would probably save his job.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us his reasons why Washington Huskies football head coach Steve Sarkisian is the best coach in the Pac-12. With his player’s coach mentality, his previous experience, and his stellar coaching staff, Sark and the Huskies are looking to reach new heights in the Pac-12.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Clinton Bell gives us his top 5 defensive players to watch for the 2012 season. With many of the players on the list saving their best games of the year for the Apple Cup against Washington State, there were others who put on their best display in the Alamo Bowl against the Baylor Bears. Names on the list include, Hau’oli Jamora, John Timu, Princeton Fuimaono, Gregory Ducre, and Nate Fellner.
NWSB Inside and Seattle Seahawks blogger Matt Church weighs in with a Seahawks post about the five players he thinks will not be here come week one of the regular season. Most of these players are no brainers in Matt’s eyes, except maybe Josh Portis. But with the additions of Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn, there may be no room for Portis at the end of the day.
NWSB writer and Oregon Ducks football insider Chris Anderson gives us his five top reasons why the University of Oregon is the kings of the Pac-12 in recruiting. Head Coach Chip Kelly may miss out on a couple 5 star recruits to the likes of USC or Cal, but he will win over the future players that he knows will help his Ducks team win games. Just look at the likes of De’Anthony Thomas, LaMichael James, and LaGarrette Blount.