NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the the reasons why the brain trust of Pete Carroll & John Schneider released veteran offseason free agent Antoine Winfield. Last season Winfield only missed eight tackles playing in Minnesota’s nickel and dime packages, which are incredibly demanding of the nickelback/s in run defense. Surely he could have helped this D out right? For better or worse, the early returns are less than a day away. Can only hope they’re positive.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger JD Burke takes a look at the five Hawks to keep an eye on – on Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 2013 NFL action. JD says while the Panthers lack the necessary to depth to keep up with the Seahawks, their top-end talent is something to behold. Watch out for O’Brien Schofield, Russell Wilson, and Walter Thurmond. Read past the jump for a look at more important Seahawks heading into Sunday’s tilt.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the upcoming Week 1 2013 NFL matchup between our Hawks and the Cam Newton led Carolina Panthers. Early lines have the Seahawks by 3. I think they cover it easily. Brian’s biggest question. Can the Legion Of Boom contain Steve Smith? Brian says Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Walter Thurmond, Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman will have the WR’s from Carolina on lockdown.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again weighs in with his 53 man roster defense predictions for the Seahawks following their Week 4 preseason game versus the Oakland Raiders. Positives. A familiar name will be cut at linebacker. Allen Bradford’s great play has made Heath Farwell expendable. John Lotulelei has a skill set that can’t be taught. Jason LaCanfora has reported that he has heard reports that the Seahawks are releasing Antoine Winfield.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you three Seahawks who will have big games tonight when the Denver Broncos head to Centruylink Stadium to take on the Seattle Seahawks for an NFL preseason contest. With the infamous passing attack led by Peyton Manning coming to town, Earl Thomas and Walter Thurmond should have big nights. Switching to the offensive side of the ball, Christine Michael should also continue to flash his ability to be a factor back in the NFL.
NWSB Insider & Seattle Seahawks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in with his impression of Byron Maxwell’s performance against the San Diego Chargers in the preseason. The hype so far has been about Walter Thurmond, and how he’s going to compete for a starting spot alongside Richard Sherman. However, Maxwell’s performance was statistically noteworthy.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bives once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback…er…rather Friday Afternoon Quarterback! Breaking down games once again, Brett looks at Seattle’s first preseason game of the season and the positives and negatives that came out of the Hawks’ victory over the San Diego Chargers. Tarvaris Jackson, as many know, had quite the game.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jonas Hyde recaps Pete Carroll’s most recent press conference in a new NWSB series, Coach Speak. Pete Carroll was a little more ambiguous at times during this press conference, but did offer some tidbits of good information. The latter stages of the conference was dedicated to talking about the wide receivers and Percy Harvin, something fans should pay attention to in the future.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with what we learned about the OTAs. Injuries, suspensions and superstars. That about sums it up in three words. Pete Carroll was so impressed with what he saw that he gave the guys the final day off. Well, the day off from on the field duties at least. Marshawn Lynch finally showed up, some rookies are looking good, and a little bit of Dixie found its way into VMAC. All in the name of getting ready for the upcoming season.
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with a piece about the Seahawks most prized possession: the Legion of Boom. From Kam to Earl, Browner to Sherm, these guys are the heart and soul of the Seahawks defense. Sure the offense has some nice weapons too, but the defense is what keeps the Hawks in games down the stretch. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Brandon Browner, and now featuring Antoine Winfield. Look out.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens weighs in tonight on the state of the Hawks prior to the 2013 NFL draft. He weighs in with some draft predictions, his free draft preview, and explains what he thinks are the teams roster weaknesses. He loves the secondary, but says addition of Antoine Winfield in free agency should secure the teams nickelback position. Richard Sherman & Brandon Browner are great, but more depth is needed for starters.
NWSB insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens brings us his take on another Pete Carroll & John Schneider move this week. They signed Antoine Winfield. He gives the Seahawks a player who they can count on in the secondary. Eventually he will hit a wall where he is no longer effective, hopefully it is not this season. Between Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor the secondary looks set.