Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Seahawks Receiving Trio Are Perfect

With the never-ending attention paid to footballs the Seahawks do not secure, whether batted or fumbled, it seemed worthwhile to share a tidbit you might be surprised to hear. The top three targets for Russell Wilson this year have perfect catch rates through four games.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Let's Make A Deal: Offensive Line Trade Possibilities

The Seahawks offensive line is doing a better job of blocking this team's path back to the Super Bowl than they are opposing defensive lineman. It is time to start looking for ways to upgrade the unit and hope a mid-season patch job can be good enough to allow the offense to operate. John Schneider has been one of the most aggressive GMs in football when it comes to executing trades, and I think he will explore that same option here. Let's take a look at some of the possibilities.

The Morning After: Seahawks Defense Finds A Way, Beat Lions 13-10

Rocky was never a particularly skilled fighter. He defended punches with his face as often as he did with his hands or with movement. It was almost gruesome to watch as he absorbed hit after hit and his face became battered and swollen from impact. It took a lot, however, to knock the champ to the ground. There were two things you could count on when he fell—he was going to get up, and he was going to come out swinging once he steadied himself. The Seahawks did a terrific Rocky impersonation last night as the offense took the punches, and the defense delivered them. Mere inches from seeing their season effectively knocked out, it was the man they call Kam who delivered the final haymaker. Bloodied, dizzied, resolute, the champ marches on.

Hawk Blogger 2015 Power Rankings: Week 4

Green Bay remains atop the rankings, and has a comfortable gap over the next closest team, New England. Arizona and Buffalo suffered severe drops this week, but both remain in the top five. Seattle continues their slow climb, moving up to the 12th spot. They will face the rock solid Bengals next week, who hold down the third spot in the rankings.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Seahawks Dating Game: Who Are These Guys?

Admit it. You exhaled a little after the win against Chicago. Yes, the Bears suck, and no, the Seahawks did not look all that great, but they won. It was enough to soothe the frayed nerves created by an 0-2 start. Now Seattle is set to play a winless Lions team at home on Monday Night Football where they rarely lose. It would be easy to be brimming with confidence, but I find myself more curious than confident. It feels a little like The Dating Game; you don't know the true identity of the person you are getting to know, but each week you see how they respond to a series of questions and start to form a vision of who they are. Detroit poses new questions that will tell us more about who the 2015 Seahawks can be.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Terrific Opportunity For Thomas Rawls & Jordan Hill

The official word came out today that Marshawn Lynch and Brandon Mebane will miss the game against Detroit due to injury. That would normally be reason for Seahawks fans to worry. Not this time. Seattle has a favorable matchup, is playing at home, and gets a chance to see if two young players can build on terrific performances from a week ago.

Seahawks Offensive Line Didn't Have To Be This Way

Much can change throughout a season. Youthful mistakes can turn into veteran moxy. Weakness can turn into strength. Pete Carroll and the coaching staff is relying on time to elevate an offensive line that, as it stands, is not good enough to allow the Seahawks to contend for a Super Bowl. It is a self-imposed obstacle. They say hindsight is 20/20, but let's explore the choices that led here to see if we would make the same decision if had it to do over again.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Week 4 Injury Report

This is the updated injury list following Pete Carroll's press conference this afternoon. Detroit's list hasn't seen any changes since Friday.


CB Tharold Simon (toe)
FS Steven Terrell (hip)

RB Marshawn Lynch (calf)
DT Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder)

DT Brandon Mebane
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (hamstring)

TE Luke Willson (back)
LB Bobby Wagner (ankle)
LB Mike Morgan (hamstring)
LB KJ Wright (hip)


RB Joique Bell (ankle)
TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring)


LB DeAndre Levy (hip)
OT Corey Robinson (ankle)

DE Ziggy Ansah (groin)
CB Josh Wilson (leg)
OG Larry Warford (ankle)

DE Jason Jones (knee)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Week 4 Chat with Softy: Previewing the Lions on MNF

Seattle finally got a win. Neither Softy or I were very impressed. We talked about how we expect more from the Seahawks and what they need to do on Monday night to get the win versus the winless Lions.

Inside The Numbers: Scouting the Lions

The Seahawks are healthy favorites to win their second game of the season against the winless Detroit Lions. Seattle has yet to play a game that meets their standards, and the Lions have talent that belies their meager statistics. Look beyond the surface of this Lion's team and you might be surprised what you find.