Thursday, December 18, 2014

Arizona Pregame Meetup: Saddle Ranch Chop House

My buddy and I are making our way to Phoenix on Saturday and will be at the game Sunday night. The last time I went to a game in Arizona, we had a blast at a place called the Saddle Ranch Chop House for pregame, so I plan on going back. It is walking distance from the stadium, has a mechanical bull and beer towers. What more could you ask for?

If you are traveling to the game, join us and spread the word!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pete Carroll press conference 9/17

Russell Okung is "still in the mix" and "Not out of the game plan yet".  It seems like he will be listed as doubtful this week.

Max Unger did not practice today, but is "taking it one day at a time". It looks like he's questionable for the Cardinals' game.

Cooper Helfet is expected to play against the Cardinals.

Tony Moeaki is also "taking it one day at a time".

Carroll voiced a rare criticism, saying of Alvin Bailey (Okung's replacement) "He made it through it . . . He's played better earlier in the year."

You can listen to the full press conference here.
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NFC West Championship Match-Up: An Early Look

Seahawks fans are split, as we enter midweek, about just how confident they feel about this NFC West Championship matchup in Glendale. There are those who look at the quarterback situation for Arizona and can only imagine a sure victory. And there are those who fear the home underdog rising up to bite the Seahawks. History shows both sides have good reason to feel the way they do.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hawk Blogger 2014 Power Rankings: Week 15

The Packers fall from the top spot after a few weeks in the driver's seat. Seattle holds steady at #4 despite losing a bit of team strength this week due to a poor passer rating against the 49ers. There is still a large divide between the top three teams and then Seattle in the fourth spot.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Ryan Lindley named the starter for the Cardinals.

Christmas came early for the Seahawks as Ryan Lindley was named the starter for the Cardinals this Sunday night. Lindley has a paltry 0-7 touchdown to interception ratio to go along with a 51.4% completion rate and 46.8 passer rating in his short career.
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Russell Okung Has Bruised Lung

Pete Carroll just informed ESPN 710's "Brock and Salk" that OT Russell Okung has a bruised lung, and will be "at least a week" before he can get back out and play again.

The Morning After: Seahawks End 49ers Season, Win 17-7

Logo by Kevin Gamache, Hammerhead 

There was a point late in yesterdays game against the 49ers where the scoreboard incorrectly stated that San Francisco was facing 3rd and 73. In error, the scoreboard operator aptly captured the feeling opposing offenses have had when lining up against this Seahawks defense that past month. This was a determined and physical 49er team whose play defied the narrative of a fractured relationship with their coach. Russell Okung was coughing up blood. San Francisco running backs could not stay on the field. There were echoes of the steel versus steel rivalry that has made these games so compelling, but in the end, the reality was that Seattle's worst game in four weeks was still plenty to beat a weakened 49er crew.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Unger, Burley, Helfet Inactive Today

The Seahawks will again be without tight end Cooper Helfet today against San Francisco, leaving the productive Tony Moeaki to start. Max Unger continues to recover from knee and ankle injuries this week, so look for Lemuel Jeanpierre to continue solidly filling in at center.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Devastating 2012 San Francisco 49ers Draft

Trent Baalke took over as the GM of the 49ers one month prior to the 2010 draft. He got the lion's share of the credit for overseeing a class that included Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, and NaVarro Bowman. He followed that up with an arguably better group in 2011 that featured Aldon Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Chris Culliver, Kendall Hunter, Daniel Kilgore and Bruce Miller. Jim Harbaugh joined that season and started a streak of three straight NFC Championship appearances utilizing the talent that Baalke and his predecessor, Scot McCloughan, stockpiled prior to his arrival. It looked like a perfect football marriage of coaching and scouting, but there were signs as early as 2012 that this relationship would not last.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Seahawks injury report for the 49ers game 9/14

Demarcus Dobbs - OUT

Max Unger - DOUBTFUL

Cooper Helfet - QUESTIONABLE

Jeremy Lane - PROBABLE

Marshawn Lynch - PROBABLE
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