Friday, December 19, 2014

Russell Okung Ruled Out Against AZ

Russell Okung has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Arizona, according to the team's official injury report.  Okung hasn't practiced all week as a result of a bruised lung suffered in the Week 14 game versus San Francisco. Alvin Bailey will at Russell Wilson's blind side in place of Okung.

Toxic Differential Revisited: It's Good to Be the King

When I first examined the Seahawks’ toxic differential after four games LINK they ranked seventh in the league with a +7 differential, which put them on pace for a +28 for the season.  A top ten berth is hardly a reason to panic, but that differential was low enough to make me think that a repeat of the 2013 team’s NFL-best +59 finish from a year ago was an unattainable pipe dream for this year’s squad.  Ten games later, here’s how they currently rank against the rest of the NFL:

Cliff Avril Signs 4-year Extension

Just one day after signing K.J. Wright to a 4-year extension, the Seahawks have followed up by inking DE Cliff Avril to a multi-year deal. The extension is worth $28.5M over the next four years, with $16M guaranteed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

PODCAST: Previewing The Cardinals Game

The weekly podcast is back as I take a look at the Cardinals matchup, the critical injury situations on both sides and K.J. Wright's extension.




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Seahawks Sign K.J. Wright to 4-year Extension

The Seahawks have announced today that they've signed LB K.J. Wright to a 4-year, $27M extension through 2018, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

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!


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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

THIS WEEK
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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