Archive for August, 2012

Your new Seahawks starting QB Russell Wilson: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Pete & John announce Wilson starter

Some people are in love with the idea of having Russell Wilson start for the Seahawks, others hate the idea.  Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle.

Normally I do the Love ‘em section followed by the Hate ‘em section, but I feel in order to get the season started on the right foot, I am going to end this piece on a high note.

Hate ‘em (Hate is too strong a word)

Throughout the whole “quarterback competition” it was called a “3 player race” yet I felt like the position wasMatt Flynn‘s job to lose.  Matt Flynn played very well, every-time he saw live action.

Seahawks Pete Carroll Head Coach Your new Seahawks starting QB Russell Wilson: love em & hate em

The kid gloves are off says Pete Carroll

This isn’t a matter of me being right or me being wrong, this is a matter of conventional wisdom.  Sure, there have been many quarterbacks who have played in their rookie season and done very well, but can you name one that was not forced into the starting job? More…

Five Seahawks who impressed against the Chiefs Friday night

Nice Game Boys! Impressive!

Seattle 44, Kansas City 14
When: 5:00 PST, Friday, August 24, 2012
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature: 90

BOXSCORE | RECAP

Dominate: “To rule; govern; control”…

That one word sums up the Seahawks-Chiefs game on Friday.  There was not one instance, not one aspect, of the game when the team that controlled the game was at question.  In every aspect of the game, the Seattle Seahawks DOMINATED the Kansas City Chiefs.

It has been difficult to select the five guys to write about in these posts each week, this week was no exception.  Like every week, those chosen are ordered by jersey number.

Russell Wilson #3

Read the rest of the piece I wrote for Northwest Sports Beat here.

Seahawks player grades vs Broncos: Defensive backs

Seahawks defensive back grades

 

Like I did with the receivers, I am going to just put the grades on this post unless I am asked to go into detail. Thank you all for your patience.

 

Cornerback

 

Richard Sherman #25

last week: C
this week: B

 

Brandon Browner #39

last week: A-
this week: B

 

Marcus Trufant #23

last week: C
this week: B

 

Jeremy Lane #1

last week: b
this week: C

 

Coye Francies #37

last week: c+
this week: C-

 

Phillip Adams #35

last week: f
this week: d+

 

Safety

 

Jeron Johnson #32

Last week: c
this week: B+

 

Kam Chancellor #31

last week: C+
this week: B

 

Chris Maragos #42

last week: c
this week: B

 

Earl Thomas #29

Last week: B+
this week: C

 

Winston Guy #27

last week: c-
this week: d-
The last out of the game secures Felix Hernandez's 12th win of the season. Photo by Brett Bivens

Mariners photo blog: Mariners vs Indians 8/21/12

Mariners Photo blog

Felix enters the supreme court. Photo by Brett Bivens

John Jaso looks pretty pleased with himself after his ground rule double gave the Mariners the lead. Photo by Brett Bivens

Jesus Montero touches home plate and points to the sky after his home run. Photo by Brett Bivens

Felix Hernandez heads for the clubhouse up 5-1 with his night over. Photo by Brett Bivens

Strike three, you’re out!

The last out of the game secures Felix Hernandez’s 12th win of the season. Photo by Brett Bivens