Tag Archives: Seattle Seahawks

How Will Russell Wilson Do In 2013?

23 Jun

After shocking most of the NFL with his play as a rookie, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson appears to be a star on the rise. The question is, can he take the next step and lead his team to the Super Bowl?

Perhaps the best attribute Wilson had as a rookie is his ability to make smart decisions and avoid turnovers. He had just 13 turnovers the entire season, including just five in his last 13 games. Unlike fellow 2nd year players Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, all Wilson has to do is control the ball and be a steady signal caller to get the Seahawks in Super Bowl contention.

Russell Wilson

His poise also showed on the road, especially in the playoffs. Most quarterbacks can handle winning and playing well at home, but it takes a special player to turn the corner and have success on the road. He did just that when he went to Atlanta and beat up on the Falcons. Leading the offense to big numbers will equal a lot of wins for the Seahawks, who have a top three defense in the entire league.

As great as he was as a rookie, there are things he can improve on. There were times when he held onto the ball too long, but that is just making an adjustment to the pro game. His arm strength and accuracy on deep passes could also use some help, and with Percy Harvin now on the team, he has another incentive to get better at it.

Russell Wilson,  Rafael Bush

Overall Wilson will have a better statistical season in 2013, as you decide on your fantasy football team names you will also have to decide how much higher in the QB rankings you will place him than last year. That mostly has to do with being the true #1 quarterback who is trusted from Week 1. Last year, many thought he would split time. Seattle will still need to receive help from their other top players to get to a Super Bowl.

UCLA Wants Jim Mora Jr.

6 Dec

Several reports now suggest that UCLA is highly considering Jim Mora Jr. as their next head coach. UCLA has a coaching opening due to the recent firing of Rick Neuheisel on November 28.

Mora, 50, had a overall 31-33 record in the NFL as a head coach with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks.

2011 NFL Mock Draft

29 Mar
  1. Carolina Panthers – Blaine Gabbert (QB) Missouri
  2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT) Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller (OLB) Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton (QB) Auburn
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns – Da’Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara (CB) Nebraska
  8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley (DT) Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys – J.J. Watt (DE) Wisconsin
  10. Washington Redskins – A.J. Green (WR) Georgia
  11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith (OLB) Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Quinn (DE) North Carolina
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith (OT) USC
  14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones (WR) Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram (RB) Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan (DE) Purdue
  17. New England Patriots – Mike Pouncey (OG/C) Flordia
  18. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Jordan (DE) Cal
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo (OT) Boston College
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn (DE) Iowa
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder (OT) Colorado
  22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi (OT) Wisconsin
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith (CB) Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints – Cameron Heyward (DE) Ohio State
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker (QB) Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
  27. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
  28. New England Patriots – Muhammad Wilkerson (DE) Temple
  29. Chicago Bears – Corey Liuget (DT) Illinois
  30. New York Jets – Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
  32. Green Bay Packers – Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA

2011 Mock Draft by Coach Kennedy

The Carolina Panthers are being tight lipped about their decision for the number one pick. It’s a good strategy because it gives them the latitude to make a multitude of moves to better their draft picks in the 2011 draft or drive up interest for the top pick for teams that need a quarterback. However, I think they will keep the number one pick and select Gabbert to be their franchise QB.

 

The Buffalo Bills are the start of the turmoil for many teams. I happen to think the bills will take a hard look at Cam Newton.  However, they will go with a pass rusher. Last season they took a chance on Shawne Merriman and it’s too early to judge. Bills fans know that they need to have a great defense to keep up with the teams in their division. Thus, Miller would be a good fit.

 

Bengal fans are in the middle of a QB vs Owner war. If the owner feels that his starting QB won’t return then I think the Bengals would pick a QB at this spot. Cam Newton is still on the board and has a lot of talent.

 

The Cardinals draft room will be upset with Cam Netwon being off the board. They will execute plan B and either wait for a QB in later rounds or get a worthy veteran to take over the position. Their selection will likely be a CB to step into their secondary with Rodgers-Cromartie.

 

This pick for the Browns is interesting. Most would probably pick a WR with this pick but the Browns need a good outside pass rusher. With Von Miller gone they will take a chance on Bowers.

 

Cowboy fans like to get flashy players in the first round. But they have a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball. I think they will fill one with J.J. Watt. Though, not flashy, he would be productive in Ryan’s defense.

 

The Cowboys division rival picks at the tenth spot. The Redskins would be overwhelmed with AJ Green still being on the board. And they won’t waste any time turning in the pick.

 

With Wade Phillips taking over as defensive coordinator, the Texans will need to work on filling needs through the draft. I think they want to address the secondary first; however, a quality CB at this point isn’t available. So they will address their pass rush and select Missouri’s Aldon Smith.

 

Sam Bradford would love to see Julio Jones being left on the board at 14. He needs a true number one receiver to began building off the success of last season.

 

I think the Patriots will have the best draft in 2011. And to start off they will select an offensive lineman. Either they will address tackle or guard. I feel they will take Florida’s Mike Pouncey to work opposite of Logan Mankins.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs is in need of a quality right tackle. They will take one at this pick.

 

Seattle Seahawks fans would love to see Washington’s Jake Locker become their franchise QB. It’s a bit of a leap to reach for him this early but I think they would pull the trigger. It is a good pick and would help with public relations and franchise appeal. Besides Locker’s college coach is one of Pete Carroll’s former assistants at USC.

 

The New York Jets need to address the defensive tackle position. Yes, Jenkins is a great DT. However, he has a tendency to get injured. They will take a DT and probably Paea from Oregon State.

 

 

Hurricanes Found It’s Offensive Coordinator With NFL Ties

14 Jan

Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Jedd Fisch has been hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Miami Hurricanes. He will remain with the Seahawks until their season comes to an end.

FoxSports Inside Call Game Previews

17 Oct

NFL on Fox analysts Howie Long and Brian Billick breaks down a few of the most anticipated games this weekend. They break down the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings game. Is it a must win game for both teams? Listen to what they think.

They also discuss the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears game. And the New England Patriots vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

Videos are from FoxSports

Seattle Seahawks vs St. Louis Rams Preview

2 Oct

Former NFL Head Coach Brian Billick and John Lynch of FoxSports lets us behind the scenes as the give us the preview of the Seattle Seahawks vs St. Louis Rams game.

They discuss the progression of rookie quarterback Sam Bradford.

And John Lynch discusses Michael Vick resurgence as a starting QB. And also the weapons around him that are stepping up so far this year.

Josh Wilson Departs Seattle for Baltimore

1 Sep

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens have acquired cornerback Josh Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks. The deal was done in exchange for a conditional fifth-round from Baltimore. The pick could become a fourth-round pick depending on the amount of games played by Wilson.