Seahawks Draft 2013... Dynamic Duo at it Again! Pete Carroll and John Schneider don't sway from strategy.

Pete Carroll, the 12th Man stands behind you.


What a great last few days for football fans and fantasy nuts it has been. And from what I observe as a confident yet slightly curved eyebrow raise to the Seahawks front office's first draft pick. Here are the the new additions to an already potent Seattle team, poised for playoff contention for the 2013-2014 NFL season...

Round 2, RB Christine Michael. Grade: W-T-F?.

Round 3, DT Jordan Hill. Grade: B+, Versatile big man that calls for 2-3 blockers attention.

Round 4, WR Chris Harper. Grade: A-, Physicality and imposing athleticism with gifted and keen ball location. Hands-team starter.

Round 5, DT Jesse Williams. Grade: A-, Huge pickup for a big loss in Alan Branch. Get's nasty and expands in the pit to fill gaps.

Round 5, CB Tharold Simon. Grade: D+, Don't know where he will play other than special teams or backup safety maybe.

Round 5, TE Luke Willson. Grade: ?.

Round 6, RB Spencer Ware. Grade: B, Can't ever be without too many running backs most of the time. This is a time where the Seahawks have treated drafting RBs like shopping at Costco.

Round 7, OG Ryan Seymour. Grade: B, A young blocker with the body of work to backup at LG and RG.

Round 7, OLB/DE Ty Powell. Grade: A, I really love this pick. Powell is a 6'2" (249) lbs. of explosive pass rush that can move go into a four-point stance and take on tackles off the edge to seal it SHUT. A decent (4.64) 40-yard dash and a whopping (28) reps of (225) lbs., Powell has the linebacker nastiness that will work tremendous under the tutelage of Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright.

Round 7, OG Jared Smith. Grade: B.

Round 7, OT Michael Bowie. Grade: B+, Prototypical NFL tackle that can fill much needed depth on the Seahawks O-Line.

In Schneider and Carroll we trust...


No matter what, I have full faith in what the Seahawks front office has done. They have not swayed in their strategy and approach to drafting the best available players on the board at their time in the round. Drafting by need can stir emotions in the war room and essentially fail the team altogether, like what the Jones and Cowboys did. Carroll and Schneider stuck with their proven method (eg. Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner, Kam Chancellor, etc.) and have struck draft gold and free agent diamonds. Ohhhh, sorry 12th Man, I forgot the Seahawks 2013 1st Round Selection.

Round 1, WR Percy Harvin. Grade A+, Proven NFL stud with after-the-catch playmaking ability and breakaway speed that is unheard of. He has down-your-throat acceleration off the line and can make defensive backs shake in their boots. Vision and wit that provide the Seahawks special teams with a lightning bolt of a returner. Leon Washington... who's that???

A hardnosed young Seahawks team fought back valiantly, but succumbed to the prime seasoned Falcons team

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll will come back next season hungrier and stronger than ever. Such a great and bright future for a young Seahawks team.

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll will come back next season hungrier and stronger than ever. Such a great and bright future for a young Seahawks team.

Shutout in the first half of their playoff bout against the Atlanta Falcons, a strong-willed Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks team came storming back, scoring a total of 28 off of turnovers and inconsistent play of the opposing offense. Put in the lead by a Marshawn Lynch (2) yard run and an extra point by newly acquired Ryan Longwell, Wilson has stepped in the history books with the most passing yards in Seahawks postseason (379).

Matt Bryant had the opportunity to win the game from (49) yards away. And he completely capitalized on it. Making it right down the middle, with a failed ice by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. The Seahawks fought valiantly, this time is just meant for the Atlanta Falcons right now. This is their prime and will never be better, while the Seahawks are young and primed to come back next season.

This game was literally handed to the Falcons, with rare bad defense shown by the lethargic timezone ridiculed Seahawks team. The Seahawks had an opportunity with a failed squib kick by the Falcons. With (3) seconds left, after one completion to Golden Tate. After that, an intercepted Hail Mary pass ended the playoff run by a hungry and hot Seahawks team.

Russell Wilson clearly outplayed Matt Ryan, it was the surprise resurgence of bulldozing Falcons running back Michael Turner (98) rushing yards that gave them the edge as an offense. Zach Miller (142) yards and (1) TD on (3) catches had the game of his career and Lynch (46) yards added (1) rushing TD to the Seahawks stunning comeback that fell short.

A teary eyed Tony Gonzalez removed the continuous feeling of getting bludgeoned in the stomach that I get when the Seahawks lose, as he finally won his first playoff game. A Hall of Famer, proven receiving threat and the greatest NFL TE of all time, deserving doesn't give this special moment its justice. Congratulations to the Atlanta Falcons and Gonzalez!

Seahawks future outlook...


The Seahawks look incredibly promising and have gained a diamond with Russell WIlson at the QB helm. A very young team and hungry ball-hawking defensive unit that will come into next season as the projected top squad in the NFL.

The offensive needs that the Seahawks have are...


Change of pace running back. Lynch and Turbin are too similar in running styles, so this upcoming draft should be a platform where the Seahawks GM of the Year can grab gems. A possible trade with Matt Flynn? For a Chris Johnson type RB?

The defensive needs that the Seahawks have are...


The defense is the best in the league and the youngest at what they are accomplishing at such a high level. Leroy Hill has been a solid player, but has had less and less of an impact as a run-stopper as he gets to his twilight age. For the draft, the Seahawks should also look to get a big 6'3" 275 lbs run stopping outside linebacker. The speed is already there with Wagner and Wright bolstering the Seahawks front seven. They need that strong side OLB willing to blow up offensive linemen and shoot gaps to take on double teams. Leroy Hill is just not the right fit right now.

This was a great season to be a Seahawks fan. A great season of memories and more to come. This team is so very exciting and the 12th Man should be proud how their team fought and the very bright future to come. Draft blogs and Seahawks off season needs is how this blog might go. Starting my own website would be the more ideal, if I am not carried on as a SportsBlog beat writer for the Seahawks anymore. Anyways, Seahawks, thank you for your heart and fighting spirit!


Seahawks and Falcons Soaring towards a collision in the sky

It's time for Marshawn Lynch to place himself as fear into the hearts of, not just the Atlanta Falcons, but the rest of the teams still in the hunt for the Super Bowl.

It's time for Marshawn Lynch to place himself as fear into the hearts of, not just the Atlanta Falcons, but the rest of the teams still in the hunt for the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks have exceeded expectations for the average Hawks fan. Now, with odds against them all season long, they travel across the country to battle a team that was labeled as unbeatable midway through the regular season. The Seahawks, along with their newly updated read-option offense, have not only taken that title from their fellow NFC contenders, but have a young crushing momentum to reach the Super Bowl.

Russell Wilson will answer the call


The call of accepting his own greatness as an NFL quarterback and his perfection in preparation. This game against the Falcons will put Wilson in the category of an elite nature alongside Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. Well, I guess it's fair to say that he is already in the midst of elite company, having beat two out of the three future Hall of Famers in his rookie season.

Marshawn Lynch will go Beast Mode all over Atlanta's beautiful turf


The play of these two quarterbacks will definitely distinguish these two offenses. The keys to victory lie solely in (3)rd down conversion percentage, time of possession and the effectiveness to run the ball. This means that Lynch and Turbin better be prepared for a day of serious brutalizing work punishing the Atlanta inside seven with the mindset of a fireball. The play of Giacomini and Okung, I am expecting, is going to be hard-nosed. The game will be won on who wins the battle in the pit.

Questions to be answered against the Falcons...


  • Will Russell Wilson outplay the prototypical QB Matt Ryan?
  • Marshawn Lynch will get 30+ carries on my strong assumption of how Pete Carroll will take it to the Falcons. Will Lynch take advantage of these touches?
  • Will Eastern time create a lag that slows down and fatigues the Seahawks early in the morning?

Seahawks take it to the Redskins on the road and bring the storm along with their ferocity

Russell Wilson outperformed the so-called NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III


With an obvious tormenting injury to RG3's knee bothering him even more when he tweaked it in the first half of this extremely competitive game. 

Kirk Cousins took over and is looking like a starter with little signs of rookie flimsiness. Another play later, Cousins rockets a ball over to wideout Hankerson. After that, a bad snap allows the Seahawks front seven to swarm the rookie. A fourth down failed conversion, where a lackluster beginning to this series put the stank stench on the Washington Redskins sideline. The Seahawks looked to run out the clock and advance themselves into the deeper waters of the NFL playoffs.

Russell Wilson played like a seasoned veteran with (187) yards (1) pass TD and added (67) yards on the ground. He never hesitated and performed check downs in Tom Brady like fashion. With his consistent play and being a confident presence in the backfield, he took the Seahawks to the next chapter of their Super Bowl season.

Seattle Seahawks superstar and Washington Redskins stud embrace each other as Hawks move on to second round.

Seattle Seahawks superstar and Washington Redskins stud embrace each other as Hawks move on to second round.

Zach Miller is the unsung hero


Miller blocked, caught and gave rookie QB Russell Wilson a warm blanket to check down to when all other options were locked down. A respectable (4) catches with (48) yards receiving came when the Seahawks needed a first down and crucial yardage.

Marshawn Lynch is more than Seattle could have ever dreamed of as a perennial running back. Such fury and drive to run the ball down the Redskins mouth is what Lynch did in Washington D.C. (132) yards and (1) TD are stats that a Superbowl MVP has. When they get that far, through hard fought battles and massive amounts of planning and hard work, I hope he has enough arm strength to lift the glorious Superbowl trophy in the air.

Russell Wilson Projection for Regular Season with 690 attempts

This photo has nothing to do with this blog. Happy New Years 2013!!! @Sportsplusplus

This photo has nothing to do with this blog. Happy New Years 2013!!! @Sportsplusplus

Drew Brees


(5177) yards passing

(422/670) ~= (63)% completion ratio

(43/19) TD/INT ratio, float(2.26) TD/INT

(96.3) QB passer rating

(67.9) QBR

Matthew Stafford


(4967) yards passing

(435/727) ~= (60)% completion ratio

(20/17) TD/INT ratio, float(1.18) TD/INT

(79.8) QB passer rating

(58.9) QBR

Russell Wilson


DangeRuss Wilson has an average of (7.93) yards per pass completion with...

(3118) yards passing

(252/393) ~= (64)% completion ratio

(26/10) TD/INT ratio, float(2.6) TD/INT

(100) QB passer rating

(69.6) QBR

Wilson's (393) attempts is among the lowest in the NFL regular season while Stafford and Brees sit atop with (727) and (670) respectively. Considering all parameters and clustering all of my football knowledge together, these are the stats, based on a (690) pass attempt NFL regular season, that I formulated + or - whatever anyone else thinks...

(5471.7) yards passing

(442/690) completion ratio

(44/17) TD/INT

These are just theoretical of course. Nonetheless, Wilson should be in the lead for Offensive ROY, ROY and get at least two top votes for 2012 NFL MVP. The numbers are there, the committee of wide receivers are not elite caliber and Wilson fought for that starting spot, along with exceeding all expectations to the power of one billion. Exaggeration and a somewhat ire of overrating is going to be floating around this marvelous Seahawks team put together by General Manager of the Year John Schneider, if they were to return home with a loss to the Redskins. This is a highly unlikely outcome though, speaking losing to the Redskins.

With that said, it is nice to put these words, "exaggeration" and "overrating", with the Seahawks, for at least there is finally recognition of a worthy team here in the Emerald City of Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks (11-5) face Washington Redskins (10-6) in Playoffs: A Destined Fate

Seattle Seahawks played a very feisty St. Louis Rams

Seattle, less decisively, beat a game opponent at home against St. Louis. Russell Wilson made history by matching Peyton Manning's longtime record of touchdown passes for a rookie quarterback with (26), while absolutely blistering the Rams cornerbacks with precision passing (15/19). He also added a rush TD, making that (4) on the season. St. Louis knew that they were out of the playoffs, but wanted Seattle to remember them going into the postseason.

The 49ers bludgeoned the Cardinals at home. This game appeared to be interestingly competitive, as wished for by Seahawks fans, for the first quarter, but the 49ers simply displayed why they are still the defending NFC West Champions.

Russell Wilson vs. RG3: Read-option galore

Washington Redskins superstar Robert Griffin III will utilize Shanahan's read-option to its maximum

Washington Redskins superstar Robert Griffin III will utilize Shanahan's read-option to its maximum

Seattle Seahawks superstar Russell Wilson will perform Pete Carroll's read-option to perfection

Seattle Seahawks superstar Russell Wilson will perform Pete Carroll's read-option to perfection

Could Redskins fans and the 12th Man gotten anything more exciting than this matchup? This is the battle of the extremely popular Robert Griffin III vs. the overlooked and, for most of the time, overshadowed third-rounder Russell Wilson. Watching each game that these two rookie stars have played, I have to give the upside to RG3, but the competitive edge to Wilson. This is due to mainly in part to the absolute high expectation that RG3 exceeded and the obvious shock of the NFL and, in my opinion, the greatest GM/Coach move in the past decade of the NFL, Russell Wilson.

This game will surely be a contest, but the Seahawks win this one out. RG3 has never encountered a defense with this much speed in their front seven. Bobby Wagner and Chris Clemons will gobble up that read option all day and Richard Sherman will shutdown Pierre Garcon. Without Garcon, who is it that will step up in that receiving corp? Santana Moss does not have the speed that he formerly possessed and if he is brave and/or bored enough to cross the middle, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor will be waiting. Flag or no flag, these two safeties are relentless hitters.

Alfred Morris and Marshawn Lynch will put up their usual (100) yards and (1) touchdown performances, but it is the Seahawks defense and special teams that will win this hotly contested game. I foresee a kick return TD for Leon Washington, a blocked kick for Red Bryant and (2) defensive TDs for the speedsters in the Seahawks secondary. RG3 won't know what hit him... oh wait, never mind, Bruce Irvins's XL helmet and unusual agility are pretty distinguishable.

As always, the 12th Man stands beside our Seahawks 110% of the way. Though not at CenturyLink Field and literally across the nation, the Redskins will feel the storm of the Pacific Northwest that is coming more spirited than ever.

Seattle Seahawks welcomed the San Fransisco 49ers with thunder and lightning


Russell Wilson should get the recognition that he deserves after decisive victory

Russell Wilson should get the recognition that he deserves after decisive victory

The 49ers wanted to start with a blast out of the cannon arm of Kaepernick, but the Seahawks force three and out and unleashes the BEAST


Marshawn Lynch exploded in the first quarter of the Seahawks vs. 49ers SNF NFC West rivalry game. With such a bruising run, Beast Mode set the tone and took full advantage of an energetic and thunderous 12th Man advantage. Carroll immediately called Lynch's number and a dive to 49ers consistent Pro Bowler Justin Smith's replacement rewarded the Seahawks with the first score of the game.

From the start of the game, the defensive tone was set stiffly by the Seahawks. Forcing two three and outs and running Kaepernick out of the pocket with consistent pressure from all angles, contested and distressed mostly by Chris Clemons. 

Marshawn Lynch is giving it to the 49ers in handful servings. A rushing touchdown followed by catching a Wilson rocket gave the Seahawks a (14-0) first quarter lead. Red Bryant blocks a field goal chip shot from David Akers and Richard "Optimus Prime" Sherman takes it back (90) some yards for the defensive TD.

Seahawks have turned into the most feared team by obliterating the San Fransisco 49ers


The Pacific Northwest is known for being a place where toughness is seen as a rarity. The Seahawks just shoved their helmets into the chests, Kam Chancellor did it literally to Vernon Davis, and ran through them like a titanium Skyline. Add in their new found read-option pistol formation and I can't see any team that would want to meet this team head on, especially at CenturyLink Field where the 12th Man roams.

Russell Wilson should get a serious look at Rookie of the Year, as well as NFL MVP


The overcast of Luck and Griffin has been shed by a complete domination by Wilson of the best defense in the league statistically. Envisioning a time where the Seahawks had this type of versatility at the QB position might be of supreme difficulty, being that there was never a player at his position with his capabilities and ceiling. This kid can do it all and today he looked like Drew Brees with a (4.4) sec (40) yard dash.

There is nothing that the Seahawks can't do. They've got a potent pass attack filled with multiple complexities, a plethora of options in the backfield with power unmatched in the league, a receiving core that has come along strong at the end of the season, ballhawks and sure-tacklers at all DB positions, a vicious linebacking committee led by headstrong rookie Bobby Wagner and a defensive line that can do it all, Red Bryant proved that on his (4)th blocked field goal these past two seasons.

A statement win racked up against the 49ers, alongside the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, has sealed Russell Wilson as the face of the Seattle Seahawks franchise and boy am I glad, as a tremendous Seahawks fan, to watch him begin his legacy here in Seattle and end as a Seahawks legend.

Russell Wilson vs. Colin Kaepernick: Like looking into a mirror...

Mirror mirror on the wall. Who's the better player of football?


Corny? Yes. True? Seems like it. I included a list below, but before that; The 49ers will know where they are. They are in a place where the Seahawks have a true claim to football invincibility. CenturyLink Field is an environment where opposition, no matter how strong-willed or competitive, have fallen. Valiant efforts put down by earthshaking voices of a merciless crowd. This is an arena, where Gladiators, Titans and Spartans lay it all on the field. Sunday Night Football will let the country know of them.

The 12th Man will stand by the Seahawks through the storm of strong rain, thunder, lightning and gusts. With that, the Seahawks will lead their fans to victory with an iron fist.

The 12th Man will stand by the Seahawks through the storm of strong rain, thunder, lightning and gusts. With that, the Seahawks will lead their fans to victory with an iron fist.

The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks familiarities...


  • Defensively stout, both of these NFC West powerhouses allow exactly the same amount of points each game (15.6) and close in total yards per game hovering around (300).
  • They have running backs that are savages and on a totally different level than any other back, besides All Day Adrian Peterson, when it comes to toughness. For a big game like this and in the playoffs, I'd take these two running backs over any other in the league.
  • The versatility and variability of these two stallion quarterbacks must be given its due potential for a magnificent and magical Sunday Night Football game (5:30pm/pacific). The only differences that lay in between these QBs is that Kaepernick is an NFL sophomore and is more physically prototypical. Sunday night will not only be the kickoff for playoff standings and NFC West ownership, but a future long-lasting rivalry between two great competitors. The NFC West has arrived...
  • Pete Carroll and John Harbaugh are similar in many ways. This calls for another list...
    • Electrifying personalities
    • Read-option play calling
    • Former college coaches in California (Carroll, USC & Harbaugh, Stanford)
    • Competition-style practice, no player's position is safe (eg. Alex Smith)
    • Players have complete faith and extreme loyalty to their coaches. How the Seahawks and 49ers talk to the media with assertiveness, respect and competitiveness is an extension of their coaches. That is true trust, not just belief, but a universal faith.

This is a game that was moved to SNF; A showcasing of a great rivalry that has been brewing in the Pacific Northwest and the 49er fans and the 12th Man have known it. Here... we... go...

There is no cow level for the Seattle Seahawks anylonger

"DangeRuss" was on fire in Toronto and lit up the Buffalo Bills into steaks and s'mores

For those of you newbs that don't know what "There is no cow level" is, it means complete and utter victory. Right now, the Seahawks are the most lethal team in the NFC. There comes a certain point in the league where the playoff contenders are left behind and tags of Super Bowl contenders are put on the Seattle Seahawks. Not only did they play on enemy turf, with their daunting wolf grey uniforms, but they completely obliterated and embarrassed a Buffalo Bills defense that had resurgence the last few weeks. 

Russell Wilson is "DangeRuss"


Russell Wilson exploded on the Bills for (3) rushing TDs and with Marshawn Lynch produced a combined (200) yards. What is more incredible is not only did Wilson have a per carry average of over (10) yards, but so did Lynch (11.3). Add (205) yards and (1) TD pass, Wilson is making an even stronger case for Rookie of the Year and/or even NFL MVP.

Questions to be answered against the Buffalo Bills...


  • Where were Golden Tate and Sidney Rice against the Arizona Cardinals last week? Will they take advantage of a weak Bills secondary this week?
    • Sidney Rice had (4) catches for (76) yards and Tate had (3) for (64). Not a standout day, but reasonably well as the Seahawks were never playing catchup against the Bills.
  • The option-read offense that Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and RG3 are running is, so far, very successful. How will Wilson perform against a lagging defense?
    • Wilson's numbers don't lie. This read-option, as long as he doesn't take many big hits, can be a staple with these hybrid-like quarterbacks entering into the league looking like seasoned veterans. He tore stuff up. Actually, Kaepernick tore stuff up too in Foxborough.
  • Who wants the NFC West Crown more, the Seahawks or 49ers? 
    • Both of them. They both went into hostile environments and took care of business as usual. A football team reflects its coach, Pete Carroll and John Harbaugh are headed for a crash collision at ThaClink. This game was moved to Sunday Football for a reason, these two teams are on a mission, win the NFC West while laying a plethora of hit sticks/pancakes on each other.

Watch out now: Seahawks are on a tear through the East Coast

Can Wilson lead the Seahawks to an NFC West Championship?

Can Wilson lead the Seahawks to an NFC West Championship?

The Buffalo Bills host Seattle Seahawks in a possible high scoring game


Looking at these two teams on the offensive side of the ball, they are nearly identical, both averaging (341) yards of offense per game. The huge difference is the defensive discrepancies, as the Seahawks are top (3) in the league in most defensive categories and the Bills are near dead last in the NFL for yards allowed. The Seahawks proved plenty against the Chicago Bears two weeks ago on the road, but they still need that blowout on the road that turns their confidence into a spirit bomb.

Questions to be answered against the Buffalo Bills...


Where were Golden Tate and Sidney Rice against the Arizona Cardinals last week? Will they take advantage of a weak Bills secondary this week?

The option-read offense that Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and RG3 are running is, so far, very successful. How will Wilson perform against a lagging defense?

Who wants the NFC West Crown more, the Seahawks or 49ers?