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Many are screaming borefest with this matchup, but Cam Newton against the Seattle defensive line will be a treat.
Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin can tee off on opposing tackles similar to how the Rams dismantled the Cardinals Thursday night, Newton is not exactly a dead duck in the pocket.
K.J. Wright has been an exceptional linebacker for Seattle and it is imperative to slow down the Panthers rushing attack.
DeAngelo Williams and Johnathan Stewart are fairly healthy and they need to take less of the onus on Newton since Carolina has struggled mightily at times.
Steve Smith has not been his same superstar self and Greg Olsen is not going to be able to bail them out in crucial third downs, so somebody out of nowhere may have to step up.
Or perhaps the defense will just need to put together its best performance of the season in order to avoid starting out 1-4 in an NFC South division that is being taken over by those Dirty Birds....
BEST OF MAXIM
The last few weeks have not been kind to Cam Newton.
Underwhelming performances, coupled with a woe-is-me, sulking persona, has ignited criticism from fans, media, and even his own teammates. Just a year ago, Newton was tearing up the league as a rookie phenom. Now he’s made a mockery of — in his own town, no less. He’s found out the hard way that it’s not easy playing quarterback...
Going for broke
On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks take their number one ranked run game into NASCAR country to take on the Carolina Panthers.
This game is a tale of two beasts in the backfield that will hope to lead their teams to victory as both QB’s are having a rough go of it lately.
Matchup: Seattle vs. Carolina
Venue:Bank of America Stadium
Time: 1:05 PM (Local)
Carolina Panthers Charles Johnson had 0 sacks coming into Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons with the Panthers as a whole being one of the worst pass rush teams in the NFL. However Johnson exploded onto the scene in Week 4 with 3.5 sacks proving that his flirtations will being deemed a bust will have to wait for a little while longer. Sure, Johnson was a third round draft pick out...
Former Seattle Seahawks great Warren Moon believes that head coach Pete Carroll needs to stop having rookie quarterback Russell Wilson play like a robot to limit turnovers.
“He feels that he can do more and handle more than they’re giving him,” Moon told Doug Farrar of Shutdown Corner.
“You’ve got to remember — Pete’s a defensive coach, and he preaches, ‘Turnovers...
According to Dan Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com, the Seatlte Seahawks are still concerned about the Matt Flynn’s elbow.
One of the reasons it wouldn’t make sense to bench Russell Wilson in favor of Flynn if the Seahawks don’t improve, is that no one knows how his elbow will hold up.
“The thing is, they’re giving Wilson the great majority of reps in practice, because they...
2 – 2 through the first 4 games
Impressions, such a funny word isn’t it?
Root word is impress, as in I would like to see the Seattle Seahawks impress me over the next quarter of the season.
Past tense is impressed, as in the Seahawks defense really impressed me during the first half of the Monday Night Football game against the Packers.
Impressions? Now that is a totally...
It’s week 5 for the Seattle Seahawks as they head into Carolina this weekend to take on the Panthers. The Seahawks will be looking to recover from a devastating loss against the Rams last week and will have their work cut out for them against Cam Newton and company.
The offense sputtered last week for Seattle, who blew multiple chances to win the game against...
Replacement Refs, QB Controversy, Inconsistencies
In part one of our four part series, NWSB examined the first four games of the Seattle Seahawks‘ 2012 schedule. Fearlessly, I predicted that the Seahawks would find themselves sitting with a record of 3-1 at this point in the season and, needless to say, I was wrong.
It’s been a frustrating campaign so far — to say the least...
According to Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch fully participated in practice on Thursday.
This is great news since Lynch has been limited for the first quarter of the season with tightness in his back.
Now that the replacement refs are cruising through the wants ads looking for a Pop Warner team to put the screws to, some truth is coming to light.
Replacement referee Wayne Elliott has stuck to his story that the touchdown call at the end of the Seattle Seahawks victory over the Green Bay Packers was the right call.
Now a little over a week later, he’s backing off that stance...
It has not been even two years since Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers won the 2011 BCS National Championship, and yet, so much has changed.
Newton is now a second-year NFL star with the Carolina Panthers while the Auburn Tigers are struggling to keep up pace with the rest of the SEC. Michael Dyer, once a budding college football running back made famous by his controversial...
The Seahawks are on the road again this week taking on yet another opponent they should be able to beat in the Panthers. The lynchpin of Carolina's offense is still Cam Newton, who through four weeks has been putting up similar numbers to those from his Pro Bowl rookie season. He's getting plenty of help in the ground game from DeAngelo Williams, but his only...