1. Seattle Seahawks: The LEO Defense; What Is It? How Does It Work?

    The Seahawks defense was up and down, much like the offense, in 2010. It's understandable when switching to a whole new defensive scheme (and it is quite different). The Seahawks ran a unique defense in today's NFL ...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 3 years ago 13,024 reads 48 comments

  2. Seattle Seahawks: The Good in Jeremy Bates' Firing and Darrell Bevell's Hiring

    The Seattle Seahawks ' offense was a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in last season. One week, Marshawn Lynch would actually find the holes and open up the run game, at least enough to keep Mathew Hasselbeck out of 3rd and long...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 3 years ago 2,836 reads 19 comments

  3. NFL Free Agency Couldn't Have Gone Better For Seahawks

    No. This is not a rant about the departure of Seneca Wallace. Or about any of the moves that the Seahawks have made. In fact, Seattle has stood rather pat during the past few days. But the Detroit Lions have not been quiet...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 2,673 reads 21 comments

  4. Jack Zduriencik's Seattle Mariners and His Moneyball

    A quick group "Aww" for that picture. Awwwwwwwww!!! Anyway, the term "Moneyball" was coined by Michael Lewis in his book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game ...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 917 reads 0 comments

  5. Calling The Shots: Justin Forsett's Real Value

    First things first: I do not want to put down Justin Forsett or his accomplishments. In fact, I think he could be a very solid and effective back in a zone blocking or similar system. J-Force is a solid piece to the offensive puzzle...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 1,358 reads 44 comments

  6. Calling Shots From Afar: My Beef With Taylor Mays and More

    This series will mostly be a hodgepodge of thoughts, both baseball and football, mostly concerning the Mariners and Seahawks. First, I must address a pressing matter, and that is the wave of obsession over Taylor Mays that is sweeping 'Hawks nation...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 930 reads 35 comments

  7. Understanding the Truth About the Seattle Seahawks' Defensive Line

    With the retainment of Gus Bradley and D-Line coach Dan Quinn, as well as the addition of Head Coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks will run a 4-3 Under, with a Tampa 2 cover scheme. Here is how the line is typically set up...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 3,837 reads 20 comments

  8. Seattle Seahawks: How Pete Carroll Succeeds in Seattle

    In one day, I've gone from excited and optimistic, to extremely disappointed, and back to optimistic. I was excited when Jim Mora was relieved of his duties as head coach, as many you know of my criticism of his coaching abilities...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 821 reads 10 comments

  9. It May Be Wrong, But It Feels So Right: Firing Jim Mora

    After wasting three hours of my life watching Seahawk-Buc "football", and throwing up a little bit in my mouth along the way, I was infuriated. However, I wanted to take a couple days to see if I could cool off...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 1,370 reads 20 comments

  10. A Seattle Seahawk Fan's Open Letter to Mike Holmgren

    Dear Holmy, I want to thank you for your years in Seattle, particularly the '05 Super Bowl team. That team is the reason I ever got extensively into football...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 597 reads 1 comments

  11. Mariners Supposedly in on Three-Way-Deal for Cliff Lee

    Whoa. This isn't final, for starters, but the rumor is starting to snowball. The gist of it goes like this: Seattle gets: Cliff Lee Philadelphia gets: Roy Halladay Toronto gets: A whole bunch of prospects...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 633 reads 5 comments

  12. Another Oppurtunity for Seattle Mariners' GM Jack Zduriencik Arises: Jack Cust

    As we wait out Russell Branyan and look into signing Nick Johnson or trading for Andre Ethier, the Oakland Athletics may have done us a big favor. They non-tendered Jack Cust. His production slipped a little last year, which is a cause for alarm...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 946 reads 2 comments

  13. Seattle Seahawks: Putting The Injury Excuse To Rest

    Over the last two years the 'Hawks have suffered a multitude of injuries. Both years have decimated our O-Line, quarterbacks, defensive secondary, and our receiving and linebacking corps. It's fair to say we've been injury riddled...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 223 reads 2 comments

  14. Seattle Seahawks Problems Start and End in the Trenches

    With the 2009 season in the books, its time to start looking at next year. What are our positions of weakness? The thing we lack most? The missing key that has been holding us back from stretches of dominance, outside the NFC Worst...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 287 reads 9 comments

  15. Darnell Dockett Has Something To Teach Us

    Over the last couple of days, I've heard a lot of whining from Seahawks fans over Darnell Dockett pressing a forearm to Matt Hasselbeck's throat. Honestly, it has been blown way out of proportion...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 4 years ago 332 reads 3 comments

  16. Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks: Sweet Revenge

    For the first time in years, the Seahawks utterly destroyed a halfway decent team. For the first time in years, this is an inspired group. For the first time in years, the defense has shut down a legit offense...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 101 reads 0 comments

  17. Seattle Seahawks-Chicago Bears: The Tough Part Continues

    "It's extremely unlikely Matt will play," said Jim Mora. Am I alone in asking, "is this really that bad?" The Bears' defense is one of the most aggressive in the league. Seneca is way more mobile than Hasselbeck...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 371 reads 4 comments

  18. 1-1: Quick Hits on San Francisco's Shellacking of the Hawks By the Bay

    Now do you believe the 49ers are for real? In the words of Coach Green "They are who we thought they were!!!" The 49ers ran the ball up and down the end zones and kept the Seahawks off balance ...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 74 reads 1 comments

  19. Quest For Dos-Cero: Seattle Seahawks at The Mine

    Wow am I excited. I am so jacked for this game, its a shame I might miss it. Anyway, back to the grind. Whether or not you or the Hawks realize it, this is a huge game...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 159 reads 2 comments

  20. 1-0: Quick Hits on the Seattle Seahawks Big Win at Quest

    To start it off, great win for Seattle. Shutting any team out, even the Rams at Quest, is still quite a feat. That being said, there were some pretty big causes for concern. Obvious concerns were the number of turnovers, especially early in the game...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 207 reads 2 comments

  21. Minnesota Vikings, Fans, and Brett Favre up for a Rude Awakening

    Going into the season, I was liking the Vikings more and more in the NFC North. The Packers lack identity, Jay Cutler is just beginning to tear apart the Bears, and are the Lions even playing this year? Then, on Aug...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 308 reads 0 comments

  22. Ian Snell: Welcome To The Land Of Opportuniy

    I watched a little bit of Ian Snell's debut as a Mariner last night and I have to say I'm impressed. He was a pulled after six and gave up two solo homers, which I will get to in a bit...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 104 reads 12 comments

  23. Cardinals, Seahawks, 49ers, Rams: The Ultimate NFC West Division Preview

    Here is my take on each team in the NFC West coming into the 2009 season. Arizona Cardinals Short 2008 Recap During the regular season, the Arizona Cardinals thrived on being in the NFC West...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 345 reads 1 comments

  24. Jarrod Washburn Traded to Detroit in Three-Player Deal

    Detroit gets: Jarrod Washburn Seattle gets: Luke French, Mauricio Robles Luke French is a 23-year-old version of Jarrod Washburn—an extreme flyball pitcher with a below average fastball and slider, a serviceable change, and a slow, sweeping curve.

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 98 reads 7 comments

  25. Thoughts on Jack Wilson Trade

    Mariners Get: SS Jack Wilson, RHSP Ian Snell Jack Wilson is a defensive minded shortstop that can a little. His bat is not an offensive force by any means and this is not the big bat so many think we need...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about almost 5 years ago 757 reads 18 comments