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Derek Stephens

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Great win in Toronto, but still obvious holes...

Despite winning 5 of their last 6 games - the last 2 of which were done in obliterating fashion (combined 108 points scored by Seattle) - I'm seeing a lot of the same holes and voids on this team...

Seahawks Roster: Evaluating The Defense, Part I

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There's been a lot of concern expressed about this Seattle defense in recent weeks, and for good reason.

An evaluative rant on Russ Wilson & the rookie QBs

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Okay, back to football... Let's start with Russell Wilson.

Seahawks Rookie Report, Week 5

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Here's our first 2012 Rookie Report, looking at the first four weeks of the season, and ranking each of the Seahawks' rookies according to what they've shown us so far this year.

Seahawks lose to Rams: Post-game reaction podcast

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Here's a 30-minute (approx) ramble-rant by yours truly, on the Seahawks' week four loss to the Rams.

A 2nd look at the Seahawks-Packers game: Defense

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This morning, I posted some notes on the offense, from Monday night's game. Now, we look at the defense.

A 2nd look at the Seahawks-Packers game: Offense

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I wanted to post a few notes I took both during the game and on 2nd look, outside of the obvious stuff that might have clouded the view of most fans.

Russell Wilson And Realistic Expectations

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It is, in fact, a very significant event, that a rookie is starting at QB for the first time in the NFL, in the first NFL game he's ever played in.

Evaluating Seattle’s New-Look Pass Defense

As good as the Seattle defense was last year, be prepared for it to look a lot different at times this year.

NFL Cuts: Projecting the Final 53 for the Seahawks

After the fourth and final preseason game, I've updated the final-53 projection with a few replacements/additions. Again, this is strictly my perspective as a scout/analyst and is not a prediction...

NFL Cuts: Final Seahawks' Preseason Position Battles

Here we dive into the remaining key battles for roster spots at each position.

Seahawks Roster Cuts: Quick Analysis

A quick recap of the first cuts that the Seahawks made on Sunday.

NFL Roster Cutdowns Coming: Who On Seahawks Might Go First?

Here's a list of 15 players that I would cut from the Seahawks roster, based on a combination of both depth at their given positions, and performance throughout preseason games. I haven't based any...

Seahawks Roster Analysis: Defensive Bubble Players After Preseason Week Two

As a follow-up to yesterday's second offensive bubble analysis, we take a look again at those "fringe" players on the defensive side of the football, after two preseason games.

Seahawks Roster Analysis: Offensive Bubble Players After Two Preseason Games

In review of preseason game two in Denver, let's take a look at a few veterans and UDFAs on the fringes of making the Seahawks roster. We'll go position-by-position, and rank each bubble player,...

Seahawks Rookie Report

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This week, I figured I'd analyze and rank at the same time. Here's my breakdown of the draft picks after preseason week 2 in Denver. Keep in mind, these rankings are taking into account both...

Seahawks Roster Analysis: Defensive Bubble Players

As a follow up to part one of the Seahawks Roster analysis of fringe veterans and UDFAs where we focused on the offense, we now look at the defensive side of the football, dissected by position:

Seahawks Roster Analysis: Offensive Bubble Players

In review of preseason game one, and to supplement my Seahawks Rookie Report, let's take a look at a few veterans and UDFAs on the fringes of making the Seahawks roster. We'll go...

Seahawks Rookie Report: Preseason Week One

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The Seahawks' Rookie Report is a series of posts I've done that evaluates and ranks this team's rookies, week-to-week. With one preseason game completed, let's get to the 2012 draft picks first....

Seahawks Safe At Safety? Don’t Be So Sure

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Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Seattle wide receiving corps, and the entrance of Terrell Owens into the picture, one deficiency that seems to be going overlooked by a great majority of fans...

Terrell Owens Workout Highlights Seahawks' Need For #2 Receiver

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So word on the streets is that Terrell Owens is coming to town. "Word" is correct. And I like it.

NFL Draft 2012: Best Available After Three Rounds

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Rounds four through seven happen today, and there's still a lot of value out there. Let's take a look at my top rated players that are still available.

NFL Draft 2012: 20 2nd Round Value Picks

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The first round was a bit of a whirlwind. 10 trades, a couple of reaches, and a lot of great talent passed up. Here's a look at 20 top values going into the second round.

NFL Draft 2012: Need A Big Receiver? Well, You've Come To The Right Year

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With the majority of pre-draft media focus directed at Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and the Indianapolis Colts, a solid class of receivers has gone relatively un-talked about.

NFL Draft 2012: 5 Underrated Offensive Players

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let's take a look at 5 players on the offensive side of the ball who may not be getting enough attention and could end up steals in the middle to late rounds.

NFL Draft 2012: Ten Defensive Players to Be Wary of in the First Round

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When evaluating draft prospects, many people struggle to differentiate between grading a player on potential or "upside" versus evaluating and ultimately grading them as the football player that...

NFL Draft 2012: Evaluating QB Depth & A Closer Look At Ryan Tannehill

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While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III make up what could be considered the elite class of 2012 Draft prospects at the QB position, there are far more than two teams in need of a signal caller.

NFL Draft 2012: Why The Combine And Pre-Draft Workouts Are Almost Meaningless

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Those of you who know me and know a bit about my player evaluation criteria probably know that I don't put a lot of stock in the combine or pro day workouts. Never have. My reasoning is simple...

Seahawks Rookie Report on the 2011 Class

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Here are my final Seahawks rookie rankings for the 2011 season.

Seahawks Rookie Report for Weeks 14 & 15

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Let's take a look at the Week14/Week 15 rookie rankings, as they performed against the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears...

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