Jason Drake

  • joined Dec 16, 2009
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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NFL Playoff Expansion is Wrong, Part II

The excitement of playoff races is measurable. Or in the case of expansion, the boredom.

NFL Playoff expansion is objectively wrong, Part I

Goodell's ill-considered scheme will degrade not just the playoffs, but the entire regular season.

Seahawks sign guard Stephen Schilling


Schilling is a 6'5", 312 lb native of Bellevue. He was a 6th-round draft pick in 2011 by the Chargers, spent time on the practice squad, and made 8 starts in 2013 in place of injured players. He played college ball for Michigan, but had been recruited by Tom Cable who was then the offensive coordinator for UCLA.

Are "millionaire" players rich?

Doug Baldwin speaks on player priorities; trolls respond with envy; Jason clears up a few matters.

Final roundup on Seahawks 3rd down conversions

It's all about converting-- or stopping-- on third down, right? Wrong.

Erin Andrews happy with post-game interview


"...that’s why we grab them right after games because we hope they lose their minds like that, we hope they show pure joy. We hope he does the same thing at the Super Bowl."

Seattle is hungry for a Championship

How does Seattle compare to other cities in Championship frustration? It's been a long time coming.

Wilson v. Kaepernick: Facts/Opinions on "The Edge"

ESPN's analysts weighed in on which quarterback has "the edge". I weigh in on their weighing in. We'll go way into the stats looking for a way into the insights that reveal which quarterback is way...

Running against the 49ers: What we saw in Week 2

The Seahawks racked up 172 rushing yards against the 49ers in September while being unable to pass effectively. Can we expect the same when next they meet?

Observations of the New Orleans Saints' defense

Examining matchups against the Cowboys, Bears and Dolphins.

Perrish Cox released


Insert short stay, Cox in-and-out joke here.

Playoff Seeds and Championships

The pundits are cringing at the likelihood the Seahawks winning the top seed in the NFC. Desperately looking for any rationale to dismiss Seattle's chances.

Aaron Rodgers has "small break" in collarbone


Initially reported on Twitter by Ian Rapoport. The break is in his non-throwing shoulder. Rodgers is expected to miss several weeks, but should return in time for the playoffs.

Darrell Bevell & rock-paper-scissors

There is a reason for, and a solution to, Seattle's dismal Monday night offensive performance.

Rethinking defensive 3rd down conversion rates

The Seahawk defense is allowing the 12th lowest 3rd-down conversion rate at 37%. Should it count as a weakness for an otherwise top-of-the-league unit?

Seahawks trendencies

Carroll, Wilson and Lynch may be the ultimate 3-headed monster of the NFL. But is there a reason that Seattle struggles on field goal attempts and in the red zone?

An easy solution for the Redskins name controversy

In times of moral crisis, a nation looks to its intellectual leaders for guidance. When none appear, the sports writers fill the void.

Harsh judgment for Houston scapegoats

Matt Schaub and Kareem Jackson are victims of bad timing and perception.

Dumping cold water on "calculated" playoff odds

Every day, I love the Seahawks. But today, I'm a mean old man with a calculator and a fistful of logic.

Some contentious analysis from Sunday

Rice is nice, no need to bustle about Russell, and the weather is just fine, thank you.

Sunday's game was really, really fast

Two thoughts come to mind after a 12-7 win: "Wow, our defense is good!" and "What the hell is wrong with our offense?"

The contract strategy for sub-elite free agents

The new CBA places strict limits on rookie salaries, giving NFL GMs a good motive to pack their roster with young, cheap players.

A comprehensive strategy for physical domination

How Pete Carroll defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt.

Seahawks sign WR Brett Swain


Swain caught two passes in 2011 with the 49ers, and six passes in 2010 with Green Bay. He was cut before the start of the 2012 season.

I Hate (Love) Russell Wilson


Harrison Weinhold of Hogs Haven shares his perceptions and memories from prep school days.

Sidney Rice is Pro Bowl caliber

Our duty as fans is to give a quick smile and nod for those who did make the roster, then get down to the serious business of complaining about snubs.

Passing efficiency, work load, and R(QB)OTY


Here's an in-depth statistical analysis of the top three rookie quarterbacks from a Seahawk fan over at Field Gulls (me). After seeing more comments today about Luck deserving the award based on W-L, I thought some of you might appreciate a more intellectually honest account.

Passing efficiency, work load, & R(QB)OY


I'm told that many SB Nation readers have their ballots ready at hand, eagerly awaiting a quantitative analysis to show whom they should select as Offensive ROY and what name should go in the...


An objective (mathy) look at the Seahawks' offense

Having made the subjective observation that Russell Wilson (or more precisely, the Seattle passing offense) has improved over the course of the season, I thought it would be fun to take a more...

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