Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus says he’d take Seattle’s Russell Wilson over San Francisco’s Alex Smith, putting the rookie quarterback on his midseason, All-NFC West team.
Even after Smith’s impressive performance against Arizona on Monday, night, Elsayed appears to like Wilson’s upside, and believes San Francisco’s offense is limited by Smith’s ability.
Marshawn Lynch, Sidney Rice, Chris Clemons, Brandon Mebane, Richard Sherman, Leon Washington and Byron Maxwell also make the list.
Elsayed: “Alex Smith looked set to have this position sewn up before his two horrible performances against the Giants and Seahawks made you realize the 49ers’ offense, is instead, limited by him. Instead, Wilson has performed above expectations and finds himself looking like a Top 10 quarterback.”
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports gives Seattle a C grade in his midseason report: Marvez: “The Seahawks have a good enough defense to make some noise in the postseason, but they first have to secure an invitation to the party. Being 0-3 in the NFC West so far could hurt Seattle in potential playoff tiebreakers. Back-to-back road games against Miami and Chicago in Weeks 12 and 13 are no picnic either.”
ESPN’s panel of NFL experts drops the Seahawks to No. 13 in their NFL power rankings.
Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports keeps Seattle at No. 10 in his power rankings.
Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that Kansas City Star reporter Adam Teicher says there’s a lot of red flags that come with Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe Teicher doesn’t believe Bowe is worth trading for. Teicher: “He’s dropped some big passes for them that have cost them games over the years. He’s just not a real reliable guy.”
Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle says that Seattle’s inexperience on defense is to blame for the team’s struggles on third down, as he explains in this video link.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com hands out his midseason awards. Marshawn Lynch is the team’s MVP.
The NFL Network’s The Season profiles Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in this video link.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle selecting Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson at No. 17 overall in his 2013 Mock Draft.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated gives linebacker Bobby Wagner some props as potential defensive rookie of the year candidate.