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2015 Seahawks NFL Draft Preview

As the 2015 NFL Draft quickly approaches Seahawk fans are looking to the draft to see potential picks that could be beneficial for next seasons Superbowl run. Although the Seahawks are in pretty good shape for next season already, there are a few positions that the Hawks are lacking in.

WR

Last season the Seahawks receiving core was often described as “pedestrian” as not one receiver had more than 825 receiving yds. Despite the lack of outstanding production from a single receiver, as a whole the receiving core made big plays when they were needed. Although with Paul Richardson’s late playoff injury vs. Carolina, the Seahawks are lacking on dynamic quick receivers, which is what the Hawks will be looking for early in the upcoming draft. Here are a few selections that would fit nicely in Seattle’s offense:

Devin Smith (Ohio State)
Devin Smith (Ohio State)

 

Devin Funchess (Michigan)
Devin Funchess (Michigan)

 

Ty Montgomery (Stanford)
Ty Montgomery (Stanford)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

During Seattle’s offseason the Seahawk’s center position was ravaged by trade as well as retirement. Our Pro-Bowl center Max Unger was involved in the Jimmy Graham acquisition sending Unger to New Orleans as well as Steve Schilling making the difficult decision to retire at age 26 due to “personal reasons.” So naturally the center is a crucial piece for the Seahawks to fill during the draft. These are a few centers that would make a nice transition to the Seahawks:

Hroniss Grasu (Orgeon)
Hroniss Grasu (Orgeon)
B.J. Finney (Kansas St.)
B.J. Finney (Kansas St.)

 

CB

One of Seattle’s most valued positions, the Seahawks lost Byron Maxwell to free agency during the offseason. Although the Hawks did sign Cary Williams as well as Will Blackmon during the offseason, I feel that Seattle still may look to the draft to add more depth to the Legion Of Boom.   Here are a few solid picks that should be available in later rounds of the draft for the Hawks:

Quinten Rollins (Miami University)
Quinten Rollins (Miami University)
Ronald Darby (Florida St.)
Ronald Darby (Florida St.)

 

OT

Last season Seattle’s pass blocking ranked quite average when compared to the entire league, which should be a focus during the draft. Also with left tackle Russell Okung entering the final year on his contract, a pass blocking OT will be crucial come this time next year. Here are a couple selections that would fill the void in OT:

Ty Sambraillo (Colorado St.)
Ty Sambraillo (Colorado St.)

 

Tyrus Thompson (Oklahoma)
Tyrus Thompson (Oklahoma)

 

 

Written By: Kyle Curnow

Sports Comebacks You Probably Never Heard About

In the sports world everyone loves to hear about a comeback, the miracle play, a team going against all of the odds and getting the win. We have all heard about the Red Sox coming back against the Yankees in 2004 to win the ALCS, and the Steelers and Giants Super Bowl winning drives. Here are a few comebacks you probably never heard about.

Capital High School v. Billings West High School

After a first half that saw Capital chasing the West offense up and down the field, Capital came out guns blazing in the second half. Starting with a 15 yard pass from Matt Reyant to Matt Miller, Capital dropped the lead to 14. Capital tacked on another touchdown with a 15 yard run by Matt Miller giving Capital hope. As time expired in the 4th quarter quarterback Matt Reyant found receiver Josh Dirks in the corner of the end zone. 20-21. Capital coach Pat Murphy has been known for being ambitious which he showed by going for 2 instead of kicking the PAT. Reyant takes the snap, fakes the give to Matt Miller, and takes off. The outcome? It’s good! Capital got the win and kept the perfect season alive with a 22-21 final score.

Capital High Billings West
Capital High v. Billings West

 

Watford v. Leicester

What’s on the line? The winner goes to the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium. It was the 96th minute with only 4 minutes supposed to be added on but a penalty kick for Leicester kept the clock rolling. Leicester was losing 2-1 but because they won the first game 1-0 AND had the away goal rule on their side, (The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in soccer and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team’s home ground. By the away goals rule, the team that has scored more goals “away from home” will win if scores are otherwise equal), they would advance whether they made or missed the penalty. Anthony Knockaert steps up and takes the shot…save by the keeper Almunia! The rebound shot…SAVE BY ALMUNIA! With a stadium erupting from the outcome of the penalty Watford started their counter. Watford pushed the ball down the right side of the field. A cross comes into the box, the ball is headed back into the middle where it meets the foot of Watford striker Troy Deeney. The result? Absolutely pandemonium. The ball is smashed into the back of the net and fans storm field, Watford players and coaches celebrating their monumental comeback, and Leicester wondering how they let the opportunity to play in the FA Cup final in Wembley slip through their hands.

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Watford v. Leicester, FA Cup

 

Montana Grizzlies v. South Dakota State Jackrabbits

An absolutely awful, and I mean AWFUL, first half almost lead to an early exit by the Griz faithful. I was there and I considered calling it a day with how bad it was. Down 27 points with 5:40 left in the 3rd quarter things started clicking for the Griz as Marc Mariani took a kickoff back 98 yards started a comeback for the ages. 48-27, the Griz start the 4th quarter with a 15 yard pass from Andrew Selle to Mariani, the score now 48-34. 7 minutes left, Chase Reynolds looks for a hole up the middle but is forced outside where he scrambles to the corner for a Montana touchdown. A miracle looks possible now with the score 48-41. Only 3 minutes later Reynolds runs it in from 4 yards, which along with an extra point TIES the score 48-48. With only a minute left, quarterback Andrew Selle fakes the handoff to Reynolds, rolls out to the left and finds a wide open Mariani for a Montana touchdown. The Griz down by 27 at one point now LEADS 55-48, but that isn’t the end of the story. SDSU had one more drive….which was shut down by an interception by Griz lineman Severin Campbell who turned that into 6 points. The final score: Montana Grizzlies 61 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 48.

Montana Grizzlies v. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 2009
Montana Grizzlies v. South Dakota State Jackrabbits 2009

 

Clinton LumberKings v. Burlington Bees

When you think of a baseball comeback you probably think about 5, 6, maybe 7 runs. Well the Clinton LumberKings made a 16 run miracle. 16 RUNS!!! Top of the 6th inning, Clinton down 17-1 are able to find 6 runs to at least make a probable loss look a little less worse. With the help of some quality pitching and 5 runs in both the 8th and 9th innings, Clinton was able to send a game that should have been over, into extra innings. After a scoreless 10th and 11th inning for both teams, Kyle Seager of the LumberKings was able to get the go ahead run in the top of the 12th. Shutting out Burlington in the 12th gave Clinton a 20-17 win. “That’s one for the ages for me, for sure,” Burlington manager Bill Richardson said, according to The Hawk Eye newspaper. “You just give credit to your opponent for flipping the game on us. We just gave them a little life in that sixth, and they kept running.”

Clinton LumberKings v. Burlington Bees 2014
Clinton LumberKings v. Burlington Bees 2014

Duke Blue Devils v. Maryland Terrapins

The Miracle Minute. A comeback that most Duke fans consider the famous minute in Duke history. Maryland leading 90-80, Duke guard Jason Williams finished a layup to shave the lead to 8. Maryland inbounded the ball which was then stolen by Williams who put up a 3 pointer to trim Maryland’s lead to 5 with 48 seconds left. Duke foul Maryland on the inbound who were in double bonus. Drew Nicholas of Maryland misses the first free throw…and then the second. Duke takes the ball down the court where Williams sinks another 3 leaving 40 seconds on the clock. In a matter of 20 seconds Duke cut Maryland’s lead from 10 to 2. Maryland inbound the ball, Duke put on the trap and strip the ball away giving them 34 seconds on the clock, the ball, and a shot at the win. Duke put up a 3, no good, but they get the rebound and are fouled on the put back. With 21 seconds, Nate James steps up to the line for 2 shots. The first….good. The second….GOOD. The game was sent into overtime where Duke would prevail 98-96. Leave it to Coach K to pull off the impossible.

Duke v. Maryland 2001
Duke v. Maryland 2001

 

Miracles are the best part of sports. We love seeing a team make the seemingly impossible comeback by giving everything they have to get the win.

“It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

Written by Zachary Clinch

Brawl of the Wild ’14 – Are You Ready?

114th Brawl of the Wild
Saturday, November 22 in Missoula

Kickoff: 3:00 p.m.

Cat

Griz

 

 

 

 

 

When you grow up in Montana, one thing that is decided upon very quickly is whether you will be a Griz or Cat. The importance of this decision varies, and is often based off of a variety of factors. All Griz and Cat fans gather for the annual, end of the year showdown between the two teams. Whatever you may call it – Brawl of the Wild, Cat/Griz, or Griz/Cat – this rivalry game is fierce and exciting, and often has huge playoff implications.

1st things 1st – Essentialscold

Game day forecast: 39 F
Precipitation: 20%
Humidity: 92%
Wind: 6 mph

  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Winter coat
  • Beanie (maybe with face cover)
  • Alcohol (personal preference)
  • Wool socks
  • Hand warmers
  • Long johns
  • Snow pants
  • Friends
  • Tickets
  • Fan gear
  • Team spirit

Next Up – HistoryHistory

Current record: Griz lead, 70-37-5 (.647)
Total meetings: 113
Last Meeting: November 23, 2013 – Montana 28, Montana State 14
Largest win: Montana 70, Montana State 0 (1904)
Current win streak: Montana (2013)
Longest win streak: Montana 16 (1986-2001)

Get to know ‘em

#12 Montana State Bobcats   BobcatStadium

Head coach: Rob Ash
All-time record: 481-467-32 (.507)
’14 Record: 8-3 (6-1) – 2nd in Big Sky
Big Sky Championships: 20
National Championships: 3 (1956, 1976, 1984)
Colors: Navy Blue & Gold
Fight song: Stand up and Cheer!
Stadium: Bobcat Stadium, capacity – 20,767

Why Cat fans should attend

It’s a rivalry game – #13 ranked Grizzlies vs. #12 ranked Bobcats

It’s hard to get a W in Wa-Griz stadium – come find out if  your team is up to the challenge

I know you have some friends in maroon – come hang out with them in beautiful Missoula!

The atmosphere at Griz games is impressive as is – so imagine what it will be like for Cat-Griz?

Find out who ends up winning the Canned Food Drive , which is announced at half time. This is an annual competition between the two universities to see who can donate the most canned goods. FYI The Cats have won 13 out of 14

Lastly – Why wouldn’t you?

Hashtags to use this weekend – #FTG, #BrawloftheWild, #MSUBobcats, #EatShitGrizzliesGoCatsGo, #CanTheGriz #BigSkyFB

#13 Montana GrizzliesGrizStadium

Head coach: Mick Delaney
All-time record: 549-475-26 (.535)
’14 Record: 7-4 (5-2) – 5th in Big Sky
Big Sky Championships: 18
National Championships: 2 (1995, 2001)
Colors: Maroon & Silver
Fight song: Up With Montana
Stadium: Washington-Grizzly Stadium, capacity – 25,217

Why Griz fans should attend

It’s a rivalry game – #13 ranked Grizzlies vs. #12 ranked Bobcats

Mick Delaney’s last regular season game as head coach – He announced his retirement earlier this week

This is a huge conference game for the Griz! – Griz have one more conference loss than the Cats do

SoBA tailgate – great chance to see/meet some alumni and faculty

Find out who ends up winning the Canned Food Drive , which is announced at half time. This is an annual competition between the two universities to see who can donate the most canned goods. FYI The Cats have won 13 out of 14

The majority of you live in Missoula – SO JUST GO

Hashtags to use this weekend – #FTC, #BrawloftheWild, #BeatState, #HereKittyKitty, #GrizNation, #grizstagram, #WeAreMT

So what’s at stake on Saturday?

Besides being state champs and earning bragging rights….

The Great Divide Trophy!

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Lil Something Extra!

 

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