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Shield Talk: Eight trade deadline deals to ponder

Shield Talk: Eight trade deadline deals to ponder

Brent Jansen, Columnist

October 26, 2018

The NFL’s trade deadline is approaching and there has already been a bit of drama. The Cowboys have sold a first-round pick for a slightly above average player, the Giants traded the wrong Eli, and the Jaguars added insurance for Leonard Fournette. But with several days left before the trade deadline,...

Shield Talk: Fallout after Super Bowl LII came in many forms

Shield Talk: Fallout after Super Bowl LII came in many forms

Brent Jansen, Columnist

February 8, 2018

For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl. With a final score of 41-33, Nick Foles and the Eagles’ soaring offense outlasted Tom Brady and the Patriots’ attempt to win a sixth NFL championship.  This game was thrilling from start to finish, and thanks in part to...

Shield Talk: Smith trade biggest story leading up to Super Bowl

Shield Talk: Smith trade biggest story leading up to Super Bowl

Brent Jansen, Columnist

February 1, 2018

Super Bowl LII is only a few days away, but the biggest story of the week isn’t David (Nick Foles) vs Goliath (Tom Brady) – it’s a blockbuster quarterback trade. The Kansas City Chiefs traded quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins on Tuesday night. In return, the Chiefs will receive...

Shield Talk: Panthers for sale in the midst of Richardson investigation

Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson, right, arrives in the owner's box at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 prior to the team's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Brent Jansen, Columnist

January 18, 2018

Several months ago, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was publicly accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Since then, individuals from all trades and industries have been accused of sexual assault and misconduct as part of the #MeToo campaign. The National Football League was not immune...

Shield Talk: Is Tom Brady’s sixth Super Bowl win imminent?

Shield Talk: Is Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl win imminent?

Brent Jansen, Columnist

January 17, 2018

After a spectacular divisional round of the NFL playoffs (if you haven’t seen the end of the Vikings/Saints game look it up RIGHT NOW), the final four teams are set. Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game as Nick...

Shield Talk: Five years after the ‘Butt Fumble’

Shield Talk: Five years after the 'Butt Fumble'

Brent Jansen, Columnist

November 23, 2017

The New York Jets were hosting the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. The Patriots had a 14-0 lead in the middle of the second quarter. It was first-and-10 from the Jets’ 30-yard line. The Jets were lined up in the I-formation (meaning the fullback and running back were directly behind...

Shield Talk: Defense taking a back seat to NFL offenses in 2017?

Shield Talk: Defense taking a back seat to NFL offenses in 2017?

Brent Jansen, Columnist

November 9, 2017

It’s a common phrase in football: “Good defense always beats good offense.” But how true is that statement? Well, looking at the history of the sport, there is a lot of evidence in favor. In the 51 Super Bowls played in football’s glorious history, there were eight occasions when the top ...

Shield Talk: Discussing the NFL trade deadline

Shield Talk: Discussing the NFL trade deadline

Brent Jansen, Columnist

November 3, 2017

A lot happened at the midway point of the NFL season, and none of it was on the field. The NFL’s trade deadline was Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. and many teams took advantage of the players on the market. Here are some of the notable trades from the past week: Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers: The Patriots traded away th...

Shield Talk: As NFL ratings drop, how does the League recuperate?

Shield Talk: As NFL ratings drop, how does the League recuperate?

Brent Jansen, Columnist

October 20, 2017

There is no other way to put it and no way to sugarcoat it: NFL viewership is down. Fewer people are watching football on Sunday (or Thursday… or Monday). According to ESPN.com, viewership is down 7.5 percent through the first six games this season compared to the first six games last season. Compared...

Shield Talk: What now for the Giants?

Shield Talk: What now for the Giants?

Brent Jansen, Columnist

October 12, 2017

The dreaded term “rebuilding year” means so much more than just getting better prepared for the next season. It means the fan base and spectators have given up on the team for the season. No one in a locker room will ever admit it, but the season seems lost. Unfortunately, it’s time for the...

Shield Talk: The ups-and-downs of a young NFL season

Shield Talk: The ups-and-downs of a young NFL season

Brent Jansen, Columnist

October 5, 2017

Before we get started, name the top five teams in the National Football League: Kansas City Chiefs Um… That’s the case for most NFL fans because outside of the Kansas City Chiefs, no one knows what the top five might look like next week. These first four weeks of football have been conf...

Shield Talk: Anthem protests open conflict between Trump, NFL

Dallas Cowboys players and staff including owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett all take a knee before the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 in Glendale, Ariz.

Brent Jansen, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Editor's note: The following is part of a weekly column by NFL writer Brent Jansen. All views and opinions expressed in this story are strictly those of the author and do not reflect those of The Seahawk editorial staff. The playing of the national anthem has been a tradition at sporting events s...

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