Michael Grey

Taijuan Walker is one of the Mariners’ options for the fifth spot in what could be a stacked ...
Michael Grey

Shortstop isn’t the Mariners’ only intriguing position battle

While much of the attention will be paid to Brad Miller and Chris Taylor as they compete to be the Mariners' starting shortstop, Michael Grey writes that the more intriguing position battle is with the fifth spot in the rotation.
9 years ago
Taijuan Walker is one of three young players with MLB experience competing to be Seattle’s fi...
Brent Stecker

Mariners rotation should benefit from health, depth in 2015

With Hisashi Iwakuma healthy and three young players with MLB experience competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, the Mariners have a starting rotation in the conversation to be one of the best in baseball.
9 years ago
A healthy and productive season from James Paxton would make the Mariners’ rotation dangerous...
Michael Grey

Three keys for the Mariners to meet their lofty expectations

With expectations as high as they've been in a long time, Michael Grey identifies three things that must happen in order for the Mariners to meet them.
9 years ago
Brady Henderson

Should athletes not publicize their good deeds?

Michael Grey weighs in on what Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin told "The Barbershop" about why he doesn't draw attention to the good deeds he does in the community.
9 years ago
Running back Marshawn Lynch is mulling retirement, according to general manager John Schneider. (AP...
Michael Grey

Seahawks’ offseason plans hinge on Marshawn Lynch’s decision

With Marshawn Lynch mulling retirement, the Seahawks are faced with the possibility of having to make key offseason decisions without knowing whether or not their star running back will be playing in 2015.
9 years ago
Ensuring that Marshawn Lynch is on the roster next year should be Seattle’s top priority this...
Michael Grey

Lynch’s importance to the Seahawks makes this a pivotal offseason

In mid-November, I wrote about the danger of the "irreplaceable employee" and the situation that the Seahawks found themselves in with Marshawn Lynch. In the wake of their loss in Super Bowl XLIX, the Seahawks enter the offseason with a similar predicament and maybe even more on the line.
9 years ago
Marshawn Lynch was once again a story during Media Day for for his reluctance to speak. (AP)...
Michael Grey

Though Marshawn Lynch says little, NFL still comes out on top

Lost in the outrage over Marshawn Lynch's defiance of NFL policy on one side and the celebration on the other is the fact that the league comes out smelling like a rose either way.
10 years ago
Garry Gilliam’s improbable touchdown helped the Seahawks win the NFC title with with five tur...
Michael Grey

Grey Area: Seahawks’ own belief led to historic NFC title victory

In Sunday's epic and historic comeback NFC Championship win, the Seahawks put on display their remarkable faith in each other that also turned their season around after a shaky start.
10 years ago
Aaron Rodgers threw for just 189 yards in Week 1 at Seattle, before he had a calf injury to deal wi...
Michael Grey

Grey Area: Packers’ challenge even tougher in rematch with Seahawks

In a rematch of Week 1, Green Bay will be charged with trying to score on a Seahawks defense that's held on to its spot as the best in football, and it will do so with a hobbled Aaron Rodgers.
10 years ago
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is winless in three career games vs. the Seahawks, and his team out...
Michael Grey

Grey Area: Seahawks have been kryptonite for Carolina’s ‘Superman’

Cam Newton may like to imitate Clark Kent, but the Panthers quarterback has been anything but a superhero in his previous meetings against the Seahawks' vaunted defense.
10 years ago
The Mariners treated fans to an exciting season then signed free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz. (AP)...
Michael Grey

A year of giving for Seattle sports teams

Christmas Eve is here, and what better time to take a peak at what gifts the teams here in Seattle have given to their fans this season?
10 years ago
Ryan Lindley will make his fifth career start — and first since 2012 — against Seattle&...
Michael Grey

Cardinals’ quarterbacks are hurting while Seahawks’ defense is surging

The Cardinals will start their third quarterback of the season, Ryan Lindley, against a Seahawks defense that has regained its championship form from a year ago.
10 years ago
Even with newcomer Tharold Simon in a key role, the Seahawks defense is in its championship form. (...
Michael Grey

Seahawks sent a statement to the NFL with win over Eagles

With last Sunday's dismantling of Philadelphia, the Seahawks sent a message to the other 31 teams in the NFL that the defending Super Bowl champions are not going away any time soon.
10 years ago
Seattle appears to have recaptured its championship form the last two weeks, a big reason for optim...
Michael Grey

Plenty of reasons to believe in the Seahawks down the stretch

The Seahawks appear to have recaptured their championship form, a big reason for optimism during what will be a difficult closing stretch.
10 years ago
Where would Seattle’s offense be this season without quarterback Russell Wilson’s runni...
Michael Grey

Seahawks fans have plenty to be thankful for

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us with all of its face-stuffing, belt-unbuckling, football-gorging wonderfulness, so what better time to look back and see what Seahawks fans have to give thanks for this year?
10 years ago
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Michael Grey

Which Seahawks can be counted on in a big spot?

A Seahawks win Sunday against Arizona is incredibly important to their postseason hopes. Who can they absolutely count on to make a play in a big spot?
10 years ago
Considering how important Marshawn Lynch still is to Seattle’s offense, the Seahawks will hav...
Michael Grey

Lynch is irreplaceable to Seahawks, and that could be a problem

Marshawn Lynch looks as good as ever as he continues to be the focal point of Seattle's offense. The problem is that none of the Seahawks' other running backs have proven capable of shouldering the load, which casts doubt about what their backfield might look like without him.
10 years ago
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are 5-3 after passing several tests during the first half of the se...
Michael Grey

Seahawks have overcome a first half full of challenges

The Seahawks have traded their No. 1 receiver, dealt with the resulting distractions and sustained a wave of injuries that could have capsized their season. After passing all those tests, they're 5-3 and still in position to repeat as champions.
10 years ago
After their early-season struggles, the Seahawks have a tough road ahead in the second half. (AP)...
Michael Grey

Seahawks still in position for title defense, but it won’t be easy

After their early-season struggles, the Seahawks have a tough road ahead as they try to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Here's how they must navigate it.
10 years ago
Sunday’s game against St. Louis showed how much the Seahawks will have to rely on Russell Wil...
Michael Grey

Seahawks’ offense needs Wilson to shoulder more of the load than ever

Sunday's game against St. Louis showed how much Seattle's offense will have to rely on Russell Wilson going forward given the injuries along the offensive line, an inconsistent running game and no more Percy Harvin.
10 years ago
In the Seahawks’ two losses this season, running back Marshawn Lynch has just 17 combined car...
Michael Grey

Seahawks’ offense can finds its identity by feeding the Beast

The Seahawks attack is best identified for running the football through Marshawn Lynch, something they didn't do when he got only 10 carries in the loss to the Cowboys last week.
10 years ago
DeMarco Murray, the league’s leading rusher this season, will meet the Seahawks’ top-ra...
Michael Grey

Grey Area: Challenge for Seahawks is singular with Cowboys’ run game

The Cowboys have the league's best rusher in DeMarco Murray, but they've struggled through the air, giving the Seahawks one easily identified key to stopping Dallas on Sunday.
10 years ago
Marshawn Lynch has 52 carries through three games compared to 10 for Robert Turbin and none for Chr...
Michael Grey

Seahawks would benefit from diversifying their ground game

With no more breaks over the final 13 weeks, now would be a good time for the Seahawks to utilize backup running backs Robert Turbin and/or Christine Michael with an eye toward preserving Marshawn Lynch as well as quarterback Russell Wilson.
10 years ago
Austin Jackson and the rest of the Mariners’ trade-deadline acquisitions have underperformed....
Michael Grey

Grey Area: Mariners’ disappointing stretch overshadows positive strides

The Mariners have provided fans with plenty of positive memories this season, but the last two weeks have been nothing short of disappointing.
10 years ago