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Seahawks News

The Seahawks' defense must improve and change starts with Pete Carroll – The Athletic
It won't matter who's playing QB for Seattle if Carroll and his coaches can't get their defense on the same page ASAP.

Michael Dickson: The Seattle Seahawks' Unsung Hero Through the First Quarter of 2021 - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Tasked with the heaviest workload of any punter this season, Michael Dickson has given the Seahawks everything he has. If the first five weeks of 2021 are any indication, then another All-Pro selection could be in his future.

Should Seahawks stick with Geno Smith at QB or bring in Cam Newton?
Will the Seahawks roll with Geno Smith at QB, or should they go after Cam Newton? Brock and Salk share their thoughts on the QB room.

Seahawks reportedly cutting Tre Flowers, bring Blake Bortles in for workout
The 2-3 Seattle Seahawks are at a turning point in their 2021 NFL campaign, and they're making waves entering Week 6 of the season.

Seahawks Mailbag: Changes To The Offense With Geno Smith, Defense Stepping Up & More
You had Seahawks questions; we have answers.

Tuesday Round-Up: ‘Extremely Talented’ Geno Smith Ready To Help Seahawks Win Games, Jake Heaps Says
Heaps, a 710 ESPN Seattle analyst and Smith’s former teammate with the Jets, is confident that Smith can lead the Seahawks during Russell Wilson’s absence.

My new plan & direction for the Seahawks for 2022 « Seahawks Draft Blog
Seahawks fans are starting to think long term, with the team at 2-3 and facing the prospect of watching Geno Smith at quarterback for the next month.

History, logic say Seahawks in peril without Russell Wilson | Tacoma News Tribune
NFL history, logic say the Seahawks’ season is in peril with Russell Wilson injured, Geno Smith having to start. Teams that lose QBs lose 2/3rds of their games.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Chandler Jones COVID-19 Reserve - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Jones becomes the 18th Cardinals player, most in the league, to go on the COVID list since July. TE Darrell Daniels was activated Tuesday.

Arizona Cardinals offensive snap count in win over the San Francisco 49ers - Revenge of the Birds
With the Arizona Cardinals sitting at 5-0, what does the worst offensive output of the season look like in terms of snap counts?

49ers news: Kyle Shanahan’s bizarre wide receiver usage continues - Niners Nation
Kyle Shanahan continues to avoid throwing to Brandon Aiyuk in favor of other 49ers wide receivers.

Dear 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
An open letter to San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Sports Illustrated Power Rankings: Where do the Los Angeles Rams sit Ahead of Week 6? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
How do the Los Angeles Rams stack up in Sports Illustrated's latest power rankings?

Rams Winners & Losers: Cooper Kupp, offensive line standing out early - Turf Show Times
Where do Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Raheem Morris fall into after five games?

Around The NFL

Bills unleash Josh Allen, Chargers don’t coach scared (Bengals do), and do Browns trust Baker? NFL Week 5 reality check – The Athletic
The Ravens rewrite narratives, the Panthers confront a potential change in narrative, the Bears change their defensive outlook and more.

Gruden is gone, now the NFL should get rid of those who enabled him
Jon Gruden is gone. In a stunning turn of events that unfolded on Monday, Gruden was forced to resign as Las Vegas Raiders coach in the face of an avalanche of racist, anti-gay and misogynist emails first disclosed by The New York Times.

NFLPA to petition NFL to release all emails from Washington Football Team investigation after Jon Gruden's resignation
The NFLPA plans to request that the NFL release the remainder of the 650,000 emails from its investigation into the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team.

NFL kickers have historically rough week with record-setting misses
What do Mason Crosby, Rodrigo Blankenship, Matt Gay and Matt Ammendola have in common? They all missed extra points in Week 5. They aren't alone in their misfortunes, though, as kickers across the league combined to miss a historic 13 PATs -- and 13 FGs.

Bucs remove Jon Gruden from Ring of Honor after hateful emails were exposed
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they are removing Jon Gruden from the team's Ring of Honor following Monday's New York Times report that exposed a multi-year history of racist, misogynistic and anti-gay emails written by the football coach.

Brett Favre facing lawsuit if he doesn't repay $828K in Mississippi welfare funds, state auditor says
The state of Mississippi still wants its money back from Brett Favre.

As NFL tries to reshape its culture, Jon Gruden’s words canceled himself from it
In the end, it was going to be nearly impossible for Jon Gruden to explain it all away.

Jon Gruden got what he deserved – but why is Washington's Daniel Snyder relatively immune from this email scandal?
I have absolutely zero sympathy for Jon Gruden and the situation he finds himself in, the disgraced now-former coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.

DVOA Week 5: Bills Continue Ascent to Greatness | Football Outsiders
With a dominating win over Kansas City, Buffalo moves onto our list of the greatest teams in DVOA history. Where does their defense stand among the all-time best? And where does the Kansas City defense stand among the all-time worst?

Move The Sticks: Reaction to Jon Gruden resigning & takeaways from Colts-Ravens
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move The Sticks.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Oct. 12
The Lions will play the remainder of the 2021 season without Pro Bowl C Frank Ragnow, who is set to undergo season-ending toe surgery, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

How and why the Jon Gruden emails leaked: A timeline and theories
An explanation, summary and timeline of how and why the Jon Gruden emails leaked that led to his resignation and loss of job and reputation.