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Pre-Snap Reads 10/20: Improved cornerback play may lift up entire Seahawks defense

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Seahawks News

Seahawks need Jamal Adams to be a game breaker, but emerging cornerback tandem may help – The Athletic
What now from Geno Smith, Darrell Taylor isn't necessarily out vs. the Saints and other takeaways following Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Closing Thoughts: Final Observations From Seattle Seahawks 23-20 Overtime Loss to Pittsburgh Steelers - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Though Seattle made an admirable comeback to erase a 14-point halftime deficit, Pete Carroll's squad wasn't able to make enough plays down the stretch to escape Pittsburgh with a prime time road victory. Reporters Corbin Smith and Ty Gonzalez take one last look at Sunday's defeat and discuss what's ahead for the Seahawks.

Expanded Playoffs, Weak Wild Card Race Give Seattle Seahawks Hope... For Now - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Following their fourth loss in five weeks, it's easy to write the Seahawks off. But with two wins in their next two games, they'd be back to .500 and potentially reunited with Russell Wilson. At that point, anything can happen.

Seahawks are minimizing Jamal Adams' impact with 'obvious' blitzes
Jamal Adams has no sacks in 2021 and while the Seahawks blitzed him more in Week 6, Michael Bumpus said Seattle can rush him better.

Salk: Seahawks found an identity on offense by doing it Pete Carroll's way
The Seahawks may have lost to the Steelers, but Mike Salk thinks they came away from it with a clear identity in running the ball on offense.

Heaps: Have the Seahawks found the answer at CB in rookie Tre Brown?
How encouraging was the play of rookie cornerback Tre Brown for the Seahawks in his first ever NFL game? Jake Heaps breaks it down.

Tuesday Round-Up: Michael Bumpus ‘Encouraged’ By Seahawks’ Secondary In Loss To Steelers
The Seahawks’ studio host joined 710 ESPN Seattle to discuss the improved secondary play, the player he’s most surprised by this season and more.

NFC West News

Peter King: Mystery Man Helps Arizona Cardinals Offense Achieve - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Assistant receivers coach Spencer Whipple was a large part of the Cardinals Sunday win over Cleveland.

Cardinals Defense Making Big Impact | Football Outsiders
We have spoken about how well the Cardinals offense has played this season, but what about their defense? Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph has put his players in the best positions to succeed in the passing game, turning up their defensive output.

Why the Cardinals are Freaking “Better” - Revenge of the Birds
WORD!

Three overreactions to the 49ers first five games: Kyle Shanahan is wasting Brandon Aiyuk’s talent - Niners Nation
The ups and downs have driven this fanbase crazy.

The San Francisco 49ers Need a Metaphorical Forest Fire - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing why the San Francisco 49ers would benefit from a metaphorical forest fire in the organization.

Sports Illustrated Power Rankings: Where do the Los Angeles Rams sit Ahead of Week 7? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
How do the Los Angeles Rams stack up in Sports Illustrated's latest power rankings entering Week 7?

Rams defense vaults back into top-5 of DVOA - Turf Show Times
Taylor Rapp, Terrell Lewis among the young players who are helping the reputation of Raheem Morris.

Around The NFL

It’s OK to question Bill Belichick, Giants have no plan, and what’s the point of the Vikings? NFL Week 6 reality check – The Athletic
Plus, the Browns have reason to be concerned, the Chargers not so much, and Trevor Lawrence offers a reason for hope in Jacksonville.

Raiders' Derek Carr, Maxx Crosby pull off the double, then there's Kyler Murray: NFL Week 6 superlatives – The Athletic
Week 6 awards/honors: The Raiders waste no time moving on from Jon Gruden, T.J. Watt remains T.J. Watt, and the Jags suddenly have a kicker.

NFL Power Rankings Week 7 - 1-32 poll, plus tracking each team's confidence rating
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are feeling good after five wins in a row, while confidence is dropping in Brian Flores and the Dolphins and DK Metcalf and the Seahawks.

Jacksonville Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot helps wife deliver baby girl at home
Jaguars DE Dawuane Smoot helped his wife, Aumari, deliver the couple's second child in the living room of their Jacksonville home early Tuesday morning.

One thing isn't clicking for the Cowboys yet, and they better hope it doesn't ultimately cost them
For the first time in a long time the work of Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys general manager, hasn’t undermined the Super Bowl aspirations of Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner.

Baker Mayfield has 'completely torn' left labrum as Browns' injury woes continue
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will attempt to practice Tuesday, but the long-term prognosis isn't good. Mayfield is dealing with a "completely torn" labrum in his left shoulder.

NFL Power Rankings: Lamar Jackson and Ravens overcame challenges and are contenders again
The best thing about the Baltimore Ravens' win Sunday was that Lamar Jackson had an off day by his standards.

Move The Sticks: Takeaways from Bills-Titans & teams who could have new QB next season
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move The Sticks.

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 7: Dak Prescott among three QBs reaching new highs
Dak Prescott played some of the best football of his career in the Cowboys' win over New England. David Carr looks into why Dak and two other QBs are reaching new highs, and why another is at a low point.