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Seahawks News

Seahawks’ Jamal Adams to his many critics: I’ve got nothing to prove. ‘I’m blessed, man’
The Seahawks’ $70 million safety looks forward to making what will be his first sack, quarterback hit or interception.

Film Breakdown: Seattle Seahawks Revert Back to Defensive Roots Schematically - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
During the early stages of the season, Seattle seemed to reinvent itself by deploying bear fronts as the new base look defensively. But with the group struggling out of the gate, as Matty F. Brown and Corbin Smith break down, Pete Carroll and Ken Norton Jr. turned back to a more traditional look in Sunday's game at Pittsburgh with promising results.

Darrell Taylor 'Feels Like He's Playing' vs. Saints, Seahawks Receive Bevy of Positive Injury News - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Just four days after being carted off on a stretcher, Taylor appears to have a great chance at playing in Week 7, while Seattle could have several other injured players back in action as well for Monday Night Football.

How Seahawks can -- and why they need to -- get TEs more involved
In his latest Chalk Talk video breakdown, Jake Heaps looks at the encouraging use of tight ends by the Seahawks against the Steelers.

Seahawks have to roll with RB Alex Collins even with Rashaad Penny back
The Seahawks are expecting Rashaad Penny back against the Saints, but Michael Bumpus has reasons why Alex Collins should remain the lead RB.

The Huddle Podcast: Prime Time One More Time
Stacy Rost, Dave Wyman, and Jake Heaps preview Monday Night Football vs. the Saints.

Thursday Round-Up: Michael Dickson Details Some Of His Best Plays Of The Season
The Seahawks punter joined 710 ESPN’s “Wyman & Bob” to discuss a couple of his interesting punts this year, the transition from Aussie rules to American football, and some other tricks up his sleeve that he plans to unveil this season.

Reporter tentatively connects Aaron Rodgers to Seattle « Seahawks Draft Blog
ICYMI: CBS’s Jason La Canfora has written an article today suggesting as many as half the teams in the league could make a quarterback change in the off-season.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Practice Notebook: J.J. Watt Speaks About Facing Texans - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals got Kelvin Beachum and Justin Pugh back on the practice field Thursday.

Red Rain: 14 Minutes of Rants and Raves - Revenge of the Birds
Rant 1: The Rankings are Moot and Taking the Bait of Looking Ahead on the Schedule.

49ers News: Kyle Shanahan needs to remind us how great his offense can be - Niners Nation
The 49ers’ backs are up against the wall this week against the Colts.

What is Plaguing the Offense of the 49ers? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Slow starts have hurt the 49ers offense. Kyle Shanahan explains what improvements he wants to see.

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff Shares Why he Felt 'Some Disrespect' From Los Angeles Rams & Sean McVay - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Jared Goff says he felt disrespected by the Rams in how things played out at the end of his tenure in Los Angeles.

Cooper Kupp, L.A. Rams in Store for Big Week | Football Outsiders
The Rams offense has produced a lot of fantasy stars this weekend. So has the Lions defense. So you'll want to start everyone in a Los Angeles uniform—Kupp, Robert Woods, Tyler Higbee, Darrell Henderson, Matthew Stafford, maybe Flipper Anderson and Eric Dickerson—when they play Detroit on Sunday.

Rams-Lions: 3 reasons that LA could actually lose to Jared Goff - Turf Show Times
Just how in the world could the LA Rams blow a game they’re favored in by more than two touchdowns?

Around The NFL

Broncos vs. Browns live updates: Thursday Night Football channel, time, score, stats, news and highlights - The Athletic
Breaking NFL news and in-depth analysis from the best newsroom in sports. Follow your favorite teams. Get the latest injury updates, trade analysis, draft info and more from around the league.

NFLPA: Jeff Pash-Bruce Allen email on trading player rep 'absolutely concerning' - The Athletic
The NFLPA has not ruled out an investigation into an email exchange between Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen and NFL general counsel Jeff Pash in which they seemingly joked about trading a player due to his union role. The NFLPA, apprised of these correspondences, sharply criticized the league’s attitude toward the union.

Why the Browns signed Case Keenum for this very moment - Cleveland Browns- ESPN
Cleveland didn’t sign Keenum to solely mentor Baker Mayfield. It was because he can win games like Thursday's crucial clash against Denver.

Carr's Aggression Key to Raiders' Success | Football Outsiders
Despite a coaching staff in turmoil, the Las Vegas Raiders are tied for first place in the AFC West with wins over fellow playoff contenders Baltimore, Denver, and Pittsburgh. Derrik Klassen shows how Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has played more daring than ever before, confident in his ability to hit deep balls and squeeze passes into tight windows in coverage.

Top 10 tight ends of the 2021 NFL season: Mark Andrews, Travis Kelce rolling
How has Mark Andrews elevated his game? Is Travis Kelce slipping? Ahead of National Tight End Day, Nick Shook ranks the top 10 tight ends in the 2021 NFL season so far.

Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Does rumored 3-team deal make sense? -
A trade is "close" according to numerous sources ... but why?

It’s starting to feel like Aaron Rodgers will be a Packer in 2022 - Acme Packing Company
"This season is beginning to remind me a little bit of a season over a decade ago."