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Pre-Snap Reads 10/9: Seahawks need to finger a few things out


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Seahawks News

If Russell Wilson's finger injury keeps him out, Seahawks' Geno Smith era may begin – The Athletic
The Seahawks could be in trouble if Russell Wilson misses significant time, though Pete Carroll has confidence in backup Geno Smith.

Despite Falling Short of Storybook Finish, Geno Smith 'Ready' to Lead Seattle Seahawks If Needed - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
On a disastrous night at Lumen Field, backup quarterback Geno Smith proved to be a silver lining in the Seahawks' 26-17 defeat to the Rams. With Russell Wilson's status up in the air, Smith is prepared to help Seattle wade through uncharted waters.

Seahawks have 2 serious problems -- defense and Russell Wilson's injury
The story that unfolded at Lumen Field Thursday night was similar to the last time the Seahawks played at home, for all the wrong reasons.

Clayton: This Seahawks season has reached crisis mode
After losing to the Rams, the Seahawks are in trouble, writes John Clayton. He breaks down where the 2-3 Hawks stand with Russell Wilson hurt.

What makes Seahawks' Russell Wilson's finger injury so serious for a QB
Russell Wilson's injury is cause for concern for the Seahawks. Jake Heaps explains why a middle finger injury is severe for a quarterback.

As Carroll awaits word on Wilson, he’s ‘pissed off’ – Sportspress Northwest
What Pete Carroll knew for sure Friday morning, while his star quarterback was in Los Angeles seeing a specialist about the damage to the middle finger of his throwing hand, was that he was pissed off. And not at Russell Wilson.

When healthy, Wilson wasn’t moving Seahawks; now what? – Sportspress Northwest
Badly sprained.

Hawk Talk Podcast: Recapping Seahawks vs. Rams
Michael Bumpus and Nasser Kyobe break down a 26-17 loss to the Rams on Thursday Night Football.

Report: Russell Wilson set to miss weeks « Seahawks Draft Blog
My reaction to this news was this…

The Jamal Adams trade keeps on giving.

Pete Carroll: Seahawks’ Jamal Adams “doing really well’ | Tacoma News Tribune
Pete Carroll says of Jamal Adams: “I think he’s doing really well. Sean McVay, Matthew Stafford, Rams targeted Adams for game-changing catches in Seahawks loss.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Starters vs. Starters Practice - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Cardinals are believed to do that more than most teams and players and coaches believe it breeds competitiveness.

Revenge of the Birds Podcast #152: Who’s got it better than us at 4-0, Cardinals fans? - Revenge of the Birds
@blakemurphy7 discusses the sole undefeated team in the NFL after a 4-0 start shakes the shackles of Sean McVay and compares them to the Phoenix Suns.

49ers news: DeMeco Ryans says the Cardinals receivers are the most complete group the defense has seen - Niners Nation
The 49ers should have Josh Norman back, which is great news for the secondary.

Trey Lance has a Chance to Stake Claim as 49ers Indefinite Starter - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The ball is in the hands of Trey Lance to be the 49ers starting quarterback going forward.

5 Takeaways From the Los Angeles Rams' Week 5 Win Over Seattle Seahawks - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
What are the main takeaways we learned from the Los Angeles Rams' Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks?

Rams defeat Seahawks on Thursday Night Football: 4 things we learned - Turf Show Times
Aaron Donald and the sack record, Matthew Stafford’s inconsistency, and all that comes with the Rams defense.

LA Rams defeat Seahawks: Position grades for the roster in Week 5’s win - Turf Show Times
How did Matthew Stafford, Robert Woods, Aaron Donald and company grade against Seattle on Thursday?

Around The NFL

The many hats of Derwin James: Exploring the 5 positions the Chargers' star defender plays – The Athletic
Brandon Staley on Derwin James: "It's a tall job description, and he's one of the few guys in the entire world that can do it."

New England Patriots likely down four starting offensive linemen Sunday vs. Houston Texans
The New England Patriots will likely be down four starting offensive linemen when they visit the Houston Texans on Sunday.

NFL Week 5 injury updates - News on Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Ezekiel Elliott and more
Week 5 of the NFL season is upon us, and our team reporters have you covered with big-name injuries heading into the weekend.

Jon Gruden's racist email about DeMaurice Smith was bad enough. Then Friday, he made it worse
When you apologize, when you truly feel remorseful for what you've done, you don't equivocate.

Cowboys’ Collins fights suspension in court, Prescott testifies regarding bribe
Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins had a hearing in federal court Friday afternoon as he continues to fight a five-game suspension by the league.

The Week In Quotes: October 8, 2021 | Football Outsiders
This week, in an all-timer edition of TWIQ: the Jaguars react to Urban Meyer's social life; Vic Fangio questions John Harbaugh's character; Joey Bosa questions the officials' vision AND Derek Carr's courage; Lamar Jackson talks about his ass; Isaiah McKenzie refuses to give up sex; and Jabrill Peppers gets very excited about a coin flip.

NFL Week 5 bold predictions: Bengals beat Packers; Dak Prescott jumps into center of MVP discussion
Can the Bengals knock off the Packers in a battle of 3-1 teams? Is Dak Prescott about to hit the center of the MVP discussion? NFL Network analysts make bold predictions for Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season.