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Pre-Snap Reads 6/18: Pete Carroll with a lot to say after Seahawks minicamp


New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick & Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll Joint Press Conference Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

“Hakuna Matata” is an inflammatory phrase. Discuss.

Seahawks News

Clayton: Seahawks Observations - New offense, potential breakout players
Some of Pete Carroll's biggest praise from minicamp went to new Seahawks OC Shane Waldron. John Clayton on that and more observations.

Pete Carroll: What stands out in Shane Waldron's new Seahawks offense
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll joined 710 ESPN Seattle's Danny and Gallant on Thursday and provided an inside look at his team's new offense.

Seahawks Buy or Sell: 3 players Pete Carroll says will 'be a factor'
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll shared some trademark optimism about three under-the-radar players. We break down whether to buy or sell on it.

6 Things We Learned From Pete Carroll’s Press Conference Following 2021 Seahawks Minicamp
News & notes from Pete Carroll’s session with the media after his team wrapped up its offseason workout program.

Off-season open thread « Seahawks Draft Blog
Hi all, several of you have asked for me to start an open thread so you can continue discussing various off-season topics.

Tyler Lockett: OC Shane Waldron's offense brings 'more freedom' to Seahawks WRs
The Seattle Seahawks inherit a new offense after the hiring of OC Shane Waldron this offseason and WR Tyler Lockett says it will bring more freedom to the wide receiving corps.

Thiel: New NFL rules make it hard to avoid a jab | Sportspress Northwest
Players are barely halfway to complete vaccination, so the NFL and the union created new protocols for 2021 that put on the pressure. Seahawks have a ways to go.

Seahawks notebook: Penny Hart playing his way into receiver competition; team nearing 70% vaccination mark | The Seattle Times
On the final day of minicamp, it became clear that Penny Hart isn't going to be easy to overlook, even if he is only 5-8.

Pete Carroll on Seahawks OC Shane Waldron: ‘I have not gotten in his way’ | RSN
Between the talent on the Seahawks offense and the rave reviews of new OC Shane Waldron, we could be looking at potentially the best offense in team history.

NFC West News

49ers DE Jordan Willis suspended six games for PED violation - National Football Post
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Jordan Willis was suspended for the first six games of the 2021 season on Thursday for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

How Rams' supporting cast for Aaron Donald looks, sounds different - Los Angeles Rams Blog- ESPN
Michael Brockers leads the list of departed players and coaches from a top-ranked Rams defense in 2020.

2020 Rams Recall: A Week 16 loss to the Seahawks - Turf Show Times
The straw that broke the thumb.

Rams 2021 offensive depth chart: If the younger guys win starting jobs - Turf Show Times
Could Tutu Atwell become an immediate contributor?

What’s at stake for 10 key Cardinals in 2021 - Revenge of the Birds
There’s a lot riding on the 2021 season for the Arizona Cardinals. But what’s at stake for some important members of the team? Let’s find out.

Arizona Cardinals defensive line is nothing but questions after J.J. Watt - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals have spent massively in free agency the last couple of seasons along the defensive line.

Budda Baker posts he has COVID-19 - ProFootballTalk
On a day when the Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, another Arizona athlete confirmed he contracted COVID-19.

Around The NFL

NY Jets close to signing Morgan Moses to multi-year deal
The NY Jets are reportedly "making progress" on a multi-year deal for free-agent offensive tackle Morgan Moses. They are considered the favorites.

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley on league's new COVID-19 protocols: NFLPA 'a joke'
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is not happy with the NFL and NFLPA's newly agreed-to COVID-19 protocols for training camp and the preseason, and he aired his concerns Thursday via his Twitter account.

FO Radio Hour: Hall of Fame, Colts/Titans | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz featured guests Mike Tanier and Titans’ expert, Tom Gower. Today they continued the conversation of what the Julio Jones trade means for the Titans, as well as Mike Tanier’s Hall of Fame Wishlist.

Anti-Dynasty Rankings 11-20: #Sacksonville Jaguars | Football Outsiders
The anti-dynasty project reaches its penultimate stage, looking at the mess Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence have inherited, doubling down on Patriots schadenfreude, dancing the Pennsylvania Polka, and trying to figure out just who are the Anti-Seahawks.

Ranking the top 10 NFL offseasons by team: Browns, Buccaneers and Chargers reign supreme -
Assessing which clubs have fared the best up to this point in the offseason.

NFL's next step in promoting diversity: Inaugural Ozzie Newsome GM Forum born out of QB Coaching Summit -
Shack Harris, who helped create original Black coaches summit, says it's about providing 'information, exposure'.

Roundup: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes doesn't 'see any problems moving forward' with toe
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' toe is fine and dandy, Jets TE Chris Herndon's tight hamstring is OK and the Panthers and Lions signed some second-rounders.

Dolphins CB Byron Jones on Xavien Howard holdout: 'It's none of my business'
With fellow Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard holding out of minicamp, Byron Jones said Thursday he'd love to have him back, but Howard's contract situation was none of Jones' business.

State of the 2021 Chicago Bears: Can Justin Fields halt the never-ending search for a quarterback?
Is Chicago's never-ending search for a quarterback ... over? Could Justin Fields truly be The Guy? And how does the rest of the roster look heading into the 2021 NFL season? Adam Rank explores the state of the Bears.