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Seahawks News

Seahawks preseason opener: 10 observations from their loss to the Raiders – The Athletic
It's only preseason, but the Seattle Seahawks' lack of offensive balance early in the game against the Raiders was surprising.

Darrell Taylor, Young Edge Rushers Show Promise in Seattle Seahawks' Preseason Opener - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
On an evening where the Seahawks struggled to find a rhythm offensively and were carved up by a backup quarterback defensively, the stellar play of Taylor and his counterparts provided a silver lining in defeat.

Seahawks defenders make the most of opportunity in preseason opener
The Seahawks spent a lot of time on defense in their preseason opener and a few players stood out to Paul Gallant on that side of the ball.

Rost's Seahawks Takeaways: The good and bad from preseason opener
The Seahawks' preseason opener vs. the Raiders offered a mixed bag of results, Stacy Rost writes. Here's what stood out to her from the game.

“Electrifying, Satisfying, Gratifying” Night For Darrell Taylor & Seahawks Pass Rush
One of the bright spots in Seattle’s preseason loss to the Raiders was the play of edge rushers Alton Robinson, Darrell Taylor and Rasheem Green.

What The Seahawks Said Following Their 20-7 Preseason Loss To The Las Vegas Raiders
Interviews, transcripts and press conferences from Seattle's preseason game vs. Las Vegas.

Pre-season week #1 thoughts (vs Las Vegas Raiders) « Seahawks Draft Blog
What a joyless experience that was.

Exasperated Seahawks plan to let Jamal Adams finish rookie deal, tag him twice if need be - ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks are at the end of their rope in the Jamal Adams negotiations.

Seahawks fall in pre-season opener; so does Geno Smith – Sportspress Northwest
If the goal was to keep the playcalling exotica of new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron a mystery, the Seahawks Saturday night put it in a box in a vault and dropped it to the sea floor. It was a success. Considering they were in the Nevada desert, the feat gives an idea how paranoid the Seahawks were.

Pete Caroll on Seahawks offense vs. Raiders: ‘We were messy’
Coach Pete Carroll called the Seattle Seahawks' offense "messy" after their preseason loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

NFC West News

Three takeaways from Cardinals vs Cowboys - Revenge of the Birds
Arizona Cardinals defeats the Dallas Cowboys with a late field goal.

How the LA Rams offensive line performed in preseason opener v Chargers - Turf Show Times
The Rams front five had an up and down game.

Los Angeles Rams find out what their depth is made of in preseason loss - Turf Show Times
Sean McVay comes away with a bunch of information on some important reserves for 2021.

Los Angeles Chargers 13, Los Angeles Rams 6: Top 5 Observations - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
What were the top five observations from the Rams vs. Chargers preseason matchup?

Kawakami: ‘He loves the moment’ — Trey Lance shows the 49ers that they chose wisely – The Athletic
This was almost a perfect debut for the 49ers' Trey Lance because it showed what he could do and how much more Kyle Shanahan can ask of him.

49ers injury updates: Aaron Banks will miss 2-3 weeks; Austin Watkins is out for 6-8 weeks - Niners Nation
Unfortunately, the San Francisco 49ers didn’t come out of their first preseason game unscathed from the injury bug.

Stock up and stock down from the 49ers preseason opener: Trey Lance impresses in his debut - Niners Nation
The youngsters impressed against the Chiefs, but there were hiccups on special teams and along the offensive line.

Video: Trey Lance throws 80-yard touchdown pass in preseason
Trey Lance is already giving San Francisco 49ers fans a reason to get excited about him with a big touchdown pass.

Around The NFL

Kravitz: Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger showed well, but Colts should still add a veteran backup – The Athletic
Indy only increases the risk of losing crucial early games with inexperienced QBs, so a Nick Foles or Gardner Minshew would a better bet.

Ten observations from the Jaguars’ NFL preseason opener: Pace of play, WR plurality, Trevor Lawrence, Tim Tebow and more – The Athletic
Jacksonville's 23-13 loss to the Browns shows the offense what it needs to work on and the defense that it has hope in its secondary.

NFL preseason Week 1 takeaways -- Jacob Eason, Sam Ehlinger battle to become Colts' backup QB in victory
The first full week of the NFL preseason concluded Sunday, as the Colts -- minus injured quarterback Carson Wentz -- pushed past the Panthers.

Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill show mix of good, bad plays in New Orleans Saints' loss
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton didn't want to discuss the quarterback battle between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill after the team's six-turnover effort in Saturday's preseason game.

FMIA: Aaron Rodgers Takes Zen Approach at Packers Training Camp - Peter King, NBC Sports
Peter King's Football Morning In America column begins in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers, with training camp stops in Indianapolis, Buffalo, Chicago and more.

Grading each first-round rookie quarterback in Week 1 of the preseason
If you want to know just how indicative preseason performances are when it comes to evaluating the futures of rookie quarterbacks… well, here’s a flashback for you.

'Top 100 Players of 2021': Christian McCaffrey No. 44
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been voted as the No. 44 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.

Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 50-41: 49ers' George Kittle falls to 50, Trent Williams returns at 42
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.

Jaguars and Steelers have different stories about Joe Schobert trade
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers told slightly different stories about what led to Pittsburgh's trade for Joe Schobert.