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Seattle Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner Pulls Back Curtain On Preparation, Game Planning Process - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
A six-time All-Pro selection and future Hall of Fame linebacker, Wagner has shown no signs of slowing down during the early stages of his 10th NFL season. Like all elite players, his on-field success stems in large part by the extensive film study he does early in the week to self scout and gear up for upcoming opponents.

Why has Pete Carroll's reaction to Seahawks' start been out of character?
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's candor this week has surprised Mike Salk, particularly with direct comments about his QB.

Why Seahawks' rough start on defense isn't as bad as it seems
The Seahawks are near the bottom in yards allowed, but John Clayton explains why a slow start on defense isn't the problem it used to be.

Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf vows to keep emotions in check, tune out opponents' smack talk
Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf says he needs to do a better job of tuning out opponent smack talk and keeping his emotions in check.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett “A Healthier Type Of Hungry” During Torrid Start To 2021 Season
While not focusing on the numbers, Tyler Lockett is putting up some ridiculous numbers to start the 2021 season.

The Huddle Podcast: Northwest To The North Star State
Stacy Rost, Dave Wyman, and Jake Heaps preview Week 3 as the Seahawks head to Minnesota.

Thursday Round-Up: Alton Robinson Talks Seahawks’ Defensive Expectations For 2021
The second-year defensive end joined 710 ESPN’s “Jake & Stacy” to discuss his play in Week 2, the team’s overall expectations on defense, and how they’re bouncing back after Sunday’s tough loss.

Tyler Lockett and Seahawks Look to Rock Minnesota | Football Outsiders
Sometimes, fantasy football is simple. The Seattle Seahawks—including Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett, and DK Metcalf—are good. The Vikings secondary is bad, and even a home game may not benefit them since they play in a dome, which makes life easier for quarterbacks and wideouts. Scott Spratt breaks down the other good (and bad) matchups of Week 3.

Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll, DK Metcalf on trash talk | Tacoma News Tribune
DK Metcalf leads NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll have talked to him about a more even keel. Now he gets Patrick Peterson in Seahawks at Vikings.

NFC West News

49ers Enthusiasm with a side of Doubt (A Semi-Comic Book Style Article) - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Why you should take your San Francisco 49ers enthusiasm with a splash of doubt and skepticism.

Hightower: That’s our goal, complementary football, offense, defense, and special teams - Niners Nation
“It’s just good complementary football. And we’ve got to keep doing that if we want to try to string together more wins.”

Controlled Chaos: Cardinals work on what to do when Kyler Murray Scrambles - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals have converted some explosive plays when quarterback Kyler Murray scrambles.

What Cardinals’ Kyler Murray, Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence could have made in NIL dollars - Arizona Cardinals- ESPN
Murray was a two-sport star and a Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, Lawrence a national champion at Clemson. Experts say both would have cashed in.

Red Rain: Mitchell/Comeau on Cards’ Defense and Approach to Game 3 - Revenge of the Birds
Question is will Cardinals build on what they accomplished and what they learned from the Week 2 nail biter and fortuitous escape? What do you think?

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay Returns to Practice Thursday Following Wednesday's Absence - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is back on the practice field on Thursday after missing Wednesday due to an illness.

10 encouraging Matthew Stafford stats from Twitter this week - Turf Show Times
Stafford’s been great in the first two games. How great? The numbers say it all.

Rams vs. Bucs, Week 3 preview: 6 unheralded LA players who must step up - Turf Show Times
This game has stars all over, but there are some less-talked about names who need to have a good day for LA to win.

Around The NFL

Sando: The NFL’s youngest and oldest lineups, and hidden factors across the board – The Athletic
The mix of age and experience on a starting position crew can be strategic. Here is how NFL teams compare in that department this season.

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick 'never evolved' as Tom Brady aged, trainer Alex Guerrero says
Tom Brady's trainer, Alex Guerrero, says Bill Belichick's inability to change his outlook contributed to the quarterback's exit from New England in 2020.

Gagnon's Week 3 NFL Picks - National Football Post
Week 3 picks see Gagnon on the Dolphins, Cowboys, Vikings, Patriots, Saints and Chiefs among other ATS winners.

What Aaron Rodgers gets right and wrong about his critics & why Bezos should own a London NFL franchise
After an embarrassing Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Aaron Rodgers had his critics.

NFL draft steal: Tony Pollard makes push to be Cowboys' future RB1
In his first two games in 2021, Pollard has at least started a conversation: Should he — and not Ezekiel Elliott — be the Cowboys' featured back?

Odell Beckham and the Legion of Vaporware WRs | Football Outsiders
Odell Beckham and Will Fuller are slated to return to Browns and Dolphins teams that desperately need them. But didn't we say that last week? And will Curtis Samuel's hamstring ever heal? Walkthrough hopes some of the NFL's dynamic receivers will be worth the wait. Plus: Derrick Henry's purgatory, Sony Michel's opportunity, and a guide to betting against Davis Mills.

Move The Sticks: Top get-off times, points vs. yards, Mario Cristobal on team building
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

RB Index, Week 3: How Derrick Henry -- the Titans' scariest weapon -- just got scarier
Maurice Jones-Drew reveals how the Titans' scariest offensive weapon -- Derrick Henry -- just got scarier. Plus, how far did Aaron Jones climb in the top 15 RB rankings after a four-TD day?