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Pre-Snap Reads 10/4: Seahawks head into bye, kick their feet up


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Welcome to Wednesday. I hope these links find you well and resting. It’s been an interesting few weeks, so far. Our Seattle Seahawks have let themselves shine in unique and fresh ways not yet seen from this group. They may be rounding into shape? Or at least into their first form? We’ll know more in like, 12 days. Dive into the links and wash yourselves whole again. Thank you for being here.

Seahawks News

Seahawks-Giants: As I See It - Seaside Joe
My thoughts about what happened on Monday Night Football: Seaside Bonus, 10/2/2023

Pete Carroll: We've got to get hip-drop tackle out of football - NBC Sports
Seahawks QB Geno Smith was sidelined for part of Monday's game after hurting his knee.

Day After Seattle Seahawks Win: How real is defense's breakout? - Seattle Sports
Stacy Rost takes a close look at the Seattle Seahawks' dominant defense in Monday's win over New York, plus why it's a good time for the bye.

Seattle Seahawks Takeaways: Stacy Rost on 24-3 win over Giants - Seattle Sports
What stands out from the Seattle Seahawks' dominant win at MetLife Stadium on Monday Night Football? Stacy Rost breaks it down.

Seahawks Head Into Bye Week Feeling Like ‘We're Just Getting Going’ -
After a third straight win, the Seahawks head into their bye week optimistic that they’re only going to improve as the season goes along.

Seahawks defense ‘put the world on notice’ in win over Giants - The Athletic
Seattle tied a franchise record with 11 sacks — 10 on New York quarterback Daniel Jones and one on a trick play.

Seattle Seahawks' Third Down Issues Remain In Blowout Win Over New York Giants - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Third down conversions were a topic of discussion for the Seattle Seahawks this week, and against the New York Giants, Shane Waldron's offense again struggled to convert.

NFC West News

49ers positional power rankings: Arik Armstead leads the defensive line - Niners Nation
Going through each position on the San Francisco 49ers roster to see who is the best

What Kyle Shanahan Views as 49ers Biggest Challenge Facing Cowboys - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The 49ers will face their first threatening opponent in Week 5 against the Cowboys.

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Wilson is Must-Add in Fantasy Football Leagues - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Jump on the Michael Wilson train before it's too late.

Arizona Cardinals cut punter Nolan Cooney - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals made some moves on Tuesday including a change at punter.

Rams stock up, stock down: Puka Nacua continues to be star in LA. - Turf Show Times
Puka Nacua’s stock continues his rise with the Rams after catching game-winning touchdown

'Champagne Problem!' Los Angeles Rams' Cooper Kupp, Puka Nacua Situation - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams are close to welcoming back receiver Cooper Kupp - but how will his return impact star rookie wideout Puka Nacua?

Around The NFL

Mark Davis responds to Raiders fans telling him to fire Josh McDaniels in viral video - Larry Brown Sports
A video of Mark Davis responding to Las Vegas Raiders fans went viral online. It shows him at the Raiders vs. Chargers game.

NFL Power Rankings: Maybe the Bengals can't be fixed after another bad performance - Yahoo Sports
What is wrong with the Bengals this season?

There's an interesting contrast between Kevin Stefanski's comments on Deshaun Watson, David Njoku - NBC Sports
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski might not have intended to send the message, but the message is unmistakable.

NFL Week 5 Power Rankings 2023: How all 32 teams stack up - ESPN
Another week down, another edition of Power Rankings. Who tops the list this week, and which defenses are most efficient?

Move the Sticks: MNF recap, Christian McCaffrey's touches & Week 5 rookie draft -
Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Rhett Lewis are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

NFL contenders or pretenders? Upstart Texans and frisky Rams legit; Jordan Love-led Packers ain't it -
Four weeks into the 2023 NFL season, a bevy of teams are stuck in the middle at .500. So, which 2-2 outfits have legitimate potential? Which ones could fall by the wayside? Adam Schein separates contenders from pretenders.

NFL’s best and worst Week 4 coaching decisions: Sean McDermott, Shane Steichen shine - The Athletic
The Bills figured out how to slow the Dolphins, while rookie QBs Anthony Richardson and C.J. Stroud benefitted from quality coaching.

NFL Week 4 grades: Giants receive 'D-' for Monday meltdown; Bengals, Steelers and Browns all get an 'F' -
Here are the Week 4 grades for every team

2023 NFL First-Quarter All-Pro Team: Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Carter and more | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
We unveil the league's best players at every position through four weeks of the 2023 NFL season.