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Pre-Snap Reads 11/2: To be frank, Geno needs to play better


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While some statistics prove one side of the argument, the remaining prove another. Geno Smith has lead our Seattle Seahawks to first place in the NFC West. After 8 weeks, and 7 up-and-down-and-(sometimes)-up-again performances, the jury is still out on how all of us feel, or at least the majority of us feel, about our current QB1. Some preach patience with the obviously gifted Mr. Smith, while others demand to bench Geno after a few scattered 1st half incompletions and replace him with Lock. We here at Field Gulls choose to preach readership. Use the links below to your advantage, to expand your vision and find comfort in your perspective while listening to your new friends share their opinions. Knowledge is power. So is the ability to make a healthy, affordable meal in a reasonable amount of time. Do the knowledge and the meal thing, I think. Thank you for being here.

#np Lady of the Valley by Michael Nesmith and the First National Band

Seahawks News

Seahawks Schedule 5-pack: What's behind, What's ahead? - Seaside Joe
Zooming out and Zooming in on 5 Seahawks opponents: Seaside Joe 1704

Week 9 Steps to Victory - Seahawks v Ravens! - KIRO7
Each week KIRO 7 Sports Director Chris Francis previews the Seahawks matchup with his Steps to Victory.

The truth about comp-picks, the Seahawks & Leonard Williams « Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ve seen a lot of people referring to the Seahawks ‘being able to get a third round comp-pick’ next year if Leonard Williams isn’t re-signed beyond the 2023 season.

Gap closed? How Seahawks, 49ers match up after trade deadline - Seattle Sports
After the Seattle Seahawks moved ahead of the 49ers in the NFC West, both made big trades this week. Mike Lefko compares the two rivals now.

Why Seahawks gave up more for Williams than 49ers did for Young - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers both made big trades to add to their D-lines. Brock Huard breaks down which is the better value.

Week 9 Injury Report: Seahawks at Ravens -
Details on the Seahawks’ injury situation heading into their Week 9 matchup against the Ravens, including practice status designations.

First-Place Seattle Seahawks Need Better Play From Geno Smith to Realize Potential - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Currently leading the NFC West and in position to push for a top seed in the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks' chances of achieving such goals lie on the arm of Geno Smith, who has yet to round fully back into his breakout 2022 form.

NFC West News

49ers news: 5 games against top-10 teams make for a difficult schedule - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers have played and will play the fifth-toughest strength of schedule in 2023.

The Bye Week Comes at a Perfect Time for the San Francisco 49ers - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Losing three games in a row is incredibly demoralizing for the San Francisco 49ers.

Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns Release Week 9 Injury Report - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals have released their first injury report of Week 9's matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

Cardinals set to test own draft picks at QB after Josh Dobbs trade - Revenge of the Birds
What does the future hold for the Cardinals at QB now that Josh Dobbs has been traded?

Rams Trade Deadline: Les Snead made right call by not making big moves. - Turf Show Times
Rams didn’t make a trade at the deadline and that was probably the right move

'Building Blocks!': Sean McVay Praises Los Angeles Rams' Rookie Class - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Halfway through the season, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay is quite pleased with how his team's rookie class has performed thus far.

Around The NFL

Steelers player in disbelief after being fined $48,556 - Larry Brown Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren let his frustrations be known after his second fine of the 2023 season.

Four Verts: Chiefs' offense isn't as bad as you think, but as for the Giants ... - Yahoo Sports
Even if things have looked a little off in Kansas City this year, the underlying numbers show it's still one of the league's best offenses.

Who's advising Mark Davis? - NBC Sports
In order to understand why Raiders owner Josh McDaniels fired coach Josh McDaniels and G.M.

Why the Chiefs, Dolphins, Jaguars and Ravens can win the AFC - ESPN
It's the first time in 12 years that four teams are tied for the best record in the AFC through Week 8 or later, and the Chiefs and Dolphins will break that logjam Sunday morning.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: TNF preview, Early look at Week 9 matchups -
Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio are back for another episode of the Fantasy Football podcast.

2023 NFL Offensive Player Rankings, Week 9: Agree or disagree with three QB decisions? -
Are the Falcons making the right call by starting Taylor Heinicke over Desmond Ridder? David Carr reveals where he stands on that move and two other recent QB decisions. Plus, he updates his ranking of the NFL's top 15 offensive players heading into Week

Tafur: Raiders’ lack of faith in Josh McDaniels, Dave Ziegler went beyond embarrassing losses - The Athletic
It became more clear by the day that McDaniels and Ziegler had no idea what they were doing. And worse, they were in no rush to do it.

2023 Week 9 NFL QB Power Rankings: Titans' Will Levis skyrockets into top 20; Ravens' Lamar Jackson also rises -
Assessing every team's starting QB almost halfway through the season

NFL offensive line rankings ahead of Week 9 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
The Baltimore Ravens climb to the No. 2 spot in PFF's offensive line rankings following Week 8 of the 2023 NFL season.