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Pre-Snap Reads 11/9: ‘We have to help’ Geno Smith, says Pete Carroll


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At some point, the Seattle Seahawks will move on from Geno Smith. It may be in a few games, it may be in a few years. For now, he is QB1. But how much longer? Below in the comments, I’d like to hear y’alls honest and not-mean answers about when you’d like to make a change at QB for the ‘Hawks. It’s an interesting question, and one worth exploring as our team continues to morph, fracture, shape, and grow. Thanks for being here.

Seahawks News

Seahawks face dilemma with Boye Mafe - Seaside Joe
Is Boye Mafe an elite pass rusher?: Seaside Joe 1711

Seahawks' Pete Carroll Wants Expanded Replay Review: 'We Need to Get It Right' - Yahoo Sports
Pete Carroll wasn't initially a fan of replay review, but with the NFL continuing to use it more, the Seattle Seahawks head coach thinks the league should expand the use of replay so officials "get things right." URGENT NFL/COLTS NEWS: #5 QB Anthony Richardson's surgery today in LA was a success!

A thought on 15 different draft eligible quarterbacks « Seahawks Draft Blog
This is a deep quarterback class, rather than one like last year where we see three go in the top-five. I suspect opinions within the league will be varied — with a lot of different grades being offered. It could end up being a very unpredictable class as a consequence.

How Seattle Seahawks can use Drew Lock to push Geno - Seattle Sports
With the Seattle Seahawks and Geno Smith struggling offensively, is it time to consider a change at quarterback and play Drew Lock?

Huard: Why has Seahawks' Riq Woolen disappointed in Year 2? - Seattle Sports
There are a number of reasons to point to when wondering why Riq Woolen hasn't played as well for the Seattle Seahawks this year.

As Seahawks’ Boye Mafe slowed the game down, his play took off: ‘He’s been balling’ - The Athletic
After a quiet rookie campaign, Mafe has taken a leap and become the Seahawks' best pass rusher in his second season.

Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Addresses Geno Smith’s Struggles: 'We Have to Help Him' - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With his quarterback under heavy scrutiny following his worst performance in two seasons as a starter, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll continues to come to the defense of Geno Smith, pointing out systemic issues that need to be fixed to help him play to his potential.

2023 Week 10 Injury Report: Seahawks vs. Commanders -
Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ahead of Wednesday's practice.

NFC West News

49ers news: Steve Wilks will coach from the sidelines against the Jaguars - Niners Nation
This is a San Francisco 49ers defense that is used to seeing their coordinator full of energy on the sidelines.

Trent Williams' Ankle Injury may be Worse Than the 49ers Initially Thought - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The 49ers might be without Trent Williams again this week when they face the Jaguars.

Arizona Cardinals OT Paris Johnson Jr. Grades Well in Rookie Report Cards - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals OT Paris Johnson has played well despite some rookie struggles.

Cards were stacked against Clayton Tune, team’s offensive tackles under-performing, Dennis Gardeck leads defensive surge - Revenge of the Birds
Mocking Clayton Tune is a disgrace. Key coaching decisions at T and ILB have weakened both positions

Rams’ Cooper Kupp is having the worst slump of his career - Turf Show Times
The Rams receiver has a 33% catch rate and 4 yards per target in last 3 games

Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay Reveals Team's Focus at Halfway Point of NFL Season - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams have had a lackluster start to the 2023 season, but head coach Sean McVay isn't throwing in the towel just yet.

Around The NFL

In Sam Howell, Washington has a rare gift. Are they doing enough to capitalize on it? - Yahoo Sports
A good quarterback on a rookie contract is every NFL team's dream, and Washington has one. Can the Commanders build a future on Sam Howell?

As The Patriot Way dies out with McDaniels, Belichick and Garoppolo, we see it was always The Brady Way - Yahoo Sports
Belichick has the AFC's worst record. McDaniels was fired. And Garoppolo was benched. This all felt like the end of The Patriot Way, the greatest and most poorly replicated corporate doctrine in NFL history, now just paint over rust.

What will the Bill Belichick end game be? - NBC Sports
It's getting harder and harder to imagine Bill Belichick returning to the Patriots in 2024.

Comparing Packers' Jordan Love, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre - ESPN
What do Love, Rodgers and Favre have in common when looking at their first eight NFL starts? More than you might think.

NFL 2023 midseason report -- AFC, NFC questions and stats - ESPN
Can the Eagles hold up defensively? Can the Dolphins win a big game? Here's what to know as the 2023 NFL season hits the midway point.

NFL RB Index, Week 10: Four running backs whose production should skyrocket in second half -
Maurice Jones-Drew identifies four NFL running backs poised to take off in the second half of the season. Plus, MJD updates his ranking of the top 15 players at the position right now.

Lamar Jackson or Joe Burrow? Myles Garrett or Micah Parsons? NFL midseason thoughts from the GM’s chair - The Athletic
These NFL players are performing at unparalleled levels. Halfway through the season, our GM makes the hard choices of who's playing best.

Overall grades for each NFL team at midway point of 2023 season: Eagles, Ravens come up aces; four teams fail -
The midterm evaluation is in for every NFL team

NFL offensive line rankings ahead of Week 10 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
The Indianapolis Colts climb to the No. 4 spot in PFF's offensive line rankings following Week 9 of the 2023 NFL season.