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Pre-Snap Reads 12/2: News and Notes from the Land of the ‘Hawks

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In Today’s Links: Did Pete Carroll make a guarantee?; How far did Thursday’s performance set the defense back?; play calling, on both sides of the ball, yet again in question; and more difficult, but important questions, below in the links. Enjoy your Saturday. Thank you for being here.

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Seahawks News

Pete Carroll: Seahawks will make playoffs and be a threat - Seaside Joe
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is not deterred by losing 4 of 5: Seaside Joe 1734

Jamal Adams appears to take bizarre shot at Jets reporter's wife - Larry Brown Sports
Jets reporter Connor Hughes threw shade at Jamal Adams after the Seahawks' loss to Dallas. Adams responded with a shot at the reporter's wife.

Dave Boling: Pete Carroll, Seahawks might do well looking back to find a winning path forward - The Spokeman-Review
Pete Carroll's third try at an NFL coaching career was on the verge of embarrassing failure. His first season in Seattle (2010) finished 7-9, with a Marshawn Lynch-fueled playoff win, but a 2-6 start in 2011 had dropped his Seahawks record to an unacceptable 9-15. At that pace, a 4-12 finish in 2011 surely would test owner Paul Allen's patience (see: Mora, Jim). They'd only once in ...

My first horizontal board for the 2024 NFL draft « Seahawks Draft Blog
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Huard: Seahawks' defense 'on its heels' and has 'significant' issues - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks had all sorts of issues on defense against the Dallas Cowboys. Brock Huard shared what he saw from that side of the ball.

The Seahawks went toe-to-toe with the Cowboys, only to be sunk by familiar woes - The Athletic
The Seahawks wasted perhaps their best offensive performance of the season, and their path to the playoffs grew much narrower.

Seattle Seahawks Undone By Fourth-Down Execution, Questionable Play Calls in Loss to Dallas Cowboys - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
On three different occasions, the Seattle Seahawks either had a chance to put the game away or extend a potential game-winning drive on fourth down. But unfortunately, doomed by shaky play calls and resulting poor execution, they couldn't convert on any of them in a 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that could derail their playoff chances.

The Next Day: Seahawks' investment in defense still not paying off - Seattle Sports
A day after the Seattle Seahawks' 41-35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Stacy Rost breaks down what's sticking with her.

Moving Forward After A Tough Loss, Injury Updates & More From Pete Carroll’s Friday Press Conference - Seahawks.com
News and notes from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s press conference a day after his team’s 41-35 loss in Dallas.

NFC West News

49ers news: Arik Armstead is officially questionable against the Eagles - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers are as healthy as they can be heading into Week 13

Kyle Shanahan: Christian McCaffrey is "without a doubt" a legitimate MVP candidate - NBC Sports
Most high-level contenders have one obvious MVP candidate.

49ers Final Injury Report is Encouraging for Matchup With the Eagles - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The final injury report brings a lot of encouragement for the 49ers in Week 13, which you cannot say the same thing for the Eagles.

Zach Ertz's Departure From Arizona Cardinals Was 'Brewing' For Weeks - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The move to release Zach Ertz wasn't out of nowhere for the Arizona Cardinals.

Sunday’s game is the biggest test yet for Kyler Murray this season - Revenge of the Birds
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals take on the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers defense on Sunday. This will easily be the toughest defense Kyler has faced since coming back from injury. Is he up to the test?

Rams contracts: Ahkello Witherspoon has been the best value for LA - Turf Show Times
Ahkello Witherspoon has been the best value for the Rams this season

Los Angeles Rams Praise Rookie DT Kobie Turner: 'Playing With Confidence!' - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
With two sacks in his previous game, Los Angeles Rams rookie Kobie Turner has cemented himself as a key part of the defensive line.

Around The NFL

The Overhang: Hope you didn't sell your Jordan Love stock, because Packers might have a franchise QB after all - Yahoo Sports
Green Bay is in the thick of the NFC wild-card race after a slow start, and it's thanks in big part to the development of Love — and the pieces around him.

NFL Week 13 picks, schedule, odds, injuries, fantasy tips - ESPN
Here's everything you need to know for the NFL's Week 13 games. Which teams will win? Who are the X factors? What are the key matchups?

How adopting a college defense has fueled Vikings' turnaround - ESPN
Minnesota got into the playoff picture behind incorporating a novel defense used at Pitt that NFL offenses are not used to seeing.

Move the Sticks: Missouri head coach Eliah Drinkwitz on turning around the program, navigating the transfer portal & NIL - NFL.com
Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Rhett Lewis are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

2023 NFL Offensive Player Rankings, Week 13: How Panthers can salvage Bryce Young's rookie season - NFL.com
How can the Carolina Panthers salvage Bryce Young's rookie campaign after firing Frank Reich? David Carr offers his solution. Plus, he updates his ranking of the NFL's top 15 offensive players heading into Week 13.

Where will Kirk Cousins, Kyler Murray play next year? Setting the stage for 2024 QB carousel - The Athletic
The harsh reality that so many NFL teams must face: There simply aren’t enough franchise quarterbacks for everybody.

NFL Week 13 bold predictions: Jordan Love's Packers shock defending champs; C.J. Stroud erupts, cools Broncos - CBSSports.com
Here are five bold predictions for Week 13

NFL Team Needs Tracker: One upcoming free agent, one 2024 NFL Draft prospect for all 32 teams after Week 12 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
A look at each team's 2024 offseason needs after Week 12 of the 2023 NFL season, with one 2024 NFL Draft prospect and one pending free agent target for each squad.