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Most would agree that our 2023 Seattle Seahawks have a real opportunity to win a lot of ball games. The offense may not only be an above-average unit but well above-average. If this proves to be true, the responsibility will then lie with the defensive unit to improve. Even marginal growth will yield a playoff berth, and possibly more. How far will the defense take us?

Seahawks News

Seahawks training camp preview: Offense - Seaside Joe
Position Battles, Depth Chart, The Bubble, and Salary Cap Commitments!

Thursday: Live stream at 2:30pm (PT) « Seahawks Draft Blog
How are the Seahawks looking before training camp?

Seattle Seahawks Q&A: How far can improved defense take them? - Seattle Sports
Stacy Rost is back for Part 2 of a Seattle Seahawks Q&A, with the big question this time centered on what defensive improvements could mean.

Seattle Seahawks NFL training camp preview: Key dates, notable additions, biggest storylines -
With the Seahawks set to open training camp later this month, Christian Gonzales breaks down the team's roster changes, position battles and notable subplots.

Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks' Shane Waldron Ranked No.4 NFL Offensive Coordinator by Pro Football Focus -
Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranks the league’s best offensive play callers, with Seattle’s Shane Waldron ranking amongst the Top-5.

Seattle Sahawks DTs Training Camp Preview: Bold Predictions, Projected Depth Chart - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
With few returning veterans on the roster after shaking things up in the trenches defensively, the Seattle Seahawks are gambling on a blend of marquee free agents and unproven rookies to right the ship and help their defense take a big step forward in 2023.

NFC West News

49ers news: Talanoa Hufanga is the youngest safety on ESPN’s top 10 list - Niners Nation
Hufanga put on a stellar performance during his first full season as a starter

Could Clayton Tune Start for Arizona Cardinals? Some Believe Yes - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals are awaiting a potential starter while Kyler Murray rehabs a torn ACL - is that Clayton Tune?

Kyler Murray's goal is to be back for the season opener - NBC Sports
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray underwent surgery Jan. 3 to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Kyler Murray has interesting quote about being coachable - Larry Brown Sports
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray offered an interesting quote about how coachable he is after a poor 2022 season.

2023 Cardinals Defense Has Plenty of Athletic Upside - Revenge of the Birds
JG and Nick Rallis have the talent to prove the NFL pundits wrong about Cardinals having worst roster

Rams Defense: Can this pass rusher take a step forward in 2023? - Turf Show Times
Can Michael Hoecht take the next step on the edge next season?

'Can't Be That Good': Ex-Los Angeles Rams Coach Thomas Brown Reveals Initial Doubts About Aaron Donald - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Former Los Angeles Rams turned Carolina Panthers coach Thomas Brown revealed his initial doubts about Aaron Donald.

Around The NFL

Tipping point - How Dan Snyder nearly survived as Commanders owner - ESPN
The October 2021 leaks of Jon Gruden's toxic emails triggered a series of events that forced Dan Snyder to sell the Commanders. Sources interviewed by ESPN connect the leaks to Snyder, but they also say a larger cast of people might have been involved.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveil new-look 'Creamsicle' throwbacks - ESPN
The team will rock their notorious orange threads in October for the first time since 2012.

State of the 2023 New England Patriots: Can Bill Belichick and Co. get back on postseason track? -
Can New England avoid the first two-season playoff drought of the Bill Belichick era? Will Mac Jones bounce back from a tough 2022? Adam Rank examines the state of the Patriots heading into the 2023 NFL season.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: Best ball vs. managed leagues -
Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio are back for another edition of the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast!

Why explosive runs are the key for Mixon, Bengals in 2023 - ESPN
The Cincinnati running backs play a pivotal role in helping Joe Burrow and the passing offense.

Mueller: Identifying each AFC South team’s biggest concern from a GM’s perspective - The Athletic
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Three players to build around for every AFC team | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Heading into the 2023 season, we are identifying three core players that each AFC team should work to build the roster around going forward.