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Pre-Snap Reads 7/14: What kind of impact will the Seahawks running backs have?


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Most any living and breathing Seattle Seahawks fan will tell you the importance of the running back to a Pete Carroll-coached team. This coming season the RB room converges with a second-year phenom looking to avoid a sophomore slump, a 4th-year back-up looking to maintain a roster spot, and two dynamic rookies looking to find their footing in professional football. Which of these four running backs will have the most impact for the Seahawks offense in 2023?

Seahawks News

How does Seahawks offensive personnel compare to Super Bowl teams? - Seaside Joe
Can defensive coaches mount a Super Bowl comeback?: Seaside Joe 1594

DK Metcalf has surprise pick for GOAT NFL wide receiver - Larry Brown Sports
Seattle Seahawks star DK Metcalf gave an interesting pick this week for the greatest NFL wide receiver of all-time.

Seahawks make Ronde Barber’s list of the NFL’s top secondaries for 2023 - Seahawks Wire
Former NFL cornerback Ronde Barber has put Seattle on his list of the league's best secondaries.

Huard: Can Seahawks' rookies be better, deeper than in 2022? - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks got huge contributions from rookies in 2022. Can the 2023 class match or exceed that? Here's what Brock Huard said.

Offensive Line Coach Andy Dickerson Mic'd Up At Rookie Mini Camp -
Seahawks offensive line coach Andy Dickerson was wired for sound for one of the 2023 rookie mini camp practices.

Seattle Seahawks RBs Training Camp Preview: Bold Predictions, Projected Depth Chart - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Adding a talented running mate for Ken Walker III in Zach Charbonnet, the Seattle Seahawks hope to bring back memories of some of coach Pete Carroll's best squads that featured multiple playmaking threats in the backfield.

NFC West News

49ers news: 5 Niners were named in the Top 10 players on defense by ESPN - Niners Nation
Rounding up ESPN’s top-10 rankings

Report: Brock Purdy remains on target for season opener - NBC Sports
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy traveled to Jacksonville following the team's offseason program.

Deebo Samuel vs Brandon Aiyuk: Who has the Better Season for the 49ers? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing whether Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk will have a better 2023 season for the San Francisco 49ers.

Kyler Murray Gets Honest on ACL Injury, Arizona Cardinals' New Regime - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
In the Arizona Cardinals' newest installment of their "Flight Plan" video series, quarterback Kyler Murray opened up on his ACL injury and what is ahead for the team under a new regime.

Arizona Cardinals' Colt McCoy embraces return for 14th season - ESPN
McCoy promised his kids a dog -- when he retires. They'll need to be patient: McCoy is back and could be starting Week 1 for the first time since 2011.

Questions about Kyler’s mindset and return - Revenge of the Birds
Here are 6 poll questions for Cardinals’ fans as to how you are reacting to Kyler’s recent statements and the buzz surrounding his potential return

Rams depth chart: Where does this CB stand heading into 2023 season? - Turf Show Times
Where does Robert Rochell stand heading into year 3?

Why Ex-Los Angeles Rams Scout Was 'Pounding the Table' For John Johnson - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Former Los Angeles Rams scout and current Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes shared just how badly he wanted to draft safety John Johnson

Around The NFL

2023 NFL Preview: Mike Tomlin's excellence kept the Steelers from bottoming out - Yahoo Sports
The Steelers got hot late last season.

Bijan Robinson has impressed teammates since Day 1 - NBC Sports
As soon as the Falcons made Bijan Robinson the eighth overall pick, the running back had a request for General Manager Terry Fontenot.

Why star NFL running backs have been devalued: What's next - ESPN
Dalvin Cook and Ezekiel Elliott are free agents, and RBs are struggling to get paid. To see the future of the position, we first have to look back.

Better, worse or the same? Las Vegas Raiders' defense - ESPN
The Raiders' defense took its lumps last season, but is it better positioned to be a positive force in 2023? We'll break it down.

Move the Sticks: First look on USC QB Caleb Williams + answering listener questions -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Philadelphia Eagles NFL training camp preview: Key dates, notable additions, biggest storylines -
With training camps set to kick off later this month, Brendan Walker gets you up to speed on the Philadelphia Eagles' roster changes, key preseason dates and pressing storylines.

‘A lot at stake’: Russell Wilson’s 2023 season is an inflection point for Broncos - The Athletic
Cutting the veteran after 2023 would be financially punitive, but it could be the Broncos' path if Wilson doesn't return to previous form.

AFC vs. NFC position-by-position breakdown on offense: Huge advantage at QB; tight races at skill positions -
Comparing the conferences at every offensive position group

Steelers QB Kenny Pickett flashed promise in his rookie season, but there's still room to grow | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
If Pickett and the Steelers offense want to make the jump, it will come down to him playing with more anticipation in the pocket. He clearly has a good rapport with his receivers, and now it’s about trusting that offensive line to give him the time he needs to make throws on schedule.