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Amongst other skills, our starting QB Geno Smith throws a great deep ball. An integral part of the Pete Carroll/Shane Waldron collaboration, the deep ball opens the field and attacks the defense at its weak points. This upcoming season, no doubt the Seattle Seahawks will attempt to utilize Geno Smith’s willingness to read the defense at a high level and his ability to throw an accurate, catchable, and brilliant deep pass.

Seahawks News

What if Charlie Sheen wrote Pete Carroll's motivational speeches? - Seaside Joe
Answering your comments from the last week...with Charlie Sheen wisdom: Seaside Joe 1595

Geno Smith: Elite thrower of the deep ball - Seahawks Wire
For years, the Seahawks were recognized as having the best deep ball thrower in the NFL. In 2023 it could very well still be the same case.

DK Metcalf: Geno Smith matured and changed when he became the starter - NBC Sports
At this time last year, the Seahawks had not named a starting quarterback but wide receiver DK Metcalf had a pretty good idea of which way they were going to go.

Top 2023 Seahawks Training Camp Storylines: What Does Bobby Wagner’s Return Mean For the Defense, & When Will Jordyn Brooks Return? -
The Seahawks brought back Bobby Wagner this offseason, a big move for their defense, but there is also some uncertainty at that position thanks to Jordyn Brooks’ ACL injury.

Seattle Seahawks Defense Being Overlooked? - Locked On Seahawks Podcast - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks didn't perform well enough as a unit defensively last season to expect many top-10 players at their respective positions, but scouts, coaches, and execs may be underrating a few big-name talents such as safety Quandre Diggs.

NFC West News

49ers Javon Kinlaw faces an uncertain future heading into his final year - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is DT Javon Kinlaw

49ers Have "No Excuses" if They do not Win the Super Bowl in 2023 - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
It's Super Bowl or bust for the 49ers in 2023. Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice stoked the flame with that expectation.

Three Players Arizona Cardinals Should Build Around - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals need to build around these three players, according to Pro Football Focus.

Kyler Murray: The sky is the limit for me, this team - NBC Sports
The Cardinals are betting favorites to have the worst record in the NFL in 2023.

Loose change: Making ‘cents’ of the Cardinals roster - Revenge of the Birds
A quick look at the Cardinals roster using a system of dollars and cents. Who are the rusty pennies and shiny quarters?

Rams need Ernest Jones to become a star or they risk another bust - Turf Show Times
Ernest Jones is at a critical point in his career going into year three

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford: NFL's Best Deep Passer? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has been listed of the NFL's best deep passers.

Around The NFL

Joe Mixon agrees to take pay cut from Bengals - Larry Brown Sports
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has agreed to take a pay cut from the team, according to a report.

2023 NFL Preview: Browns need more out of $230 million QB Deshaun Watson - Yahoo Sports
Deshaun Watson was in a difficult situation last season.

Execs, coaches, scouts rank NFL's top 10 running backs for 2023 - ESPN+
Who are the best running backs in the NFL? Execs, coaches, scouts and players from around the league ranked their top 10 in our annual summer series.

2023 NFL season: Ranking top combos at 11 key position groups -
Is there any combo of defensive tackles more imposing than the Commanders' pair of Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen? Bucky Brooks ranks the top combos at 11 key position groups ahead of the 2023 NFL season.

State of the 2023 Buffalo Bills: Super Bowl or bust for Josh Allen and Co.? -
After winning three straight AFC East titles but coming up short in the playoffs, will Buffalo be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy this time around? Adam Rank examines the state of the Bills heading into the 2023 NFL season.

An NFL linebacker quit football to sell Pokémon cards, now he’s making millions - The Athletic
Blake Martinez used to catch running backs in the open field; now he's "Gotta Catch 'Em All."

Ranking NFL RB-WR-WR trios for 2023: Top offensive supporting casts headlined by 49ers, Chargers -
Selecting the top offensive support systems based on team's top rusher and top two wide receivers