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Pre-Snap Reads 7/4: Michael Dickson deserves some shine


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NFL: Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

More often than not, punters do not get drafted. Our Seattle Seahawks went out of their way to pick Michael Dickson in 2018 and some eyebrows were naturally raised. Since then, all Dickson has done is become one of the best punters in the NFL. His skills continue to contribute to a special teams unit that remains one of the best in the league. Michael Dickson is a special player. We are lucky to have him. And we are lucky to have you. Thanks for being here!

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Seahawks News

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf has tools to reach 2,000 yards - Seaside Joe
Why not DK following Justin Jefferson and Cooper Kupp? Seaside Joe 1584

ESPN: Seahawks have 3 of the biggest NFL draft steals of the last decade - Seahawks Wire
Recently Matt Miller and Jordan Reid at ESPN ranked the 50 biggest draft steals of the last 10 years and three Seattle players made the cut.

Video: Which Seattle Seahawks should be on NFL’s superstar list? - Seattle Sports
On Wyman and Bob, the guys reviewed an article listing the NFL's superstars. Which Seattle Seahawks players should be on the list?

“Really Natural” Jaxon Smith-Njigba Made Strong Impression In Offseason Workouts -
Seahawks rookie receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was limited by a hamstring injury to start offseason workouts, but finished strong as he prepares for his first NFL training camp.

Seattle Seahawks 90-Man Countdown: P Michael Dickson - Beacon of Consistency - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
There's no such thing as a sure thing in the NFL, but if a player has been close to achieving this status, Michael Dickson has been as consistently outstanding as any player in football pinning opponents deep as the punter for the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks' Coach Pete Carroll: Underrated or Over the Hill? - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Two new rankings disagree on whether the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll is still a Top 10 NFL head coach.

NFC West News

Is it time for 49ers to give George Kittle a breather? - ESPN
Kittle's All-Pro production as a receiver and blocker make him valuable, but the 49ers would like to prolong his prime if they can.

How the 49ers spend their cap dollars: From Nick Bosa’s D-line to Brock Purdy’s QB room - The Athletic
A close look at the 49ers' spending, ranging from their huge investment in the D-line to their smaller QB allocation.

How Threatening are the Seahawks to the 49ers NFC West Title Hopes? - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
There is apparently a case to be made that the Seahawks can threaten and even win the NFC West over the 49ers.

Arizona Cardinals' Roster Ranked Worst in NFL - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to have the worst roster in the league for 2023.

NFL “premier positions” debate - Revenge of the Birds
Why Budda Baker should be considered a premier player regardless of his position

Rams’ Raheem Morris ranked as top-10 play caller: Is is fair though? - Turf Show Times
Is this the best compliment that Raheem Morris has ever received?

Are Los Angeles Rams Being 'Overlooked' in NFC Playoff Picture? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
A new article suggests that the Los Angeles Rams are being overlooked as the 2023 season approaches.

Around The NFL

NFL has lame reported excuse for Super Bowl field issues - Larry Brown Sports
The NFL has reportedly offered a lame excuse when questioned about the slippery nature of the Super Bowl LVII turf.

Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Kickers want to perform at the highest level, not be limited by rules - NBC Sports
Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson is among the many special teams players and coaches across the NFL who are uneasy about the new rule that will encourage fair catches on kickoffs.

2023 NFL Preview: Fed up at QB, Panthers made a bold move to go get Bryce Young - Yahoo Sports
Carolina was dead set on fixing the QB position this offseason.

Move the Sticks: Chris Petersen on coaching philosophies, Kellen Moore -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

History suggests Sean Payton can revitalize Russell Wilson, Broncos -
In oh so many ways, the Denver Broncos’ 2022 season was a calamity. Can Sean Payton revitalize Russell Wilson and the Broncos? History suggests Payton can.

Highest-graded NFL WRs: Breaking down routes and field-level success for the top 10 | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Justin Jefferson and Amon-Ra St. Brown were among the most effective receivers in the NFL in 2022.

Ranking all 32 NFL teams by QB turnover: Browns, Texans, Rams most desperate for stability entering 2023 -
Which teams have changed starting QBs the most in the last decade?

Joe Burrow’s contract, Jimmy Garoppolo’s foot and one summer concern for all 32 NFL teams - The Athletic
Which concerns still nag each NFL team as training camp nears? The Athletic's NFL writers share their analysis.