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Pre-Snap Reads 8/19: Game Day!


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A lot of news, a lot of notes, a lot of what-have-yous, so I’ll get right to it. Big game today, game 2 of the preseason for our Seattle Seahawks. The starters will definitely get some run but how much? What are you watching for today? Who do you want to see more of? Who needs to step up to stay on the roster? We wanna hear it. Let us know in the comments below.

Seahawks News

What I hope to see: Seahawks-Cowboys - Seaside Joe
What makes Pete Carroll's 'program' so special in Seattle: Seaside Joe 1630

Pete Carroll shows off impressive throwing arm at Seahawks camp - Larry Brown Sports
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll showed off an impressive throwing arm during training camp this week.

Pete Carroll has 'never coached anybody' with as many skills as Riq Woolen - Seahawks Wire
Stop me if you have heard this one before: The Seattle Seahawks have found a stud young defensive back in the later rounds of an NFL draft. No, I am not talking about Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman or Byron Maxwell. The latest addition to this lineage of DBs is second-year pro Riq Woolen. A fifth-round pick, Woolen arguably outplayed Sauce Gardner, who was the top cornerback taken in last year's draft.

The Seahawks and a defensive tackle dilemma « Seahawks Draft Blog
A thought occurred to me recently that I immediately dismissed but I thought I’d share with you anyway.

Ray Roberts: Why Jarran Reed is 'the key' to Seahawks defense - Seattle Sports
"I think Jarran Reed will be or should be the key to unlock some stuff with the defense," Ray Roberts said of the Seattle Seahawks defender.

Video: Most Intriguing Seattle Seahawks – No. 6 Derick Hall - Seattle Sports
Seattle Sports' Brock and Salk are counting down the top 25 most intriguing Seattle Seahawks. Up next is No. 6, edge rusher Derick Hall.

Seahawks Round-Up: K.J. Wright On Unlocking Darrell Taylor's “15-Sack Potential” -
Seahawks Legend K.J. Wright discusses outside linebacker Darrell Taylor’s potential on the K.J. Wright Show with Brock Huard and Mike Salk.

Seattle Seahawks LB Patrick O'Connell Making 'Legitimate' Roster Push? - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided insights into what he has observed from undrafted linebacker Patrick O'Connell during training camp.

What to Watch From Seahawks' Defense vs. Cowboys - Locked On Seahawks Podcast - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Starting with the cornerback and safety positions, evaluations remain ongoing at all three levels of the Seattle Seahawks' defense, making Saturday's second preseason contest a critical one for numerous roster hopefuls.

NFC West News

PFF Gives Bold Predictions for 2023 Arizona Cardinals - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals were given three bold predictions from Pro Football Focus.

The 49ers Position Battles to Watch vs. the Denver Broncos - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing each position battle during the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Denver Broncos.

49ers news: Ambry Thomas and 8 players to watch against the Broncos - Niners Nation
It’s unlikely we see Brock Purdy, but there are plenty of players who can earn a roster spot

49ers collapsing in training camp? Rams may be closing the NFC West gap - Turf Show Times
While the L.A. Rams are a work in progress, the 49ers come off as dysfunction and self-destruction

'Bright Spot!' Los Angeles Rams Coach Sean McVay 'Feels Great' About TE Brycen Hopkins - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams tight end Brycen Hopkins is having a strong summer, and head coach Sean McVay made a point to take notice of his performance.

Around The NFL

Kevin Stefanski addresses Browns kicker's in-game social media post - Larry Brown Sports
Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski addressed in-game social media activity by kicker Cade York during Thursday's preseason game.

Bijan Robinson, Drake London and Desmond Ridder make plays for Falcons - Yahoo Sports
The Falcons' young offensive core made plenty of plays on Friday.

Former UW QB Isaiah Stanback returns to Seattle — to work Seahawks vs. Cowboys | The Seattle Times
Of all the titles Isaiah Stanback has earned through the years, budding football media maven was never really on his list of possibilities.

Trevor Lawrence more comfortable as a vocal leader heading into Year 3 - NBC Sports
Doug Pederson says of Lawrence "his confidence is incredible."

Sam Howell showing why there's no QB competition in Washington - ESPN
Since the spring, Howell has maintained his grip on the No. 1 job with a combination of decision-making, vision and command in the huddle.

2023 NFL preseason, Week 2: What We Learned from Friday’s doubleheader -
Daniel Jones and the starting offense looked sensational in the Giants' win over the Panthers, while Bijan Robinson and the Falcons offered up plenty of reason for optimism in a tie with the Bengals.

2023 fantasy season: Hype train or smokescreen? Making sense of NFL training camp news -
Is a breakthrough for Steelers receiver George Pickens underway? Marcas Grant finds three fantasy hype trains to hop aboard and three smokescreens to approach with caution heading into the 2023 NFL season.

Why Chiefs coach Andy Reid runs NFL’s hardest training camp: ‘He’s not going to change his ways’ - The Athletic
This year, 25 teams opted to stay home and forgo a traditional training camp. The Chiefs will be an exception as long as Reid is there.

One thing to watch in each game of preseason Week 2: Bucs QB battle, surprising Chiefs WR take center stage -
Here's one thing to watch in every game of the preseason this week

Bijan Robinson debut: A look at how the Falcons rookie running back fared in first preseason game -
Robinson played one drive in the Week 2 preseason game

Bold predictions for every NFL team in 2023 — NFC East | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Three 2023 bold predictions each for the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders.