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In Today’s Links: fan surveys, salacious rumors, Dave Krieg, and how do we fix our Seattle Seahawks. The post-season has begun early and the dissection starts now. Hang out with Field Gulls all off-season. Let’s chop it up.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks 2023 end-of-season fan survey - Seaside Joe
12 questions about the Seahawks that take you one minute: Seaside Joe 1773

Peter King: 'I Bet' Seahawks Trade Up to Draft Geno Smith Successor in 2024 NFL Draft - Bleacher Report
NBC Sports' Peter King believes the Seattle Seahawks will look to trade up in the draft to pick a successor for quarterback Geno Smith. The Seahawks currently have the No. 16 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, but King sees Seattle moving up to get in on a loaded quarterback class. "As for teams anxious to deal up for a quarterback, let's see if Minnesota, at 11, moves aggressively to sign Kirk Cousins (I doubt it)," King wrote.

Seahawks off-season checklist – Seahawks Draft Blog
I don’t want this to be a repeat of what I’ve said about the Head Coach so I’ll take this in a different direction. Here are the pressing issues facing the Seahawks this off-season, in my opinion, if Pete Carroll isn’t about to imminently depart…

Bump: The key question Seattle Seahawks failed to answer in 2023 - Seattle Sports
The Seattle Seahawks entered the 2023 season with an identity question, and Michael Bumpus says they never found one on offense.

Tuesday Round-Up: Devon Witherspoon Named to CBS Sports All-Rookie Team & PFF All-Pro Team -
Continuing a rookie year for the record books, Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon has earned multiple year-end honors.

Seahawks Stories Podcast: Dave Krieg -
Longtime Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg is the latest guest to sit down with Jim Zorn and Steve Raible.

If Pete Carroll returns, how can Seahawks fix this? Staff changes might be coming - The Athletic
"We didn't adjust well enough," Carroll said of Seattle's defense, which finished among the league's worst despite a talented roster.

Seattle Seahawks Final Report Card: How Did Geno Smith, Drew Lock Perform Under Center? - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Playing through injuries behind a banged-up offensive line, Geno Smith didn't quite reach his breakout numbers from 2022 in his second season as starter for the Seattle Seahawks. But in a year where the team underachieved missing the playoffs, neither he or Drew Lock were the problem.

NFC West News

49ers news: Is Jake Moody’s struggles an issue heading into the playoffs? - Niners Nation
The 49ers kicker missed multiple kicks in a meaningless Week 18 matchup against the Rams.

What the 49ers Need from Brock Purdy in the Playoffs - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing what the San Francisco 49ers need from Brock Purdy in the postseason.

Arizona Cardinals HC Jonathan Gannon: 'Good Things Are on The Horizon' - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals HC Jonathan Gannon is excited for the future.

Arizona Cardinals 2024 opponents set - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals will take on the NFC North, AFC East among their 2024 games

Rams stock up, stock down: Carson Wentz impresses in Week 18 win - Turf Show Times
The Los Angeles Rams finished their regular season with a 21-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on the road. Despite resting their starters, the Rams were still able to get the win and much of...

Sean McVay's Best Season? Los Angeles Rams Coach Reveals 'Gratitude and Appreciation' Before Playoffs - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Given the expectations to own a top-five pick, the Los Angeles Rams are a surprising playoff team. Head coach Sean McVay revealed if 2023 was his most impressive season.

Around The NFL

Sean Payton answers whether Russell Wilson could return to Broncos - Larry Brown Sports
Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton had an interesting response when asked if Russell Wilson could return in 2024

Mike Vrabel’s firing met with shock, followed by opportunity for every NFL team looking for a coach - Yahoo Sports
Vrabel is highly respected across the league, which is why so many were surprised by the Titans' decision to fire him. "He will have a job in five seconds," one league executive said.

PFT's 2023 NFL defensive rookie of the year: Kobie Turner - NBC Sports
The third-round pick emerges as the best of the bunch.

How Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid unlocked Travis Kelce - ESPN
Reid and the Chiefs took a chance on Kelce with a third-round pick in 2013. Kelce has become one of the best tight ends of all time under the head coach.

How Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa met his goal of 17-game season - ESPN
Multiple concussions in 2022 forced Tagovailoa to miss parts of five games, so he prepared for this season differently, and here's what happened.

What does Mike Vrabel's firing mean for the Titans, Patriots? - ESPN
Tennessee fired Vrabel as coach after six seasons on Tuesday, but what does that mean in terms of replacing him and what could be next for him?

Move the Sticks: CFP National Championship recap; Titans fire Mike Vrabel -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: 2023 season recap, part 3 - the WTF -
Marcas Grant and Michael F. Florio return with a new episode of the podcast.

NFL Week 18 best and worst coaching decisions: Why Colts’ Shane Steichen wasn’t wrong - The Athletic
Plus, Dan Campbell makes his point with officials, the Saints go bush league and the Texans need to let C.J. Stroud cook.

NFL Power Rankings: Jaguars Super Bowl pick sacked as Rams, Lions take largest leap from Week 1 to playoffs -
Pete Prisco compares his Week 1 rankings to how teams sit at the end of the regular season

PFF's 2023 NFL All-Pro Team: Lamar Jackson, Micah Parsons, Antoine Winfield Jr. and more | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
PFF's 2023 NFL All-Pro Team features the Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson at quarterback and the Dallas Cowboys' Micah Parsons at edge defender.