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Pre-Snap Reads 1/12: Further musings on the Pete Carroll era, future of Geno Smith


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In Today’s Links: Pete, Pete, and more Pete. Plus, the interesting questions surrounding the status of our QB1 (and will he be back as QB1); Seattle Seahawks coaching candidates, how long will Waldron be around?; and what’s the status on Clint Hurtt? Lots to discuss, lots to muse on, the future of our team and such. Stick with Field Gulls through the process. We got you covered. Thanks for being here.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks head coach candidates: Offense - Seaside Joe
8 prospective head coaching candidates who have an offensive background: Seaside Joe 1775

KJR radio appearance with Puck & Jim – Seahawks Draft Blog
Earlier today I was on KJR talking to the great Jason Puckett & Jim Moore, discussing the Pete Carroll news and what’s next. If you missed it, check out the spot below:

Seattle Seahawks leap into unknown with bold yet necessary step - Seattle Sports
Seattle Sports' Mike Lefko on what stands out as Pete Carroll exits after 14 years as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Huard: The unconventional pick for next Seattle Seahawks coach - Seattle Sports
Brock Huard breaks down why USC head coach Lincoln Riley could be an interesting name to be the next Seattle Seahawks coach.

Seahawks Mailbag: Fans Share Their Favorite Pete Carroll Memories -
This week’s Seahawks mailbag is all about fans showing their appreciation for Pete Carroll.

Seahawks Insiders Podcast: Thanks Pete -
Jen Mueller and John Boyle reflect on Pete Carroll's legacy in Seattle.

The Pete Carroll era is over. Here’s why the Seahawks moved on after 14 years - The Athletic
The things Carroll long preached from Monday to Saturday had stopped translating to Sunday. "It was time," one former player said.

How Will Seattle Seahawks QB Situation Impact Coaching Search? - Locked On Podcast - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
While several other teams looking for a new head coach have far worse quarterback situations than the Seattle Seahawks, it remains to be seen how prospective candidates to replace Pete Carroll view Geno Smith as part of the equation taking the gig.

NFC West News

49ers news: Handing out the 2023 regular season awards - Niners Nation
Who stood out for the San Francisco 49ers in 2023?

49ers QB Brock Purdy Doesn't Need to be a Gunslinger in the Playoffs - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing why San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy doesn't need to be a gunslinger for the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs.

Top Arizona Cardinals Target Declares for 2024 NFL Draft - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Marvin Harrison Jr. has officially put his name in the 2024 NFL Draft.

How the Cardinals can facilitate drafting an offensive tackle and big receiver in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft - Revenge of the Birds
Signing UFAs at DT, Edge and CB would be a good start

I was wrong about the 2023 L.A. Rams: These are the reasons why - Turf Show Times
What did I get so wrong about the 2023 Rams and why?

Injury Report: Key Los Angeles Rams Still Missing, Multiple Detroit Lions Return in Thursday Practice - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Stay up to date with the latest injury news for the Los Angeles Rams on

Around The NFL

Bill Belichick began farewell press conference with Tim Tebow joke - Larry Brown Sports
Bill Belichick cracked a Tim Tebow joke as he began his farewell press conference with the New England Patriots. See the video

Robert Kraft explains how Bill Belichick’s power became reason to leave, not stay - Yahoo Sports
Kraft seemed to suggest that coaching and personnel power will not be consolidated in the succession plan for Belichick.

Report: Patriots have contract in place to make Jerod Mayo the next head coach - NBC Sports
The Patriots have a coaching vacancy, for the first time in 24 years.

How did the Belichick-Kraft Patriots partnership end? - ESPN
Kraft and Belichick teamed up to win six Super Bowls over 24 seasons. Here's how their professional relationship ran its course.

Untold stories from Mike McDaniel's wonder years - ESPN
Before he became a 40-year-old coaching prodigy with the Miami Dolphins, Mike McDaniel was a struggling 10-year-old kid. Then he went through a decade that laid the groundwork for the NFL's most unlikely rise.

NFL playoffs: One X-factor on each of the 14 teams -
Could a rookie receiver help guide the upstart Packers on a thrilling postseason run? Which young defender might give the scuffling Chiefs a January boost? In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks identifies one X-factor for each of the 14 NF

Move the Sticks: Pete Carroll out as Seahawks coach, Bill Belichick parting ways with Patriots, Nick Saban retiring -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

2024 NFL playoff bracket projection: 49ers edge Ravens in Super Bowl LVIII as we predict every postseason game -
Projecting the entire 2024 NFL playoffs

NFL playoffs: Super Wild Card Weekend injury report -
Official injury report for Super Wild Card Weekend's six games.

PFF’s 2023 All-Rookie Team: C.J. Stroud, Puka Nacua, Kobie Turner and more | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Dalton Wasserman breaks down PFF's 2023 All-Rookie team, which includes Houston Texans QB CJ Stroud.