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Pre-Snap Reads 1/17: Seahawks Special Teams unit finish in top-10


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A bright moment in the weird, wonky, swerving-in-between-lanes 2023 season from our Seattle Seahawks was a special teams unit that looked rather impressive throughout. If you remove a few questionable decisions by DeeJay Dallas, and literally a kick or two from Jason Myers, the ‘Hawks special teams unit played rather exceptionally. In a season that ended in tears for unfavorable reasons, it’s worth noting the things that went right. Thanks to our all-world punter, our resilient kicker, and a tough and youthful squadron making downfield tackles. They never get enough credit. A tip o’ the cap, boiz.

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