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Pre-Snap Reads 1/5: Are drastic changes needed for the Seahawks after this season?

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Happy Friday! Terrance has the day off. I’m here to give you some links. Michael-Shawn Dugar has a great article on The Athletic (subscription required) about the Seattle Seahawks and the need for change this offseason. Even if Seattle makes the playoffs and somehow wins a playoff game, the divisional round means a trip to play the San Francisco 49ers, which... yeah. Maybe you disagree and believe Seattle should stay the course another season, but it’s a thought-provoking read.

Check out the links below!

Seahawks News

5 Mistakes the Seahawks Can't Repeat in 2024: Offensive Line
Charles Cross and Abe Lucas need more help and the Seahawks need more insurance behind them.

Julian Love And Devon Witherspoon React To Receiving First Pro Bowl Selection - Seahawks.com
Seahawks safety Julian Love and defensive back Devon Witherspoon both receive their first Pro Bowl nods.

Dugar: Seahawks need a drastic change, no matter how this season ends - The Athletic (Paywalled)
The Seahawks could still reach the postseason and even win a playoff game, but they are nowhere near meeting their lofty expectations.

Seahawks’ Geno Smith roots for UW Huskies’ Michael Penix Jr. | Tacoma News Tribune
Seahawks’ Geno Smith is wowed by workout partner Washington Huskies’ Michael Penix Jr.’s Sugar Bowl. Smith, Russell Wilson’s former backup, loves UW QB’s path.

Seahawks Football 101: How Geno Smith, UW's Penix are similar - Seattle Sports
Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith does something that UW star Michael Penix Jr. is also good at. Dave Wyman breaks it down in Football 101.

Seahawks Round-Up: DK Metcalf Continues To Etch Name in Seahawks History Books; Recording Back-to-Back 1,000-yard Seasons
Seahawks fifth-year wideout DK Metcalf joins a small group of Seahawks wideouts to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

NFC West News

Why Dre Greenlaw’s NFL Pro Bowl snub ‘hurts’ 49ers teammate Fred Warner – NBC Sports Bay Area & California
Fred Warner believes his 49ers teammate Dre Greenlaw is deserving of an NFL Pro Bowl nod.

49ers' Sam Darnold sees Sunday's start as meaningful
Sam Darnold will start in place of Brock Purdy as the 49ers close out the regular season Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams before taking the No. 1 seed into the NFC playoffs.

Rams rookies Young, Turner could take torch from Donald - ESPN
Third-round draft picks Kobie Turner and Byron Young quickly emerged this season as major threats to opposing quarterbacks.

49ers and Rams turn to some reserves headed into low-impact finale | AP News
Figuring out how many players he can rest for the playoffs while still fielding a team in a meaningless Week 18 game is a new challenge for San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

Former Oregon Ducks’ star Verone McKinley III signs with the Arizona Cardinals - oregonlive.com
McKinley signed with the Cardinals' practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Offensive Line Quietly Becomes Cardinals Strength - azcardinals.com
Humphries loss just the latest unit has had to overcome

Around the NFL

Dalvin Cook is joining the NFL-best Ravens after being waived by the Jets | AP News
Dalvin Cook is joining the Baltimore Ravens for a playoff run after being waived by the New York Jets.

Official - Child with lighter started fire at Tyreek Hill's home - ESPN
A fire at the $6.9 million home owned by Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill was started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter in a bedroom, a fire official said Thursday.

Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown 'hot' over NFC Pro Bowl snub - ESPN
Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, who caught 112 passes for 1,371 yards and 10 TDs, was "hot" that he wasn't named to the Pro Bowl as an original selection.

NFLPA Ranks League's Top Coordinators - Sports Illustrated New York Giants News, Analysis and More
The NFLPA released the top five coordinators on offense, defense, and special teams as selected by the players. Where did the Giants' trio place?

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott authoring historic turnaround after leading league in interceptions last season
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott's aim to remedy his league-high interceptions from 2022 has come to be, as the 30-year-old has nearly cut his INT total in half and is poised to finish the year leading the NFL in touchdowns.

Week 18 Playoff Picture Breakdown by DVOA - FTNFantasy
What results get us the best playoff field by DVOA? What about the worst? And what would be the most interesting field? Bryan Knowles breaks it all down.

2024 NFL QB market: Top free agents, trade targets, cut candidates, projected landing spots, contracts, more - CBSSports.com
Assessing the signal-callers set to be available

8 NFL head coaches who could be fired on Black Monday - SBNation.com
Here’s who could be gone after the regular season.