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Let’s get right to it. Our Seattle Seahawks made one of, if not the most, impressive hires of the 2024 NFL coaching cycle in bringing on former Ravens DC Mike Macdonald to lead the program. His football acumen, scheme knowledge, ability to teach, and play-calling all are held in high regard around the league amongst players and coaches. Mike Macdonald’s reputation proceeds him, and how his abilities translate to the head coach position will obviously prove itself throughout the course of the next several seasons. In the meantime, necessary speculation abound as to whom will remain on the ‘Hawks current roster, will be asked to renegotiate contracts, and who’s role will change under a new staff. Today’s press conference will give us some clues, but mainly, we will have to wait and see. Exciting day in the Greater Hawkdom. Enjoy!

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Seahawks News

How Mike Macdonald hire impacts Geno Smith, Riq Woolen, Jamal Adams - Seaside Joe
Good News and Bad News for current Seahawks after latest Head Coach hire: 1/31/2024

Seahawks hire Ravens DC Mike Macdonald as new head coach - Yahoo Sports
At 36, Mike Macdonald would be the youngest head coach in the NFL.

Seahawks share 20 minutes of Geno Smith highlights from 2023 season - Seahawks Wire
We don't know who the Seahawks head coach will be Week 1, but we do know who should be starting at QB...

7 Seahawks players who could have bigger roles in 2024 - Seahawks Wire
That youth movement should accelerate under the next head coach, whoever that may be.

Seahawks make Mike Macdonald's hiring official - NBC Sports
Macdonald, 36, replaces Pete Carroll, who is 72, in becoming the NFL's youngest head coach.

My reaction to the Seahawks hiring Mike Macdonald as their new Head Coach – Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s the start of a new era and I’m looking forward to it. Mike Macdonald is young, fresh and comes from a team known for playing a brand of physical, fast and mostly winning football. My preference was to hire an offensive minded Head Coach but with the options dwindling, this is a perfectly acceptable alternative.

Huard: Seattle Seahawks seemed 'enamored' with Mike Macdonald - Seattle Sports
"I think they were enamored with him all the way through this process." - Brock Huard on the Seattle Seahawks hiring of Mike Macdonald.

Mike Macdonald's defense has dominated Seattle Seahawks' rivals - Seattle Sports
The Ravens went 4-0 against the NFC West with new Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald running the defense.

Who is the Seattle Seahawks' new head coach, Mike Macdonald? - ESPN
The Seahawks are hiring Mike Macdonald as their new coach to replace Pete Carroll. How does he fit, can he fix this defense and what's next?

Seahawks hire Ravens DC Mike Macdonald as head coach - ESPN
The Seahawks have hired 36-year-old Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald as their new head coach. It is a six-year deal, sources told ESPN.

Things To Know About Mike Macdonald -
As the ink dries on new Seahawks Coach Mike Macdonald’s deal to lead the franchise, here are five things to know about Seattle’s new man in charge.

Seahawks hire Ravens DC Mike Macdonald as NFL’s youngest head coach - The Athletic
Macdonald, 36, will surpass Jerod Mayo, 37, as the NFL's youngest head coach after thriving as the Ravens' defensive coordinator.

Leonard Williams Returning to Seattle Seahawks? Re-Signing 'Won't Be Easy' - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Leonard Williams became a member of the Seattle Seahawks midway through the season and performed well, but now he is a free agent, and the time to potentially re-sign him is approaching.

NFC West News

49ers news: Final observations from the 34-31 win over the Lions - Niners Nation
Is this 49ers team the best they’ve had in the Kyle Shanahan era?

49ers CB reveals the change team made at halftime to shut down Lions - Larry Brown Sports
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward revealed what change Steve Wilks made at halftime to shut down the Lions.

Four Questions: 49ers Great When They Have To Be - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analzying how the San Francisco 49ers won the NFC Championship and what they must do to win the Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals Re-Sign Two Players - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals announced they re-signed two players to their roster.

Red Rain Podcast: How 1 Game can be a Game Changer - Revenge of the Birds
For coaches and athletes their lives and career paths can often be altered, shaped and/or dictated by the outcome of a single game.

In today’s 130th episode of the Red Rain Podcast, Kyle "L’ll...

Rams 2024 roster: What role will Tutu Atwell have in LA moving forward? - Turf Show Times
Tutu Atwell struggled with consistency in LA after a strong start to the season so what is his future with the Rams?

Could Los Angeles Rams Find Heir to Matthew Stafford in Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr., Michael Pratt, or Spencer Rattler at 2024 Senior Bowl - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Los Angeles Rams may return to the quarterback well in the 2024 NFL Draft to find a backup and eventual Matthew Stafford replacement. Could the Senior Bowl be of help?

Around The NFL

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Projecting NFL QB moves: Trades, signings, cuts, draft picks - ESPN
Our NFL Nation reporters played GM and navigated the offseason's starting quarterback market, including trades, free agent deals and draft picks.

Historic facts and stats to know ahead of Super Bowl 2024 - ESPN
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Move the Sticks: East-West Shrine Bowl practice standouts -
Rhett Lewis and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks from Frisco, Texas as they're covering the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl.

NFL's most overperforming/underperforming units of 2023 season: Lions' attack shined, Eagles' DBs failed -
Looking across the NFL, which units exceeded expectations in 2023? Which ones fell woefully short? Cynthia Frelund spotlights five in each category -- and you can probably figure out where the New England Patriots' passing offense sits.

Aaron Rodgers, Robert Saleh and how the Jets’ season fell apart: ‘Something has to change’ - The Athletic
Thirty sources in and around the Jets described a team riddled with excuse-making and an organizational tunnel vision on its star QB.

Ranking top 25 NFL players who never won a Super Bowl: JJ Watt joins list of legends that didn't win a ring -
A ring was the only thing missing from these legendary careers

2024 NFL Free Agency: Potential landing spots for top quarterbacks and wide receivers | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
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