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Our Seattle Seahawks have left little doubt as to their intentions, filling out the coaching staff this afternoon. The new OC and DC are both young, bright, exciting minds that will challenge the NFL, take some lumps, and hopefully will be given room to grow into their new roles. Ryan Grubb and Aden Durde seem to be renowned and respected, interesting and malleable. Over the next several days, we will learn a lot more as to the philosophies, strategies, and so forth, regarding our new coaches. This will soon parlay itself into roster decisions, bringing the look of the team into focus. The things are moving now. Trust Field Gulls to bring you all (most) of the important information to feed the discourse. Thanks for being here.

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Seahawks News

Seahawks hire OC: Ryan Grubb, welcome to the NFL - Seaside Joe
It seems Ryan Grubb will also bring his OL coach with him to the Seahawks: 2/9/2024

Talking about Aden Durde with Softy & Dick on KJR – Seahawks Draft Blog
I was on KJR earlier talking to Softy & Dick about the appointment of Aden Durde as the new Seahawks defensive coordinator. Check it out below…

Seattle Seahawks Breakdown: The 3 big roster decisions - Seattle Sports
Seattle Sports' Stacy Rost looks at three notable players that the Seattle Seahawks need to decide if they'll keep or move on from.

Seattle Seahawks not alone in thinking Mike Macdonald is 'a star' - Seattle Sports
ESPN's Dan Graziano shared with Wyman and Bob what he's heard behind the scenes about the Seattle Seahawks' hiring of coach Mike Macdonald.

Source -- Seahawks to hire Cowboys DL coach Aden Durde as DC - ESPN
The Seahawks are planning to hire Cowboys defensive line coach Aden Durde as their defensive coordinator under new head coach Mike Macdonald, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.

Sources -- Seahawks hiring Ryan Grubb as offensive coordinator - ESPN
Ryan Grubb, who recently accepted the Alabama offensive coordinator job, will be hired as the Seahawks' offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN.

Seahawks Round-Up: Seahawks Earn High Grade for 2023 Rookie Class in NFL Network NFC West Rankings - Seahawks.com
NFL Network ranked each rookie class from every team for the 2023 season.

Seahawks to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb in same role: Sources - The Athletic
Grubb is Mike MacDonald's first offensive coordinator as the new Seahawks coach.

Report: Seattle Seahawks Expected to Hire Aden Durde as Defensive Coordinator - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Previously working for Dan Quinn in Atlanta and Dallas, Aden Durde will make history as the first British-born defensive coordinator in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks.

NFC West News

49ers news: Similarities and differences in rosters since the 2020 Super Bowl - Niners Nation
A lot has changed since the San Francisco 49ers lost Super Bowl LIV, but some things remain the same

How San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Dre Greenlaw Ascended - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Dre Greenlaw reveals who helped him ascend into a high-level linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.

Kyler Murray Received Vote for Comeback Player of the Year - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray received vote for NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Shouldn’t the Cardinals add a veteran defensive advisor to the 2024 coaching staff? - Revenge of the Birds
Other new coaches are doing it, why not the Cardinals?

Puka Nacua loses ROTY award to CJ Stroud, praises Cooper Kupp as mentor - Turf Show Times
Puka Nacua thrived under Kupp’s mentorship

Los Angeles Rams' Puka Nacua Reveals Cooper Kupp's Impact, Biggest Regret of Rookie Season - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Los Angeles Rams rookie receiver Puka Nacua just capped off perhaps the best debut campaign a receiver has ever had. With the help of Cooper Kupp, he's getting better.

Around The NFL

Patriots bring back former All-Pro defender as assistant coach - Larry Brown Sports
The New England Patriots are bringing back a former All-Pro defender as an assistant coach, it was revealed Friday.

Kirk Cousins on free agency: Let's just see what happens - NBC Sports
Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson stopped by the PFT Live set on Wednesday to discuss his future with the team as he nears the end of his rookie contract and it was quarterback Kirk Cousins' turn to do the same thing on Friday.

Super Bowl 2024 guide: 49ers-Chiefs picks, stats, predictions - ESPN
We covered big questions, QB matchup keys, stats to know, impact players, injury updates, betting advice and expert predictions. It's all here for Super Bowl LVIII.

NFL playoffs: Four things to watch for in 49ers-Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII - NFL.com
NFL.com's Christian Gonzales breaks down four things to watch when the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers take on the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium.

Andscape Roundtable: The case for Doug Williams in the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Andscape
Andscape senior editor Erik Horne talks with writer-at-large William C. Rhoden and senior NFL writer Jason Reid, who are in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII, abou…

Former NFL players share stories of their Super Bowl TDs - ESPN
What's it like to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl? Ten former players share memories of their big moment.

Sean Payton: Broncos’ decision on QB Russell Wilson coming ‘sooner than later’ - The Athletic
Payton weighs in possibility of drafting QB: "If we like one of these guys a lot, I'm unconcerned where people think we should draft them."

One thing each NFL team must do in the offseason to prepare for 2024; Cowboys, Chiefs face critical decisions - CBSSports.com
This is what every team needs to do to get better in the offseason

Recapping the NFL Honors: Lamar Jackson wins second MVP Award, CJ Stroud takes home Offensive Rookie of the Year | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Baltimore Ravens quarterback secured his second MVP award, while the Houston Texans swept the Rookie of the Year honors.