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In Today’s Links: even year Jason Myers; Boye Mafe is mad; our Seattle Seahawks rank 21st in the Yahoo power rankings; and why the ‘Hawks should be worried about the Arizona Cardinals. Plus, as usual, much, much more! Thank you for being here.

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Seahawks News

Boye Mafe 'pissed off' when people say Seahawks rebuilding - Seaside Joe
Why Boye Mafe was so "pissed off" that people called the Seahawks a rebuilding team: Seaside Joe 1949

Seahawks EDGE Boye Mafe explains why Trent Williams, Lane Johnson are his toughest foes - Seahawks Wire
Seattle Seahawks edge-rusher Boye Mafe explains why Trent Williams and Lane Johnson are the NFL's toughest blockers to deal with.

NFL offseason power rankings: No. 21 Seattle Seahawks move onto Mike Macdonald era - Yahoo Sports
Pete Carroll was a Seattle legend, but a change was made.

Which Seattle Seahawks player benefits most from new scheme? - Seattle Sports
Brock Huard explains why safety Julian Love is his pick to benefit most from new Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Macdonald's defensive scheme.

NFC West writer: Seattle Seahawks rival could be surprise team - Seattle Sports
"I don't think people are talking about them enough,"'s Eric Williams said of a division rival of the Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks 90-Man Roundup: Can 'Even Year' Jason Myers Return to Form? - Sports Illustrated Seahawks News, Analysis, and More
Jason Myers was a Pro Bowl kicker in 2018 and 2022. His 2022 season was better than last year. Will the trend of his better even years continue in 2024?

NFC West News

49ers news: Is it time to start eyeing a potential Trent Williams replacement? - Niners Nation
ESPN believes the San Francisco 49ers should invest in an offensive tackle in the 2025 NFL Draft

What to Expect from 49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk in 2024 - Sports Illustrated 49ers News, Analysis, and More
Kyle Juszczyk has gone to eight straight Pro Bowls and is coming off his first ever All Pro season, and yet 2023 was the worst season of his career since he was a rookie. Should we expect Juszczyk to have a bounce-back season?

Rams HC Sean McVay Explains What Makes Cooper Kupp So Special - Sports Illustrated Rams News, Analysis, and More
The Los Angeles Rams have the benefit of having one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the NFL in Cooper Kupp. Kupp has evolved every year since he was draft

Rams offense: Could Sean McVay use more pistol formations in 2024? - Turf Show Times
Could the Rams utilize more of the pistol formation in 2024?

Arizona Cardinals OT Sets Massive Goal for 2024 - Sports Illustrated Cardinals News, Analysis, and More
Arizona Cardinals OT Paris Johnson looks to become the best in the league this season.

Around The NFL

Maxx Crosby went viral for his great message at 'Sack Summit' - Larry Brown Sports
Las Vegas Raiders pass rusher Maxx Crosby had an awesome yet somewhat ironic message to his peers at this year's "Sack Summit" event.

Is Eagles' restocked secondary the missing piece to returning to Super Bowl contention? - Yahoo Sports
Philadelphia's slide late last season correlated directly with poor pass defense, which has been addressed in a big way this offseason.

Based on a simple look at recent history, Jared Goff might have a decent shot at MVP - Yahoo Sports
The Lions should be a good team, and that matters to the MVP race.

Cowboys are running out of time to avoid a mess - NBC Sports
From Dak to CeeDee to Micah, Dallas needs to start solving contract problems.

Ranking NFL teams' under-25 talent: Texans, Lions lead list - ESPN+
We stacked every team's core of young players heading into the 2024 season. Which rosters have the best under-25 talent in the league?

Bills enter training camp with question marks at wide receiver - ESPN
QB Josh Allen will be without Stefon Diggs, the receiver he has targeted most in his career.

Fantasy Football age 30 draft or pass Prescott Henry Kelce - ESPN
In fantasy football, you never want to be a year late in anticipating a veteran's decline. We weigh in on nine veterans who may or may not have one more year of greatness in them.

Ranking top 20 interior linemen in 2024: Zack Martin unseated as top guard, Jason Kelce replaced as top center -
The top 15 guards and top five centers have new No. 1's

State of the Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Richardson poised to take off in Year 2 under Shane Steichen? -
If Anthony Richardson can protect himself better, how high could the quarterback fly in Year 2 under Shane Steichen? Can Gus Bradley's defense bounce back with some new talent up front? Adam Rank explores the state of the Indianapolis Colts heading into t

Why Jordan Love and Co. can take Packers offense to explosive new heights - The Athletic
Matt LaFleur has a rising QB, a young corps of talented pass catchers, a versatile offensive line and an established running back.

2024 NFL secondary rankings: New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers take top spots - PFF
We rank all 32 NFL secondaries ahead of the 2024 season, beginning with the New York Jets.