Pre-Snap Reads 7/20: Breakout candidates for the Seahawks in 2021

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Seahawks News

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Preview: Receivers – Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett assaulted opposing secondaries in the first half of the 2020 season, but both players cooled off significantly in the final two months in a struggling offense. Have the Seahawks done enough adding complementary weapons to avoid a similar fate this upcoming season?

Can Seattle Seahawks K Jason Myers Avoid Regression in 2021? – Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Consistency is the name of the game for NFL kickers. If a kicker can’t be consistent, they’ll quickly find themselves unemployed. Seahawks kicker Jason Myers was the model of consistency in 2020, registering a perfect season in field goal attempts. But will that consistency carry over into his third year in the Pacific Northwest?

Seahawks 2 Takes: Will LB Cody Barton or RB Rashaad Penny break out?
Brock Huard and John Clayton land on different sides when asked if Seahawks LB Cody Barton or RB Rashaad Penny is more likely to break out.

Clayton: How lack of attendance in 2020 impacted Seahawks, NFL
What did the 2020 season played during the pandemic do to NFL teams’ finances? John Clayton breaks it down with an emphasis on the Seahawks.

Monday Round-Up: Jordyn Brooks Among Candidates To ‘Make The Leap’ In 2021
The Seahawks’ second-year linebacker showed promise down the stretch in his rookie season and could have an even bigger role this year.

Dealing with sport when it goes wrong « Seahawks Draft Blog
Apologies if it’s self-indulgent to write about myself in consecutive articles. Especially when I’m supposed to be taking a break. Yet I’m home alone for the next three nights and I had some things to say and this, really, is the only platform I currently have.

NFC West News

Monday Afternoon Quarterback Column: Kyler Murray’s pivotal year – Sports Illustrated
Plus, Melvin Ingram and the Steelers’ strategy, Cardale Jones and NIL, Jaguars’ unique rookie deals and more.

Where does Josh Jones fit in 2021? – Revenge of the Birds
The 2020 third round pick is still lacking a defined role with the team.

San Francisco 49ers news: Most bettors putting money on Trey Lance to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year – Niners Nation
Lance’s odds have jumped in recent weeks, putting him third among incoming NFL offensive rookies.

Rams training camp position battle preview: Who is Justin Hollins? – Turf Show Times
First up: linebackers.

Around The NFL

NFL 100: No. 78, Why Roger Staubach was the ‘greatest sports hero of his time’ – The Athletic
“The unique popularity of the Cowboys is based a heck of a lot on Roger Staubach. He was the hero of a nation, not just of the Cowboys.”

Raiders president Marc Badain resigns – National Football Post
Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis announced the resignation of team president Marc Badain Monday.

Insight into Tua Tagovailoa, Deshaun Watson, and Miami Dolphins’ QB situation
PFN NFL Insider Adam Beasley provides the pulse on the Miami Dolphins’ QB situation, Tua Tagovailoa’s development…and Deshaun Watson?

Packers by position: As AJ Dillon ascends to No. 2 role behind Aaron Jones, Packers believe in their dynamic running back duo | Pro football | madison.com
The second-year back is expected to take over the job formerly held by Jamaal Williams.

Former Cardinals RB D.J. Foster headed to CFL
Former Arizona Cardinals running back, who also was a standout at Arizona State and Saguaro High School, has found a new team to continue his football career. However, he will not be in the NFL in 2021.

Jaguars CB group is the youngest in the NFL
Jacksonville’s secondary may have struggled tremendously last season, but one thing it has going for it is youth — especially at cornerback. The Jags’ group of corners is the NFL’s youngest at an average age of 23.73, according to The 33rd Team’s Ben Elsner.

Blake Jarwin’s time to live up to expectations as Cowboys TE has come
Dallas Cowboys fans had high levels of excitement about Blake Jarwin going into the 2020 season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: This is the best situation I’ve ever had as ‘the guy’
Ryan Fitzpatrick has started 146 career games, and he has played for eight teams.

2020 Passing Plus-Minus: The Search for Drew Brees’ Successor | Football Outsiders
For over a decade, the passing plus-minus and CPOE rankings were an opportunity to wax poetic about Drew Brees. With Brees retired, can anyone claim his mantle?

Steelers signing former Chargers DE Melvin Ingram to one-year deal
Melvin Ingram has a new home, and the Steelers have a new premier edge rusher. After drawing interest from the Dolphins and Chiefs, the three-time Pro Bowler is signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh, Ian Rapoport reports.

AFC East training camp preview: Bills must protect Josh Allen; Cam Newton vs. Mac Jones
Will the Bills solve an O-line spot in front of Josh Allen? Can Cam Newton hold off Mac Jones for the Pats’ QB job? Jeremy Bergman sets the stage for each AFC East team heading into training camp.

Jets coach Robert Saleh ‘genuinely excited for adversity’ in first season with New York
New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh approaches his first training camp in charge of a team with a mindset that the bumps in the road will help shape his club in 2021.

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