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Tuesday Round-Up: Which NFC West club has improved most this offseason?

Posted Apr 8, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, April 8  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

NFL.com Around the League writer Gregg Rosenthal ranks NFC West clubs on how much they have improved this offseason. Rosenthal likes the moves made by the Arizona Cardinals the most, followed by the St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Seahawks. Despite Seattle's last place rank, Rosenthal says it's not all bad for the Super Bowl XLVIII champions, "The Seahawks are ranked fourth in terms of 'improving' this offseason because a lot of talent left the building. Their biggest acquisition from outside the team was ... Phillip Adams? And yet, we don't think it will matter much because Pete Carroll has a plan in place for all the departures. Tony McDaniel and Cliff Avril will replace Bryant and Clemons in the lineup. Seattle has the right depth to replace Thurmond and Browner at cornerback. More importantly, Carroll and general manager John Schneider count on developing players to step into new roles. They understand they often only have players for four years, just like at USC."

In a related piece for NFL.com, Rosenthal picks the most-improved position group in the NFC West, pointing to the immediate boost to the Arizona Cardinals' offensive line provided by the acquisition of left tackle Jared Veldheer.

Marcus Grant of NFL.com has a fantasy spin the League's "Roster Reset" series, examining the value and impact of several offseason acquisitions around the NFC West.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times breaks down some Seahawks pass-rushing numbers recently put out by ProFootballFocus.com. The work shows that when Seattle blitzed the quarterback last season, they did it better than any team in the League, ranking first in pass-rush productivity by forcing a sack, quarterback hit, or quarterback hurry on 42.7 percent of their blitzes.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look at key offseason dates for the Seahawks and outlines the team's comings and goings in free agency.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com continues his ranks of the Seahawks' Top 12 players heading into the 2014 season by naming wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin at No. 7.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com has more on the unique relationship between head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider after a new three-year deal was announced for Carroll last week.

The 2014 NFL Draft is one month away, and with NFL free agency more than four weeks old ProFootballTalk.com has their next mock draft available for your viewing pleasure. For the Seahawks, PFT suggests Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy, stating, "With Chris Clemons and Red Bryant gone and Jared Allen picking the Bears, the Seahawks need to feed the unit that was critical to the team’s success in 2013."

NFL.com has a look at which teams have improved the most since last season, where the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are popular picks.

And here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth asks you to pick which play you believe to be the most-significant play in franchise history.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto
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