Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Friday

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 09: Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants chases Leon Washington #33 of the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on October 9, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, info, interviews, analysis --  from around the interwebs.

The Shutdown Corner Week 7 Preview Podcast: Greg Cosell - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
We're back with another weekly podcast featuring our favorite X's-and-O's analyst — Greg Cosell, the longtime NFL Films maven who's also the executive producer of ESPN's "NFL Matchup." As always, we go through this week's upcoming games with a scout's eye and Greg in control of the All-22 tape.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Cover-2: The No-Huddle Defense
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

32 Teams, 32 Observations | ProFootballFocus.com
Seattle Seahawks: The pass rush in Seattle has been a one man force with Chris Clemons generating 25 of the team’s 77 pressures this year. .

Doug Baldwin, Julio Jones, A.J Green – The Rookie Trio
In the past it always seemed that rookie wide receivers took a while to adjust to the NFL. The rules are different than college, the coverage is better, QBs usually need a couple years to really connect with receivers, the timing is different, and they are usually not the most athletic player on the field like they were in college. But this year there are three rookie wide receivers who are making a huge difference for their teams: Doug Baldwin, Julio Jones, and A.J. Green.

Browns Scouting Part 1. Passing game target focus " The Matchups Zone
The Browns have been dealing with some inconsistency issues on offense this season. Colt McCoy isn’t the only problem with this team, but a 55% completion rate will not get it done for a team that is struggling mightily to run the ball. I took a look the Brown’s games this year (thank you NFL.com Game rewind) and also the game data provided in the NFL game-book and discovered some interesting things.

Audio: Browns president and former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Cleveland Browns president and former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren spoke with the Seattle media on Thursday via conference call regarding his role with the team and his coaching plans for the future.

Browns' Fujita dealing with concussion - Seahawks News - MyNorthwest.com
Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita is unlikely to play this Sunday against Seattle after being sent home before practice for the second straight day with post-concussion symptoms.

Browns' starter or Saskatchewan Roughrider? - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Brock and Salk quizzed a few listeners to see if they could identify whether a given player is a starter on the Cleveland Browns or a member of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Carroll says QB decision could take until Sunday - Seahawks News - MyNorthwest.com
Tarvaris Jackson was limited in practice Wednesday and coach Pete Carroll says making a decision on his starting quarterback against the Cleveland Browns could take until game time.

10/19: All signs point to Charlie Whitehurst starting - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
With Tarvaris Jackson still not at full health with his pectoral injury, Brock and Salk both think Charlie Whitehurst will -- and should -- start Sunday's Week 7 matchup with the Browns in Cleveland.

Seahawks Blog | New Seahawk: 'Shirley you've heard of my brother' | Seattle Times Newspaper
Defensive lineman Jason Shirley is new to the Seahawks locker room, but he's not entirely a stranger in town.

Seahawks Blog | Pair of former 'Horns could hook up Sunday | Seattle Times Newspaper
Colt McCoy threw the pass that safety Earl Thomas credits with getting his college career at Texas off and running. The pass, however, wasn't intended for Thomas.

Seahawks.com Blog | The day in pictures "
Check out some images from Wednesday’s practice, brought to you by Seahawks.com photographer Rod Mar:

The kids can play
The Seahawks' game against the Browns on Sunday will be a Longhorn reunions of sorts, as Earl Thomas and the team's other young defensive backs try to corral Colt McCoy.

This time, the battle’s for real for Seahawks' Earl Thomas | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy and Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas had their fair share of battles on the practice field as teammates at the University of Texas.

Jerry Brewer | Better off without Holmgren? Seahawks are getting better, period | Seattle Times Newspaper
Leroy Hill, the new old head on the Seahawks' active roster, understands how to handle Mike Holmgren Week perfectly.

Doug Baldwin proving doubters wrong - NFC West Blog - ESPN
No team in the NFL thought Doug Baldwin would quickly emerge as one of the most productive young wide receivers in the league.

How quarterbacks perform under 'duress' - NFC West Blog - ESPN - A few notes and observations regarding how NFC West quarterbacks have performed when under duress, defined by ESPN Stats & Information as situations when defensive pressure forced players to throw early, off-balance or when they were getting hit:

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog – SFGate.com " NFL Films’ Cosell talks 49ers’ rookies
For an upcoming newspaper story about the aforementioned Fab Four (too soon?), I spoke to NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell this week to get his thoughts. The well-respected Cosell, who already studies reams of game film, is studying the Niners even more closely this season to prep for his weekly appearance on KNBR.

Browns Insider: Talking Seahawks game, Holmgren interview, Cribbs drama and more | cleveland.com
This week on "Browns Insider," Mary Kay Cabot, Bud Shaw and Dennis Manoloff talked about the Browns as they get ready for Seattle. All three Plain Dealer writers were very critical of Mike Holmgren for talking to a Seattle radio station. They also answered your video and chat room questions.

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