Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Wednesday

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 13: Wide receiver Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens has this pass batted away by Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 13, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Ravens 22-17.(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

You know what day it is. 

The Cover 3: The Seahawks Vs Ravens " The Matchups Zone
Well that was fun wasn’t it? One of the most surprising aspects of the Seahawks win over the Ravens on Sunday was the total dedication to the run game against the impressive Baltimore Ravens defense. What was even more shocking was the Ravens total dedication to every aspect of their offense that didn’t include Ray Rice running the ball. Let’s take a look at three aspects of Sunday’s game that I loved, and three that drove me nuts.

The Brewery | The Seahawks' supposed winning dilemma | Seattle Times Newspaper
Here is the podcast of last night's Monday Night Quarterback radio show. Once again, I remind you to check out this weekly Seahawks review/preview show on Sportsradio KJR (950 AM and 102.9 FM) every Monday night. Typical, MNQB starts after the broadcast of "Monday Night Football."

NFL: The Seattle Seahawks Bet on a Plus-Size 'D' - WSJ.com
Let's not sugarcoat it: The 3-6 Seattle Seahawks look like a lousy football team. They're not favored to make the playoffs, they're nobody's pick to win the Super Bowl and their anemic offense ought to be disinvited from Thanksgiving dinner.

John Harbaugh Explains Losing To The Seahawks By Saying "Football" Nine Times In 30 Seconds
Football. [Baltimore Sports Report]

11/15: Size on Seahawks defense getting noticed - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
To an average human, most NFL players are big. By NFL standards, the Seahawks defense is even bigger. In fact, as this article published in Tuesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal explains, the starters on Seattle's defense form the second-heaviest unit in the NFL. In Tuesday's Wrap Up video, Brock Huard discusses the Seahawks' uncommon approach to building their defense with more of an emphasis on size than speed.

Seahawks.com Blog | Up next: St. Louis Rams "
Series: Seahawks lead 15-10, including a 16-6 victory in the 2010 regular-season finale in Seattle that decided the NFC West championship. But the Rams won 20-3 in St. Louis in Week 4 to snap the Seahawks’ five-game winning streak on the Rams’ home turf.

Seahawks.com Blog | Photoblog: Feeling Ravenous "
The Seahawks started the second half of the season at a disappointing 2-6, and faced the visting Baltimore Ravens, holders of a gaudy 6-2 record and first place in the AFC North. However, Seattle never trailed and upset Baltimore, 22-17 on Military Appreciation Day at CenturyLink Field.

Not all penalties are created equally - Seahawks News - MyNorthwest.com
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Seahawks' penalty problems. During their stretch of three losses coming off the bye week (Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dallas), the Hawks tallied more penalties than points. They continued their erroneous ways, committing 13 penalties in Sunday's surprise win over the Ravens.

Medical Roll Call Not Favorable For Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks
Rookie guard John Moffitt is lost for the season with a knee injury; Rice, Baldwin and Chancellor have a chance to play despite concussions Sunday against Baltimore.

Dave Krieg's Strike Beard: Seahawks 22, Ravens 17
The table of Ravens fans sitting behind me at Buffalo Wild Wings must have felt very confident (My Sunday Ticket app crapped out today... Long story). Their Super Bowl-contending team had just scored to pull within 22-17 with 5 and half minutes left. With a quick 3-and-out by the lowly Seahawks offense, the Ravens would have plenty of time to drive back down the field for the winning touchdown... and Baltimore boasted the NFL's best defense, anchored by luminaries like Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs. Only a fool would bet on the likes of Tarvaris Jackson, Golden Tate and Marshawn Lynch against such an elite unit.

NFL.com news: Ravens LB Suggs confident latest loss won't harm team goals - "(W)ithout struggle, there's no progress," Suggs told The Baltimore Sun after the game. "We're going to move forward. We're 6-3. It's not the end of the world. I remember how the Super Bowl champs were 10-6. We're not going to lose six games. We’re just going to learn from here and wherever the road, however it plans out, however we've got to go do it, we're going to have to go do."

Prospect of the day: Missouri DT Dominique Hamilton | National Football Post - Hamilton has the size to get significant looks in both a 34 and 43 front.

Week 10 thoughts: After stunning start, the magic is over for Bills - NFL - CBSSports.com Football - The once-promising Bills are 5-4 after another poor outing. Charley Casserly says they'll continue to fade because it looks like other teams have figured out how to beat them -- press their receivers and exploit their shaky run defense.

Is Matt Leinart Better Than You Think? - The Triangle Blog - I didn't want to start this blog post with the phrase "Houston, we have a problem." But the Texans are facing a serious crisis — starting quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the season with a Lisfranc injury. Replacing him as the starter is habitual hot-tubber and colossal draft bust Matt Leinart, who quietly signed and then re-signed with the Texans last year after being cut by the Arizona Cardinals in training camp.

The RSP Blog’s Top 20 QBs (2006-2011) Part II (10-1) | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio - I do realize that rankings are important to many of you who buy the RSP and the process I undertake to arrive at my lists is intensive. However, as me, Chad Reuter, Matt Williamson, Dan Shonka, Wes Bunting, Greg Cosell, or any analyst of NFL prospects not employed with an NFL team will tell you, our rankings lack the context of matching players to a specific teams’ schemes, they lack the extensive knowledge of these players as individuals, and they lack a thorough understanding of each teams’ needs. Therefore, using the NFL Draft as a measuring stick to determine the success of an independent analyst’s rankings of players is a limited exercise.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 10 Quick Reads - Tony Romo: Elite quarterback who could lead the Dallas Cowboys to the promised land, or turnover machine who comes up short when his team needs him most? The answer, as usual, lies somewhere in the middle.

A press release for you:

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS PLAYERS HOST 3RD ANNUAL TOY DRIVE BENEFITING SEATTLE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - MARCUS TRUFANT, JUSTIN FORSETT, AND MARSHAWN LYNCH AMONG PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE

SEATTLE, Wa- Several Seattle professional athletes have teamed with Westfield Southcenter, FedEx Ground, Octagon Football and 710 ESPN Seattle to host the 2011 Seattle Seahawks Players Toy Drive benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital.

Members of the Seattle Seahawks, including Marcus Trufant, Justin Forsett, and Marshawn Lynch will lead the toy drive from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec.5, in the Westfield Southcenter Mall. The players will sign autographs in exchange for the donation of a new, unwrapped toy ($10+) to benefit Children's. The ‘For the Love of Jacob Guild' will be helping collect the toys for the hospital.

The toy drive will be located on the second mezzanine level between Wet Seal and dELIA's overlooking Macy's Court at Westfield Southcenter, and all toys and any additional donations from the two-hour event will benefit Children's, a nationally recognized pediatric hospital.

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