Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Tuesday

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass the ball against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 20, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Seahawks beat the Rams 24-7. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Football stuff!!

Who is Caleb Hanie? | National Football Post
Bears will look to backup QB in wake of Cutler's injury.

Handing out the Week 11 Sunday game balls | National Football Post
Jordy Nelson, Vincent Jackson, Kevin Smith and more.

NFP Sunday Rewind | National Football Post
Vince Young, the impact of Cutler's injury, Jordy Nelson, Lions' running game, Ray Rice and more.

Tarvaris Jackson | November - From day one, and without competition, Tarvaris Jackson was named the starting quarterback by Pete Carroll.  After an 0-2 start, impatience and criticism from fans grew large, and Jackson received most of the blame for the offense’s struggles.  In the game against Arizona, boos and chants for Charlie Whitehurst roared from the stands at Century Link Field.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: The Morning After: Seahawks Win 24-7 Over Rams - Seattle's defensive line got a new appreciation for the team's offensive struggles on Sunday. Clinton McDonald picked up a fumble forced by Chris Clemons and took two steps before fumbling it while being tackled. Brandon Mebane had a chance for a big return late in the game after yet another Clemons strip sack, but booted the ball terribly before tripping and falling on his face. Red Bryant talked glowingly about seeing the end zone on his highlight reel interception, and had some bragging rights after going "Big Red Mode" with a vicious stiff-arm that helped him gain five yards before being tackled by Mebane who was trying unsuccessfully to block. The Seahawks offense can be hard to watch at times, but at least they are not tackling one another yet.

17 Power, A Seattle Seahawks Blog: Seahawks smack hapless Rams, win 24-7 - Well that was interesting. Okay, not really.

Falcons hold off Locker, Titans for 23-17 win - NFL News - MyNorthwest.com - The Falcons shook the hangover from their stunning overtime loss. They still had to sweat it out at the end.

Pete Carroll Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com - During his weekly conversation with "Brock and Salk," Pete Carroll talks with Brock Huard and Dave Wyman about the performance of the Seahawks' defense in Sunday's win over the Rams, the health of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, the team's season-long penalty problem, and more.

Seahawks Blog | Three things we learned: Seahawks 24, Rams 7 | Seattle Times Newspaper - The Seahawks are good enough to beat a bad team convincingly. This is not entirely insignificant. In fact, it indicates progress because coming out of Seattle's Week 6 bye, the Seahawks went on the road against Cleveland and lost the lowest-scoring game in team history. The Seahawks' defense was every bit as stout Sunday in St. Louis as it was in Cleveland, allowing Seattle to grind out a very workmanlike win. Seattle didn't play its best game on offense. In fact, it was a below-average outing and the Seahawks still won by 17 points. That's a good sign.

Red Bryant takes over in Seahawks' win over Rams - Blog - MyNorthwest.com - With six minutes and 30 seconds left in Sunday's win over the Rams, the Seahawks had a 10-point lead and were facing a crucial third-and-one situation with the outcome of the game very much in question. The Rams had the Hawks on their own 24-yard line, were just two scores down and possessed all of their timeouts. Two illegal motion penalties and just 33 seconds later, the Rams had the ball back on their 24 with nothing but time and opportunity on their hands.

Penalties aside, patchwork line performs gamely | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune - For the third straight week, the Seattle Sea-hawks managed to rush for more than 100 yards in a game – generally considered a measure of competence for a team’s offensive line.

Back-to-back W’s | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune - The Seattle Seahawks accomplished what good teams are supposed to do when you play an inferior opponent on the road – grind out a win and move on to the next game.

Seahawks | Seahawks grind out a 24-7 win over Rams | Seattle Times Newspaper - The Seahawks' longest completion was thrown by a wide receiver, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was intercepted on his first two throws, and Seattle was called for 13 penalties for the second successive week.

NFL offense: Running for three yards is like going backwards. - Slate Magazine - Football pundits have long been obsessed with identity. The "Eagles lack identity on both sides of the ball," says the Philadelphia Daily News. The Jets, who have abandoned their running game for a more wide-open offense, "have the worst identity disorder since Sybil," declares AOL FanHouse. On the plus side, however, the San Francisco 49ers are apparently "forging their own identity" during Jim Harbaugh’s first season.

2011 Seahawks Week 11: Five observations - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Five things I noticed while watching the Seattle Seahawks' road 24-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 11:

11/21: What is Kam Chancellor supposed to do? - Blog - MyNorthwest.com - Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor has drawn penalties in consecutive games for illegal hits. Last week the NFL fined him $20,000 for making helmet-to-helmet contact with Baltimore's Anquan Boldin. A similar hit on St. Louis' Lance Kendricks on Sunday is expected to cost Chancellor even more money, and could result in a suspension.

Monday metatarsal musings - Or footnotes: A look at three things that worked in Sunday's win over the Rams and three things that need work as the Seahawks prepare for this week's game against the Redskins.

Jerry Brewer | Watching the Seahawks defense is great entertainment | Seattle Times Newspaper - You call it boring. They call it ideal. You call it low scoring. They call it a fight. You call it ugly. They call it a party.

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