Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for the Postgame Hangover

The Seahawks didn't get it done last night. Here's what some people are saying about that, and a few other things.

Denver's defense leads Broncos past Seahawks 23-20 - seattlepi.com - Kyle Orton led Denver back from a shaky start with two touchdown drives and the Broncos' defense throttled Tarvaris Jackson in a 23-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. Jeff Reed tied it at 20 with a 53-yard field goal with 1:16 left in regulation, but Tim Tebow had a 19-yard scramble in leading the Broncos downfield for Steven Haushka's 51-yarder as time expired.

Broncos beat Seahawks on field goal as time expires - The Denver Post - Holy Elvis Dumervil. A dynamic duo on the Denver defense? Who's Doom's partner, the guy who wears eyeglasses by day and terrorizes quarterbacks by night? What Robin was to Batman, what Illya was to the Man from U.N.C.L.E., what Tommy Davidson was to the Wayan brothers, what — dare we say — Robert Mathis is to Dwight Freeney, Von Miller is to Dumervil. Elvis and Miller. Dumervil and Von.

Seahawks-Broncos Long Stats - Houston Chronicle - In depth stats...

Seahawks' offense in struggling mode | The Republic - Seventeen fourth-quarter points were enough to make the Seattle Seahawks’ exhibition game at Denver a nail-biter that the Broncos won on the game’s final play. Those 17 points weren’t sufficient to overshadow the concerns about Seattle’s starting offense. Tarvaris Jackson was sacked five times, the offense went five consecutive drives without gaining so much as a first down — a drought that spanned more than 25 minutes — and the Seahawks’ starters scored their only touchdown after Denver’s first-string defense was on the bench.

Jerry Brewer | Aaron Curry is a changed man, but is he a changed player? | Seattle Times Newspaper - Aaron Curry has been called many things, most of them unflattering, during his lackluster first two NFL seasons. Now, he is adding his own label to the list. "I'm a Jesus freak," Curry declares proudly. His critics' heads are probably doing 360s right now.

Broncos 23, Seahawks 20: Postgame thoughts from the couch | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com - As usual after a Seattle Seahawks road game, we’ve assembled some thoughts that came to us while watching this one from the comfort of the living room. Denver won, 23-20, but as with any preseason game, the score isn’t the most important thing to take from this one. Here’s what we saw …

Baldwin Kickoff Return TD ; Carroll postgame press conference - Check out a couple vids... 

Seahawks | Seahawks' offense remains ineffective | Seattle Times Newspaper - Seventeen fourth-quarter points were enough to make the Seahawks' exhibition game at Denver a nail-biter that the Broncos won on the game's final play. Those 17 points weren't sufficient to overshadow the concerns about Seattle's starting offense. Tarvaris Jackson was sacked five times, the offense went five consecutive drives without gaining so much as a first down — a drought that spanned more than 25 minutes — and the Seahawks' starters scored their only touchdown after Denver's first-string defense was on the bench.

NFL News Updates - CBSSports.com RapidReports - by Lee Rasizer - Carroll laments how pass protection played Coach Pete Carroll lamented his team's inability to pass protect consistently Saturday vs. the Broncos: "It just disrupted everything. We have a real clear area of our football team that we have to work hard at. Whatever it takes, we're going to have to get that done. They really just ran through us pretty much."

NFL News Updates - CBSSports.com RapidReports - by Lee Rasizer - Gallery maintains block on Bunkley was clean Some Denver players were angry with Seattle guard Robert Gallery's low block that took out NT Brodrick Bunkley on a screen pass. But Gallery said the hit was clean, saying the referee told him that on the field. "That's football. I'd do it again. Don't like that he got hurt but that was a completely legal block and I'd do it a hundred times again."

Mac's Football Blog: Broncos Defensive Linemen Not Happy With Seahawks' Cut-Blocks - Denver Broncos defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley left Saturday night's preseason game after being on the receiving end of a cut-block by Seattle Seahawks left guard Robert Gallery.

Three things revisited: Seahawks-Broncos - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN - First-team offense touchdown: The Seahawks left most of their starting offense in the game until quarterback Tarvaris Jackson connected with backup tight end Dominique Byrd for the No. 1 unit's first touchdown of the preseason. There was 14:16 left in the fourth quarter at that point, later in the game than a starting offense would generally play even in a third preseason game. Jackson frequently faced pressure, a common theme for him to this point. He was effective on a couple bootleg throws, but he took five sacks and averaged only 4.2 yards per attempt. Offensive rhythm remained elusive. The Seahawks emptied their backfield on a couple third-down plays. They could not beat the pressure with quick completions in those situations. The team will need better pass protection to develop timing. Backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst got no first-team reps. He had to wait longer than expected to enter the game after undrafted rookie receiver Doug Baldwin broke a 105-yard kickoff return. The Seahawks kicked the tying field goal with 1:16 left as if to buy extra reps for Whitehurst, but the Broncos drove down for the winning kick as the fourth quarter expired.

Final: Broncos 23, Seahawks 20 | Seahawks Insider - The Denver Broncos handled Seattle 23-20 tonight at Sports Authority stadium. Broncos backup kicker Steven Hauschka kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to win it for Denver.

Alex Gibbs teaches the outside zone/wide zone to Dan Mullen, Steve Addazio, and Urban Meyer’s old Florida staff | Smart Football - This unbelievable set of videos is courtesy of Brophy. I don’t know what he had to do to obtain these (nor do I want to know), but you’re all the beneficiaries of what was undoubtedly some unspeakable sacrifice he made. Brophy has put up roughly six or seven hours of video; check out parts one and two.

The Wright stuff - The Seahawks' let's-take-a-look experiment of moving rookie linebacker K.J. Wright into the middle has been a success so far. Saturday night, his next test involves starting against the Broncos.

Seahawks Blog | Seahawks at Denver | Exhibition Game 3 | Seattle Times Newspaper - "I told the group, I feel we're at a C-plus," Cable said. "It's a little better than average. There's some obvious issues to me. Number one, the finish: pad level. And I think the second thing just being more confident and communicative in terms of protection."

Seahawks' starters in NFC West context - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Teams relying on players coming off injuries and others who are unproven head into the 2011 NFL season with fewer returning starters. The Seattle Seahawks are one of those teams.

Seahawks receiver Mike Williams ready to work | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune - The first day the Seattle Seahawks showed up for training camp a month ago, reporters craned their necks to get a glimpse of Mike Williams. Did Williams, who had a breakout 2010 season in Seattle after a two-year absence from the NFL, fall back to his old ways during the offseason?

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