Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Sunday

Big games today yo.

East-West Shrine Game Reaction " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
BJ Coleman (Chattanooga) continued to look like the top quarterback here as he went 10/15 for 170 yards and 1 touchdown on the night. He led two scoring drives in the first half and was the only quarterback to challenge the field beyond the 10-15 yards range for quite some time. He got lucky on one of them but thanks to a great catch and run by Chase Ford (Miami) his stat line reflected how good he looked when he had reps. He threw a couple easy passes but he threw the ball accurately and to the right shoulder on all of them. It’s great to see him put it all together like this but it’s too bad he couldn’t move the East down the field on that last series to make for a really exciting ending! BJ definitely helped himself this week and capped it off with a quality performance. He’s got promising future ahead of him and I still maintain that he has starter upside.

What Alex Smith carries - Breaking News - Rotoworld.com
The lowest moment of Alex Smith’s seven-year career in San Francisco came on October 12, 2010. The winless 49ers hosted the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, and crowd was looking for blood.

RG III is in, Do the Redskins want Flynn?
Who will be the Washington Redskins starting Quarterback in 2012? It probably won't be just ONE guy, it is never that easy for a franchise that has been on an access road with no paved entry to the highway for the better part of 20 years.

Mac's Football Blog: 2012 NFL Pro Day Schedule
Below is a list of "Pro Timing Days" for draft-eligible players. This list will be updated as the dates are announced and/or changed.

Mac's Football Blog: Jaguars May Bring In Experienced Backup Quarterback
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski suggests that the team may bring in a veteran quarterback to aide in the development of 2011 first-round pick Blaine Gabbert, Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Mac's Football Blog: Rams Hire Brian Schottenheimer As Offensive Coordinator
The St. Louis Rams have hired Brian Schottenheimer to coordinate their offense, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Mac's Football Blog: Rams To Hire OL Coach Paul Boudreau, DL Coach Mike Waufle
With offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams hired this week, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has added offensive line coach Paul Boudreau and defensive line coach Mike Waufle to his staff, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports.

Maryland RB Davin Meggett | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I finished studying Maryland RB Davin Meggett’s performance against the Miami Hurricanes and I discovered that someone posted all of Meggett’s touches from this game. So I’m providing my analysis of Meggett’s performance with these highlights. When it comes to the son of the former New York Giants star, four …

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | The Week In Quotes: January 20, 2012
THEN THEY ASKED HIM WHERE THE COFFEE WAS "I was like, ‘Is Tom OK?’ You know, he’s intense, but this was like a whole new thing, man. They were like, ‘It’s that time of the year, you just have to understand,’ " -- Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, on Tom Brady (Yahoo!)

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | AFC Conference Championship Preview
Looking solely at the season-long Football Outsiders stats, the New England Patriots have to be considered the favorites in this game. They get to play at home, and they rated higher than the Ravens over the course of the year. Look at our weighted ratings that give more strength to recent games, and the gap between the two teams becomes wider.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | NFC Conference Championship Preview
This game is either a football stats geek's dream or nightmare depending on how much said stats geek likes to live on the edge. (Implied odds predict he doesn't.) Similar to their matchup against the Packers last weekend, the Giants once again find themselves on the road going up against a team that's both better and more consistent per DVOA. Going into the Green Bay game, the conventional wisdom was that New York was "peaking at the right time," and had already showed during the regular season that they could hang in until the very end against that opponent. Here we are one week -- and one Giants upset -- later, with essentially the same narrative.

Three to Focus on: Giants @ 49ers, Championship Round | ProFootballFocus.com
The New York Giants at the San Francisco 49ers. Now that is an old school matchup in a season of new wave offenses. In a season where offenses have had their way with the league, the 49ers have got themselves to an NFC Championship game with the league’s best defense, and the Giants only really started to look like themselves when their defensive front four began to fire on all cylinders. To get to this game each side had to knock off one of the league’s best offenses and the Giants had to take down the defending Super Bowl Champions in their own back yard. Now the two sides meet in a rematch of their Week 10 encounter with the winner headed to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl.

Lennon Creer's late score gives West Shrine Bowl victory - NFL - SI.com
Thankful for another opportunity to bolster his resume for pro scouts, Lennon Creer made the most of his experience in the East-West Shrine game.

Undercover cops will wear Giants jerseys at NFC title game | National Football Post
Police on lookout for unruly behavior

Senior Bowl Preview: The Top 10 Defensive Prospects | National Football Post
Looks like one of the better defensive groups in years.

Don't forget about Welker | National Football Post
A quick breakdown of what the Ravens could see in the AFC Championship game on Sunday.

Rams: 'We do realize we are getting killed' - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams' strategic thinkers knew they would get crushed in the court of public opinion. They agreed to play three "home" games in London anyway.

Following up on Brian Schottenheimer - NFC West Blog - ESPN - With Brian Schottenheimer in line to become the St. Louis Rams' offensive coordinator, I'll republish a chart we discussed recently. This one shows the New York Jets' offensive production with Schottenheiemer as coordinator.

Fletcher Cox (DT, Mississippi State) tape review " Seahawks Draft Blog - Fletcher Cox is a little bit like a runaway train. He’s fast, he’s powerful – but also a little off balance and out of control. For a guy playing at 6-4 and 295lbs he’s incredibly athletic and carries his frame well. Sometimes he looks like an unpolished version of Cameron Jordan, with a similar compact frame despite playing at nearly 300lbs yet without the same kind of explosion when playing off the edge.

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