Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Monday

New week guys, make it a great one.

The Andy Dalton impact " Seahawks Draft Blog
Last year, Rob and I made it no secret that we weren’t exactly the world’s biggest fans of TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton wasn’t without his merits, but ultimately I felt that as an athletic quarterback who would play whole games without checking a second read, he wasn’t much different than Charlie Whitehurst. Obviously, many NFL front offices value intangibles more than we do. Even our own front office rated Dalton as their #3 quarterback ahead of guys like Jake Locker, Ryan Mallett, Christian Ponder, and even Cam Newton.

2012 Seahawks Opponents: A Quick Look - SB Nation Seattle
The Seahawks 2011 season is over with a third place finish in the NFC West. With the third-place finish comes a third place schedule and though the dates and order of the games haven't yet been announced, the opponents have been.

Seattle Seahawks Offseason: Roster Moves, Injury Notes, News & More - SB Nation Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks head into the offseason and will undoubtedly be making some roster moves. Keep track of those and any other offseason happenings right here.

Quick Hit: 2011 Pass/Run Percentages " Pick 256
With the 2011 season in the books, it’s a good time to start analyzing the year’s data. Here are the offensive pass/run playcalling percentages for 2011:

Surprise, surprise: Aaron Rodgers was far from a sure thing | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
While there's little question now that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been the best at his position over the last two seasons (only Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints could provide any serious challenge to that assertion), the current lead dog in the NFL MVP race was anything but a slam-dunk as a successful signal-caller early on. In fact, as recalled in a fascinating article by Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Rodgers had aspects of a bust when he came into the NFL as the 24th overall pick in the 2005 draft.

Rodgers made a career audible with Packers - JSOnline
As the finished product, Aaron Rodgers has played quarterback better than anyone else in the National Football League for the last year and a half. Those who have watched Rodgers on a regular basis simply have grown accustomed to a standard of excellence that is at the forefront of the Green Bay Packers' drive to a second straight championship. Pro football is all about the quarterback, and the Packers are all about Rodgers.

NFL.com news: Rams bring Fisher to St. Louis as part of interview process
Jeff Fisher is in St. Louis on Sunday to tour the Rams' facilities and team headquarters as part of his interview process, according to a league source.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 2011 Seahawks Progress Report: Season's End
Where to begin? First, be aware that there will be more season review reports to come. There will be a post detailing how this team's numbers compared with last year. There will be an analysis of how each player improved/regressed statistically. There will be positional reports gauging where the team needs to make strides in the off-season. This report is the last in the four-part series that measures the team's progress after each quarter of the season. Being that this is the final report, it will also share some 1st half/2nd half of the season comparisons where those are worth going over.

Grading the Hawks: The need for speed | Seahawks Insider
While disappointed his team didn’t make the playoffs, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll overall was pleased with the progress his young team made this season, even though the Seahawks finished 7-9 for a second straight year.

Clayton doubts Trufant will be back with Seahawks - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Marcus Trufant isn't one of the 18 Seahawks set to become an unrestricted free agent, but his future with the team seems to be just as much in question.

Jerry Brewer | Young quarterbacks take the NFL by storm | Seattle Times Newspaper
Warren Moon was right. He's not the trash-talking type, so we'll have to do it for him.

Coaching spin: Fisher, Williams, McDaniels - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Good morning. Lots of coaching considerations to address on the first Sunday following the 2011 regular season. Let's take a spin around the division.

Who is the Seahawks' quarterback of the future? | HeraldNet.com - Sports
Trust the team's braintrust to make the right call

Thiel: Why Jackson can succeed as Seahawks QB | Seattle Seahawks
The 49ers had seven selections on the All-Pro team. None were QB Alex Smith, and they still won 13 games. The Seahawks can do the same with Jackson.

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