Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Saturday

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Weekend!

Here are some things that you can click on and then subsequently read.

Hawks tight end Zack Miller starting to show he’s more than a blocker | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
"Some of it is getting out in the pass game more," Miller said of his re-emergence. "Some of it is just kind of developing a relationship with Russell and him finding me. And we have another year in the offense, so that’s helped as well, too."

Seahawks defense faces another big test vs. Patriots - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
The statistics show that the Seahawks have the NFL's No. 1 defense, but they don't tell the whole story, either. The numbers tell us that Seattle's defense is first in yardage allowed, second in points allowed and second in rushing yards allowed.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Larry Fitzgerald Says the Cardinals Need More Help from the Running Game on Early Downs
Larry Fitzgerald joined Bickley and MJ on XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix to discuss Thursday night’s debacle in St. Louis, the sudden powerhouse that is the NFC West, the Cardinals’ running game (or lack thereof) and Arizona’s next opponent, the Bills.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Long and Short Sacks
Now that five weeks of the season are in the books, we have enough data to start making some conclusions. Jay Cutler, you might owe your linemen some apologies.

Pete Carroll's NFL comeback came after an epiphany during a year off | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
"That's always kind of been my mode when something like that occurs," Carroll said. "So we packed up and went south."

When it comes to coverage tackles, Farwell’s got it covered
Heath Farwell is to the Seahawks’ special teams what Marshawn Lynch and Earl Thomas are to the offense and defense – a follow-me leader who leads by impressive example.

Seahawks C Unger ready to go; DE Clemons fined | Seahawks Insider
"Max is ready to go," Carroll said. "He’s fine. He’s got to get through tomorrow, but he should be in good shape." Unger confirmed to reporters after practice that he was ready to go. "Yeah, I’m good," Unger said.

Week seven preview & Jonathan Cooper (G, UNC) tape " Seahawks Draft Blog
Three games on my schedule this week – Oklahoma vs Texas, Alabama vs Missouri and West Virginia vs Texas Tech.

Sando's best guesses: Week 6 predictions - NFC West Blog - ESPN
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET: The Seahawks are the team New England plays in between facing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and the AFC East-rival New York Jets. The Patriots are a team Seattle can measure itself against. The big question is whether the Seahawks can score enough points. How many is enough? Seattle has allowed 19 total points in two home games despite facing Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers. This is my makeup call after picking against Seattle in Carolina. I am saying there's a chance. Sando's best guess: Seahawks 20, Patriots 17

Seahawks.com Blog | Friday in Hawkville: To Moore, pink is more than just a color
Max Unger, as well as Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love. This is a two-fer today, because Unger practiced for the first time this week and is ready to start at center on Sunday, coach Pete Carroll said; and also because the Patriots have built their defense around the tackle tandem of the 325-pound Wilfork and the 315-pound Love, in Carroll’s view. First Unger. "Max, of all of our guys, he’s like an old vet for us," Carroll said when asked if Unger was not only ready but prepared after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday to rest a sore hip. "He can handle it as well as anybody."

Seahawks can shut down another great offense, QB - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
After five weeks of predicting Seahawks' outcomes, I'm 4-1 against the spread after correctly guessing that Seattle, as a 2.5-point underdog, would beat Carolina last week. The Seahawks won 16-12 in a much lower-scoring game than my projected result of 34-24. I should have known there wouldn't be many points scored by either team – every Seattle game has gone under the total this year.

Patriots vs. Seahawks: 3 Key Matchups to Watch for Seattle | Bleacher Report
How will Gus Bradley's defense attack No. 12? Let's take a look as we break down the three most intriguing matchups heading into Sunday's game.

Is the Wes Welker "Experiment" Finally Over? - Pats Pulpit
In lieu of tricking, the Patriots' front office should focus its efforts on treating wide receiver Wes Welker as he proves once again why he's one of the most reliable receivers in the league.

Chinks in the Armor - Pats Pulpit
It has been five weeks of football now, and I think we're at the point where we can begin the process of drawing conclusions about what kind of team the 2012 New England Patriots are. Yes, they are...

The Shutdown Corner Week 6 NFL Preview Podcast with Greg Cosell | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Once again, it's time to gear up for this week's slate of NFL games with analysis from the best in the business -- Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's "NFL Matchup." As he did so well last year, Greg will give you a sense of the week's upcoming games you won't get anywhere else, based on his conversations with players and coaches past and present, and his OCD-level evaluation of coach's tape. Since the podcast was recorded on Friday morning, we started by reviewing the Tennessee Titans' Thursday night win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Week 6 NFL matchups to watch | National Football Post
Brady, Patriots vs. Seahawks’ defense: Can the Seattle defense handle the Patriots’ balanced game plan and Brady’s up tempo-style? Think play action here for the Pats if they can establish the run game vs. the Seattle front-seven. No question the Seahawks have enough size and length in the secondary to match up vs. New England's skill players, plus they can get home on the edge with DEs Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin. But they will have to make some plays on the ball and protect the middle of the field in the red zone to get this one.

Peek at the Week: Niners seek revenge, Brady gets first taste of Seattle - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Conventional wisdom says this shouldn't be close. There's no comparison between veteran Tom Brady and rookie Russell Wilson, there's no comparison between the two teams. The Patriots have won the AFC East eight of the past nine years. Seattle hasn't had a winning season since 2007. But conventional wisdom seldom applies when it comes to playing in Seattle.

Extreme Outliers: Rookie Edition
Both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have been very successful this year. Griffin ranks 2nd in Y/A, 2nd in AY/A, 4th in NY/A, and 4th in ANY/A, an incredible performance nearly across the board (he’s 23rd in sack rate) by the Redskins rookie. He also is leading the league with a 69.1% completion rate and ranks 5th in passer rating. Luck ranks only 23rd in Y/A, 22nd in AY/A, 21st in NY/A, and 18th in ANY/A, respectable numbers for a rookie but on the surface, little more than that. He does rank 7th in sack rate, which is an excellent sign, but he ranks last in the NFL in completion percentage (in the non-Mark Sanchez division) and only 25th in passer rating.

3TFO: Patriots @ Seahawks, Week 6 | ProFootballFocus.com
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? That age-old football analogy perfectly describes what we’ll see when the New England Patriots fly to the Pacific Northwest to meet the Seattle Seahawks.

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