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NFP Friday Buzz | National Football Post
Chip Kelly is being talked about as a hot candidate for an NFL head coaching job this offseason. So, we checked in with a scout to get his take on whether or not the Oregon coach could make a successful transition to the next level. "You would have to restructure your whole though process on how you build your foundation," the scout said. "You can’t have a $60 million quarterback. You’d have to have three guys because someone is gonna get hurt and he is going to want to have a real run threat at that position. I think he wants to take his offense, as it is, to the NFL. There are more guys who could fit that role at quarterback than ever. Heck, I don’t like Tim Tebow at all, but he could do that. Tyrod Taylor, Troy Smith, Terrelle Pryor, Geno Smith, RG-3. There are a lot of guys that could do that.

Seahawks prepping for Jets - Pete Carroll Show at KIRORadio.com
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll tells Seattle's Morning News that with the Jets you never know what you're going to get, so preparing for this Sunday's game is a challenge.

Denard's NFL Projection - Evaluations - Rotoworld.com
For the offensive line, the play works exactly like the Outside Zone play NFL teams run to death. Covered linemen try to reach the defender across from them and the uncovered linemen help combo-to-linebacker to the playside. With the combination of Outside Zone principles up front and the decision to option the strong safety, the Michigan coaching staff is essentially letting Robinson read this play like an NFL running back. If everything gets blocked cleanly and the playside linebacker gets reached at the line, Robinson can attack the edge unimpeded and force the strong safety to declare. However, if the backer holds the edge, Robinson's read goes to the interior defensive line and the pursuit of the linebackers. From there, plant and find the cutback lane that the Outside Zone is so famous for.

Ringling Rex brings his Jets to Seattle | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
RENTON – They’ve lost four of their past five games and sit tied for last place in the AFC East at 3-5, yet New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie confidently predicted Thursday his team will make the playoffs.

Listen to podcast - Pod Player - MyNorthwest.com
ESPN NFL Analyst, Trent Dilfer praises the Seahawks and questions Mark Sanchez...Where are they most vulnerable? Answer the Question, Jerk closes out the week!

Seahawks.com Blog | Friday in Hawkville: Wright, Carpenter out for Sunday; but five others return to practice
Injuries. The good, as running back Marshawn Lynch, defensive linemen Red Bryant and Clinton McDonald, cornerback Richard Sherman and strong Kam Chancellor returned to practice today. But also the not so good, as linebacker K.J. Wright and left guard James Carpenter were ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jets at CenturyLink Field.

With Wright out, Morgan is in
"I know Mike quite well," Norton said. "He’s tall. He’s long. He’s really fast. And he knows the defense really well. He’s been playing it since he was 18, 19 years old. So he really understands the concepts and what we want out of the defense. "So he’s a guy that is a solid backup for K.J. and also is guy that has really helped us a lot on special teams. He’s been a real asset to our team."

Week 10 - Carroll Press Conference Friday
Pete Carroll talks with the media as the Seahawks prepare to face the Jets at CenturyLink Field.

Is tight end a need for the Seahawks? " Seahawks Draft Blog
Seattle needs to add at least one new receiver at some point in the off-season. The lack of production at tight end, however, has led some to wonder whether that’s an upgradeable position too.

Final Word: NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Teams facing the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers tend to focus on containing those teams' strong running games. This could be opening up first-down opportunities for quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Alex Smith. Seattle's Wilson is completing 69.9 percent of his passes on first down. Smith is completing a league-high 76.1 percent. Each quarterback has five first-down scoring passes. Only Peyton Manning (94.6) ranks higher than Wilson (84.92) and Smith (84.86) in Total QBR on first down this season. Wilson faces a Jets defense ranked 11th in first-down QBR allowed (56.2). Smith faces a Rams defense that ranks sixth in that category (50.5 allowed).

Quick look at play-action passing games - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Teams with strong ground games should, in theory, enjoy greater success with their play-action offense. Opponents preoccupied with stopping the run should be more apt to bite on the fake handoff, the thinking goes. This should, in turn, open up opportunities in the passing game. This doesn't mean a strong running game guarantees a strong play-action game, or even that team must run well to succeed in the play-action game.

K.J. Wright, James Carpenter ruled out vs. Jets | Seahawks Insider
"Both of those guys need a little bit more time," Carroll said. "So with the (bye) week coming up, we’ll take great care of them, and get them in after the bye, and we’ll be ready to go." With Wright out, Mike Morgan will get his first career start at outside linebacker. And John Moffitt will start for the second straight week at left guard. "Mike is a core special teams guy, and he’s got a lot of special teams duties," Carroll said. "So having the chance to focus not just on that, but playing down after down, is really important. He had a very good week. He knows our system really well, and he’ll be a good factor for us."

Jets vs. Seahawks: 3 Key Matchups to Watch for Seattle | Bleacher Report
With a win on Sunday afternoon, head coach Pete Carroll can make it 2-0 against his two former clubs this season. Just four weeks ago he made a statement to his old boss Robert Kraft with a 24-23 victory over the New England Patriots ...

Know Your Enemy: Scouting the New York Jets - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
I've spent most of my free time over the past couple days scouting the Jets in preparation for this Sunday's game. They are a tough team to get a handle

Arian Foster vs. Bears linebackers leads Week 10 matchups - NFL.com
San Francisco 49ers tackles Joe Staley and Anthony Davis form one of the better bookend blocking combinations in the NFL. They excel as run blockers because they have the strength to create movement at the point of attack and the athleticism to adjust in space. In pass protection, they are quick enough to kick out and cut off edge rushers and strong enough to anchor down versus the bull rush. They will need to continue their solid play this week in order for the 49ers' offense to be successful.

The most underpaid players in the NFL | National Football Post
Brandon Browner (CB)-Seattle Seahawks: Browner made his NFL return in 2011 after spending five seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders where he was a three-time all-star. In his first season with the Seahawks, he was named as a Pro Bowl alternate. At 6-4 and 221 pounds, he is one of the only cornerbacks that can physically match-up with the NFL’s bigger wide receivers, such as Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall. Browner, who spent his 2005 rookie season on the Denver Broncos’ injured reserve list, signed a three-year deal averaging $415,000 per year when he came back to the NFL. Because of his rare cornerback size, Browner could probably command $10 million per year in the open market on a deal similar to the ones signed by Brandon Carr ($50.1 million, 5 years, $26.5 million guaranteed) and Cortland Finnegan ($50 million, 5 years, $27 million guaranteed) as free agents in March. However, he will not become an unrestricted free agent until he is 29-years-old if he plays out his contract.

3TFO: Jets @ Seahawks, Week 10 | ProFootballFocus.com
The Jets are hoping to right the ship on this cross-country trip to ever-loud Seattle. Pass rush, or lack there of, could play a huge role.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Under Pressure: Unblocked Sackers
There is nothing more enjoyable for a pass rusher than the play where everything gets screwed up.

The Shutdown Corner Week 10 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." Greg gives 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 Indianapolis Colts' Thursday night win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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