Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Saturday

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The Prokhorov Has Friday Commentary - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
Excuse. The Prokhorov is bit busy. The Prokhorov has thoughts. Running over media with car makes thinking. Thinking makes thoughts. Thoughts make The Prokhorov excited. The Prokhorov gets excited. Takes car for drive over lying snake tongue reporters crowd and cameras. Thinking starts again. Is circle of life.

49ers 2012 Free Agency Review: Inside Linebackers - Niners Nation
We break down the 49ers inside linebackers in 2011 and what the position looks like heading into 2012.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick: When Does He Make His Move? - Niners Nation
We break down Colin Kaepernick's situation heading into 2012 and when he might enter the starting lineup.

2012 NFL Trade Rumors: Jeff Fisher, Mike Shanahan Connection Key To A Draft Day Deal For The Rams? - Turf Show Times
Jeff Fisher and Mike Shanahan are friends. That, says one NFL insider, is the key to a draft day trade for the St. Louis Rams.

St. Louis Rams Free Agent Options: John Carlson - Turf Show Times
For as long as I can remember, the tight end position has been an Achilles’ heel for the Rams. Why is it so difficult to find someone who can block, catch and … oh yeah, stay on the field? Every year the team makes an attempt to fill the void, yet results are never good.

Cardinals QB Coach John McNulty Believes Kolb, Skelton Will Look Good 'Sooner Than People Think' - Revenge of the Birds
John McNulty was put in an interesting position with the Arizona Cardinals. He had a contract to coach for the Cardinals, but then an old colleague, Greg Schiano, got hired to be head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Schiano wanted McNulty to be his offensive coordinator, but the Cardinals said no, as they could block the interview request per league policies.

Jim Irsay, Peyton Manning seem headed for ugly split - Don Banks - SI.com
Once upon a time, we thought we knew how the Peyton Manning story would end in Indianapolis. After a long and record-breaking run as the Colts iconic quarterback, face of the franchise and civic treasure, Manning would finally leave the game behind, slide into a comfortable and over-celebrated retirement and toss the keys to the next young passer unlucky enough to follow his act in the helmet with the horseshoe on it.

Trending in the NFC West | ProFootballFocus.com
Nobody quite saw the San Francisco 49ers taking control of the NFC West like they did. With their relentless defense, they choked the life out of their rivals and eased to a divisional crown. It wasn’t just the impressiveness of the 49ers that led to their divisional dominance. No, some poor play at the QB spot throughout the division, coupled with some porous offensive lines, made life easier for the Niners than it should have been. It means the St Louis Rams are in rebuild mode with a new front office and coaching staff. It means the Arizona Cardinals are reportedly looking at Peyton Manning to help them get closer to returning to the playoffs. And it means the Seahawks will likely be involved in another host of changes this offseason as they look to hit on the winning formula. But what of the season just gone? Let’s breakdown some of the most surprising performances of the 2011 year.

Rams hope to have a GM in place soon | National Football Post
Team down to '2 or 3' finalists

Super Bowl odds, long-shots and value picks | National Football Post
How long will the Redskins sit at 125-1 if they land Peyton Manning?

Routt's release will put vets on alert in Oakland | National Football Post
No one is 'protected' with new leadership in town.

NFL.com news: 49ers safety Goldson expects to return, says feeling is mutual
San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson is scheduled to become a free agent in March, but it doesn't sound like he's going anywhere.

NFL.com news: Which free-agent wideout offers most bang for buck?
Colston would shine as Ram or Niner Marques Colston has been one of the most underrated players in the NFL for years. Yes, he benefits from playing in the Saints' receiver-friendly system and with an incredibly accurate quarterback, but he's also a great route runner with sure hands. He's not a No. 1 wideout in every system but in the right scheme -- at the right price -- he'd be a huge impact player. I could see him being a really nice fit in St. Louis or San Francisco.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: 2012 Seahawks Off-Season Analysis Part VI: Running Backs & Fullbacks
State Of The Position People are fond of saying that Marshawn Lynch is the face of the franchise now. They say the team is helpless without out. Sentiments like that would have been laughed at midway through this season when he was averaging under 50 yards per game. Sure, he had authored the best run in Seahawks history, but that was last year. The rest of his Seattle career had been underwhelming. Then, Pete Carroll spoke to Tom Cable after a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and told him that they were going to commit to the run. That shift had ripple effects throughout the team, but most directly on Lynch. His output skyrocketed to Pro Bowl levels, and his will to fight for every yard became a symbol of the transition the team was going through. The Seahawks push you around. Not vice versa.

Clayton doubts Cardinals would want Peyton Manning - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Having spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts, Peyton Manning is comfortable playing indoors. It's no surprise, then, that ESPN's John Clayton thinks the Cardinals would be a destination that Manning would favor.

Bill Polian Thinks Peyton Manning Can Still Play At High Level | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter
Former Colts vice chairman Bill Polian believes Peyton Manning can still play at a high level, according to NFL.com.

NFL.com news: Richardson presents tremendous value outside draft's top 10
Trent Richardson might be the best player in the draft, but the running back from Alabama is not assured of being a top 10 pick.

Seahawks Roster Analysis: Backfield - 12th Man Rising
Marshawn Lynch is a free agent, though he is likely to return. The Seahawks want to get a long term deal signed with Lynch, but they also have the franchise tag if needed. Lynch finished the season with over 1200 yards, the first Seahawk to break 1000 since 2005.

ProFootballWeekly.com - 2012 free agents by position
Here are the players who are expected to become free agents on March 14 if they are not re-signed before then, listed by position.

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