Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Thursday

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane.

This week is seriously flying by. Pretty soon, it will be the preseason.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | FOA 2012 Preview: Strategic Tendencies Tables
I've spent the last few days working on the "Strategic Tendencies" comments for the team chapters in Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, and I wanted to share with everyone some of the cool new information we have for you. This year for the first time, we had game charters tracking defensive as well as offensive formations. In addition, after the season was over we went through and marked each play not just for offensive "formation" (where players are lined up) but also for offensive "personnel" (who is actually in the game, which is a better guide to how teams judge things).

Finding the Fits: Whether starter or third string, Seahawks giddy about QB Wilson - CBSSports.com
Over the next several weeks, NFLDraftScout.com will be reviewing some of the more intriguing picks made during the 2012 NFL Draft through a series called "Finding the Fits." The goal of the series is to identify one relatively unheralded player per team who appears to be a good schematic fit and therefore more likely to be a surprise contributor early in his pro career. As the original owners of the No. 12 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks are next up on the list.

Breaking down NC State QB Mike Glennon | National Football Post
Is Glennon the dark horse quarterback to watch for in 2013?

My offseason film study guide for rookie DBs | National Football Post
Some keys to look for when you turn on the tape.

The upside of Washington QB Keith Price | National Football Post
How high could the Washington signal caller end up being drafted down the line?

So, your team won just a few games last year… any chance of making the playoffs this year? - NFL.com
One of the cool things about my article about the Rams’ efforts to retool for 2012 came at the end. General manager Les Snead was talking about how he badly wants his team to win three games in a row, saying how that often indicates a winning season. And he also spoke of how many teams have turned things around, making the playoffs after a season with just two or three or four wins.

So, your team won just a few games last year… any chance of making the playoffs this year? - NFL.com
One of the cool things about my article about the Rams’ efforts to retool for 2012 came at the end. General manager Les Snead was talking about how he badly wants his team to win three games in a row, saying how that often indicates a winning season. And he also spoke of how many teams have turned things around, making the playoffs after a season with just two or three or four wins.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson says 'height's not a factor' - NFL.com
At 5-foot-11, rookie QB Russell Wilson is by no means a shrimp, but in the leadup to the NFL draft, his height was all people wanted to talk about before the Seahawks took a chance.

Titans GM: Close race between Matt Hasselbeck, Jake Locker - NFL.com
Whether Jake Locker or Matt Hasselbeck will be the Titans' starting QB is likely to come down to the "gut," GM Ruston Webster told The Tennessean on Wednesday.

More Parallels Between Music and Football | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I have often broached the idea that quarterbacking or running between the tackles is similar to improvising with a rhythm section. There has to be an understanding of rhythm, interaction, and when to play outside the conventional boundaries of the structure. It should also be a given that a player has to have mastery over his fundamental technique.

Lesson One of a Route Clinic From Wes Welker | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I believe the best way to prepare to watch college players is to study the pros. The reason is that if I’m trying to project a prospect’s potential at the NFL level then I need to have good reference points of what works in the NFL. I also have to understand the differences between the college and NFL games when it comes to execution.

Some thoughts, rumors and speculation about the sale of the Trail Blazers
I was amused today to find out that John Canzano was "floored" when he heard there was a possibility that Paul Allen could be thinking about selling the Portland Trail Blazers.

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com - Which NFL quarterback will take a giant step forward in 2012? What are reasonable expectations for Alex Barron, the offensive tackle the Seahawks have agreed to terms with? Could Seahawks right tackle James Carpenter miss the entire 2012 season while recovering from a torn ACL?

More proof that Marshawn Lynch is one of a kind - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Marshawn Lynch's unique personality has already produced plenty of entertainment.

Second thought on some, but not Campbell - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL rosters turn over quickly. It's no shock to see a team's draft class disperse after five or six years.

Mailbag: Russell Wilson questions abound - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Coach Pete Carroll's declaration that rookie quarterback Russell Wilson would compete for the Seattle Seahawks' starting job made waves over the weekend. The NFC West mailbag is brimming with Wilson-related queries, so here goes.

Tyler Wilson (QB, Arkansas) vs South Carolina " Seahawks Draft Blog
There are things I like about Tyler Wilson, and things that bother me. He might not have completely enjoyed being coached by Bobby Petrino, but he has a technical level only bettered by Matt Barkley thanks to that experience. He’s more mobile than you expect and can scramble, he’s got above average arm strength and in many ways he’s a solid prototype NFL passer.

Improvements Required: Landry Jones & Pocket Presence/Awareness - Mocking The Draft
With the 2012 NFL draft in the books, plenty of us here at Mocking The Draft have started looking ahead to the 2013 draft. Prematurely? Maybe, but other than draft grades, what else have we got to write about? I thought I'd follow suit and get a head-start on quarterbacks likely to be in the discussion for next years draft.

Life in the fast Lane
The bigger the challenge, the better Jeremy Lane seems to play. That's one of the reasons the Seahawks selected the cornerback from Northwestern State in the NFL Draft.

NFL Regional Combines are working | National Football Post
Under the ownership of the NFL, the Regional Combines are now a more viable option for some players.

Finding the Fits: Whether starter or third string, Seahawks giddy about QB Wilson - CBSSports
Over the next several weeks, NFLDraftScout.com will be reviewing some of the more intriguing picks made during the 2012 NFL Draft through a series called "Finding the Fits." The goal of the series is to identify one relatively unheralded player per team who appears to be a good schematic fit and therefore more likely to be a surprise contributor early in his pro career. As the original owners of the No. 12 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks are next up on the list

Seahawks.com Blog | Special attention "
The coaches are limited to 45 minutes on the practice field with the players during Phase 2 of the Seahawks’ offseason program. But each session includes, and ends with, a special teams period.

Draft Tracker: 2nd-year QBs who must improve | NFL.com Podcasts
Bucky Brooks and Matt "Money" Smith review the biggest storylines coming out of rookie minicamp. Does Russell Wilson really have a chance to be the starter in Seattle? Will Colt McCoy sit on the bench in Cleveland this season? The duo also take a look at which second-year signal-callers must improve the most for their teams to have a successful 2012 season. Enjoy.

Four of the Biggest Camp Snubs in 2012 - Mocking The Draft
Why are these 4 players not on a NFL field right now working out? I don't know, but who do you think has what it takes to be on a roster? Watch some highlights and pick the one that you think deserves his shot.

Seahawks add four players to 90-man roster, including former O'Dea star Donny Lisowski | Seahawks
The Seahawks signed four players from a group of more than 30 who participated in tryouts at the team's rookie minicamp last week.

Young guns: Top 10 NFL players under the age of 25 - NFL.com
One of my favorite offseason activities is to study the depth charts of all 32 teams. During my research this past week, one thing jumped out at me: The NFL is loaded with young talent. To illustrate this point, I've compiled a list of the top 10 players under the age of 25. Since we haven't seen them on the field yet, I've excluded all of the incoming rookies from the list. Here we go:

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