Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Saturday

BATON ROUGE LA - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks to throw a pass against the Louisiana State University Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 25 2010 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Geno Smith (QB, West Virginia) vs Clemson " Seahawks Draft Blog
This was a record breaking performance in last seasons Orange Bowl. Smith shined on the day, but there were other times last season where he wasn’t quite as polished. He has a lot of talent and will continue to put up big numbers in 2012 in Dana Holgorsen’s offense. However, will teams see through the system to grade him as a possible pro-passer? Smith is ranked at #39 in our top 40 watch list.

Seahawks: Dream/nightmare scenarios - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it’s never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Seattle in 2012:

ProFootballWeekly.com - Around Fantasyland: Tight ends
The obvious big news was Kellen Winslow being traded by the Buccaneers to the Seahawks and the Bucs signing ex-Colt Dallas Clark. However, there was more good news out of San Diego and it appears the fantasy TE class is as deep as it has been in recent years.

Ryan Tannehill impressive at Dolphins minicamp - Mocking The Draft
It's only May, but all of the talk of Ryan Tannehill not being ready to start in the NFL could be quieting down by the time the season gets underway.

Mike Munchak, Bruce Matthews lead a Titans coaching staff full of great ex-players - Jeff Diamond - SI.com
There's an old adage in sports that great players rarely make great coaches. Well, the Tennessee Titans beg to differ.

Sam Bradford likes his new weapons Quick, Givens - NFL.com
Sam Bradford is entering his third season, but with the addition of the Rams top draft picks Brian Quick and Chris Givens he'll have more targets to achieve his full potential at quarterback.

Former QB Jeff Garcia believes revived USFL can thrive - NFL.com
The long-dead USFL could be making a comeback. Former quarterback Jeff Garcia is among a group looking to revive the league, which was popular during the 80s. The latest version is scheduled to start in 2013.

What we learned this week in OTAs - NFL.com
A busy second week of OTAs brought an increase in action. It didn't come without incident, however, as the Giants saw wide receiver Hakeem Nicks suffer a broken bone in his foot.

A.J. Jenkins eager to learn from Jerry Rice, Randy Moss - NFL.com
Rookie wideout A.J. Jenkins knows that he has the good fortune of being drafted into a situation in which he has a current and future Hall of Fame wide receiver at his disposal.

Winslow adds to Seahawks' weaponry | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Looking for some instant offense in the passing game, the Seattle Seahawks hope they found it with the addition of tight end Kellen Winslow.

Having finally landed, Kellen Winslow looks for a fresh start in Seattle | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Fresh off his second cross-country trip in the last week, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and current Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow is still getting up to speed in his new environs after the trade that got him out of Greg Schiano's doghouse and onto Pete Carroll's roster.

Notes from Seahawks OTA: Tate hurt, Clemons absent - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
The Seahawks held their third Organized Team Activity (OTA) of the season on Thursday and the first open to the media. While the OTA was voluntary, three players of note were absent: defensive ends Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons and wider receiver Golden Tate.

Cold Hard Facts - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
John Clayton says he thinks the Seahawks will give third-round pick Robert Turbin as many as 10 carries a game. Clayton also discusses Matt Flynn's rank among NFC West quarterbacks, expectations for Randy Moss in San Francisco, and more.

Seahawks.com Blog | Thursday in Hawkville: QB competition continues "
A recap of the activities in the Seahawks’ OTA practice for May 24:

2012 impact rookies | National Football Post
Which first-year players will step in right away and produce?

News from The Associated Press
Now that Brian Banks has been exonerated of a rape conviction that put him in prison for five years, the one-time prep football star has a message for NFL coaches: Give him a chance.

Seahawks will have big decision to make with Clemons - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
There could be any number of reasons for Chris Clemons' decision to skip the Seahawks' voluntary practices. There's a decent chance it has at least something to with his contract. More specifically, the fact that Clemons -- one of the Seahawks' most productive players the last two seasons -- isn't signed beyond 2012.

Who is the Seahawks' most irreplaceable player? - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
The Seahawks dealt with season-ending injuries to several key players last season, including their most experienced cornerback, their No. 1 receiver and three starters on their offensive line. Which player can they least afford to lose this season? Mike Salk shares his opinion in Thursday's Wrap Up video.

Former Rising Football Star Exonerated in Rape Case - Yahoo! News
A rising football star in southern California whose career was brought to a sudden halt by a kidnap-rape conviction that landed him in prison was exonerated today after his accuser contacted him on Facebook recanted her story.

The Quinn connection
Jaye Howard, one of the team's fourth-round draft choices, became a more-productive player at Florida last season and credits former Seahawks coach Dan Quinn for improving his pass-rushing technique.

Seahawks - Seattle's live and local sports station
Head coach Pete Carroll was excited a year ago about the possibility of putting TE Zach Miller and TE John Carlson on the field at the same time. Instead, a shoulder injury landed Carlson on injured reserve and backups TE Anthony McCoy and TE Cameron Morrah weren't able to take advantage of the increased roles.

Cardinals: Dream/nightmare scenario - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it’s never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Cardinals in 2012:

Rams: Dream/nightmare scenario - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it’s never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Rams in 2012:

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