Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Monday

RALEIGH NC - OCTOBER 28: Russell Wilson #16 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack throws the game winning touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium on October 28 2010 in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Brand new week.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Dissecting the Seahawks' selection of Bruce Irvin; best undrafteds; impact draft classes and more.

Russell Wilson under the microscope: Pocket accuracy " Seahawks Draft Blog
I scouted Russell Wilson before I included him in my "Quarterbacks of interest" series in late 2011. Typically when I scout a player I cover the basics (arm strength, mobility, style of offense, intangibles, etc) without delving ultra deep. I came away from my initial scouting experience of Wilson with a remarkably positive impression. I thought Wilson had the best tape of any quarterback in this draft. That said- if the players with the best tape always made for the best professional athletes, then teams would never draft busts nor spend millions on their scouting departments. That’s why it’s critical to determine whether a player’s skills will project to the next level or not. After breaking down Wilson twice, I am completely convinced that height will not effect him almost at all in the NFL.

Tyler Bray (QB, Tennessee) vs Georgia " Seahawks Draft Blog
Bray was listed at #31 on our 2013 watch-list. For all 2013 prospect videos, click here or select the ‘Game tape’ tab on the menu bar. Bray is an outside bet to declare for next years draft after missing considerable time in his first two seasons as a starter. However, a good 2012 could push him to turn pro. This isn’t his best game from 2011 but he does need time on the field to improve.

Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson in competition for Seahawks starting QB job - CBSSports
Last July, shortly after the lockout ended, the Seahawks signed Tarvaris Jackson to be their starting quarterback. That was a year after swapping second-round picks with the Chargers to acquire Charlie Whitehurst (who, incidentally, is back in San Diego).

NFL pro personnel types now in business of roster-hunting for depth
Once the NFL Draft is over, teams use minicamps to look at rookies and, more important, pinpoint depth or lack it on their rosters.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Walkthrough: No Reaches
When it comes to scouting prospect tape, "better late than never" is a wise adage. The Seahawks drafted West Virginia pass rusher Bruce Irvin in the first round, and many of us invoked the dreaded r-word ("reach") because we had him listed as a mid-round value, if we had him listed at all. Don’t judge us harshly: it is hard to form a coherent opinion within a ten-minute window.

2012 One big question - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Visit 2012 One big question - NFL Nation Blog for information, in-depth analysis and discussion about 2012 One big question

A quick lesson in DB technique vs. the 9 route | National Football Post
Using video of Tramon Williams vs. Vick, Eagles.

Bucs' Lavonte David gets seal of approval from Derrick Brooks - NFL.com
Former Nebraska linebacker and recent Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-round draft pick Lavonte David has had to answer for his perceived lack of size his entire career.

Chalk Talk Post-Draft Podcast 5-4 - Seattle's live and local sports station
With coverage of the Windemere Cup and Kentucky Derby taking priority this Saturday, Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports, Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com and KJR Seahawks reporter Curtis Crabtree breakdown the 2012 NFL Draft and what it means for the Seattle Seahawks

John Clayton Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
John talks with Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill about re-signing with the team, the defense getting younger and faster and Seahawks' schemes and specific roles.

John Clayton Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
John talks to Dwight Wallace, color analyst for West Virginia football on Seahawks first-round draft pick DE Bruce Irvin.

Mailbag: Respect factor for Wells, top RBs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
MoJo from Tucson, Ariz., asks a fairly open-ended question regarding the Arizona Cardinals' leading rusher. "How much respect did defenses show to Beanie Wells last season?" he asks.

Kevin Calabro Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shares what he has seen from quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn during the team's workouts this week. Carroll also discusses the role defensive end Bruce Irvin will have on the defense, his thoughts on draft picks Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner and the team's hopes for receiver Ricardo Lockette.

Tanier’s Team Reports: The St. Louis Rams, via ‘The Gregg Williams Replacements’ | Shutdown Corner -
Any website can post "offseason grades" for NFL teams, mixing the draft and free agency into transaction soup, then straining it through the mind of some sportswriter who doesn't know who half the players are. Only the Shutdown 50 has the resources to get actual players, coaches, and executives from each team to evaluate their own offseasons! That's right: over the next few weeks, you will get transaction evaluations straight from the horse's mouths: straight talk about who was signed, who was lost, who was drafted, and why.

The Shutdown Corner Podcast: Wrapping up the draft with Greg Cosell | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Now that the 2012 draft is a thing of the past, we thought it was time to get back on the phone with our good buddy Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's NFL Matchup. OF course, we talked with Greg pre-draft regarding all the best players per position, and if you'd like to review, you can find those podcasts here:

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