Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Tuesday

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Lance Kendricks #88 of the St. Louis Rams drops a pass as Cary Williams #29 of the Baltimore Ravens defends at the Edward Jones Dome on September 25, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)


FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 Play-Action, Defense
Last week we looked over the play-action stats on offense, and this week we'll continue over to the other side of the ball. Play-action defense isn't something that's normally thought of as a big determining factor in an NFL game, but playing disciplined football can be the difference between winning and losing.

St. Louis Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer Likes Having A Tall QB - Turf Show Times
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer praised Sam Bradford's height as a real asset. Now he just needs to work on the tipped passes.

St. Louis Rams Offseason: Schottenheimer Talks Tight Ends - Turf Show Times
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer talked tight ends on Thursday.

The NFL Remains A League Of Second-Hand Options - Niners Nation
We take a look at the 49ers coaches and players that have gone over to the Oakland Raiders recently.

Playbook: Spurrier's vertical concept vs. Cover 4 | National Football Post
Using video to break down Connor Shaw's TD pass vs. Clemson.

QBs in the clutch: Skelton and the West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
John Skelton was the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback of record for five game-winning drives in fourth quarters and OT last season. Kevin Kolb was the team's QB of record for one of them.

Seahawks QB Matt Flynn Talks About Development As A Player, Competition for Job - SB Nation Seattle
He recently sat down with 710 AM ESPN in Seattle to talk about this new opportunity, and his years playing behind Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. You can check out highlights of the interview after the jump.

Handicapping the quarterback race | Seahawks Insider
BobbyK requested an analysis of the three Seahawks quarterbacks at this point. I live to serve.

St. Louis Rams 2012 NFL Draft Review | NFL Draft Hub
The St. Louis Rams’ draft is a very polarizing one. Many people can view the Rams’ picks as great and others just are not a fan. Personally I fall into the category of "not a fan." I loved their strategy to accumulate a ton of picks in the early rounds. They ended up with four of the first 50 selections and six of the top 100 selections in the draft. This was masterfully done, not to mention, just what a rebuilding team like the Rams needed. However, what they decided to do with those picks is where I have issue.

2012 Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft Review | NFL Draft Hub
One of the worst things about the Arizona Cardinals draft was the acquisition of Kevin Kolb, who ended up costing the team dearly this year in April. The worst part may be Kolb not panning out anywhere near like they hoped.

Randy Moss: Ex-Teammate on a Future Hall of Famer, Part I | Bleacher Report
During my rookie year as a defensive end for the Oakland Raiders, one of my teammates was Randy Moss. In my interactions with him, he displayed a carefree personality, yet always worked hard on the field and respected everyone around him. - Winslow adjusting well to new surroundings in Seattle
Even with a brittle right knee that has modified his early offseason practice regimen, the early reviews of recently acquired Seahawks TE Kellen Winslow have been overwhelmingly favorable.

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts -
What will happen with Brian Banks now that he has concluded his Seahawks tryout without a contract? Which core player on the Seahawks will be the next to justifiably want a new contract? Why should we temper our excitement about a highly regarded wide receiver who just gave Washington a verbal commitment?

NFL - 4-3 might be the defense of the future - ESPN
The biggest news to slip under the radar over the past month is what happened to defenses in the AFC East. A division that thrived or tried to survive with 3-4 defenses suddenly switched overnight to the 4-3. The Patriots did it last year and plan to stay in it this year.

2013 NFL Draft: Maryland Preview -
Although the Terps are coming off a 2-10 season, Maryland has a handful of prospects, especially on defense, that will get looks in the NFL

Lack of sacks doesn't lie when it comes to five best tackle tandems - NFL -
Offensive tackles have one of the most difficult jobs in the NFL trying to protect quarterbacks from faster, more athletic defensive ends. Pat Kirwan ranks his top five tackle tandems, starting with Tennessee's terrific duo.

Playbook session: the base NFL run game | National Football Post
Drawing up multiple schemes on the chalkboard.

Stewart Bradley struggling to make impact on Cards D -
It may be too soon to label Stewart Bradley's time in Arizona a complete waste. But the highly-paid linebacker appears to have fallen out of favor on a promising Cardinals defense.

Seahawks Alan Branch improving his pass-rushing -
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch has been working on his pass-rushing skills since last season and plans on "surprise(ing) some people."

Jaws' QB Countdown: Kevin Kolb - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Ron Jaworski isn't among those assuming Seattle will get better quarterback play than Arizona during the 2012 NFL season.

Two players the Rams' new staff really likes - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Sometimes it's difficult to know for sure how a new coaching staff feels about the players it inherits. We're left to differentiate between the various types of praise offered in public: faint, obligatory, unsolicited, etc.

23 Reasons Why a Profile of Pete Carroll Does Not Appear in This Space - Features - Los Angeles magazine
Features from the pages of Los Angeles magazine.

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