Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Tuesday

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 01: Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips of the Houston Texans goes over plays with the defense during practice on the first day of training camp at Reliant Park on August 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Happy Tuesday!

The Air Raid Offense: History, Evolution, Weirdness – From Mumme to Leach to Franklin to Holgorsen and Beyond | Smart Football
The personal story of the rise and development of the Air Raid offense, the story of the men who developed and mastered it — its originators, Hal Mumme and Mike Leach, as well as coaches like Tony Franklin and Dana Holgorsen – has been told many times and told very well. The offense itself, its raw structure, plays, and formations, nevertheless deserves deeper study given its incredible rise, its increasing importance, and and its almost shocking omnipresence, in one form or another, at every level of football.

Examining Houston Texans' defensive rise under Wade Phillips - NFL.com
Wade Phillips worked wonders with the Texans' defense in his first season on the job. How exactly did Houston's radical transformation come about? Bucky Brooks identifies four key factors.

Offseason Breakdown: Seattle Seahawks | Audibles
Here’s what we can say about Pete Carroll’s second season at the helm in Seattle: It could have been worse.

Seahawks 2012: Defensive backs
The Seahawks’ Pro Bowl-laced secondary obviously was good last season, but the good news is that the unit should be even better because of more experience for the starters and better depth.

NFL - Power at the core of franchising issue - ESPN
As a year since it was signed approaches, we are still discovering nuances of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement. We are fully aware of the commissioner's continuing power over player conduct, but there is another issue with immediate relevance, as July 16 is the deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts or be limited to a one-year contract with their teams.

How good will the San Francisco 49ers be in 2012?
How much does a team’s record two years ago factor into their record now? Will San Francisco be elite in 2012?

How does the Supplemental Draft work? " nfldraftupdate
Each year, we as analysts, draftniks, and enthusiasts alike all get prepared for late April’s NFL Draft as if the outcome directly affects our lives — and in many ways it does. As a raging football fan, nobody can tell you your team’s success (or failure) does not affect your mood throughout the week. This can typically be correlated to an organization’s ability to annually piece together a solid, complete draft class.

Aaron Rodgers is Ron Jaworski’s No. 1 quarterback | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
It's no surprise that Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers is rated as the best quarterback in the NFL by ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski -- after all, the season Rodgers had in 2011 was one of the best in NFL history. What makes Jaws' opinion a little more substantial than those found in your standard vote is the fact that he's watching game tape all the time in his role as an advanced football geek -- quite often in conjunction with our buddy Greg Cosell, who produced all of the segments ESPN recently ran in "Jaws' QB Countdown."

2013 NFL Draft: Kansas Preview - CBSSports
Although zero Jayhawks have been drafted over the past two years, Kansas has a few seniors who could hear their name called in the 2013 NFL Draft

Mobile Quarterbacks Redefining the Position | Bleacher Report
Every few years, we seem to come back to this debate about mobile quarterbacks redefining the position in the NFL. Players come along with unique physical attributes that get everybody excited about a new way of playing, but then they never quite hoist that Lombardi Trophy and the proponents of the pocket passer rejoice, being proven right once again.

Larry Fitzgerald charges Michael Floyd with 'DWI' - NFL.com
While other players have encountered real trouble with the law, Larry Fitzgerald decided to poke some fun at Cardinals first-round pick Michael Floyd, charging him with "DWI" workout -- "Don't want it."

Texas' Jackson Jeffcoat headlines top college defensive ends - NFL.com
With football season nearing, Chad Reuter has his eyes on the stars of Saturday. Kicking off a 10-part series, here are the top defensive ends in college football, including LSU's Sam Montgomery.

Very early 2012-13 Bowl Projections | National Football Post
It's never too soon to talk possible postseason matchups.

College football season win totals are out | National Football Post
USC, LSU hit the board at 10.5.

Playbook: Playing the 'inside vertical seam' in Cover 2 | National Football Post
Using video of Cowboys-Redskins to talk technique.

Playbook: Drawing up a weak side CB blitz | National Football Post
Chalkboard breakdown of 'Ruby Weak Cat Gold.'

Playbook: Breaking down Graham vs. '2-Man' | National Football Post
Using video to discuss the TE's TD vs. the 49ers.

Staying healthy in the NFL | National Football Post
Therapist gives her take on techniques used by pro ball players.

No Surprise: 49ers, Ravens Lead Defensive Line Rankings - SBNation.com
NFL teams have invested heavily in their defensive lines as the passing game has become more and more important. Where do the defensive lines for all 32 teams rank?

Seahawks, Steelers Top The List Of NFL's Best Safeties - SBNation.com
Which teams have the best group of safeties in the NFL? Which teams have the worst? SB Nation ranks all 32 groups of safeties.

Ranking The NFL's Best Linebackers, Team-By-Team - SBNation.com
NFL linebackers do a little bit of everything, from rushing the passer to stopping the run. But which teams have the best group? We rank them all, from the 49ers to the Bucs.

Love At First Sight - Summer School - Rotoworld.com
There is nothing like it. A gaze locked onto a foreign individual that results in instant admiration. The kind of time-slowing, cliché filled, unbreakable stare that makes you forget everything else clouding your brain. Questions start spinning in your head. "Are they new? Why have I never noticed them before? Should I believe what I am seeing?"

Harbaugh claims Moss is Niners best receiver | ProFootballTalk
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh may think that Michael Crabtree has the best hands Harbaugh has ever seen, but when the rest of the package is considered another receiver lands higher than Crabtree on the team’s current pecking order.

Three Years of Yards Per Route Run: Wide Receivers | ProFootballFocus.com
After spending the a few days on the defensive side of the ball, we move our focus back to the offense by looking at the players who have shown well in our Yards Per Route Run Signature Stat.

Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen on lessons learned from NFL owners - Peter King - SI.com
Peter King is on vacation, so he's recruited some help filling in on Monday Morning Quarterback. This week, Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen takes the reins.

NFL Supplemental Draft WR Gordon's Stock Rising Going into Pro Day Workout | Bleacher Report
Perhaps it's just the lull in the NFL news cycle, but with each passing day, the price for former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon gets a little higher.

How does the Supplemental Draft work? " nfldraftupdate
Each year, we as analysts, draftniks, and enthusiasts alike all get prepared for late April’s NFL Draft as if the outcome directly affects our lives — and in many ways it does. As a raging football fan, nobody can tell you your team’s success (or failure) does not affect your mood throughout the week. This can typically be correlated to an organization’s ability to annually piece together a solid, complete draft class.

Ed Wesley, supplemental draft prospect, works out at TCU - NFL.com
Running back Ed Wesley worked out at his Pro Day before at TCU in front of around 12 teams, according to his agent Jordon Woy.

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