Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Thursday

OAKLAND CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Deon Butler #11 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown as Hiram Eugene #31 of the Oakland Raiders defends during an NFL preseason game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 2 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Supplemental draft today, you guys.

Meet DE Greg Scruggs, the Seahawks 7th round draft pick. " The Matchups Zone
How do you see yourself fitting into the D line rotation? " My main role thus far is just to pass rush. That’s my niche, that’s what got me into college, that’s what got me drafted. Also giving Red, Mebane, and AB (A. Branch) some rest on 3rd down and really getting after the quarterback. That’s why the Seahawks got me. Coaches tell me all of the time to just get there, and that’s what I do. At the strong end opposite of Chris Clemons, it’s just me and JJ ( Jason Jones) so that’s my job. That’s where I think I’ll make my mark in this league."

Seahawks 2012: Linebackers
Ken Norton is in only his third season as the Seahawks’ linebackers coach, but his still-under-construction unit continues to get infusions of the young and the not-as-young...

Seahawks 2012: Receivers
The Seahawks got caught with their hands down last season because of too many injuries among the wide receivers and tight ends. So they’ll be better this season, if they can get and stay healthy.

Supplemental Draft: Analyzing the landing spot for Josh Gordon - Mocking The Draft
How high will former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon be taken in the NFL Supplemental Draft on Thursday? We analyze the 10 teams most likely to be interested in him.

Supplemental draft primer: Josh Gordon has NFL teams buzzing - NFL.com
The supplemental draft is one of the most confusing parts of the offseason. Daniel Jeremiah provides a primer on the process and scouts the one player who has NFL teams buzzing: Josh Gordon.

Josh Gordon tops Supplemental Draft prospects, Ed Wesley next - Tony Pauline - SI.com
The NFL's second draft is set to take place Thursday, as eight former college players hope to be selected in the supplemental draft.

Handicapping the Josh Gordon Sweepstakes | The Sideline View
9) Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks have a below average group of wide receivers. That much is obvious. And with the team having so much uncertainty at the position, you can see why they were at Gordon’s workout. And the team is clearly willing to take risks (see Bruce Irvin in this year’s draft), so it wouldn’t be surprising for them to seriously consider selecting him early.

NFL supplemental draft: Josh Gordon's potential worthy of mid-round flier - NFL - Sporting News
BOTTOM LINE: Based on Gordon's 2010 game tape at Baylor, he had better hands and run-after-the-catch ability than Kendall Wright, who was the 2012 NFL Draft's 20th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans. Gordon must improve his routes, but in terms of pure physical skills he has all the tools to be a highly productive NFL receiver. Gordon is likely to be drafted in the third or fourth round because of his size and potential. Based purely on film evaluation, Gordon is a better prospect than Brian Quick (St. Louis Rams) and Stephen Hill (New York Jets), both of whom were second-round pick in April.

Overnight, Gordon goes from obscurity to top prize of supplemental draft -
Seemingly overnight, Ex-Bayor widout Josh Gordon has gone from anonymous to coveted in NFL circles. Jason La Canfora says RG3's former teammate could go as high as the second round in the NFL supplemental draft.

Playbook: Breaking down Goldson's INT vs. Brees | National Football Post
Using video from the NFC Playoffs to talk FS technique.

Coaching up 'Cover 0' | National Football Post
My notes on technique, alignment, footwork, etc.

Green Bay Packers could keep six wide receivers - NFL.com
The Green Bay Packers depth at wide receiver could force them to make some difficult decisions come time for roster cuts. Brian McIntyre writes the Packers might keep six WRs, as other teams wait to see who's available.

Person of interest: WR Deon Butler | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Two years ago was the first time I wondered if Deon Butler was going to be back. He was a third-round pick that Pete Carroll had inherited, and at 5 feet 10, he knew he didn't quite fit the size specifications that Carroll seemed to prefer at that position.

Person of interest: WR Mike Williams | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Three games into the 2011 season, Tarvaris Jackson had accumulated more yards rushing (45) than Mike Williams had receiving (43). As telling as that fact was, there was something else just as important: Williams was aware of the fact his receiving total was eclipsed by Jackson's rushing total.

One year makes the difference for Doug Baldwin | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com
It’s Monday afternoon, dark storm clouds are hanging on the horizon off Pensacola Bay, and it’s so obvious that life couldn’t have changed any more drastically for Doug Baldwin in the past year. And that’s a very good thing.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Breaking Down Russell Wilson
Matt Flynn has two NFL starts. Tarvaris Jackson has 34. I spent time breaking down Flynn and Jackson recently. Russell Wilson has yet to play a snap in the NFL, but his four years of college play should at least be directionally interesting. I compiled Wilson's college splits from cfbstats.com and combined them into career splits, just as I did with Jackson. The results were impressive, astounding even, and paint a promising picture of what kind of player Wilson could be if his game translates to the NFL.

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
Why is Steve Sarkisian scheduling Boise State for the 2013 opener? What can NFL coaches do to keep players out of trouble during their idle time between minicamp and training camp? What did David Lee Roth say about the rumors that Van Halen might perform during halftime of the Super Bowl?

Seattle Sports Nut Williamson: Grading the Seattle Seahawks Offseason Moves
The Seahawks may have had a less than impressive draft this season, but with free agency and all the off-season pick ups, Seattle may be climbing its way back up to the top of the list. Let us take a quick minute and go over some of the Seahawks bigger off-season acquisitions:

Ryan Tannehill on his introduction to the NFL - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
What are your thoughts on doing Hard Knocks? TANNEHILL: Can't say I was expecting it, but it's exciting for us as a team. I never followed the series, though I always wanted to watch it. But I could never afford HBO at Texas A&M.

Buffalo Bills -- Ticket prices slashed for game vs. Seattle Seahawks in Toronto - ESPN
Tickets for Buffalo's "home" game against Seattle in Toronto have been reduced from past Bills contests at Rogers Centre.

NFL Draft Prospect Rankings - Seniors
NFL Draft Prospects In-depth NFL Draft news complete with Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshmen rankings.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Niners can't help but be concerned about Aldon Smith
After earning consistently high marks for the high character he displayed as a first-round rookie last offseason in grueling voluntary workouts at San Jose State under the direction of teammates Alex Smith and Justin Smith, it’s been a much different story so far this offseason for Niners OLB Aldon Smith in the wake of two run-ins with the law in the last six months.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 Form. Analysis: Number of RBs Part II
Continuing our look at game-charting statistics from the 2011 season that'll be featured in Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, this time we'll examine the tendencies and performances of run defenses based on the number of running backs they faced. (We did offenses two weeks ago.)

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Scouting the 49ers
This week we’ll be reviewing the 49ers. For the first time all offseason I took a look at two full games in preparation. First, I watched their Thanksgiving evening game against the Baltimore Ravens; the one in which they gave up seven sacks. I also watched their playoff win in the divisional round against the New Orleans Saints. That was a much better performance, as the only time the Saints generated real pressure on Alex Smith was when they sent heavy blitzes that left their secondary exposed.

Three Years of Yards Per Route Run: Running Backs | ProFootballFocus.com
We’ve now reached the third and final day of looking at three years of our Yards Per Route Run data. Today, it’s time to analyze the running backs that catch the ball. While fantasy football players know the value of backs that can catch, a running back’s reputation elsewhere is typically based on how well he runs with the ball.

Analysis Notebook – The Best Play Nobody Noticed in 2011 | ProFootballFocus.com
While doing some off-season work last week I came across a play that I missed completely during the season. It took me a while to notice it, but when I did

The greatest pass rushers of the last 30 years
Who are the best pass rushers in NFL history?

2013 NFL Draft: Oklahoma Preview - CBSSports
Since 2000, no program in the Big 12 has produced as many draft picks as the Oklahoma Sooners and there is more to come next April.

Bob and Groz Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
Kurt Warner, a former Pro Bowl quarterback and Super Bowl MVP, shares his thoughts on the Seahawks' quarterback competition, saying he thinks Matt Flynn will be Seattle's starter. Warner also talks about the challenges presented by a three-way competition at quarterback.

The 10 Biggest Trolls In Sports History - SBNation.com
Before his loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 148, Chael Sonnen cemented himself as one of the best sports trolls in history, but who else can be placed on that list?

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