Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Thursday

ORCHARD PARK NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Marshawn Lynch #23 of the Buffalo Bills sits on the bench during the NFL season opener the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Miami won 15-10. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Thursday already?

Attorney: Lynch blew 0.08 at the scene | Seahawks Insider
I talked with Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s attorney, Ivan Golde, this afternoon. According to Golde, Lynch’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.08, right on the number of the California legal limit, during a preliminary alcohol screening test when he was pulled over in Emeryville, Calif., on Saturday morning at 3:40 a.m. Golde said the police officer at the scene administered a breathalyzer test.

Bob and Groz Show - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
ESPN NFL Business Analyst Andrew Brandt addresses Marshawn Lynch's DUI arrest and how both the Seahawks and the NFL view his possible punishment.

Seahawks aren't the same without Marshawn Lynch - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
It was evident in a 6-3 loss to the Browns last season just how important Marshawn Lynch is to the Seahawks' offense. With Lynch unavailable due to back spasms, smaller running backs Leon Washington and Justin Forsett couldn't duplicate the physical presence he brings to Seattle's running game. That was just one game.

Seahawks 2012: Offensive line
After showing improvement down the stretch last season, despite playing with three injury replacements, line coach Tom Cable says his unit is vastly improved heading into training camp.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Walkthrough: The Naked Bunch
Now that I have seen Maurice Jones-Drew naked, my life will never be the same.

Predicting NFL Regular-Season Win-Loss Records for Every Team in 2012 | Bleacher Report
It seems as if, every year, there is a new team that goes from worst to first or first to worst in the NFL

What NFL Analysts Should Look at When Evaluating Wide Receivers | Bleacher Report
The NFL hasn't been able to make its mind up about what the perfect wide receiver should look like for the past few years, and despite some obvious success stories, wide receiver remains one of the positions with the highest bust rate in the draft.

Quarterback wins over Pythagoras
Quarterback wins relative to their Pythagorean records.

Love of the game will keep Ravens' Reed coming back, not holding out - NFL -
Ed Reed can't hold back. All out on the field translates to no holds barred off it as the Ravens safety covers the bases with Jason La Canfora -- his contract (not all about money), holdout (possible), outsiders' views ('Don't judge me').

Teams getting great deals as rookie wage scale keeps salaries in check - NFL -
Nobody wants to be paying the next JaMarcus Russell. But today's draftees wouldn't mind that kind of cash. Good deals for rookies abound, Pat Kirwan says, as teams get up to five years of reasonable prices under the wage scale.

The Shutdown Corner Podcast: Greg Cosell on the AFC West rookies | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
With the draft way in the rear view and training camps just a few weeks away, we continue our rookie personnel series with Greg Cosell of NFL Films and ESPN's "NFL Matchup," and talk about the NFL by division. Who did themselves the most favors in the draft, and who came up short when addressing their roster deficits?

Long-time executive Tim Ruskell joins Titans front office
The Tennessee Titans have made a move on their scouting staff, hiring former Seattle Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell as Southeast region scout.

Who is going to top Drew Brees? | National Football Post
Four players who could land an even bigger deal than the Saints quarterback.

Playbook: Drawing up a 'Cover 0' blitz scheme | National Football Post
Breaking down 'Under Strike Closed 0.'

Replacement Referees In NFL Are Disaster Waiting To Happen - SBNation.com
The NFL is exploring the use of replacement referees after negotiations with the NFL Referees Association fell flat. There's no other way to describe this but as a disaster waiting to happen.

Marshawn Lynch forces Seahawks to find backup plan - NFL.com
Marshawn Lynch could face a suspension after an arrest last Saturday on suspicion of DUI. If Beast Mode is sidelined, Gregg Rosenthal writes rookie Robert Turbin might see more playing time.

Lynch careens off the high road | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Of all the scrapes Marshawn Lynch has had with the law, the most bizarre is an incident for which he was not arrested. It occurred on Dec. 7, 2009, in a restaurant outside Buffalo, where the running back was winding down his Pro Bowl season with the Bills.

Execution | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Let’s begin with former NFL tight end Paul Coffman providing a lesson on the proper stance and release for a tight end at the line of scrimmage. If you’re interested in what makes a good stance, watch the first 1:40 of this video. However, I’m moving on to releases at 1:41. After Coffman introduces the swim and the rip techniques, he demonstrates the swim at the three-minute mark and then has his pupil execute it.

Discerning Errors From Deficiencies: A WR’s Hands | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
No prospect is perfect. Although I can hear some of you thinking Andrew Luck’s name (or maybe that’s the voice in my head and I just don’t want to admit it), this isn’t a post about the Stanford quarterback. It’s about learning to project a player’s potential by his errors.

Talent and Production: The Great Emotional Divide | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
This is my seventh year studying the on-field performance of football players. I can say unequivocally that I know more about the techniques and strategy of the game than I knew when I began. I’m also beginning to realize that I have learned just as much about player evaluation during the four months I have spent creating content for this blog. However, much of what I have learned from my interviews of colleagues has less to do with technique, strategy, or what to physically seek from a player and more to do with what none of us know.

Keys to a Good Back-Shoulder Fade | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
The back-shoulder fade can be an unstoppable weapon if a receiver understands how to run the route and the quarterback throws the ball with timing and confidence. Here are components of the route that make the play successful.

When "Flat" is Good: Route Running | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Today’s post is about route running and like Manningham, when it comes to this aspect of the position Wright has things to learn. So does his talented counterpart, underclassman Terrance Williams. One of these things is executing a flat break on a route. This post has two examples from the 2011 Baylor-Oklahoma State contest where Wright’s lack of refined route running hurt his team’s execution in the red zone.

Cal WR Keenan Allen: Creating Separation With His Hands | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
If you’ve been reading my blog for at least a couple of months then you know I have an appreciation for former Cal wide receiver Marvin Jones. As much as I enjoy his technical skill at the position, Jones’ contributions were sometimes overshadowed by the terrific athleticism of his teammate Keenan Allen. The rising junior is 6’3″, 205 lbs. of quick-twitch, X-box-inspired moves once the ball is in his hands.

Lesson One of a Route Clinic From Wes Welker | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I believe the best way to prepare to watch college players is to study the pros. The reason is that if I’m trying to project a prospect’s potential at the NFL level then I need to have good reference points of what works in the NFL. I also have to understand the differences between the college and NFL games when it comes to execution.

Training camp battles for Patriots, Eagles, Ravens and more - NFL.com
Who will the Pats start at RB: Stevan Ridley or Shane Vereen? Which Jets WR will line up opposite Santonio Holmes: Chaz Schilens or Stephen Hill? Daniel Jeremiah studies training camp battles.

2012 NFL Season Preview - CBSSports.com
The Cardinals finished 24th in scoring last season, which isn't good enough. The biggest problem was the quarterback play, which is why they made a strong push to get Peyton Manning, only to fall short.

2012 NFL Season Preview - CBSSports.com
The 49ers are a run-based offense that will try and pound the football and just do enough to beat you in the passing game. That has to change. This is the modern NFL, which means they have to throw it better.

Seattle Seahawks - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
A top-to-bottom preview of the 2012 Seattle Seahawks season from the CBSSports.com NFL team.

Stephen Nicholas could be on thin ice with Atlanta Falcons? - NFL.com
With a strengthened secondary in Atlanta that could result in more nickel packages, Brian McIntyre writes that linebacker Stephen Nicholas might not be in the Falcons' plans this season.

Referees Can Help With NFL's Concussion Problem - SBNation.com
NFL referees participated in a health and safety seminar which provided a frank discussion about concussions and how officials can help in treatment in the immediate aftermath of head injuries.

NFL Offseason Grades | Audibles
With NFL training camps finally at our doorstep and the bulk of teams’ offseason legwork completed, it’s time to take a look back at what each team was able to accomplish since the end of the 2011 season.

Randall Cobb in line to be Green Bay Packers' No. 3 WR - NFL.com
• Jones continues to have problems with drops. It's hard to imagine Jones getting cut, but crazier things have happened. There were strong rumors that Jones was dangled around the league before the draft. A camp trade wouldn't be a shock.

Prison tag? Franchise designation has changed over the years - NFL.com
Wes Welker clearly isn't the Patriots' "franchise player." So why does he have the franchise tag? Albert Breer examines how the franchise tag has evolved over 20 years, for better or for worse.

Live from Tahoe: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers sounds ready for camp, talks about Titletown expectations - NFL.com
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has kept a low-profile this week in South Lake Tahoe. Well, as low a profile as a Super Bowl-winning QB can keep. But before heading out to play nine holes (and carry his own bag), Rodgers stopped to chat with me and our cameras. You’ll see some of this interview on Total Access tonight and on NFL.com tomorrow. But there’s always a little more.

Knowshon Moreno fights Denver Broncos bust label - NFL.com
Knowshon Moreno once was pegged as the next great Denver Broncos running back, but after suffering a knee injury last year, he might be looking up at several names on the depth chart.

Michigan's Taylor Lewan paces top college offensive linemen - NFL.com
College football is loaded with talented prospects across the offensive line in 2012. Chad Reuter ranks his top 16 O-linemen, including USC's Khaled Holmes, who reminds many of the Pouncey twins.

Saints-49ers playoff game a classic despite bounties - NFL.com
The New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers played what could be described as a perfect football game. It had everything viewers could want, just as long as they forget about bounties.

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