Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Friday

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thank god it's TGIF, gang.

Seattle Seahawks camp outlook: Three-headed QB mystery - NFL - Sporting News
Expectations and uncertainty. Those are two things coach Pete Carroll is facing for the first time in his Seattle tenure.

Matt Hasselbeck vs. Jake Locker: Who should start for Titans? - NFL.com
Do you pick the winner of a quarterback competition based on production or potential? That's the question facing the Titans with Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker. Bucky Brooks takes a closer look.

Furness Show 7-18, HOUR 1 - Seattle's live and local sports station
HOUR ONE of the Furness Show on this Roundtable Wednesday, Ian and Puckett are joined by Seahawks beat writers John Boyle, Danny O’Neil, and Eric Williams, to talk Seahawks football

Furness Show 7-18, HOUR 2 - Seattle's live and local sports station
HOUR TWO of the Furness Show continuing the Seahawks discussion with beat writers Danny O’Neil, Eric Williams, and John Boyle

Morning links: Clemons loses out on $1 million | Seahawks Insider
For disgruntled Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons, skipping the team’s minicamp in June because of his unhappiness over not getting a contract extension just got more expensive. Clemons, in the final year of his contract, initially lost $173,000 in fines and workout bonus after skipping the mandatory minicamp.

Explaining the NFL Practice Squad Rules |
Today’s a slow day, and I can’t think of anything else to talk about, so I thought I’d touch on the NFL’s practice squad rules.

Marshawn Lynch's DUI Not a Big Deal ... Legally - Celebrity DUI - The Los Angeles DUI Blog
As far as criminal violations go, Marshawn Lynch's DUI up in Alameda County is pretty damn irrelevant. Lynch was driving, allegedly swerved back and forth in his lane, and was pulled over. There was no accident, no open container, and questionable blood alcohol results, reports the Associated Press. Plus, it was his first DUI. So, yeah, it's getting way more attention than it deserves.

Lynch camp confident there will be no suspension in 2012 | ProFootballTalk
Second, and perhaps most importantly, Lynch can’t be disciplined for DUI until he’s convicted of or pleads guilty to DUI. Since the legal system typically moves fairly slowly, it’s unlikely that Lynch’s case would be resolved in court and his discipline resolved by the league and his appeal be heard and finalized, again by the league.

Robert Quinn, Rams DE, charged with drunken driving - NFL - SI.com
St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is facing charges for allegedly driving drunk.

Robert Quinn of St. Louis Rams charged with DWI - NFL.com
St. Louis Rams Robert Quinn became the latest NFL player to end up behind bars after an arrest on July 10 for driving while intoxicated by Florissant police.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Rams have quite the crowd at tight end
With nine players challenging for four likely roster spots, there won’t be a more competitive position in the Rams’ training camp than tight end.

Arrested Developments - Football Daily Dose - Rotoworld.com
For some NFL players, free time is "the devil's play." During the last few months, no less than six skill players have run afoul of the law. Some are repeat offenders, some have character issues and others just like to puff the magic dragon too much.

Prospect Notes: Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Hub
I find myself using the term rare too much with these elite prospects, but with guys like Star Lotulelei it’s hard to hold back the adjectives.

Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert Is Head and Shoulders Above the 2013 Draft TE Class | Bleacher Report
The two tight end set might be the new craze in the NFL, so the tight end class will more scrutiny that ever when we get to draft season in January. That brings up the obvious question, who is the top tight end in the 2013 draft eligible class?

Playbook: How did Vernon Davis beat the Saints? | National Football Post
Using video to breakdown the 49ers' TE in the red zone.

5 offenses coming off 'the big swing' | National Football Post
Trends don’t lie. And we’ve found a good one.

2013 NFL Draft: Arizona State Preview - CBSSports
Say what you will about the loyalty (or lack thereof) new Arizona State head coach Todd Graham showed in leaving Pitt (and Rice) after only one season at the helm, his schemes should help some of the Sun Devils' more intriguing NFL prospects be more productive. Wins, on the other hand, could come slower.

Training Camp Battles: AFC North | ProFootballFocus.com
In the NFL if you aren't getting better you're getting worse.Gordon McGuinness breaks down a position for each AFC North team that they hope to improve in 2012

Training Camp Battles: AFC South | ProFootballFocus.com
Sam Monson takes a look around the up-coming training camps in the AFC South and picks out the biggest battles that'll take place

Training Camp Battles: AFC West | ProFootballFocus.com
Sam Monson takes a look at the last of the AFC divisions and examines the training camp battles that could end up deciding which Western team goes to the playoffs

NFL Training Camp Preview: 49ers, Lions, and Steelers | NFL Articles
More often than not every team is going to have some sort of drama leading up to training camp. Some of it, like position battles or debates over draft picks, end up playing themselves out on the field.

Tony Pauline Rates Tyrann Mathieu As A Second Round Prospect - Mocking The Draft
Sports Illustrated's Tony Pauline has said that he rates LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu as a second round prospect going into the season. Here's an exert from Rotoworld.com:

Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 50 running backs for 2012 - Mocking The Draft
Running backs still reign supreme in fantasy football, regardless of how many people insist that quarterbacks have taken the throne.

Michael Floyd may not start for Cardinals - NFL.com
Michael Floyd was the Arizona Cardinals first round draft pick in the 2012 draft, but his draft position doesn't guarantee he'll be a starter. Gregg Rosenthal writes the early favorite is actually Andre Roberts.

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