Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Saturday

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans scores a second half touchdown during a game against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on September 26 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

WEEKEND.

The top receivers and the men who threw to them
Let’s start with some trivia before moving to today’s post: Only two quarterback-receiver pairs have ever topped the 10,000 yard mark. Can you name them? Only two receivers (minimum: 7,000 yards) gained at least 93% of their career receiving yards

2013 NFL Draft: California Preview - CBSSports
As disappointing as the past couple of seasons have been for Cal in terms of victories, the team is producing NFL talent like never before. Ten Cal players have been drafted into the NFL over the past two years. That's more Golden Bears drafted than any two-year span in over half a century.

A year after lockout's resolution, labor harmony looks anything but peaceful - NFL -
Concussions. Lawsuits. Bountygate. A year has passed since the lockout ended, but the NFL landscape is still full of animosity between between players and owners. Mike Freeman says huge questions still hound the league.

Ten NFL coaches who find themselves in unenviable positions - NFL -
Would you want to be Joe Vitt in the wake of Bountygate? Or Tony Sparano trying to figure out Tim Tebow's role? Clark Judge wouldn't, and he lists eight other coaches -- including assistants, who face tough roads in 2012.

Kenny Britt’s DUI arrest, and some interesting NFL crime facts | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
At this point, are we even surprised when it happens? Well, we shouldn't be. As first reported by radio station 104.5 The Zone, Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt was arrested for a DUI at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday morning. According to the initial report, Brit and teammate Tommie Campbell were bringing a female soldier back to the army base when they were stopped at the security gate.

Breaking down Nickel 'Nemo' Fire Zone | National Football Post
Looking at a Nickel zone pressure up on the chalkboard.

Randy Moss is of little risk for San Francisco 49ers - NFL.com
The San Francisco 49ers took a risk on signing Randy Moss and Brandon Jacobs, but Brian McIntyre explains that the team faces little salary-cap ramifications if the duo doesn't pan out.

Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert tops among college tight ends - NFL.com
Dynamic tight ends are all the rage in the NFL. Chad Reuter takes a look at some college players who could be tomorrow's Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham.

Philadelphia Eagles, Peyton Manning head preseason questions - NFL.com
With DeMeco Ryans in the middle of the defense, are the Philadelphia Eagles ready to dominate? How will Peyton Manning look after a year off? Our analysts ask the biggest preseason questions.

Tarvaris Jackson could be Seahawks' next casualty - NFL.com
The options seem endless in Seattle at quarterback, and with Tavaris Jackson poised to earn a pretty penny on the second year of his contract, Brian McIntyre writes he could be a Seahawks' casualty.

Roy Helu set to take Redskins running back job - NFL.com
Tim Hightower is expected by many to return as the Washington Redskins' starter this season. But Gregg Rosenthal explains why Roy Helu could give the veteran a run for his money.

NFL Divisional Power Rankings: Who's No. 1? - NFL.com
What's the best division in the NFL? The Around the League gang -- Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Brian McIntyre -- each took a swipe at ranking the NFL's eight divisions from best (1 point) to worst (8 points). Our votes were cast, the numbers were tallied and here's what we came up with:

Rams' James Laurinaitis headed for free agency - NFL.com
With James Laurinaitis and Chris Long headed into free agency, the Rams will have to pay special attention to these contracts. Brian McIntyre writes that they be looming issues going into 2013.

NFL - Mel Kiper breaks down the NFC West's summer additions - ESPN
Next year's help now: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama Seattle can get the linebacker it hoped Aaron Curry would be. It's hard to miss with the best defender on Nick Saban's team.

Cold Hard Facts - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
John Clayton explains why the Seahawks would be better off finding a veteran running back for temporary help if Marshawn Lynch is suspended as opposed to letting Leon Washington or Robert Turbin take the majority of the carries (10:20). Clayton also recaps a week full of off-field incidents for notable NFL players Marshawn Lynch, Dez Bryant, Elvis Dumervil and Robert Quinn (0:44).

Seattle Seahawk Michael Robinson shares thoughts on gays, and a gay teammate – Outsports
"I embrace them," Robinson told Outsports. "They’re people. It’s not going to affect us playing spades together. It’s not going to affect us having a conversation together. So, I wouldn’t have any problem with that.

With Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks will always fear the unknown | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
As long as he is a prominent member of the Seahawks, Lynch will be defined by a duplicitous kind of fear. There's the good fear: the concern would-be tacklers have whenever he rumbles in their direction. And there's the bad fear: the concern the Seahawks and their fans must live with every day because they never know what their franchise player is up to.

2012 Seattle Seahawks Top 10 Prospects - NFL - Steuber
The National Football League doesn't have a farm system like Major League Baseball where prospects are able to develop and prove their worth before being elevated to the show. In the NFL, the prospects drafted are expected to display their talents and make rosters immediately, but even though they made it to the professional ranks, we're dealing with many young players that are in their early 20's and still progressing as players.

How Running Back Became the NFL's Most Worthless Position | Bleacher Report
The evolution of football from its earliest days has resulted in a game that would be barely recognizable to any of the founding teams of the NFL

Power Ranking the NFL's 25 Most Electrifying Players | Bleacher Report
When you think of game changers and dynamic players, who do you think of? Electrifying players come in all different shapes and sizes. No position is out of the question, even guys pushing three bills have the opportunity to make it on the list.

Quick Bursts: RB Michael Dyer and the Context of Patience | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
A common refrain that ESPN radio host and Footballguys writer Cecil Lammey used to describe former Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray before the Chiefs drafted him was that he was ‘too patient.’ Can a running back be too patient? I think the answer is yes, but it is a thorny judgment call. So is evaluating plays one by one rather than seeking an overall context.

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