Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Friday

Jul 8, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawk player Richard Sherman throws out a t-shirt during a timeout of the game between the Seattle Storm and the Phoenix Mercury at KeyArena. Seattle defeated Phoenix 83-68. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Thank goodness it's TGIF, you guys.

5 questions for Hawks heading into camp | Seahawks Insider
Veteran defensive lineman Brandon Mebane says his team has to focus on the little things. "I think we have to execute," Mebane said. "We have to get it into our minds to play the way we’re capable of playing, and then don’t make mental mistakes. "We’re building. So the key is to just take one game at a time."

Twitter / Victor Aiyewa:
Workout with the Seattle Seahawks today...

Report -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch pleads not guilty to DUI - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch pleaded not guilty Wednesday to DUI charges, according to a published report.

Ranking the Quarterbacks: How Do All 32 NFL Teams Compare? -
How do all 32 NFL teams compare in the quarterback department? SB Nation takes a look.

NFL Preseason Video Series: St. Louis Rams 2012 Training Camp Battles - YouTube
The Rams are one of well over a dozen team training camp previews SB Nation will roll out throughout what's always one of the most exciting weeks of the year for hardcore NFL fans.

2011 Route Efficiency: Wide Receiver Screens |
Our third stop on the route tree brings us to the simplest route for a receiver to run. It’s the simplest because there is essentially no route for them to run. Today we focus on the wide receiver screen, a route that for a quarterback is a simple case of turn and throw, to a receiver it’s a simple case of turn and catch, and for a defender is a simple case of close ground and tackle. This is one of the routes teams go to when they’re struggling to get a player open, looking to this route to simply "get the ball in his hands" and "let him go to work".

2011 Route Efficiency: Post and Corner Routes |
Today, in our review of last season’s route stats, we analyze a route that challenges a defense as much as any on the route tree. The post route threatens a defender vertically and involves a break that allows those without truly top-end speed to create separation. Here we are getting into the region of boom-or-bust routes; the league completion percentage was just below 50% on posts, but the yards per completion was more than a quarter of the field.

Camp Tour 2012: Flagstaff |
A few minutes before the pilot landed in Phoenix he told us the temperature on the ground was 108. Driving north to Flagstaff, it didn’t take too long before that become a much more manageable 70. That’s the reason the Cardinals are here in Flagstaff, at 7000 feet above sea level, it makes for almost ideal surroundings to practice, although the elevation can also make for swiftly changing conditions on occasion, too. The campus of Northern Arizona University is friendly, quiet, and picturesque and overall I get the feeling it may be downhill after this through not a lot of fault of the other training camp locations.

NFL - Ten hot NFL training camp storylines - ESPN
Pete Carroll has only 20 practices to resolve a three-way quarterback battle among Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson. Delaying a decision in this competition could prevent the winner from getting enough time to get his offense ready for the early part of the season.

Lessons Learned from Arizona Cardinals', Rod Graves's 2012 Draft Strategy | Bleacher Report
What would long-time Cardinals brass and current general manager Rod Graves do in the draft to keep the momentum going?

Lessons Learned from San Francisco 49ers', Trent Baalke's 2012 Draft Strategy | Bleacher Report
With a dominant defense returning all 11 starters, general manager Trent Baalke had the luxury of focusing his picks on players who could get the 49ers over the top in the next one or two years. What would his strategy be when it came time to exercise the team's picks?

Debating the Merits of a 2-QB System in the NFL | Bleacher Report
he consensus is that quarterbacks are too hard to find, too valuable and too expensive to realistically have two splitting game reps, but could a two-quarterback system really work?

Tebow-Sanchez doomed to fail because two quarterbacks never work
In my view, the Tebow trade simply gives the Jets more chances to succeed, not unlike when a team throws multiple late round picks at the same position.

Statistically, Who Are the Worst NFL Starters Entering Training Camp? | Bleacher Report
With the use of statistics from the 2011 season, let's take a look at which one player from each division could stand to be upgraded sooner rather than later.

49ers add Leonard Davis to mix on offensive line | National Football Post
The 33-year-old Davis had visited the 49ers earlier in the offseason and he could be in the mix at what looks to be a wide open situation at right guard. Adam Snyder started most of the season there last year and he is gone, as is Chilo Rachal, who started the 2011 season as the starter.

Development is now the concern with Kirkpatrick | National Football Post
The immediate concern here for Kirkpatrick and the Bengals? The lack of reps, technique work, corrections and overall development of the rookie. You miss a day of camp in the NFL and you might as well miss three. Miss a week? Now you are a ghost. Miss the majority of camp? That's rough on anyone.

3 big stories as told by 3 key stats | National Football Post
The summer prep work continues with a quick look at some very important numbers.

Why Your Team Sucks 2012: Seattle Seahawks
Some people are fans of the Seattle Seahawks. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Seattle Seahawks. This 2012 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.

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