Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Thursday

Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor (31) during the pre game introductions for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

One more day.

Thoughts On Wilson Starting 3rd Game... - Seattle Seahawks Blog
I’d like to say I’m surprised by the reaction to the announcement of Russell Wilson starting the third preseason game, but I’m just not. It’s as if someone in sports radio is paying Pete Carroll to keep things interesting. I’ll be quick, because this isn’t a big deal.

Why NFL teams rapidly throw young quarterbacks into the fire - NFL.com
"Watch and learn." How many times have you heard that phrase from a parent, teacher or coach? It's a pretty simple concept. By watching someone else perform a particular task over and over again, you will eventually gain the necessary know-how to perform the same task on your own. That was the strategy the Green Bay Packers employed to develop Aaron Rodgers, arguably the NFL's premier quarterback today.

Pete Carroll to start Russell Wilson (and he’s right to…) " Seahawks Draft Blog
You could argue he had little choice, but Pete Carroll is absolutely correct to name Russell Wilson as the starter against Kansas City. Having talked about an open competition at quarterback all summer, it would’ve been a major contradiction to keep starting Matt Flynn in pre-season. Without doubt, Wilson has earned the opportunity to start.

Carroll: Rice will play vs. Chiefs | Seahawks Insider
Carroll said that undrafted rookie free agent defensive end Cordarro Law is a player that continues to make flash plays during camp. The coaching staff also has tried Law at middle linebacker because of the lack of depth at that position. "He’s a real active football player," Carroll said. "He was the second most active guy in camp when we score that. He’s a good football player. … We’re just trying to experiment to see where his range of abilities are."

The great quarterback class of ... 2012? - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The first four NFL quarterbacks drafted in 2012 have already won starting jobs as rookies. Seattle's Russell Wilson, third-round choice from Wisconsin, has a chance to make it five of the top six. He'll get a chance to work with recently cleared receiver Sidney Rice when the Seahawks visit Kansas City for their third exhibition game, set for Friday night.

Seahawks GM unsure if Owens, Edwards can co-exist - NFL.com
During a Wednesday appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, general manager John Schneider was asked by NFL Network contributor Adam Schein if the Seahawks can trust T.O. and Edwards as teammates. "Adam, quite honestly, we are still evaluating that."

Chiefs vs. Rams: Breaking Down Key Performances from St. Louis' 31-17 Win | Bleacher Report
After being downright embarrassed by the Colts in their preseason opener, the St. Louis Rams found a way to regroup and improve as they downed the Kansas City Chiefs.

Breaking Down the San Francisco 49ers' Ultimate Weapon: Frank Gore | Bleacher Report
As Frank Gore enters his eighth season in the NFL, he has seen and been through it all as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Injuries, poor team performance and lack of leadership from coaching staffs have never hurt his spirit or ability to perform on game day.

How does Russell Wilson compare? " Seahawks Draft Blog
For anyone wondering how Russell Wilson’s game tape compares to the already named rookie starters, why not see for yourself…

Turning outside-of-box thinking upside down | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Pete Carroll savors his reputation as a maverick who thinks out of the box. When Carroll speaks of defying conventional wisdom, as he did Tuesday during the announcement that Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson would start Friday night’s exhibition game at Kansas City, it’s obvious the coach regards the term as an oxymoron.

Seahawks.com Blog | Wednesday in Hawkville: Lewis to have surgical procedure "
"Roy has a knee issue and he’s going to get operated on," Carroll said. "We’re going to have to see how that goes." Lewis began last season on the physically unable to perform list after having surgery on his right knee late in the 2010 season. The latest problem is with his left knee.

Preseason Week 3 - Carroll Press Conference
Pete Carroll talks with the media following the Seahawks practice as he announces that the team will wear their wolf grey pants against the Chiefs on Friday.

Edwards impressive thus far in Seahawks camp
"I'm not surprised by anything he (does)," said Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow, who played with Edwards in Cleveland. "I've seen this guy every day for four years together. I'm not surprised by anything he can do. That's why he's here."

Seahawks buck ‘conventional wisdom,’ name Russell Wilson their Week 3 preseason starter | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
"He's been going with the twos, he's had eight drives, and scored six times -- five touchdowns, and one field goal," Schneider told Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. "He's been pretty dynamic. Matt's done a nice job and has a good feel for the system ... Russell's done so much in the second half of these two games. Pete preaches competition all the time, he'd be remiss if he didn't put this guy with the ones and see what he could do with that group."

Seahawks Russell Wilson to start at quarterback against Kansas City | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
In the third preseason game, typically viewed as the most important one, coach Pete Carroll will give his rookie QB a chance with the first-string offense.

Seahawks' rookie QB Russell Wilson to get his shot in K.C. | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
"It’s just exciting to watch this kid play," Carroll said about Wilson. "And everybody that’s grown up watching him back at N.C. State and Wisconsin, we’re seeing the same thing that you saw. He’s carried the style of play from the college level to our level, at least in these first few preseason games. "And we’re going to see what that means in Game 3."

Wilson gets his chance to start
Throwing conventional wisdom to the wind, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced Tuesday that rookie Russell Wilson will start Friday night’s preseason game against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

How Matt Flynn must handle his temporary demotion - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
"He took it like a real competitor. He didn't want that news," coach Pete Carroll said. "He wanted to keep starting, and I don't blame him. I thought he was exactly on point with the way he responded." Safe to say Flynn was at least a bit ticked off.

Gil Steinke: The greatest coach you've never heard of | National Football Post
His life reads like a novel, his antics are legendary and he will stand in the annals of college coaching forever.

When in doubt, punt | National Football Post
The Giants hazing incident proves that players should think before sharing information

First Impressions: Second-Rounders, No. 33 to No. 42 | ProFootballFocus.com
PFF's Neil Hornsby check in on two weeks of action for this year's second round rookies. Here detailing picks No. 33 through 42.

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